THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY MILNE, BOYD, CALTAGIRONE, CLYMER, COHEN, D. COSTA, DAY, GABLER, GINGRICH, HALUSKA, KAVULICH, MAJOR, MILLARD, MOUL, MUNDY, MURT, PAYTON, PEIFER, PICKETT, PYLE, RAPP, REICHLEY, ROSS, SCHRODER, SONNEY, THOMAS, TOEPEL AND WAGNER, APRIL 7, 2011
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, APRIL 7, 2011
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in intermediate units, further
providing for subsidies for services and for financial
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 907-A of the act of March 10, 1949
(P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, added
May 4, 1970 (P.L.311, No.102), is amended to read:
Section 907-A. Subsidies for Services.--(a) Intermediate
units shall receive subsidies from the Commonwealth as herein
provided only for services performed pursuant to and authorized
by law, as hereinafter provided. Nothing contained herein shall
prohibit intermediate units from receiving funds from school
districts and other sources including nonpublic nonprofit
schools and expending such funds to provide additional services
not included in the approved program of services.
(b) (1) No later than February 1, 2012, and each year
thereafter, the intermediate units shall submit to the
Department of Education a report on subsidies and funds received
under this section. The report shall include, but not be limited
to, the following information:
(i) A listing of all contracts, interagency agreements and
purchase orders executed by a Commonwealth agency with each
(ii) The total amount, including annual amount for any
multiyear contract, agreement or purchase order, and the
duration of each.
(iii) The source and amount of funding to cover the entire
cost of the contract.
(iv) A description of programs and services being provided,
including performance measures by which each intermediate unit
will be assessed and penalties for nonperformance, if any.
(v) A description of the selection process used in entering
into the arrangement.
(vi) The number of all employes, contractors and agents
covered under the contracts and the remuneration provided under
(2) The Department of Education shall develop the format to
be used by the intermediate unit in the collection of the
information specified in paragraph (1).
(3) The Department of Education shall post the reports on
the department's Internet website.
(4) The report shall cover fiscal year 2009-2010.
Section 2. Section 921-A of the act is amended by adding a
subsection to read:
Section 921-A. Financial Reports.--* * *
(a.1) The Department of Education shall post on its Internet
website, in the format consistent with those already posted for
the other local education agencies, information included in the
intermediate units' annual financial report.
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Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.