Education Spending
Total spending on preK-12 education increased by $450 million in the fiscal year 2018-19 budget to a historic high of $12.3 billion. Since 2011, while Mike Turzai served as Majority Leader and Speaker, preK-12 education funding has increased by $3.4 billion, a 38 percent increase.

Over the last four years, Pine-Richland School District has received a $3.42 million increase, or 27.3 percent, in funding from the major state education subsidies. North Allegheny School District received an increase of $6.24 million, or 25.5 percent.

The major education subsidies include: Basic Education, Special Education, Ready to Learn Block Grant, Transportation Funding, School Employees’ Social Security, and School Employees’ Retirement.