Education Facts: Public Education Funding in State Budgets

Education Facts

Below are links to PBPC's analyses of the final enacted state education budgets of the last five years and details on the December 2007 Costing Out study on education funding in Pennsylvania.

Click here to read PBPC's analysis of education funding in the Governor's proposed 2014-15 budget.

Click on the links below for resources on education funding in the current and past years' budgets.

Education Funding Overview: 2013-14 State Budget

After two years of cuts to education funding, most programs, including the basic education subsidy, received small increases in the 2013-14 budget.

Spreadsheet: Education Highlights in Budget

Spreadsheet: Classroom Funding Cuts Remain in Budget

Spreadsheet: Education Funding by School District in Budget

School Code Analysis: Overview of Changes to Public School Code

Education Funding Overview: 2012-13 State Budget

After deep cuts last year, the 2012-13 budget is holding the line on education spending.

Spreadsheet: Education Highlights in Budget

Spreadsheet: Education Funding by School District Budget

School Code Analysis: Overview of Changes to Public School Code

Education Funding Overview: 2011-12 State Budget

Public schools and universities bear the brunt of the overall funding reductions in the 2011-12 budget.

Education Funding Overview: 2010-11 State Budget

The 2010-11 budget provides a $250 million increase in the basic education subsidy for school districts.

Education Funding Overview: 2009-10 State Budget

The 2009-10 budget provides a $300 million increase in the basic education subsidy for school districts.

Costing Out Study

In December 2007, a study commissioned by the Legislature addressed what it will cost for each school district in the state to achieve the academic performance that is expected of them.

Short Summary: Two-page summary of the costing-out study.

Long Summary: Five-page summary of the costing-out study.

Full Report: Access the final report.

More Resources: Learn more about the costing out study.