Public schools here would get nearly $37 million over four years under a proposal by Gov. Tom Corbett to boost education funding with proceeds from the privatization of liquor sales.
Under the Passport to Learning grant program, the 17 districts enrolling Lancaster County students would get an average of $433,500, or about $101 per pupil, in 2014-15.
Over four years, the total grants would average about $2.2 million, or $506 per pupil, according to the state Department of Education.
While welcoming more funding, local school officials are wary that selling off the state’s liquor stores — a controversial idea debated for years without resolution — will win legislative approval this year.