Huntingdon Daily News, June 25, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf announced that new regulations that would provide transparency, equity and accountability in implementation of the commonwealth’s Charter School Law (CSL) are ready for publication, after he vetoed, disapproved, and returned to the General Assembly a deficient concurrent resolution disapproving the regulations. In his veto message, Governor Wolf said the concurrent resolution was procedurally deficient because the General Assembly failed to adhere to the timetable outlined in the Regulatory Review Act (RRA) for disapproving a concurrent resolution. The regulations, developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), clarify several elements of the state CSL to align public charter school operations and oversight with that of traditional public schools. The regulations were approved in March by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and were sent last week to the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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