Get the Facts: Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates

House Bill 97

 On April 10th, House Bill 97 PN 1339 was introduced. This bill would amend the Public School Code of 1949. Please download and read the following documents to learn more about this bill:

Summary of House Bill 97 PN 1339

House Bill 97 PN 1339

For more information on PA Brick and Mortar Charter Schools and current legislation, click the following link:

KAPCS WebsiteKAPCS Website

​For up-to-the-minute news releases on rapidly-changing legislation, click the following links:

KAPCS News Releases

KAPCS Press Releases

KAPCS Weekly Updates

Important Updates from KAPCS

Charter Schools-Separating Fact from Fiction

Keystone Alliance 17-18 Legislative Priorities

Governor Wolf’s Proposed 2017-18 Education Budget

For information about upcoming votes and the PA State General Assembly, click the following link:PA General Assembly Website  
PA General Assembly Website

For Chester County Intermediate Unit's Legislative updates, click the following link:

CCIU Legislative Updates


Charter Schools: Fact vs. Fiction

FICTION:  Charter Schools are private schools.
FACT:  All Pennsylvania Charter Schools are public schools

  There aren't very many Charter Schools in PA.
FACT:  There are 160 Brick-and-Mortar Charter Schools in PA, with nearly 100,000 students enrolled.

FICTION:  Charter Schools hurt traditional public schools by taking away funding.
FACT:  Traditional public schools keep 35% of the funding for each Charter School student that leaves their district.

FICTION:  Charter Schools teachers are uncertified.
FACT:  Charter School teachers are required to be fully certified under the "No Child Left Behind" Act.

FICTION:  Charter Schools can expel students without cause.
FACT:  The expulsion requirements for Charter Schools and public schools are the same.

FICTION:  Charter Schools are exempt from state mandated testing.
FACT:  Charter School students are required to take state mandated assessments.

Current Legislative District Maps

PA Redistricting Map 2014

PA House District Map 2014