There’s no doubt that the task of the commission was daunting. Education funding concerns are very weighty and very high profile in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1738 set up the BEFC and tasked it to “develop a basic education funding formula and identify factors that may be used to determine the distribution of basic education funding among the school districts …”
The BEFC recommended factors required for fair funding. Eight are included in a proposed formula and eight are recommended for consideration by the full General Assembly.