Senate Majority Policy Committee to Hold Hearing on Special Education Challenges Facing School Districts

For Immediate Release

Harrisburg – The Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Sen. Ted Erickson (R-26), will hold a public hearing Wednesday on special education and the challenges faced by school districts.

Testifiers, including superintendents and education advocates, will speak about specific cost drivers in special education, how to address these cost drivers in the current fiscal environment, and the inequities in the state funding formula.  Among the school districts testifying are the Upper Darby School District (Delaware County), the Lewisburg Area School District (Union County), and the North Allegheny School District (Allegheny County).

The hearing will be held Wednesday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the Capitol’s North Office Building.

NOTE: The hearing can be viewed live on Senator Erickson’s website,, at the Senate Majority Policy Committee link.

Michele Hansarick