— Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) recently appointed Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) to be one of two representatives from the House Republican Caucus on the Basic Education Funding Commission.
Created by Act 51 of 2014
, the 15-member bipartisan commission developed and recommended to the General Assembly in 2015 a new formula for distributing state funding for basic education to Pennsylvania school districts. Every few years the commission is reconstituted to review the formula to make sure it is working properly and make recommendations for changes.
“I’m eager to delve into this important topic and get to work,” Ortitay said. “As the world of education continues to evolve, it is critical to periodically examine the funding formula to ensure money is being fairly divided based on a number of factors, including changes in need and population. I sincerely appreciate Speaker Cutler’s trust in me to do this vital work for the families of our Commonwealth.”
The other appointee from the House Republican Caucus is Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton).
The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.