Charter school reform is needed in the Commonwealth and significant legislative effort has gone into two similar bills: HB 618 and SB 1085. The most recent bill to receive attention in the General Assembly is SB 1085.
• Permit charter schools to unilaterally amend the terms of their charter, at any time, for any reason.
• Double the length of a charter from five to ten years, which would slice accountability in half.
• Permit institutions of higher education to authorize new charters, even though they have no financial stake or accountability to the public for the school’s performance.
• Permit “multiple charter school organizations” to avoid accountability to the communities they serve by electing to be authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
• Create a funding commission that is stacked in favor of charter schools and not permitted to consider the fiscal impact of charter expansion on their local communities.
• Single out
Letters: Reinstate school funding formula
Congratulations to PSBA First Vice President Mark B. Miller for presenting at an upcoming conference related to school violence. Miller will offer a presentation titled “Breaking the Circle of Violence: Bullying, Duty of Care, and Deliberate Indifference” in
Invitations coming soon!
- Register now! – Register for both the conference and housing using our online system.
- Conference Information– Visit the NSBA conference website for up-to-date information
- Hotel List and Map - Official NSBA Housing Block
- Exposition Campus – View new products and services and interactive trade show floor