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HARRISBURG – June 13, 2019 – The Senate Democratic and Republican policy committees will hold a joint public workshop discussion on possible school district consolidation on Monday, June 17, at 10 a.m. in Room 461 of the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

“With 500 school districts in Pennsylvania this issue must be reviewed carefully,” said Senate Republican Policy chair David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks). “Senator Boscola and I are hosting this bipartisan workshop to consider the benefits and disadvantages of school district consolidation. In Maryland, each of that state’s 23 counties and the city of Baltimore only has one school district. Do we really need 500?”

“Our goal for the workshop is to listen to stakeholders from across Pennsylvania about the potential impacts both good and bad resulting from school district consolidation,” said Senate Democratic Policy chair Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton). “Any proposal that would potentially keep taxpayer dollars in the pockets of citizens and improve our public education system is worth studying.”