Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cyber School Reform Bill Would Benefit Allegheny Co.

State Representative Karen Beyer wants to lower the rate at which public schools would reimburse cyber schools in their geographic area. The Republican Lehigh County lawmaker says her bill would save school districts statewide roughly $20 million dollars with Allegheny County districts benefiting from the biggest savings at $5 million. The bill was approved by the House Education Committee and has been "held up" in the Appropriations Committee. Beyer says she hopes the measure will reach a floor vote by the end of the month.

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