Chapter 3.7


3.7 - What is the Financial Forecast for Pennsylvania's 500 School Districts?

Previously, we highlighted results from the PASBO/PASA School District Budget Report that analyzed survey responses as well as annual financial reports and general fund budgets from school districts across the state. In that report, we talk about some of the growing mandated cost increases school districts are struggling with.
In lieu of our normal Daily Data, we share with you an important study released by Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics. The report by Dr. William Hartman, professor emeritus at the Pennsylvania State University, and Dr. Timothy Shrom, Director of Research at PASBO, “forecasts the fiscal future for all 500 school districts” between 2017-18 and 2021-22. We recommend checking out the full report here, titled “A Tale of Haves and Have-Nots: The Financial Future of Pennsylvania School Districts”.