HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2022 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) recently presented Representative Rosemary Brown (R – Monroe/Pike) with a Champion of Public Education award.
The PSBA Champion of Public Education award recognizes lawmakers for their outstanding support of traditional public schools during a two-year legislative session. This support is measured by the legislator’s voting record, bills introduced, attendance and involvement at their local districts, and efforts to work with PSBA to support public schools.
“Representative Brown consistently shows support of public education initiatives through the bills she has introduced and her voting recording,” said PSBA CEO Nathan Mains. “We commend her for her efforts to support Pennsylvania’s public schools.”
Rep. Brown’s support of public education is demonstrated most notably by her introduction of House Bill 1749.
HB 1749 would make critically needed updates to the 25-year-old charter school law’s formula used to calculate the tuition rate paid by a student’s home school district for special education students who attend charter schools. The current funding formula contains a number of flaws that result in school districts overpaying nearly 175 million dollars each year for special education students in charter schools.
“It’s extremely important as a legislator to listen, learn and to work with stakeholders and residents on legislation to improve Pennsylvania,” stated Representative Brown. “I am truly honored that PSBA has strongly recognized my long-term commitment to working productively with others and is sharing my dedication as a legislator with their membership.”
PSBA thanks Rep. Brown for her continued efforts to promote fairness and accountability in Pennsylvania’s public education system.
About PSBA: As the first school board association in the nation, PSBA has provided services, advocacy and counsel to inform and engage the commonwealth's elected school board directors and school leaders for more than 125 years. PSBA represents more than 6,000 school board directors, superintendents, career and technical center administrators, and other school district personnel, with voluntary membership encompassing nearly 100% of school entities statewide. Leading the charge with the unified voice of members, advocates and partners, PSBA is dedicated to promoting exceptional public education for Pennsylvania's students.
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