Budget Message from the Superintendent, June 21, 2022

June 21, 2022

We had a terrific end to the school year here in Souderton Area School District and I was so proud to see the successes of our graduates as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. I am unfailingly grateful to our students, parents, and staff for their part in making our district such a special place.

I am writing to you today with a message about our district’s budget for the upcoming school year. As you know, we provide a wide array of outstanding programs and services to the children of our community. From our acclaimed Pathway 360 program, to our ambitious, multilayered special education services, to our new full-day kindergarten program, we are exceptional in so many ways. We also stand out in the supports and related services we provide to children who are learning English as a new language, need extra support, or have mental health needs. We have supported these programs for many years while remaining fiscally conservative and conscious of the burdens placed on our local taxpayers.

This season we are facing a significant budget deficit and are asking state government officials for additional funding to help close the gap. We trust that this is possible because of the record amount of revenues and federal funding collected by state government this year. For instance, if the legislature approves the governor’s proposed school funding budget, the district would receive $1.5 million in additional funding. I have spoken with and written to our legislators about the urgent need for additional school funding, and your voice is important as well. If you would like to help support this effort, I have included the contact information of our legislators below.

Again, I thank you for supporting our school district and the children of our community. I hope that you and your family have a peaceful and enjoyable summer season.

Sincerely,

Frank Gallagher

Frank T. Gallagher, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 State Senators   State Representatives
Senator Bob Mensch
Senate Box 203024
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3024
717-787-3110
Representative Tracy Pennycuick 
5 East Wing
P.O. Box 202147
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2147
717-787-9501
Senator Maria Collett
Senate Box 203012
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3012
717-787-6599
Representative Steve Malagari
G-11 Irvis Office Building
P.O. Box 202053
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2053
717-783-8515