School District appeals to assembly for funding as it reaches "breaking point"


The Petersburg School District has requested the borough increase its local contribution to the district as it grapples with decreased funding, rising costs, and challenges attracting new teachers.

Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter and PSD Director of Finance Karen Morrison made their case to the assembly during Monday's meeting, giving a review of the district's financial standing going into FY24 and detailing how school funding has been left behind.

Inflation paired with the rising costs of utilities means that the funding the district has received is not what it used to be.

In FY12 the...

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