Governor visits General McLane High School

Posted on March 18, 2015, in Events, Lancer Life

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Governor Tom Wolf visited General McLane High School on Wednesday as part of his “Schools That Teach Tour” to discuss the 2015-2016 Budget’s and his historic investment in education.

During his tour at the high school, Governor Wolf got an inside look at a Broadway Dinner rehearsal, a metals class, a home maintenance class, an English class, and a biology class. He also got a chance to talk to students who are part of the Academy of Medical Arts and Engineering, as well as the life skills classroom.

“We are honored to have the Governor visit us. He has clearly demonstrated a commitment to public education that is refreshing and hopeful,” said General McLane Superintendent Richard Scaletta. “For students, most political figures are more ‘theoretical’ than ‘reality.’ Getting to see and meet the Governor makes what they learn in Social Studies classes much more real.”

Wolf’s stop is part of his statewide “Schools that Teach Tour”, where he outlines a forthcoming proposal to the Legislature to increase taxes on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry to help boost aid to public schools.

Governor Wolf’s budget invests $1 billion in education. General McLane School District would receive a $390k funding increase and $3 million in property tax relief.

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