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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 18, 2018 02:04 PM
From: Senator Judith L. Schwank
To: All Senate members
Subject: Cyber Charter School Tuition
I will shortly reintroduce SB 551 from the 2017-2018 session, relieving school districts that provide their own cyber education programs from financial responsibility for resident students who enroll in a cyber-charter school.
Currently, school districts are responsible for the tuition of resident students attending cyber charter schools. This is set at the amount of the district's net per-student share of state basic education funding.
Under my legislation, a district that offers a cyber program equal in scope and content to the cyber charter school will not be responsible for the tuition costs. Instead, tuition costs will be treated in cyber situations the same as they are when resident students attend non-district brick-and-mortar schools.
I hope you will join in this legislation. Cosponsors last session included Senators, Costa, Hughes, Yudichak, Fontana, Argall, Brewster and Street.

Introduced as SB34