Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday Aug. 26

The Daily Numbers: 40,000 dollars, what Chester Upland pays for every special education student enrolled in charter schools.

16,000 what state officials wanted to reduce that number to. The plan was rejected by a Delco judge Tuesday night.

23 million dollar deficit in Chester Upland right now.

20 million dollar deficit by the end of the school year even if the plan had been approved, according to 1 financial expert who testified in front of Kenney.

2 men shot yesterday after a “transaction” went bad in Glenolden.

3 suspects being sought in the incident.

1 suspect dead and 1 sheriff’s deputy wounded during an attack at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester yesterday.

Turns out the man killed was the same man arrested for trying to scale the White House fence in February.

34, age of Curtis Smith, the suspect in the West Chester attack.

2 new state reps for Delco as Leanne Krueger-Braneky and Joanna McClinton took their oaths yesterday in Harrisburg, repping the 161st and 191st districts respectively.

14 votes by the Pa. House that failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget vetoes on a line-item basis.

30 people forced from their apartment after a ruptured gas line sparked a fire in King of Prussia.

16 units in the building damaged.

23 employees laid off by La Salle University in a budget crunch.

12 million dollar deficit facing the school.

725 students entering the Catholic college this fall, below their target.

860 students in the freshman class last year.

33,164 total enrollment at the school.

49 percent of people in poll who believe Attorney General Kathleen Kane should step down.

54 percent disapprove of the way she’s doing the job.

39 percent of Democrats who believe she should go, with 37 percent saying she should stay on job

16 years, how long it has been since Pa. hiked the cost of a hunting license. They’re going up.

20 dollar increase over 5 years.

19 dollar license now will eventually cost $39 in year five.

204 point loss for the stock market yesterday, after a big early rally fizzled.

6-5 loss for the Phillies to the Mets yesterday.

17 wins in their last 23 games for the Mets.

7 straight losses by the Phils to the New Yorkers.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

You have to love Larry Bowa. The Phils’ bench coach went ballistic last night when he thought the Mets were again quick-pitching Phillies hitters. Earned him an ejection. And still more love from the Philly Phaithful.

I Don’t Get It: Does anyone have an answer to financial morass that is the Chester Upland School District. Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan just got shot down.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to sheriff’s department employees in Chester County, who offered a textbook reaction yesterday to an incident in which an intruder with a knife attacked a deputy.

Quote Box: “Judge Kenney’s decision to reject necessary reforms to the special education rates paid by the school district to its charter schools will unfortunately allow a decades-old problem to persist, and the district’s massive budget deficit will only worsen.”

- Gov. Tom Wolf, after Delco Judge Chad Kenney rejected key part of Chester Upland financial recovery plan.

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