The state budget stalemate continues, and it looks like the legislature is going to miss another important deadline.
The state is due to dish out almost 900 million dollars to school districts statewide Thursday. But the Governor says it won't happen. That brings the total missed subsidies for PA schools to $1.3 billion.
Officials say its
hurting rural and small schools most of all, because they don't have the tax
base and the reserves to get through a tight spot with no help from the state. Lanny
Ross is the Executive Director at the Greater Altoona Career and
Superintendent Rodney Green agrees. This is the second subsidy payment schools have missed.
Green says the
Ross says no one knows how long schools can last without help from the state, but he thinks the day will come be sooner rather than later. Ross says the state's children are at stake here and he's calling on lawmakers to get a fair budget passed soon.