Category Archive: Charter Schools

How a charter school tuition change could cost Pa. districts dearly

This post is a follow up in detail on a previeous article we tweeted a few days ago. By Sara K. Satullo   ssatullo@lehighvalleylive.com,   For lehighvalleylive.com Updated May 1; Posted May 1 Bethlehem Area School District taxpayers are facing another school tax hike that has school board members fired up about Pennsylvania’s charter school funding formula. The school board held a budget workshop Monday night to […]

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How a loophole let charter schools ‘buy’ buildings and still collect rent from state

A recent Morning Call article detailing how a PA loophole is allowing charter schools to essentially rip of PA taxpayers by allowing them to buy their buildings and still collect state reimbursed rent money. You can read the full article here: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-nws-allentown-executive-education-academy-charter-school-lease-reimbursements-20171204-story.html#nws=true   BASD Proud Parents is strictly pro-public education. We are an independent group with […]

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SB2 – Voucher Vote Delayed, Senate Ed Committee Changed

An October Morning Call article had this to say: According to calculations by the PSEA, Allentown, Bethlehem Area and Easton Area school districts would stand to lose nearly $50 million annually. Allentown would have seen almost $27 million go into the education savings account if the bill had been law in 2015-16 and a third of […]

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Do charters and vouchers hurt public schools? The answer is “yes”

A brief, but informative article on the affect charters and vouchers have on public schools and their funding. You can read the full article from The Network for Public Education HERE

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