WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania owes Franklin County schools tens of millions of dollars for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
The Chambersburg (Pa.) Area School District alone is owed more than $12 million in payments not received because of the state budget crisis, Chambersburg school officials said.
The Waynesboro Area School Board talked Tuesday about how to sustain the district if state leaders fail to negotiate a budget in the next several weeks. A missed June 30 budget deadline suspended aid checks for schools and many agencies.
Bond payments due in November will cause cash-flow issues without state aid by then, said Caroline Dean, business administrator for the Waynesboro Area School District. If a budget isn't passed, financial advisers will talk to the school board in October about a "tax and revenue anticipation note" borrowing option.