News & Legislation
Governor Wolf announced administration efforts to engage in comprehensive charter school reform that would encompass legislative and regulatory changes to charter school law and policy. Read more about Governor Wolf's charter school reform proposal.
EasyProcure is pleased to announce that royalties from the program have topped $2 million as the program year ended on May 31, 2019. These royalties will translate into increased rebate dollars for schools throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. The 224 Pennsylvania schools and other agencies participating in the EasyProcure program will receive checks totaling over $1.5 million this year, while 96 participating schools and other agencies in Ohio will add more than $500,000 to their treasury for the coming school year. This year the EasyProcure program's record-breaking success was demonstrated by the fact that 4 participants will be presented with a rebate check of over $100,000, 2 with a check over $50,000 and 11 participants will see a rebate check of over $25,000!
School districts across the state will usher in a new fiscal year with much-needed boosts for state basic education funding, special education funding and school safety as a result of the newly enacted state budget. The PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) applauds Governor Wolf and the General Assembly for their efforts in providing additional education resources in the new budget. However, our work is not done. PASBO remains committed to addressing charter school tuition costs when the General Assembly returns this fall. Without remedying charter school funding policy, the positive impact of the increases for education in the 2019-20 budget will be negated, and the $160 million increase in basic education funding for school districts will go directly to charter schools.