PRINTER'S NO. 297
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BISHOP, BROWNLEE, KINSEY AND COHEN, JANUARY 23, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON EDUCATION, JANUARY 23, 2013
1Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
2act relating to the public school system, including certain
3provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
4schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
5laws relating thereto," further providing for distress in
6cities of the first class.
9Section 1. Section 696(i) of the act of March 10, 1949
10(P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949,
11amended October 30, 2001 (P.L.828, No.83), and July 12, 2012
12(P.L.1142, No.141), is amended to read:
15(i) In addition to all powers granted to the superintendent
16by law and a special board of control under section 693 and
17notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the School Reform
18Commission shall have the following powers:
2(2) To enter into agreements with persons or for-profit or
3nonprofit organizations to operate one or more schools. A school
4operated under this clause shall be funded in accordance with
5the terms of the agreement.
6(i) All applications to operate a charter school in a school
7year after a declaration of distress is issued and all charter
8schools established after a declaration of distress is issued
9shall not be subject to sections 1717-A(b), (c), (d), (e), (f),
10(g), (h) and (i), 1722-A(c) and 1724-A.
13(3) To suspend the requirements of this act and regulations
14of the State Board of Education except that the school district
15shall remain subject to those provisions of this act set forth
16in sections 1073, 1073.1, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1080, 1732-A(a), (b)
17and (c), 1714-B and 2104 and regulations under those sections.
18(4) To employ professional and senior management employes
19who do not hold State certification if the School Reform
20Commission has approved the qualifications of the person at a
21salary established by the commission.
22(5) To enter into agreements with persons or for-profit or
23nonprofit organizations providing educational or other services
24to or for the school district. Services provided under this
25clause shall be funded in accordance with the terms of the
27(6) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act other
28than this clause, to close or reconstitute a school, including
29the reassignment, suspension or dismissal of professional
30employes. This clause shall be suspended until June 30, 2014, in
1order to do all of the following:
22(12) To negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
23(13) To delegate to a person, including an employe of the
24school district or a for-profit or nonprofit organization,
25powers it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this
26article, subject to the supervision and direction of the School
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5Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.