Action Requested: Governor Shapiro Needs to Hear from BASD by Friday

Click HERE to submit a public comment to the Basic Education Funding Commission.  We invite you to join an important effort to help ensure that the Pennsylvania legislature and Governor Shapiro take action to develop a school funding system in the commonwealth in accordance with the Commonwealth Court’s decision that current public education funding in…

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ACTION ALERT: Release Level Up Funds for Underfunded School Districts

We are reaching out to you today with an urgent request to support the release of Level Up funds for Pennsylvania’s most underfunded schools. As you may already know, the Level Up supplement has been crucial in providing critical resources to school districts in need across the Commonwealth. It has garnered bipartisan support and has…

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UPDATE: House Dems vote down DeVos voucher bill in the Rules Committee

UPDATE: Today, the Senate moved their “PASS Scholarship” DeVos voucher bill to the House Rules Committee, where it was SOUNDLY REJECTED in a party-line vote of 18-15. House Democrats have stood firm in their support of public education and their unequivocal opposition to a new school voucher program in the commonwealth that would funnel precious education dollars…

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ALERT: Reject “Lifeline Scholarships,” Fund Public Schools

From our friends at Education Voters of PA Senate Republicans in Harrisburg just announced that implementing a new school voucher program is their top priority in the 2023-2024 state budget. They are fast tracking a “Lifeline Scholarship” bill (Senate Bill 795) that would create a brand new voucher program IN ADDITION TO the current $340 million/year…

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Know Your School Board Candidates – Cindy O’Brien

Cindy O’Brien’s Response BASD Proud Parents sent out a brief questionnaire to all of the candidates running for school board so you may get a chance to know a little about them before you vote! Please tell us your name and a little about yourself. My name is Cindy O’Brien. I am a school director candidate…

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Know Your School Board Candidates – M. Rayah Levy

M. Rayah Levy’s Response BASD Proud Parents sent out a brief questionnaire to all of the candidates running for school board so you may get a chance to know a little about them before you vote! Please tell us your name and a little about yourself. M. Rayah Levy has been a librarian for 18 years…

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Know Your School Board Candidates – Michael Recchiuti

Michael Recchiuti’s Response BASD Proud Parents sent out a brief questionnaire to all of the candidates running for school board so you may get a chance to know a little about them before you vote! Please tell us your name and a little about yourself. My name is Michael Recchiuti.  I am a proud product of…

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Know Your School Board Candidates – Kim Shively

Kim Shively’s Response BASD Proud Parents sent out a brief questionnaire to all of the candidates running for school board so you may get a chance to know a little about them before you vote! Please tell us your name and a little about yourself. Kim Shively. I’m a professor at Kutztown University, a current BASD…

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Know Your School Board Candidates – Karen Beck Pooley

Karen Beck Pooley ’s Response BASD Proud Parents sent out a brief questionnaire to all of the candidates running for school board so you may get a chance to know a little about them before you vote! 1. Please tell us your name and a little about yourself. My name is Karen Beck Pooley –…

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