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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:41 AM

The results for the 2017 PA Principals Association Election have been verified by Vote-Now and the Nominations Committee Chair, Dr. Dina Wert. They are as follows:

President-Elect - Michael E. Allison, Hopewell Area School District

East III Elementary Regional Representative -  Jonathan Ross, Downingtown Area School District

East I Secondary Regional Representative -  Christopher M. Gegaris, Crestwood School District

 

In the uncontested elections:

Central II Elementary Regional Representative -  Brian C. Raab, Red Lion Area School District

Central II Secondary Regional Representative – Dr. Scott A. Richardson, Palmyra Area School District

West I Elementary Regional Representative – Stephanie A. Keebler, Titusville Area School District

West I Secondary Regional Representative – Brian T. Fuller, Millcreek Twp. School District

 
Monday, April 24, 2017 8:50 AM

A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would allow licensed and trained teachers to carry firearms on school grounds with permission of their local school boards.
Indiana Gazette, April 21, 2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017 8:49 AM

Pennsylvania Republicans are reigniting a push to outlaw so-called “ghost teachers” — educators who take extended absences to work full time for their unions while accruing salaries, seniority and pension credits on the taxpayers' dime.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 22, 2017
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Friday, April 21, 2017 8:15 AM

A proposal moving in the state Senate would clarify state law to give school districts the explicit green light to allow teachers and other school employees to carry guns.
Meadville Tribune, April 21, 2017 (Subscription may be required.)
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Friday, April 21, 2017 8:14 AM

Pennsylvania's legislature is returning to one of its toughest recurring issues — overhauling charter schools.
WHYY Newsworks, April 21, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:19 AM

A proposed rewrite of the state charter school law would allow public schools to keep almost $30 million by adding deductions for costs that computer-based schools don't have.
Meadville Tribune, April 20, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:18 AM

The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee hit a trifecta of hot-potato political issues yesterday, advancing legislation dealing with guns in schools, immigration policy and the separation of church and state.
Carlisle Sentinel, April 19, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:03 AM

PA's charter school law will turn 20 this year, and the efforts to reform it are nearly as old. Those efforts started anew Monday. The House Education Committee voted 14-10 for a bill supporters say will save taxpayers $27 million and improve oversight, but opponents say doesn't go far enough to improve spending and academic accountability at 176 charter schools.
Allentown Morning Call, April 18, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:02 AM

The senate education committee will vote on a bill that would allow school personnel access to guns in the building or on school grounds.
ABC Channel 27, April 19, 2017
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:28 AM

The PA Principals Association is one of 42 diverse groups 42 diverse groups from all over Pennsylvania that signed on to show support for the $2 million school breakfast initiative included in the state’s 2017-18 budget proposal. The letter urges Pennsylvania legislators to support the Governor’s budget proposal to make sure more students are getting school breakfast. Right now, 1 in 5 kids in Pennsylvania struggles with hunger. School breakfast is critical to ensure that kids get the basic nutrition they need, but too many kids who may need a school breakfast are missing out. Today, less than half of kids who qualify for in-school breakfast are actually receiving it. It doesn’t have to be that way. This is a solvable problem.

Click here to review letter.

 
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