Special thanks to The Rick Smith Show-Where Working People Come to Talk for the audio of my interview last night.
Rep. Helm makes comments about cutting funding for our schools. This is what she is talking about:
School District Total Cuts in 2011-12 Central Dauphin $2,813,066 Halifax Area $506,526 Millersburg Area $412,384 Susquehanna Twp. $582,752 Upper Dauphin Area $720,570 Susquenita $1,092,131 Williams Valley $812,980 Total cuts in the 104th House District: $6,940,409
“[School officials] believe the funding problems are affecting student achievement, including the lower results of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests given in the spring.
“We’re concerned that the continued financial decline and the resulting program and personnel reductions has that impact on student achievement and PSSAs in particular,” Mr. Himes said.”http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/pennsylvania-survey-shows-huge-education-cuts-655780/