Joint, bipartisan Senate Policy Committee to study possible school district consolidation

HARRISBURG – The Senate Majority Policy Committee and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will discuss possible school district consolidation during a public workshop discussion. This workshop will take place on Monday, June 17, at 10:00 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 Majority 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,” Boscola added.

More information can be found on the Senate Majority Policy Committee’s website at



Joshua J. Paul (Senator Argall)

Seth T. Rolko (Senator Boscola)

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