Gov. Wolf: New Regulations Will Increase Transparency and Accountability for Public Charter Schools, June 14, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf today highlighted the pending implementation of charter-school regulations developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to increase transparency, equity, quality, and accountability in implementation of the Charter School Law (CSL). “These regulations clearly define for the first time charter schools’ responsibilities to the taxpayers who fund them,” Governor Wolf said. “Parents and taxpayers have a right to know how charter schools used the nearly $3 billion in publicly paid tuition they received in the past school year. With the Legislature’s failure to act on comprehensive reform, we were forced to take this path.” The regulations, which clarify several elements of the state CSL to align public charter school operations and oversight with that of traditional public schools, were approved in March by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and will now be sent to the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


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