Category Archive: Legislation

Vote No: Setting the Record Straight on ESA Vouchers and Senate Bill 2

A plan introduced as Senate Bill 2 by Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) establishes Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, a program that takes tax money out of your neighborhood public schools to be used for private schools and vendors. ESA proposals have been introduced in various states and have been dubbed by the National Conference of […]

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Act Now – House Bill 1213

ACTION ALERT: Please call your member of the State House immediately!! ASK: VOTE NO on HB 1213 WHY: The legislation will tie school districts’ hands to challenge under assessed property taxes. When large property owners pay less than their fair share, homeowners end up paying more than their fair share. Thank you!! Sincerely, BASD Proud Parents House Bill […]

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SB 1095: Alternative Pathways to Graduation

PASA Supports Senate Bill 1095: Alternative Pathways to Graduation Today PASA announced support for new legislation introduced by Senators Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) and Thomas Killion (R-Chester/Delaware) that provides for a comprehensive and rigorous approach for students to demonstrate readiness for high school graduation. Senate Bill 1095 is a result of the senators working with several education organizations, […]

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SB 2 – Education Savings Accounts (vouchers)

A letter from The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) SB 2 remains a high priority in the Senate. Under the bill, parents of students in low-achieving schools can receive funds in the form of Education Savings Accounts (ESA) to attend a participating nonpublic school and for other expenses. “Low-achieving” is defined as the lowest […]

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House Bill 1213

ACTION ALERT: Please call your member of the State House immediately! ASK: VOTE NO on House Bill 1213 which is being rushed to the floor for a vote WHY:  The legislation would tie school districts’ hands to challenge under assessed property taxes. When large property owners pay less than their fair share – homeowners end up […]

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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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SB2 Senate Bill 2

Say No to Next Generation School Vouchers in PA Tell your senator to vote NO on Senate Bill 2 Under the bill, parents of students in low-achieving schools can receive funds in the form of Education Savings Accounts (ESA) to attend a participating nonpublic school and for other expenses. Low-achieving is defined as the lowest […]

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House Bill 1082

PSBA raises concerns with expansion of workplace mandates. This week PSBA told the House Labor and Industry Committee that the provisions under House Bill 1082 (Rep. Harkins, D-Erie) regarding workplace safety would add a layer of unnecessary and expensive mandates for school districts. During a public hearing to discuss the bill, PSBA Senior Director of Legal Services […]

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How Your Elected Officials Vote

Are you unsure about how your elected officials and legislators have or are voting? There is a great site called  Vote Smart that lets you do just that. All you need to do is search for your elected official’s name. When their profile comes up, select whatever issue you are inquiring about from the drop-down […]

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