The complaint, filed Friday with the Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights, alleges that state laws force Chester Upland to issue inflated payments to charter schools, thereby draining the district’s financial resources.
According to PSEA, Chester Upland is required to pay more than $24,528 for each special education student who attends a charter school. That figure is nearly twice the $13,458 per-student subsidy Chester Upland receives for its special education students.
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The resolution stated “Whereas the Lower Moreland Township School District places a high value on academic achievement, financial accountability and operational transparency for educating students at public expense,” as its main reason for opposing charter and cyber-charter schools.
The resolution by the board stated six additional reasons for why it opposes using tax dollars for funding charter and cyber-charter schools.
Lehigh County legislators, education advocate discuss public school funding
Three Lehigh County legislators and an education advocate agreed Thursday night that public schools need more support from the state. They disagreed, however -- sometimes along party lines -- about where to get the money and how to use it.
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Christopher McGinley, Superintendent,
Nofre Vaquer, Director, ARC of Philadelphia
Hiram Rivera, Executive Director, Philadelphia Student Union
Dale Mezzacappa, Contributing Editor, Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Dan Hardy, Contributing Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
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