Basic Education Funding

Basic Education Funding Commission Public Hearing

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10:00 a.m.

McCaskey East High School
1051 Leigh Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602


Open Remarks

Co-Chairs Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb

10:05 a.m.

Pedro A. Rivera
Superintendent, School District of Lancaster

Matt Przywara
Chief Financial Officer, School District of Lancaster

John Nodecker
Superintendent, Manheim Township School District

11:05 a.m.

Joan Benso

Attachment
President & CEO, PA Partnerships for Children

11:35 a.m.

Michael J. Crossey
President
PA State Education Association

Eric Elliott
Director of Research for School Funding and Finance
PA State Education Association

12:05 p.m.

W. Michael Nailor
President, PA School Librarians Association

12:35 p.m.

Michael Churchill
Of Counsel, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

1:05 p.m.

Public comment

BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING IN LANCASTER

WHAT:

The Basic Education Funding Commission will hold its next public hearing to continue to discuss and receive testimony regarding a new formula for distributing basic education funding to Pennsylvania schools. The commission was established through Act 51 of 2014 to review and make recommendations related to basic education funding.

WHO:

Basic Education Funding Commission, co-chaired by Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb.

Tentatively scheduled to testify include:

  • Pedro A. Rivera, Superintendent for the School District of Lancaster
  • Matt Przywara, Chief Financial Officer for the School District of Lancaster
  • John Nodecker, Superintendent for the Manheim Township School District
  • Michael Crossey, President, PA State Education Association
  • Eric Elliott, Director of Research for School Funding & Finance, PA State Education Association
  • Joan Benso, President & CEO, PA Partnerships for Children
  • W. Michael Nailor, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
  • Michael Churchill, Of Counsel, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

McCaskey East High School
1051 Leigh Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602

Note: We invite the media to attend and cover this event.

Contacts:       

Vicki Wilken (Senator Browne) vwilken@pasen.gov – 717-787-1349
Matt Moyer (Senator Browne) mmoyer@pasen.gov – 610-366-2327 (Office) & 610-349-2879 (Cell)
Steve Miskin (House Leadership) smiskin@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9943
Dan Massing (Representative Vereb) dmassing@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9845
Tim Eller (Secretary Dumaresq) tieller@pa.gov – 717-783-9802

Funding Issues related to Enrollment and Growth

Basic Education Funding Commission Public Hearing

Funding Issues related to Enrollment and Growth

 Thursday, December 4, 2014

10:00 a.m.

East Stroudsburg High School SOUTH
Carl T. Secor Administration Building
50 Vine Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 1830


Open Remarks

Co-Chairs Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb

10:05 a.m.

Nate Benefield, Vice President of Policy Analysis of the Commonwealth Foundation

11:05 a.m.

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association

12:05 p.m.

Mr. John Bell, Superintendent of Delaware Valley School District

Ms. Carole Geary, Superintendent of Pleasant Valley School District

Mrs. Sharon Laverdure, Superintendent of East Stroudsburg Area School District

Meg Dilger, President of School Board of Pocono Mountain School District

Dr. John A. Toleno, Superintendent of Stroudsburg Area School District

BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING COMMISSION HEARING IN EAST STROUDSBURG

WHAT:

The Basic Education Funding Commission will hold its next public hearing to continue to discuss and receive testimony regarding a new formula for distributing basic education funding to Pennsylvania schools. The commission was established through Act 51 of 2014 to review and make recommendations related to basic education funding.

WHO:

Basic Education Funding Commission, co-chaired by Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb.

Tentatively scheduled to testify include:

  • Nate Benefield, Vice President of Policy Analysis of the Commonwealth Foundation
  • The Pennsylvania School Boards Association
  • John Bell, Superintendent of Delaware Valley School District
  • Carole Geary, Superintendent of Pleasant Valley School District
  • Sharon Laverdure, Superintendent of East Stroudsburg Area School District
  • Meg Dilger, President of Pocono Mountain School Board
  • Dr. John A. Toleno, Superintendent of Stroudsburg Area School District

WHEN:

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

East Stroudsburg High School South
Carl T. Secor Administration Building
50 Vine Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 17601

Note: We invite the media to attend and cover this event.

Contacts:       

Vicki Wilken (Senator Browne) vwilken@pasen.gov – 717-787-1349
Matt Moyer (Senator Browne) mmoyer@pasen.gov – 610-366-2327 (Office) & 610-349-2879 (Cell)
Steve Miskin (House Leadership) smiskin@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9943
Dan Massing (Representative Vereb) dmassing@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9845
Tim Eller (Secretary Dumaresq) tieller@pa.gov – 717-783-9802

Relevant Factors in School Funding

Basic Education Funding Commission Public Hearing

Relevant Factors in School Funding

Monday, November 24, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Intermediate Unit #13
1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601


Open Remarks

Co-Chairs Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb

10:05 a.m.

Dr. Linda Lane
Superintendent at Pittsburgh Public Schools

11:05 a.m.

Pennsylvania Association of School Business (PASBO)
Benchmarking Committee:

Dr. Wayne McCullough, Chief Financial & Operations Officer
Southern York County School District

Jay Himes
Executive Director of PASBO

12:05 p.m.

Thomas Gluck
Executive Director, PA Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU)

Dr. Brian Barnhart
Executive Director, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

Gina Brillhart
CFO & Assistant to the Executive Director, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

1:05 p.m.

Public Comment

 

Basic Education Funding Commission to Hold Hearing in Lancaster

WHAT:          The Basic Education Funding Commission will hold its next public hearing to continue to discuss and receive testimony regarding a new formula for distributing basic education funding to Pennsylvania schools.

WHO:             Basic Education Funding Commission, co-chaired by Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb.

WHEN:          Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:       Lancaster/Lebanon IU #13, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601

Note: We invite the media to attend and cover this event.

Contact:        

Vicki Wilken (Senator Browne) vwilken@pasen.gov – 717-787-1349
Matt Moyer (Senator Browne) mmoyer@pasen.gov – 610-366-2327 (Office) & 610-349-2879 (Cell)
Steve Miskin (House Leadership) smiskin@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9943
Dan Massing (Representative Vereb) dmassing@pahousegop.com – 717-772-9845
Tim Eller (Secretary Dumaresq) tieller@pa.gov – 717-783-9802

Charter Schools

Basic Education Funding Commission Public Hearing

Charter Schools

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

10:00 a.m.

 Philadelphia City Hall, Courtroom 676

1401 F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107


Open Remarks

Co-Chairs Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb

10:10 a.m.

Larry Jones, CEO, Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School

Joanne A. Jones, CEO, PA Virtual Charter School

John Swoyer, CEO, MaST Community Charter School

Aaron Bass, Chief of Staff, KIPP Philadelphia Charter School and KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School

11:10 a.m.

Christine M. Borelli, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Memphis Street Academy Charter School
“An American Paradigm School”

12:00 p.m.

Dr. Jason Corosanite
COO of String Theory Schools

12:45 p.m.

David Mosenkis

1 -1:30 p.m.

Public comment

 

Funding Issues Related to Philadelphia

Basic Education Funding Commission Public Hearing

Funding Issues Related to Philadelphia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Philadelphia City Hall, Courtroom 676
1401 F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19107


 

Open Remarks

Co-Chairs Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb

1:05 p.m.

The Honorable Michael A. Nutter
Office of the Mayor – City of Philadelphia

1:15 p.m.

William J. Green, Chairman of the School Reform Commission (SRC)

William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia

Marilyn Carrion-Mejia, Principal of William McKinley Elementary School

Otis Hackney, Principal of South Philadelphia High School

1:45 p.m.

Matthew E. Stanski, CFO of the School District of Philadelphia

Rob Dubow, CFO of the Office of the Director of Finance – City of Philadelphia

2:15 p.m.

Mark Gleason, CEO of the Philadelphia School Partnership

3:00 p.m.

Neil D. Theobald, President of Temple University
Presentation: A Path to Issues-Driven School Finance Reform in Pennsylvania

3:45 p.m.

David Rubin, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM/CHOP

4:30 p.m.

Parent Panel from Public Citizens for Children & Youth

Consider relevant factors in school funding

Basic Education Funding Commission Hearing

Consider relevant factors in school funding

Thursday, November 6, 2014

10 a.m.

Hearing Room 1, North Office Building

Listen


Open Remarks

Co-Chairs Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb

10:05 a.m.

John L. Winn
Commissioner of Education of the State of Florida (Retired)

11:05 a.m.

Jesse Levin, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist
American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Bruce Baker, Ed.D, Professor of Education Theory,
Policy & Administration, Graduate School of Education,
Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey

 

 

Enrollment Changes and School Funding

Basic Education Funding Commission Public Hearing

Enrollment Changes and School Funding

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Community College of Allegheny County

West Hills Center, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071-1099


Open Remarks – Co-Chairs Senator Pat Browne and Representative Mike Vereb

11:05 a.m.

Dr. Thomas Ralston
Superintendent of the Avonworth School District

Dr. Patrick O’Toole
Superintendent of the Upper St. Clair School District

Linda Hippert
Executive Director of Allegheny Intermediate Unit

12:05 p.m.

Maureen McClure
Associate Professor, Administrative & Policy Studies
University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Patrick Dowd
Executive Director of Allies for Children

David W. Patti
President & CEO, Pennsylvania Business Council

1:05 p.m.

Cheryl Kleiman, Esq.
Education Law Center, Pittsburgh Office