Lawmakers spar on
budget issues at Colonial Elementary forum Montgomery County
By JENNY DeHUFF email@example.com
WHITEMARSH — Four local lawmakers from the
Commonwealth traded ideas during a special legislative forum on education and
the governor’s budget issues at
Agreeing on ‘philosophical differences’ from the standpoint of the state budget, state representatives Kate Harper (R-61st of Montgomery County) and Mike Gerber (D-148th of Montgomery County) and state senators Daylin Leach (D-17th of Montgomery and Delaware counties) and Vincent Hughes (D-7th of Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) gave their explanations of the education cuts in Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget.
“Burnett said the district is spending (a
total of) $26,000 for 16 students enrolled in 48 courses through
. Brandywine Virtual Academy
School director Larry Feinberg called attention
to the difference between that figure and what the district pays for students
to attend other cyber charter schools-- $28,000 per special education student
and $9,360 per regular education student.
“I want the public to understand those numbers.
One of the concerns with cyber charters is they’re getting a lot of money from
school districts,” while “costs to deliver quality services is significantly
less than what they are charging. This bears that out,” said Feinberg.”
Director of Pupil Services Valerie Burnett said officials began noticing in 2008-09 that students were leaving the district for emerging cyber charter schools. The development caused concern, partly because the district must reimburse cyber charters to the tune of $9,360 per regular education student, and $28,000 per special education student, annually.
website: http://www.cciu.org/bva Brandywine Virtual
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