The House-passed pension bill, SB 1071, will go to a conference committee, where the House and Senate can work out differences between the House and Senate versions of the bills.
Gov. Wolf signed House Bill 1552, which amends the Public School Code to provide a student-weighted formula for disbursement of basic education funding. The vote was 188-3 in the House and 49-1 in the Senate. Read AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch's comments below:
AFT Federation Union Local 762 of Claymont Delaware, which represents 120 classroom and transportation aides in the Brandywine School District, went all in with the district and community leaders to pass a tax referendum to support public education in the district and prevent across-the-board layoffs.
PA Gov. Wolf vetoed a bill that allows school districts to ignore seniority and tenure in making layoffs.
The jobs of 35 grounds, custodial and maintenance workers will go from family-sustaining jobs with healthcare and pensions to low-paid, part-time outsourced jobs in July after the Daniel Boone Area School Board voted in May to outsource them to a big, Wall-Street-owned company with a sketchy record.