Governor’s Fiscal Code veto costs local schools over $8 million in construction reimbursement

HARRISBURG – As a result of Governor Tom Wolf’s latest veto, 18 school districts across the 23rd Senatorial District will lose approximately $8.1 million in reimbursements for construction projects, according to state Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

Commonly known as PlanCON (Planning and Construction Workbook), school districts are provided reimbursements for construction and improvement projects from the state.

“While local taxpayers already bear much of the burden of needed school construction and renovation projects, the Governor’s cutting of this program means local taxpayers will be forced to carry an even greater share of the load,” according to Sen. Yaw.  “Many school districts are more likely to be put in the unsound position of being forced to cut educational programs and staff to free up resources to address critical facility needs such as failing HVAC systems or leaking roofs.”

House Bill 1327, as passed by the General Assembly and later vetoed by Governor Wolf, addresses the shortfall in funding for school construction reimbursements.  It also crafted a reformed, efficient and streamlined process for school construction and renovation moving forward.

PlanCON money lost by schools in the 23rd Senate District:


Athens Area SD Total    $688,731.41
Canton Area SD Total   $259,388.57
Northeast Bradford SD Total   $246,852.11
Sayre SD Total*
Towanda Area SD Total   $624,534.34
Troy Area SD Total $633,286.96
Wyalusing Area SD Total  $638,820.00
East Lycoming SD Total $540,599.96
Jersey Shore Area SD Total  $655,291.86
Loyalsock Township SD Total $325,905.40
Montgomery Area SD Total $229,826.73
Montoursville Area SD Total    $443,127.88
Muncy SD Total $162,790.60
South Williamsport SD Total  $538,093.89
Williamsport Area SD Total $1,521,837.20
Sullivan County SD Total $39,909.17
Elk Lake SD Total*
Montrose Area SD Total   $10,490.21
Lewisburg Area SD Total   $299,305.65
Mifflinburg Area SD Total $288,888.11


*No 15-16 Est. PlanCON Payments

Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff
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