Summary of State
Appropriations for Education 2017-2018 Fiscal Year
The following file contains a summary of the proposed funding levels for 2017-2018 for Department of Education appropriations.
The Governor's Budget includes $5,995,079,000 for the 2017-2018 Basic Education Funding appropriation. This amount is a $100,000,000 increase (1.7 percent) over the 2016-2017 appropriation.
New dollars after the 2014-2015 fiscal year, totaling approximately $452,400,000, will be distributed based on the formula recommended by the Basic Education Funding Commission and enacted by the General Assembly in Act 35 of 2016.
The Governor's Budget includes $1,121,815,000 for the 2017-2018 Special Education appropriation. This amount is a $25,000,000 increase (2.3 percent) over the 2016-2017 appropriation.
For the Special Education Funding component, new dollars after the 2013-2014 fiscal year, totaling $88,825,000, will be distributed based on categories of support for students with disabilities.
The 2017-2018 Special Education appropriation also includes funding of approximately $85,000,000 for the following components: Special Education Contingency Fund, Core Services funding to intermediate units, Institutionalized Children's Program funding, special education for wards of state students and special education for students placed out of state.
Ready to Learn Block Grant
The Governor's Budget includes $250,000,000 for the 2017-2018 Ready to Learn Block Grant appropriation. This is the same amount appropriated for 2016-2017.
Narrative description and estimated allocation
Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy