Letter: Opposing SB 756 changes to standardized testing, educator evaluations (June 22, 2017)

To: Member, Pennsylvania Senate From: Jonathan D. Berger, Director of Government Affairs Date: June 22, 2017 Re: Senate Bill 756 On behalf of 4,500 locally elected school board members across Pennsylvania, we request your opposition to Senate Bill 756… More

Letter: HB 1495, Flexibility in Employee Decisions (June 21, 2017)

To:       Members of the House of Representatives From:   John Callahan, Assistant Executive Director Date:    June 21, 2017 Re:       House Bill 1495 – Flexibility in Employee Decisions On behalf of the 4,500 taxpayer elected school board members in Pennsylvania we urge you to consider providing school districts with the same flexibility most… More

Letter: Requesting opposition to SB 756, standardized assessments, graduation requirements and educator evaluation system

To: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From: Jonathan D. Berger, Director of Government Affairs Date: June 16, 2017 Re: Senate Bill 756 On behalf of 4,500 locally elected school board members across Pennsylvania, we request your opposition to Senate Bill 756… More

Letter: Requesting support of HB 178, regarding security drills in schools (June 13, 2017)

June 13, 2017 Senate Education Committee Re: House Bill 178 Dear Senator, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to request your support of House Bill 178, sponsored by Representative Gary Day, to be considered by the Senate Education Committee at your meeting on Wednesday… More

Letter: Opposing SB 541, burden of proof in special education hearings (June 12, 2017)

 June 12, 2017 Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee RE: Senate Bill 541 Dear Senator, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we request your opposition to Senate Bill 541, sponsored by Senator Pat Browne… More

Letter: Requesting support of SB 653, collection of taxes (June 12, 2017)

June 12, 2017 Senate Local Government Committee Pennsylvania Senate Re: Support of Senate Bill 653 Dear Senator, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to request your support of Senate Bill 653, sponsored by Senator Browne… More

Group letter: Opposing cuts to transportation funding (June 12, 2017)

TO:                      The Honorable Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly FROM:                Concerned Public Education Transportation Stakeholders DATE:                 June 12, 2017 RE:                      Proposed Transportation Funding Cut We urge you to restore the proposed $50 million cut to the transportation line item and to fully fund the state’s transportation formula as provided in state law… More

Letter opposing SB 168, collective bargaining notice (June 12, 2017)

June 12, 2017 Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee RE – Senate Bill 168 Dear Senator, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we request your opposition to Senate Bill 168, sponsored by Senator Patrick Stefano… More

Letter urging support for HB 1479, exempting financially struggling school districts from prevailing wage (Rep. Brad Roae)

June 12, 2017 Pennsylvania House, State Government Committee RE – House Bill 1479 Dear Representative, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to  request your support of House Bill 1479, sponsored by Representative Brad Roae… More

Pension plan changes under Senate Bill 1 provide long-term reform

Current pension plans for public school and state employees will be changing under Senate Bill 1, legislation introduced and adopted in June 2017. The plan is offered as a significant step toward systemic long-term reform intended to ensure the future sustainability of the pension system… More