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December 09, 2016
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School districts to PA: ‘pay up;’ The taxpayer price tag for unfunded liabilities

The bottom line is that the state must not renege on its obligations to school districts like Western Wayne, which counted on these funds when it issued bonds for construction of the EverGreen School. Until this problem of paying school districts what they are owed is solved, it’s easy to see where this is headed—student education will suffer; arts, sports and extracurricular programs will be cut; faculty will be cut, and more. You’ve probably heard the saying, “contracts are made to be broken,” but this is about more than the Commonwealth breaking its contract with school districts. This is about a contract we have as a society to educate our children.

[For a news article about this, see page 5.]