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Response rate is based on the number of survey invitations sent . Survey invitations were emailed on November 30 , 2020 , to 497 school district superintendents . When the survey was closed on January 8 , 2021 , 310 responses were received . The data in this report is meant to be representational of the school districts in Pennsylvania as a whole . However , due to the diversity and differences between school districts around the state , specific data points may not apply to all school districts .
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Based on an analysis of PDE data .
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This data is based solely on the first round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief ( ESSER ) funding from May 2020 .
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Revenue comes from four primary sources – local sources such as local property taxes ; state sources such as state budget line items like basic education funding ; federal sources such as federal programs to educate students with disabilities ; and other sources such as issuing bonds and fund transfers . Other revenue sources were excluded from this analysis to 1 ) avoid skewing the fiscal picture of public schools due to the inconsistency in other revenue sources year-to-year ; 2 ) to more closely reflect actual revenue generated ; and 3 ) to allow general comparisons to other states . 2018-19 Annual Financial Reports for revenues available : https :// www . education . pa . gov / Teachers % 20- % 20Administrators / School % 20Finances / Finances / AFR % 20Data % 20Summary / Pages / default . aspx .
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This percentage did not include school districts that did not have a virtual program prior to the pandemic . Percentage growth could not be calculated for those school districts .
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