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Education Budget

Summary of State Appropriations for Education

The following file contains a summary of the funding levels for the state education appropriations enacted for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

2022-23 Enacted Summary of State Education Appropriations (Excel)

Basic Education Funding

The 2022-23 Enacted Budget includes $7,625,124,000 for the Basic Education Funding appropriation and $225,000,000 to supplement those school districts with a higher at-risk student population. The total amount is a $767,820,000 (10.83%) increase over the 2021-22 fiscal year appropriation. The enacted budget includes an increase of $525,000,000 in the student-weighted distribution formula ($7,080,079,048) to continue sustained investment in school districts. In addition, as required by the Pennsylvania Public School Code, the 2022-23 fiscal year Basic Education Funding appropriation includes $545,045,000 which must be used for School Employees' Social Security payments to school districts.

2022-23 Estimated Basic Education Funding (Excel)

Special Education Funding

The 2022-23 Enacted Budget includes $1,336,815,000 for the Special Education appropriation. This amount is a $100,000,000 increase (8.1%) over the 2021-22 fiscal year appropriation.

For the Special Education funding component, new dollars after the 2013-2014 fiscal year total approximately $289,850,000.

2022-23 Estimated Special Education Funding (Excel)

The 2022-23 fiscal year Special Education appropriation also includes funding of approximately $99,429,167 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 2022-23 Enacted Budget includes $295,500,000 for the Ready to Learn Block Grant. $100,000,000 of appropriated Ready to Learn was transferred to the School Safety Fund.

2022-23 Estimated Ready to Learn Block Grant (Excel)

Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy

The 2022-23 Enacted Budget includes approximately $78,934,566 for the Secondary Career and Technical Education Subsidy.

Read the narrative description and estimated allocations.