May 31, 2012 – At Sen. Jim Brewster’s request, the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing on education funding this Thursday, June 14 at 1 p.m. in council chambers of the Monroeville Municipal Building, 2700 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146.

The lack of state funding and its negative impact on school districts remains a crucial issue as lawmakers finalize the 2012-13 state budget this month. The roundtable discussion will feature numerous Democratic senators along with area school officials and educational experts.

Those expected to testify include Sen. Andrew Dinniman, chairman of the Senate Democratic Education Committee; Michael Crossey, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and officials from New Kensington-Arnold, Clairton, Woodland Hills, McKeesport and Sto-Rox school districts.

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