Brown to Host Hearing Regarding Education Funding Formula
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will host a hearing with the Basic Education Funding Commission to discuss Pennsylvania’s basic education funding formula. Members of the community are invited to join the commission and panel of area educators on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carl T. Secor Administrative Center, located at 50 Vine St., East Stroudsburg.

“The funding formula that dictates the dollars we receive from the state is an integral piece of our school tax issue,” Brown explained. “Having the commission here to understand how this formula has negatively impacted us, and how we must have it corrected, is truly significant in working toward fixing our tax problem.”

The commission has agreed to hold a hearing with area educators to gather testimony and information from local advocates and experts in the field before making its recommendations to the legislature. The panel will include:
• John Bell, Delaware Valley School District superintendent.
• Meg Dilger, Pocono Mountain School District school board president.
• Carole Geary, Pleasant Valley School District superintendent.
• Sharon Laverdure, East Stroudsburg Area School District superintendent.
• Dr. John A. Toleno, Stroudsburg Area School District superintendent.

The Basic Education Funding Commission, co-chaired by Sen. Pat Browne (R-16) and Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery), is tasked with developing and recommending a new formula for distributing state funding for basic education to Pennsylvania. The commission was formed when Act 51 of 2014 was signed into law earlier this year.

Visit to learn more about the commission. For more information about the meeting, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg by calling 570-420-8301, or visit her website at or legislative Facebook page at

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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