• Charter school legislation

    • A bill passed by the House of Representatives in June 2019 would prevent charter schools from claiming they're “tuition free.” Read more, here. Charter schools are public schools, which funding is provided by tax dollars.

     

    • House Bill 526 and Senate Bill 34: Would require families to pay out-of-pocket tuition for their child to attend a cyber charter school, if their home school district offers its own cyber education program.
      • Bellefonte Area School District offers Bellefonte eLearning Academy
      • See how this could impact Bellefonte Area School District: House/Senate bills It could come with program funding, possible tax savings for residents and more.

     

    • Senate Bill 590: Would require a Charter School Funding Advisory Committee to be established to review and make recommendations regarding charter school funding and related issues.