Pennsylvania Public Schools? Pandemic Profits

Since the early months of the pandemic, Pennsylvania school district bureaucrats and lobbyists have demanded additional funding, ostensibly to cover increased costs. A February Commonwealth Foundation report tracked the amount of federal COVID-19 aid that has been allocated to each public school district in Pennsylvania via the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

We have now updated the numbers to include the 2019-20 school reserve balances and latest round of federal COVID-19 funding from the American Rescue Plan:

Key Updates   

See the previous analysis of school district reserves from February 2021 here.