Senate Bill 6, Senate Bill 880 and Truancy Enforcement

Senate Education Committee
Agenda
June 9, 2015
9:30 am, Hearing Room 1, N.O.B.

 
The Senate Education Committee will meet to consider the following legislation:

  • Senate Bill 6 P.N. 893 (Smucker) provides additional tools to lead turnaround efforts in schools with a consistent track record of poor academic achievement.  There will be an amendment to this bill. | Amendment A01915 | Bill Summary
  • Senate Bill 880 PN. 1024 Recently introduced legislation to delay the implementation of the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement until the 2018-2019 school year. | Bill Summary

Immediately following the committee meeting, the committee will hold a public hearing on truancy enforcement.

Truancy Penalties and Enforcement
Agenda
June 9, 2015
9:30-12:30 pm

10 to 10:05 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sen. Lloyd Smucker, Chairman
Sen. Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman

10:05 to 10:30 a.m.
Testimony
Hon. John D. Kuhn, Court of Common Pleas
Co-Chair of Educational Success and Truancy Prevention Workgroup
Adams County

Testimony
Keith Snyder, Executive Director
Juvenile Court Judges Commission
Member of Educational Success and Truancy Prevention Workgroup

10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
Testimony
Dr. Betsy Adams, Retired School Principal
Berks County Truancy Task Force

10:50 to 11:10 a.m.
Testimonies
Sean Fields, Esq., Deputy General Counsel of Gov. Affairs
PA School Boards Association

Sharon Laverdure, Superintendent
East Stroudsburg Area School District

11:10 to 11:30 a.m.
Testimony
Maura McInerney, Esq., Staff Attorney
Education Law Center

11:30 to 12:00 p.m.
Testimony
Matthew Stem, Deputy Secretary
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Testimony
Cathy Utz, Deputy Secretary of Office of Children, Youth and Families
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services