(April 21) PA cyber charter schools could be funded by state, not districts

By Maura Pennington | PA Independent

PHILADELPHIA — Instead of relying on payments from each of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, one state lawmaker says cyber charter schools should be funded directly by the state.

State Rep. Jim ChristianaR-Beaver, says he wants to simplify the process of funding the state’s 16 cyber charter schools, which accept students from all corners of Pennsylvania, regardless of school district.

While the General Assembly is still haggling over a variety of changes to the laws governing charter schools, Christiana has introduced House Bill 2174 as a stand-alone measure to fund cyber schools out of the state budget.

Full story: PA cyber charter schools could be funded by state, not districts Maura Pennington, PA Independent, 4/21/14

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