School Funding Lawsuit Oral Argument

Join us on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 for oral argument on remaining preliminary objections and a motion to dismiss for mootness in our School Funding Lawsuit. This case was filed on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the Governor. We are asking for a court order that will force the legislature to comply with the state constitution and ensure all students receive access to a high-quality public education.

RSVP by March 5

Oral Argument in School Funding Lawsuit

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Commonwealth Court
Ninth Floor, Widener Building, 1339 Chestnut Street
One South Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Courtroom opens at 8:30 a.m.

Our argument is slated to be presented last on the list for the day. Estimated start time for our argument is 10:30 a.m., but it could be earlier or later.

Press Conference After Oral Argument

We will hold a press conference immediately after oral argument in the Wanamaker building, which is located next door to the Widener building.

The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
10th Floor, Suite 1010
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Estimated start time between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 


RSVP here or contact Tomea Sippio-Smith, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), 215-563-5848, ext. 36 or

RSVPing does not guarantee you a seat in the courtroom.

Click here for more information about our School Funding Lawsuit.