Begin Main Content Area

Education Budget

Summary of State Appropriations for Education

The following file contains a summary of the funding levels for the state education appropriations included in the 2019-2020 enacted budget.

2019-2020 Summary of State Education Appropriations (Excel)


Basic Education Funding

The 2019-2020 enacted budget includes $6,742,838,000 in the Basic Education Funding appropriation. This amount is a $160,000,000 increase (2.6 percent) over the 2018-2019 appropriation. In addition, the enacted 2019-2020 Basic Education Funding appropriation includes $487,759,000 previously appropriated as School Employees’ Social Security, which must be used for School Employees’ Social Security payments to school districts.

New dollars after the 2014-2015 fiscal year, totaling approximately $698,667,244 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.

2019-2020 Estimated Basic Education Funding (Excel)
2018-2019 Final Basic Education Funding (Excel)

Special Education Funding

The 2019-2020 enacted budget includes $1,186,815,000 for the Special Education appropriation. This amount is a $50,000,000 increase (4.4 percent) over the 2018-2019 appropriation.

For the Special Education Funding component, new dollars after the 2013-2014 fiscal year, totaling approximately $149,316,500 will be distributed based on categories of support for students with disabilities.

2019-2020 Estimated Special Education Funding (Excel)
2018-2019 Final Special Education Funding (Excel)

 

The 2019-2020 Special Education appropriation also includes funding of approximately $89,963,000 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, special education for students placed out of state and Keystone Telepresence Education Grant.

Ready to Learn Block Grant

The 2019-2020 enacted budget includes $268,000,000 for the Ready to Learn Block Grant. The spreadsheet contains allocations based on the distribution of the 2018-2019 Ready to Learn Block Grant appropriation.

2019-2020 Estimated Ready to Learn Block Grant (Excel)

Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy

The 2019-2020 enacted budget includes approximately $66,639,000 for the Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy. This is a $7,000,000 increase over the amount allocated in 2018-2019.

Narrative description and proposed allocation