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PA Ed Policy Roundup August 1, 2016:
@NAACP calls for national moratorium on charters


Pa. Legislature's summer to-do list? The next wave of pension reform is the first priority
Penn Live By Charles Thompson | cthompson@pennlive.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 28, 2016 at 6:45 AM, updated July 28, 2016 at 5:21 PM
Pennsylvania's Senate Republican leaders made state pension reform their top policy priority for this legislative session. It's also, at times, been a marker laid down as a must have for any caucus support for tax increases.  Well, one $750 million tax package later, the Republicans still haven't gotten their must have.  But, they insist, the issue is still alive and poised for a potential vote this fall.  In the latter stages of the just-wrapped budget talks, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne said, leaders of all four caucuses and Gov. Tom Wolf committed to work toward a pension reform plan that can be voted by the Legislature upon its return in September.

“The state government will make $2.8 billion in pension payments this fiscal year, about 9 percent of the entire state budget. And the costs are behind local property tax increases projected by 400 of the state’s 500 school districts.”
Editorial: State pension system is a ticking time bomb
Delco Times from Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice POSTED: 08/01/16, 5:17 AM EDT
The state Legislature not only has failed, but has refused to reform state pension systems that have become a festering rip-off of Pennsylvania taxpayers.  State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday that his office will conduct a performance audit of the plans covering public school and state employees, largely to determine if the plans — and, therefore, taxpayers — are getting value from the hundreds of millions of dollars paid each year to the plans’ contracted investment managers.  According to their annual reports, the plans have a combined unfunded liability of $56.8 billion — total assets are that much short of their total obligations.  Legislators created this fiasco. In 2001 they authorized massive benefit increases, declaring that the plans’ investment earnings would cover them, which quickly proved farcical. They compounded the problem by not making required employer contributions to mask the cost of the giveaway and advised school districts to do likewise. Thus, they created the unfunded liability. Worse, they have refused to roll back the benefit increases to the 2001 levels for benefits not yet earned, passing on the costs to taxpayers.

Pittsburgh board sets policy for community schools
Trib Live BY ELIZABETH BEHRMAN  | Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools board on Wednesday approved a policy that will serve as a broad guideline for establishing community schools.  A community school serves as a central location for various community resources and social services for students and families who need them.  Per the policy, schools interested in establishing such partnerships will apply for the community schools designation under the supervision of a district committee.  Groups including Great Public Schools Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers have long called for a community schools policy. The school board has been discussing the issue for nearly two years.

Delaware expands wellness centers to all state high schools
WHYY Newsworks BY ANNE HOFFMAN AUGUST 1, 2016
A wellness center isn't your typical school nurse's office. It can feel like a quiet little clinic or therapy practice inside a busy high school. Teens visit wellness centers for counseling, nutrition services and health screenings. Then they can follow up with their primary care doctor.  Delaware Gov. Jack Markell recently signed legislation mandating that every high school in the state have such a resource.  The centers are meant to offer behavioral health care to kids who might normally have a hard time accessing those services.  "I think adolescence is particularly the most difficult time for human beings," said state Secretary of Health and Social Services Rita Landgraf. "And this provides additional support, on site, confidential, without the barriers outside of the setting,"  The wellness center model, with its holistic approach, makes good sense from a medical and budget perspective, she said.

Pennsylvania’s budget passed through compromise, but questions remain
Delco Times By Lucas Rodgers, lrodgers@21st-centurymedia.com@LucasMRodgers on Twitter POSTED: 08/01/16, 5:02 AM EDT
Pennsylvania broke its budget impasse record last year by going nine months without a state budget in place, but the bitter stalemate surrounding the 2015-16 budget will not be repeated this year, since Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-led General Assembly have agreed upon on a state budget for 2016-17 as well as a tax and revenue package to finance the budget.  At the end of June, the state House voted 132-68 and the state Senate voted 47-3 in favor of the budget bill, Senate Bill 1073; Wolf allowed SB 1073 to become law without his signature July 12, completing the first half of the budget deal. On the following day, the state Senate voted 28-22 and the state House voted 116-75 to pass the tax and revenue package, House Bill 1198.  Wolf signed HB 1198 into law the evening it was passed by the General Assembly. Technically the new budget was still about a week-and-a-half late, after the deadline of July 1 when the new fiscal year began, but it’s a far cry from last year’s prolonged standoff.  Wolf made some concessions on the $31.5 billion budget, and as with last year’s budget, it still does not contain some of the major goals he had campaigned on in 2014. The new budget does include a $200 million increase for basic education funding, but it’s short of the $350 million increase Wolf had originally sought for the 2016-17 budget.

Cigarette smokers, Netflix subscribers see new tax hikes Monday, with vape products close behind
Penn Live By Wallace McKelvey | WMckelvey@pennlive.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on July 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM, updated July 31, 2016 at 8:59 PM
Cigarette smokers and Netflix subscribers will pay more money for their habits starting Monday as Pennsylvania begins to roll out a series of new taxes.  Those measures were part of a revenue package passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf to fill a $1.3 billion hole in the state's new $31.5 billion budget.  On Monday, smokers will pay $1 more per pack — to $2.60 — in state taxes on cigarettes. The existing 6 percent sales tax will also be extended to digital downloads and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu.  The cigarette tax is expected to raise an estimated $431.1 million in revenue while the sales tax on digital downloads could bring the state nearly $47 million.  Magazine and newspaper subscriptions, as well as digital versions of the Bible, will be exempt from the digital downloads tax. It will be triggered when a customer uses an account with a Pennsylvania billing address.  A tax of 55 cents per ounce on smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own cigarette materials, as well as a 40 percent tax on the wholesale price of e-cigarette supplies, will roll out starting Oct. 1. 

Career in teaching? College students turning away in droves
Inquirer by Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer Updated: JULY 24, 2016 — 5:29 AM EDT
Danielle Arnold-Schwartz, a teacher in the Lower Merion School District, considers education her calling. Yet, when her 16-year-old daughter began mulling the same career path, she advised her to choose a second major, just in case.  The profession, Arnold-Schwartz warned, has been undermined by skin-and-bones school budgets, testing overkill, increasingly rigorous teacher evaluations, and dimming public respect, among a raft of relatively recent negatives.  "I don't think you'll find this as satisfying as you think," she told her daughter.  That message appears to be resonating among young people who, as never before, are turning away from teaching. The number of U.S. college students graduating with education degrees slipped from 106,300 in 2004 to 98,900 in 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

DNC opens against backdrop of education inequality
Welcome to Pennsylvania, a battleground state that has the biggest gaps in the nation in per-pupil spending among its rich and poor school districts.
The notebook by Dale Mezzacappa July 25, 2016 — 8:50am
In the United States, inequality and segregation by race and class are embedded in policy.
Shauneille Taylor, the principal of Gideon Elementary School in North Philadelphia, doesn’t think of the two weeks off for winter break as a well-earned respite from the trials of running a needy urban school.  Instead, she worries: Will her students have enough food?    “I go home and think, 'Are they receiving the proper nourishment?'" Taylor said. "I lose sleep over it.”  She knows that for many of her students, the free breakfast and lunch available at school are the only meals they regularly eat.  This is daily life for students in a school less than four miles from Independence Hall.  Economic inequality was a major theme in the Democratic primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. But there was very little discussion of education, a key area where inequality and segregation by race and class are embedded in policy. The results affect the futures of millions of children, and the situation is not getting any better.

York City schools use extra state funds to hire staff
York Dispatch by Alyssa Jackson, 505-5438/@AlyssaJacksonYD3:19 p.m. EDT July 26, 2016
The York City school board approved Superintendent Eric Holmes' proposal to use additional funds from the Pennsylvania state budget to enhance the district's recovery plan goals.  Holmes recommended at Wednesday's meeting that the board approve hiring six licensed social workers who would work with students and families to connect them to services in the community, offer counseling and make home visits. Holmes also suggested hiring five behavioral specialists through the district's contract with Martin Library, allowing one dedicated specialist to each school building.  Finally, Holmes asked that an additional attendance officer be hired for William Penn Senior High School to assist the other two attendance officers with truancy education, support services and law enforcement throughout York City, including in the charter schools.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that nationwide, 22.1 million children receive that service during the school year, but only 3.8 million participate in summer meal programs.   In York City, where the poverty rate is so high that all children receive free lunchduring the school year, there are more than a dozen places where children can receive free lunch or breakfast. Outside of the city, there are only a few.”
When school's out, hungry students still need help
York Daily Record by  Angie Mason, amason@ydr.com10:28 a.m. EDT July 25, 2016
If Chris Blackford, pastor at Wrightsville Presbyterian Church, sees kids at the nearby convenience store buying food, she tells them about the lunches the church offers for free each day. If she sees kids outside playing nearby, she invites them in.  A sign outside directs visitors to lunch in a room off the church, where a handful of kids sat one recent day, munching on ham and cheese sandwiches. Volunteers waited nearby, ready to serve more.  Lunch might be a simple sandwich, or something hot, like sloppy joes, with a vegetable, fruit and milk. But the key is that all children, 18 or younger, are welcome to the meal, which the church provides free through a partnership with a Columbia church.  "We are right in the middle of an area of need," Blackford said.  In recent years, more and more students around York County have received free and reduced lunches, a marker that usually signifies community need. When summer rolls around, those meals stop and organizations like churches and nonprofits work to try to fill that gap — even if just for a handful of students at a time.

LERTA: Pottstown School Board OKs tax break
By Evan Brandt, The Mercury POSTED: 07/30/16, 2:00 AM EDT | UPDATED: 1 DAY AGO
POTTSTOWN >> The long road toward agreement on a tax break meant to encourage economic development passed an important milestone Thursday when the school board unanimously approved a resolution outlining its provisions.  The school board vote was the first of the three taxing bodies which must approve the measure for it to become law.  It is also perhaps the most important vote given that the lion’s share of a property tax bill in Pottstown is levied for school taxes.  Pottstown Borough Council has already held the required public hearing and is likely to approve the measure at its Aug. 8 meeting.  The Montgomery County Commissioners, the third taxing entity involved, have indicated they will follow the lead of the two local governments.  The tax break is called LERTA, which stands for Local Economic Recovery Tax Assistance and it does not reduce any tax revenues. Rather it delays the increase in tax revenues resulting from the improvement of property.

Lessons in transparency learned from Manheim Township school board
Lancaster Online Editorial by The LNP Editorial Board Jul 31, 2016
THE ISSUE: The Manheim Township school board’s violation of the so-called Sunshine Law, exposed initially by LNP, has drawn the attention of government agencies, law enforcement and now other school boards. The scrutiny has forced elected officials and school boards to take transparency seriously. Most important, it is changing the way they do business.  Finally, something good appears to have come from the secret, sausage-making process that had been the Manheim Township school board’s modus operandi.  LNP has reported extensively on the board’s violation of the Sunshine Law — the state’s open meetings law — its secret deliberations and its contentious relationships with the media and public. Conduct draws scrutiny and LNP exposed a pattern of secrecy that outraged taxpayers, and rightfully so. While the Manheim Township board admitted violating the Sunshine Law, it maintained it did so unintentionally.  The board promised change but none was forthcoming. In fact, it doubled down on secrecy and deliberated privately during its search for a new superintendent.  The board’s conspicuous lack of transparency drew not only LNP’s attention but the attention of the Lancaster County district attorney, and now the state attorney general’s office. But something good has come from the scrutiny. Others have noticed.


Breaking News: @NAACP calls for national moratorium on charters
Cloaking Inequity Blog Posted on July 29, 2016 by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig 
I don’t believe that this has been reported anywhere else. Last week at the NAACP National Convention in Cincinnati, the delegates voted in a new resolution on charter schools. It’s approval as policy will not be official until the National Board meeting in the Fall of 2016. However, this is a big news story that (I suspect because of the political conventions) has not yet entered the traditional media.  Yesterday in the post How will history remember the @NAACP on charters? I discussed the 2010 and 2014 NAACP charter school resolutions. The 2016 NAACP convention voted and approved the following resolution. I am honored it originated from the California Hawaii NAACP, where I serve as Education Chair.  The 2016 NAACP delegates at the national convention called for a moratorium on the proliferation of privately managed charters.  So for those of you who emailed me yesterday saying that NAACP chapters in various places have gone rogue supporting charters— know that the force of the national organization is NOT on their side.  In sum, I believe the NAACP, the nation’s vanguard of civil rights, has AGAIN demonstrated and articulated critical leadership sorely lacking from many other civil rights organizations on the issue of school choice.

NAACP Drafts Resolution for Moratorium on Charter Schools
League of Women Voters Website Posted on July 29, 2016 by Sue Legg
If this resolution passed at the NAACP convention last week in Cincinnati is approved by the National Board in the fall of 2016, it will be a major event.  In this repost of the Cloaking Inequity blog, you can read the resolution.  It deals with racial resegregation, funding inequity, charter school mismanagement, lack of charter oversight, and the resolution calls for greater transparency in charter school management.  The NAACP views charter school policies and practices as a civil rights issue.  It is.

Take “Public” out of charter school language
League of Women Voters Website Posted on July 25, 2016 by Sue Legg
What makes a public school ‘public’?  It is more than how schools are governed and funded.  It is also a matter of the ethical and legal obligation to serve all students.  In Valerie Strauss’ latest Washington Post article, she reports on former New York principal, Carol Burris’ study of the sort and select enrollment practices in New York charter schools.  These are charters that are so often held up as success stories, so to speak.  Are they?

No New Charter Schools – NAACP Draws Line in the Sand
Gadfly on the Wall Blog July 30, 2016 by  stevenmsinger 
In the education market, charter schools are often sold as a way to help black and brown children.  But The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) isn’t buying it.  In fact, the organization is calling for a halt on any new charter schools across the nation.  Delegates from across the country passed a resolution at the NAACP’s national convention in Cincinnati last week calling for a moratorium on new charters schools. Approval of the new resolution will not be official until the national board meeting later this year.   This resolution isn’t a change in policy. But it strengthens the organization’s stance from 2010 and 2014 against charters.  Specifically, the resolution states:

WSJ: Texas Opens Probe Into Gulen Connection to Charter Schools
State Education Agency was prompted by a series of complaints filed on behalf of the Turkish government
Wall Street Journal by Douglas Belkin and Tawnell D. Hobbs Updated July 30, 2016 7:29 a.m. ET (paywall)
DALLAS—The state of Texas has launched an investigation into alleged fiscal improprieties at the state’s largest chain of charter schools.  Behind the probe: charges by the president of Turkey that the schools are part of a $500 million a year front to fund the revolutionary aspirations of a Turkish cleric he claims backed a recent failed coup.

Early Literacy Push in Philadelphia Seeks to Put Down Deep, Diverse Roots
Education Week Politics K12 Blog By Andrew Ujifusa on July 28, 2016 10:54 AM
Philadelphia - On a sweltering, 100-degree afternoon, several miles north of the Democratic National Convention here, Nassem Hudson asks a reading mentor if he can read Grace for President aloud to other kids.  The book is about a little girl who hears there's never been a woman as U.S. president and decides that needs to change. Naseem's peers are seated on the floor of Tree House Books, a North Philadelphia organization that began as a neighborhood book store and now uses reading, books, and literacy to improve the lives of children, adults, and the surrounding community.  The Monday afternoon reading session, which links younger children with high school and college students who help them with their literacy skills, is part of a summer Life with Books program run by Tree House Books. 

Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Education
The convention dust has settled, and it’s back to the chalkboard.
The Atlantic by EMILY RICHMOND  JUL 30, 2016
When compared to Donald Trump’s single education policy-related sentence in his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Hillary Clinton’s remarks on the subject Thursday night were certainly more extensive, as she sought to emphasize a track record of making schools, teachers, families, and students her political—and personal—priorities.  In accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, Clinton touched repeatedly on education, from her work years ago supporting legislation on educating students with disabilities to her recently announced plans to make college “tuition-free” for low- and middle-income families at public universities. She also vowed to work toward a future where “you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school no matter what zip code you live in.”  Trump said much less much about education in his Cleveland address, although he did manage to fit a handful of buzzwords into one sentence: “We will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice,” he said.  How the Republican presidential nominee will accomplish this, or what he would use as the barometer for a failing school, isn’t clear. His campaign, so far, has been very short on policy details.

Virginia’s secretary of education Anne Holton, wife of Tim Kaine, is down-to-earth advocate who's tough and no stranger to the limelight
By LOUIS LLOVIO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted 1 week ago
When Hillary Clinton picked Tim Kaine as her running mate, she also got another partner who’s a power in her own right.  Anne Holton, Virginia’s secretary of education, is a lawyer, former judge and mother of three who is the only person to have lived in the Executive Mansion as a child and adult.  A well-known figure across the state since her father, Linwood Holton, was governor from 1970 to 1974, she stepped into the national spotlight Saturday, a central figure in what’s shaping up to be one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in decades.  On Saturday, she joined her husband and Clinton on stage at the rally in Miami. She was teary-eyed during her husband’s speech, and afterward they hugged lovingly.  She now will spend the next few months going across the country giving speeches, making appearances and shaking hands. She’ll likely show up on TV commercials, and her words could appear in news accounts the world over.

What if America Spent Per Student What Clinton, Trump Paid for Private Schools?
Education Week Politics K12 Blog By Andrew Ujifusa on July 27, 2016 7:22 AM
Philadelphia In his speech last week at the Republican National Convention, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. noted that he and his siblings were fortunate to have options for their schooling: "We want all Americans to have those same opportunities."  Fair enough. But Donald Trump Jr., along with his siblings and Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea, went to private schools that weren't cheap. And so have several other presidential hopefuls' children, for that matter.   So we thought about the educational opportunity in monetary terms: How much would it cost to spend the same amount per public school student what it costs to send children to the same private schools attended by the offspring of GOP presidential nomineeDonald Trump and his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton? And what if we tried to match the basic outlines of their children's private school experience when it comes to teachers?  Fortunately, Michael Griffith, an independent school finance consultant, did his own analysis to try to answer those questions. 

“The emphasis on multiple perspectives is a hint pointing to the Temple’s true foe. The group at first intends to roll out the clubs in a limited number of schools in districts that also host an evangelical Christian after-school program known as the Good News Club.  Good News Clubs, which are sponsored by an organization founded in 1937 called the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), aim to reach children as young as 5 with a fundamentalist form of evangelical Christianity. For most of their history, Good News Clubs were largely excluded from public schools out of concern that their presence would violate the Constitution.
In 2001, in a case that commanded the resources of powerful legal advocacy groups on the religious right, including the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Liberty Counsel, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that to exclude an after-school program on account of the religious views of its sponsors amounted to a violation of free-speech rights. The CEF then went on a tear, and by 2011, it reported 3,560 Good News Clubs, putting them in more than 5 percent of the nation’s public elementary schools.”
An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school
Washington Post By Katherine Stewart July 30 at 4:21 PM
SALEM, Mass. —It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backwards, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval.  They’re here plotting to bring their wisdom to the nation’s public elementary school children. They point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school religious programming in public schools, and they appear determined to give young students a choice: Jesus or Satan.

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Philly Councilwoman Gym’s Office Seeking Student Interns
Councilwoman Gym's Office July 19, 2016
We are excited to offer a few young students the opportunity to work closely within City Council of Philadelphia throughout the 2016-17 school year. This internship will expose interns to Council office operations, policy, communications, and research.  As an office, we are passionate about equity, education, child welfare, juvenile justice reform and many other issues involving children and youth in Philadelphia.  Applications should display a strong interest in equity and justice and a strong familiarity with Councilwoman Gym's story and platform. Applicants should be eager to work and receptive to constructive criticism as you learn the workings of the office. As this is a paid internship, it is expected that interns be punctual and dependable.
Here is the link to sign up and for instructions:

“EdPAC empowers education advocates to strengthen public education in the commonwealth through its dedication to supporting the election of pro-public education leaders to the Pennsylvania General Assembly.”
EdPAC: Imagine the impact of a pro-public education legislature!
EdPAC is a newly formed political action committee whose membership is comprised of school directors, school administrators, parents and public education advocates who want to support state- level candidates that do what’s right for our students and schools.  Pennsylvania school districts are directly impacted by the actions of our elected officials. Every year, the state legislature spends months considering proposed legislation that affects how public schools in the commonwealth are funded and the rules by which they must operate. EdPAC supports those elected officials who promote local control in education, oppose mandates, and support the work of our school districts. EdPAC is organizing the efforts of individual and school district advocates across Pennsylvania, to raise funds for more effective political action, and to make contributions from those funds for the benefit of the candidates that help our students the most.

Apply Now for EPLC's 2016-2017 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program!
Education Policy and Leadership Center
Applications are available now for the 2016-2017 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). The Education Policy Fellowship Program is sponsored in Pennsylvania by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). Click here for the program calendar of sessions.  With nearly 500 graduates in its first seventeen years, this Program is a premier professional development opportunity for educators, state and local policymakers, advocates, and community leaders.  State Board of Accountancy (SBA) credits are available to certified public accountants.  Past participants include state policymakers, district superintendents and principals, school business officers, school board members, education deans/chairs, statewide association leaders, parent leaders, education advocates, and other education and community leaders. Fellows are typically sponsored by their employer or another organization.
The Fellowship Program begins with a two-day retreat on September 15-16, 2016 and continues to graduation in June 2017. Click here to read more about the Education Policy Fellowship Program, or here to see the 2016-2017 program calendar.
Applications are being accepted now.

PSBA Officer Elections Aug. 15-Oct. 3, 2016: Slate of Candidates
PSBA members seeking election to office for the association were required to submit a nomination form no later than April 30, 2016, to be considered. All candidates who properly completed applications by the deadline are included on the slate of candidates below. In addition, the Leadership Development Committee met on June 24 at PSBA headquarters in Mechanicsburg to interview candidates. According to bylaws, the Leadership Development Committee may determine candidates highly qualified for the office they seek. This is noted next to each person’s name with an asterisk (*).  Each school entity will have one vote for each officer. This will require boards of the various school entities to come to a consensus on each candidate and cast their vote electronically during the open voting period (Aug. 15-Oct. 3, 2016). Voting will be accomplished through a secure third-party, web-based voting site that will require a password login. One person from each member school entity will be authorized as the official person to cast the vote on behalf of his or her school entity. In the case of school districts, it will be the board secretary who will cast votes on behalf of the school board.
Special note: Boards should be sure to include discussion and voting on candidates to its agenda during one of its meetings in September.

Appointment of Voting Delegates for the October 15th PSBA Delegate Assembly Meeting
PSBA Website June 27, 2016
The governing body boards of all member school entities are entitled to appoint voting delegates to participate in the PSBA Delegate Assembly to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. It is important that school boards act soon to appoint its delegate or delegates, and to notify PSBA of the appointment.
Voting members of the Delegate Assembly will:
1.     Consider and act upon proposed changes to the PSBA Bylaws.
2.     Receive reports from the PSBA president, executive director and treasurer.
3.     Receive the results of the election for officers and at-large representatives. (Voting upon candidates by school boards and electronic submission of each board’s votes will occur during the month of September 2016.)
4.     Consider proposals recommended by the PSBA Platform Committee and adopt the legislative platform for the coming year.
5.     Conduct other Association business as required or permitted in the Bylaws, policies or a duly adopted order of business.
The 2016 Delegate Assembly will meet on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the conclusion of the regularly scheduled events of the main PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference.

PA Supreme Court sets Sept. 13 argument date for fair education funding lawsuit in Philly
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