PSBA Charter Next Step Campaign: Engaging Counties and Chambers

Pennsylvania School Boards Association, September 22, 2021

Over 80% of school boards around the state have passed formal resolutions calling for charter school funding reform, yet the General Assembly has not acted. To keep up the pressure on lawmakers to enact meaningful charter reform, it’s time to bring in new alliances. PSBA is rolling out, the “Next Step” campaign asking you to engage county commissioners and local chambers of commerce as new stakeholders who can bring added attention to the issue and urge the General Assembly to take action. Why county commissioners and local chambers? These local government and business leaders work to improve the quality of life for their communities and care about the inefficient use of taxpayer dollars. Pennsylvania’s broken method of funding charter schools results in higher property taxes on homeowners and businesses which reduces spending and raises taxes in the community.

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