Group heads to Harrisburg to rally for fair funding for Erie’s Public Schools

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City of Erie School District students, teachers and administrators are en route to Harrisburg today.

The group will take part in a Rally At the Rotunda that is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. in the state Capitol.

The group has concerns about the school district’s financial situation and its future that they believe needs to be fixed. They are advocating for fair funding for the district.

The district has secured two buses, which were donated by an Erie businessman.

Erie Schools Superintendent Jay Badams, along with Sen. Sean Wiley and several students are prepared to make their case to state lawmakers and Governor Tom Wolf.

“We know our local legislators, they’re working for us, they get it,” said Daria Devlin, Erie School District coordinator of community relations. “But we really need to take this message to the rest of the legislators in Harrisburg to let them know we love our schools and we cannot be forgotten in this budget process.”

The two chartered buses pulled out of the Washington Education Center at 21st and Sassafras around 7 a.m. Tuesday, and are expected to be back sometime Tuesday evening after the afternoon rally. 

JET 24’s Jess Doudrick is on the bus with students, parents and administrators, and will bring you live photos, videos and updates on the JET 24/FOX 66/ Facebook and Twitter pages.

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