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Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)
1-800-770-2377

Cranesville Office (Thursdays Only)
Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

Capitol Office
Hon. Brad Roae
162B East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

Roae Bill to Provide Cost Relief to Erie School District Advances
6/20/2017
HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee today in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) that would reduce costs for the Erie School District and other districts with significant financial issues.

“Due to state budget constraints, school districts rarely receive as much money as they’d like” Roae said. “While the state can’t provide as much money as cash-strapped districts like Erie’s would like, it can help them more effectively spend the dollars they receive.”

Roae’s House Bill 1479 would allow school districts that are in the state’s financial recovery system and those on a financial watch list to forego the state’s Prevailing Wage Law.

The Erie School District is on the state’s financial watch list and would qualify under Roae’s bill.

The Prevailing Wage Law sets rates of pay for some construction projects and can significantly increase costs for school districts.

“The Prevailing Wage Law can add up to 30 percent to the cost of a project. My bill would ensure money can be spent more efficiently to educate our students,” Roae said. “Every dollar a district saves through my bill would be one they could use to pay teachers or pay for band or art or music classes.”

Roae’s bill now heads to the full state House for consideration.

Representative Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Dan Massing
717.772.9845
dmassing@pahousegop.com
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