Test Drive Our New Site! We have some improvements in the works that we're excited for you to experience. Click here to try our new, faster, mobile friendly beta site. We will be maintaining our current version of the site thru the end of 2024, so you can switch back as our improvements continue.
Legislation Quick Search
07/21/2024 07:11 AM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20230&cosponId=38802
Share:
Home / House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications
NEW!

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search


House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 19, 2022 09:32 AM
From: Representative Liz Hanbidge
To: All House members
Subject: School Violence Reporting for Nonpublic Schools
 
School safety is an important factor in how students perform academically and develop emotionally and socially. In Pennsylvania, all public, technical, charter schools and intermediate units are required to submit school violence reports annually to the Office of Safe Schools to help develop effective policies that combat school violence. However, nonpublic schools are currently not required to report this data. This missing information is critical to understanding the full scope of student safety in all Pennsylvania schools.
 
Comprehensive and accurate data is essential for providing safe learning environments for all students. That is why I am introducing legislation that would require all nonpublic schools to report school violence data annually to the Office of Safe Schools. This legislation will provide the Office with a better picture of school violence to make more informed policies, strategies, and resources that will support all Pennsylvania schools in keeping students safe.
 
All students should have access to safe learning environments regardless of what school they attend. I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation to improve school safety in our state.



Introduced as HB857