May. 11, 2011

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) announced that the school districts that are part of the 151st House District would receive more than $6.6 million from a House Republican budget proposal than from a budget blueprint offered by Gov. Tom Corbett.  

“I have listened to the concerns of our local school districts and shared them with my colleagues through my testimony before the House Appropriations Committee,” Stephens said. “This budget proposal demonstrates that we are serious about restoring the education cuts made in Gov. Corbett’s budget proposal.  This budget moves us in the right direction while maintaining our responsibility to taxpayers by not increasing overall spending.” 

According to the House budget proposal, the five school districts that serve the 151st District will receive the following increases over the Corbett proposal: 

  • Abington School District: $1.2 million.  

  • Hatboro/Horsham School District: $803,324. 

  • North Penn School District: $2.98 million. 

  • Upper Dublin School District: $821,522. 

  • Wissahickon School District: $774,942.  

The additional subsidies for each school district are dedicated to restoring the state’s portion of the Basic Education Subsidy, increasing the Accountability Block grants over the governor’s proposal, and fully restoring the Social Security Reimbursement line item. 

“From the outset I’ve focused on restoring the proposed cuts to our schools and as this process moves forward I will continue to do so,” Stephens said. 

State Representative Todd Stephens
151st District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  David Foster