Post-Trial Arguments Conclude, School Funding Case to be Decided (July 30, 2022)

On July 26, 2022, post-trial arguments were held in Commonwealth Court for William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education, et al., a case filed in 2014 that challenges how Pennsylvania funds its public schools.

The case centers on  plaintiff arguments that the current funding for Pennsylvania’s public schools violates the state constitution, which states that the legislature “shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.” Plaintiffs also claim that funding disparities among school districts violates the state constitution’s version of an equal protections clause.

The case is now in the hands of the court and is expected to be decided in the next few months.  

Source: WHYY