- SB 1085 will create a statewide authorizer, which would allow designated entities to authorize charter schools, which takes away the power from communities to make local decisions. This gives the power to approve charter schools to high-education institutions – but local tax-payers would still foot the bill!
- SB 1085 removes enrollment caps, which means communities lost more control over how these institutions function within their community and over how public education is delivered – while still being responsible for the cost.
- SB 1085 will prevent school districts from stopping the expansion of even poor-performing charter schools. The local school district will not be capable of checking that a charter school’s performance is up to standard and that their enrollment process remains equitable. The bill will also double a charter school’s length from five to ten years, further cutting accountability for a charter that is performing poorly.
Pittsburgh Public Schools administrators proposed an operating budget of $529.2 million next year and left open an option of raising the real estate tax by .16 mills.
November 2013-April 2014
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