Adding an elected member of a local school board to a charter school's board of trustees, state Rep. Joe Ciresi suggested, would help ensure oversight on whether taxpayer money is spent properly.
Pennsylvania's School Boards Association said Tuesday that more than 80 percent of all districts in the state have publicly called for charter school funding reform. That majority should not be ignored, it claimed.
State Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to visit Pottstown High School on Wednesday afternoon, accompanied by local legislators and others, to promote his package of proposed charter school reforms.
Pottsgrove School District costs for students to attend alternative charter schools in 2019-2020 are rising by more than $588,000. One director asked the district to do more to counter a troubling increase.
Charter schools that are outside the boundaries of public school districts, and which are not authorized by districts, could see their local funding cut under a proposal from state Rep. Joe Ciresi.