HARRISBURG, June 6 – State Reps. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, and Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster and House Democratic Policy Chairman, will discuss their House Bill 1206 at a news conference at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 in the Capitol Media Center.
McCarter and Sturla are sponsors of the bill that would amend the Public School Code to change the way cyber charter schools are funded. The legislation seeks to cap the amount of funding unaffiliated cyber charter schools receive for students who live in an area in which the school district or an intermediate unit operates its own cyber charter school. Under their proposal, unaffiliated cyber charter schools would receive either the per-student funding amount of the school district cyber school program or the intermediate unit cyber school program, whichever figure is higher. On the eve of budget season, McCarter and Sturla intend to highlight the issue and explain the benefit of their reform legislation to the Pennsylvania taxpayer and to the public education system in the commonwealth.
Media coverage is invited.
House Democratic Communications Office
Phone: 717-787-7895 Email: LCO-Southeast@pahouse.net
WHYY Newsworks BY KEVIN MCCORRY JUNE 7, 2017
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