Governor Wolf, Senator Wiley, Reps. Harkins and Fabrizio Secure Critical Funding in Budget to Aid Erie

first_img July 14, 2016 Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Sean Wiley, and Representatives Pat Harkins and Flo Fabrizio today announced that the 2016-17 budget includes critical funding for the Erie School District. In the 2016-17 budget, the Erie School District received an increase of $3.3 million in basic education funding, an increase of $234,000 in special education funding, and an additional $4 million to aid the district financially.Over a two year period, Governor Wolf and legislators have secured more than $6.5 million in basic education funding for the Erie School District and $562,000 in special education funding.“The Erie School District, like too many districts across Pennsylvania, is still reeling from the devastating cuts to education made by the previous administration,” said Governor Wolf. “Working with Senator Wiley and Representatives Harkins and Fabrizio, we fought hard to secure additional funding for the district that is critical to placing it on solid financial footing. The budget that was completed yesterday includes more money to invest in our classrooms and our children, and it provides additional funding to help the district with its finances.”Going even further, Governor Wolf worked with Senator Wiley, and Representatives Harkins and Fabrizio to include a provision in the budget to provide the Erie School District with additional financial and technical support from the Department of Education.“We spent months making the case that Erie’s Public Schools cannot cut its way out of this hole and that their financial situation cannot be righted without an influx of funds,” said Senator Wiley. “Getting them out of the red and back to even was an important step, but one that is only a short-term fix. Erie’s Public Schools and other districts across this Commonwealth will be right back in the same situation next budget cycle if we don’t address the costs incurred by districts. I look forward to continuing to work on those necessary systemic changes moving forward.”“I’m very happy that things worked out,” said Rep. Harkins. “We’ve been working together in a bipartisan way since September with Superintendent Jay Badams to find a positive solution for all involved. I’m very glad we were able to come to an agreement that worked for everyone.”“I’m very pleased that the General Assembly and the Governor have recognized the dire financial situation of Erie’s Public Schools, and that by working collaboratively and collectively, we’ve been able to provide them with some relief,” said Representative Fabrizio.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf, Senator Wiley, Reps. Harkins and Fabrizio Secure Critical Funding in Budget to Aid Eriecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

One Room Shack

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews One Room Shack by: – September 7, 2011 Photo credit: Flickr.comONE ROOM SHACK, the debut poetry publication from Delroy Nesta Williams, comes from a special place, his heart. And within his heart is a myriad of issues and ideas that were egging to get out. One Room Shack can be described in one short phrase, simply special. Special not only because it is the first book from the author but also as a dedication to the “mothers” that have influenced Nesta’s life. The poems address various issues including poverty, failure, personal struggle, “faith and hope… but the greatest of these is love.”Mr. Williams is the Immediate Past President of the National Youth Council and by all accounts an advocate for various youth issues, some of which come through clearly through his poetry. He attributes his love of poetry and writing from an early exposure during his high school years at the Dominica Grammar School and his interest in creative arts.ONE ROOM SHACK contains poems and thoughts that all can comprehend and take as words of discovery, wisdom, comfort, warmth and inspiration. The book also signals a transitional and developmental stage in his writing and personal life as well. We encourage you to share in the moment and make it your own.FREE EXPRESSIONS POETRY COMPANY is proud to release this publication, ONE ROOM SHACK, Delroy Nesta Williams’ labour of love to the World…Press ReleaseFREE EXPRESSIONS POETRY COMPANY 13 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more