The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) recently presented Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) 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.
Senator Schwank regularly visits her local public schools to witness programs and stays engaged with school leaders on the issues they are facing.
Sen. Schwank also introduced Senate Bill 390, which would relieve school districts that provide their own cyber education programs from financial responsibility for resident students who enroll in a cyber-charter school, saving school districts and taxpayers millions of dollars.
PSBA thanks Sen. Schwank for her continued efforts to help school districts control mandated cyber charter tuition costs and preserve precious taxpayer resources.