Nutter heads to Harrisburg looking for school money

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is in Harrisburg today to lobby state officials for more money.

Before departing for Harrisburg, Mayor Michael Nutter said his priority is to secure more funding from the state for the Philadelphia public schools.

“Whether it’s the basic education subsidy formula of the charter school reimbursement which the school district has in their budget an anticipated $57 million worth of funds that have not been approved by the general assembly and the governor,” said Nutter.

The mayor said he is also working with City Council to find more money for education.

“We want to get funding support for the priority areas full day kindergarten, transportation, smaller class size and accelerated schools,” he said.

Nutter would not say if he had secured enough votes in council for additional school funding.

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