Times are tough for urban school districts in central Pennsylvania.
Saddled with stagnant tax bases and serving large numbers of low-income and special-needs students, they’re struggling to stay afloat in the face of steep cuts in state and federal education funding.
But School District of Lancaster isn’t experiencing the economic woes of its neighbors.
The school districts in York city and Harrisburg have been declared “financially distressed” by the state, which appointed financial recovery committees to develop radical plans to keep them solvent.
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