PDE proposes new regulations for charter, cyber charter schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has released proposed regulations for charter and cyber charter schools and is seeking public comment. The new regulation is established as a new Chapter 713 under Title 22, Part XX, of the PA Code… More

Charter school reform resolutions tops 400 PA school districts saying, “the time for reform is now!”

For Immediate Release Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA… More

Charter School Taskforce Report Released: The Outcome of a Multiyear Effort Spearheaded by PSBA

For Immediate Release Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA.org Charter School Taskforce Report Released: The Outcome of a Multiyear Effort Spearheaded by PSBA Mechanicsburg, PA (May 20, 2021) – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announced today, the release of a Charter School Task Force Report… More

Podcast available: PSBA Charter School Task Force

Meet the leaders behind PSBA’s Charter School Task Force and the Keystone Center for Charter Change at PSBA on a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio… More

PSBA’s Applauds Gov. Wolf’s Attention to Reforming PA Charter School Law

Media contact for Keystone Center for Charter Change at PSBA: Lawrence A. Feinberg, Director Larry.Feinberg@PSBA.org Media contact for PSBA: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette.Stevenson@PSBA.org Mechanicsburg, PA (February 26, 2021) – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) supports Gov. Wolf’s attention to the much-needed reform to Pennsylvania’s Charter School Law… More

Charter School Funding – Examining the 25% Myth

Do charter schools really receive 25% less funding per student than school districts? In 2018-19, Pennsylvania school districts in total spent over $2 billion in mandated payments to charter schools. And yet, as the need for charter school funding reform builds momentum, charter school advocates maintain that the system disproportionally benefits school districts… More

Charter School Funding Reform: Fair reforms will provide savings for districts

School leaders ask that the General Assembly reform the unfair system for charter school tuition. Every Pennsylvania school district, regardless of its size, location, and wealth, makes payments to these schools for resident students who are enrolled. The charter school funding formula has not been changed since it was created 23 years ago… More

100 School Districts and Growing: Charter School Funding Reform Resolution Adoption

For Immediate Release PSBA Media Contact: Annette Stevenson, chief communications officer annette.stevenson@psba.org 717.506.2450 ext. 3315 (Mechanicsburg, PA) Thursday, March 5, 2020 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announces today that more than 100 school districts have now voted to adopt the resolution calling for charter school funding reform… More

Adopt the 2020 resolution for charter school funding reform

In this legislative session, PSBA has been leading the charge with the Senate, House of Representatives and the Governor’s Administration to push for positive charter reform… More

Charter school tuition is now biggest budget pressure for school districts

PSBA announced that the results from the recently completed 2020 State of Education survey show that more than 70% of school districts identified mandatory charter school tuition costs as one of their biggest sources of budget pressure… More