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From left, Lancaster County school Superintendent Jonathan Phipps, county council member Charlene McGriff, school board Chair Bobby Parker and county council Chair Steve Harper talk Tuesday after a joint meeting between the school board and county council.
Act 388 strangles education budgets

Research presented in September to Lancaster County leaders, predicting how our rocketing growth will affect local government revenues, paints a rosy picture for the county and a foreboding one for the school district.
The study by Clemson University’s Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory (REAL) shows that while the county government gains operating revenue from the arrival of new residents, the schools do not.


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