Education Committee Senator Dave Argall, Chair

Senator Martin Announces Education Committee Hearing to Examine Charter School Regulation Changes Proposed by the Wolf Administration

(HARRISBURG) – The state Senate Education Committee will examine the proposed regulations by the Wolf Administration for charter schools and cyber charter schools during a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Senator Scott Martin (R-13) who chairs the committee.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) proposed the regulation changes in September that included a public comment period that ended Monday. The proposed changes impact charter school applications, admission policies, boards of trustees, healthcare and liability coverage, fiscal and auditing standards, and the payment redirection process.

Opponents of the proposed regulations say the Wolf administration is attempting to use the regulatory process to circumvent the legislature for reforming the state’s charter school rules.

Who: Senator Scott Martin and members of the Senate Education Committee

What: Hearing on the Charter School Regulation Changes Proposed by the Wolf Administration. Those testifying include representatives of PDE, various charter schools, school boards and school business officials.

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20

Where: North Office Building, Hearing Room 1 or streaming live online at the www.PASenateGOP.com and the Senate Republican Facebook page

Contact: Terry Trego

 

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