Basic Education Funding Commission Hearing on Thursday in Bedford
HARRISBURG – As co-chairs of the Basic Education Funding Commission, state Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, and Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, today announced details of the commission’s tenth hearing:

WHEN: Thursday, November 9 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Bedford High School, Auditorium, 330 E, John St., Bedford
WHAT: Testimonies will include discussion about school district shared services, statewide population forecasts and the perspectives of teachers.

Hosted by Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Fulton, the agenda is:

10:00 a.m. Call to Order and Opening Remarks
10:10 a.m. Panel One:
• Aaron Chapin, President, PSEA
• Mark Price, Director of School Funding, PSEA
• Sidney Clark, PCSBA, Business Manager/Board Secretary for Shanksville-Stonycreek School District; Somerset County TCC Chairperson; and Mid-State PASBO Secretary/Treasurer
11:10 a.m. Panel Two:
• Lynn Shedlock, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Economy League
• Dr. Kyle Kopko, Executive Director, The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
• Dr. Tom Butler, Executive Director, Intermediate Unit-8
12:10 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

The public can submit comments to be entered into the record at

The hearing will be streamed live at

Kiersten Laird (Phillips-Hill)

Jim Dawes (Sturla)