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.
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.
PSBA thanks Rep. Brown for her continued efforts to promote fairness and accountability in Pennsylvania’s public education system.