When the dust had settled on the adoption of the new $45.2 billion state budget last week, it became clear that one of the biggest funding winners was education and one of the biggest education winners was Montgomery County. Of the $1.8 billion statewide hike in school funding — the largest school funding increase in 10 years — Montgomery County will receive more than $33.7 million. And about one-third of that money will go to just two school districts — Norristown and Pottstown. When basic education funding, special education funding and block grants are added together, Norristown will receive an additional $6.4 million and Pottstown $4.5 million in the 2022-23 school year.

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