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Pa. will waive background check fees for school volunteers School districts vow to invest additional state funding in the classroom Tell legislators to make school funding a priority


A new state law will require adult volunteers in schools to obtain background checks before they can interact with children. Beginning July 25, Pennsylvania will waive fees for those checks, Gov. Tom Wolf announced recently.

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School districts across Pennsylvania plan to use additional state funding in next year's budget to support high-quality early childhood education, reduce class sizes, and hire back teachers and other staff who were laid off as a result of budget cuts.

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Gov. Tom Wolf's budget plan makes a historic increase in public school funding. It will be critically important for state lawmakers from both parties to hear from Pennsylvanians who want to see all students receive a high-quality education. Partners like you can make a difference.

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