Meeting to consider SB 766, SB 1243, SB 1277, SB 1278, HB 2169

Senate Education Committee

June 21, 2022 | 12 Noon

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 766, SB 1243, SB 1277, SB 1278, HB 2169

Schedule

Senate Bill 766 (Bartolotta) – An Act establishing the Adult Education and Workforce Recovery Grant Program and Fund. 

  • Amendment A04960 (Martin/Williams)

Senate Bill 1243 (Gebhard) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to require completion of a economics and personal finance course to graduate high school.

  • Amendment A04680 (Martin)

Senate Bill 1277 (Aument) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to require school entities adopt a policy for notifying parents and guardians of sexually explicit materials available in the school and options to prevent and provide alternatives to their child viewing the sexually explicit materials.

Senate Bill 1278 (Martin) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to require school entities adopt a policy for parental notification and communication regarding student well-being and screenings, and addresses classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation.

House Bill 2169 (Owlett) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to establish the Lifeline Scholarship Program.

  • Amendment A04232 (Martin)
  • Amendment A04905 (Martin)
  • Amendment A04560 (Brooks)
  • Amendment A04268 (Brooks)
  • Amendment A04269 (Brooks)
  • Amendment A04290 (Brooks)
  • Amendment A04847 (Brooks)
  • Amendment A04664 (Brooks)
  • Amendment A04903 (Brooks)

Meeting to consider House Concurrent Regulatory Review Resolution Number 1

Senate Education Committee

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 |Off the floor

Rules Room


Agenda

Meeting to consider House Concurrent Regulatory Review Resolution Number 1

Schedule

House Concurrent Regulatory Review Resolution Number 1– Disapproving the Department of
Education regulations on charter schools and cyber charter schools.

Senator Martin’s Bill Increasing Graduation Pathways Advances

HARRISBURG – The Senate Education Committee approved legislation today that closes a scoring loophole for the Keystone Exams, Chairman Scott Martin (R-13) said.

“At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the General Assembly passed legislation which provided a proficient score for waived Keystone exams in response to major disruptions in our schools,” Martin said. “Students excused from taking a Keystone exam in 2020 should not be inadvertently prevented from pursuing one of our state’s graduation pathways.”

In 2018, the legislature expanded opportunities available to students to meet the statewide requirements to graduate high school, including a three-score composite option via the Keystone exams. Students earning a combined score of 4,452 on the Algebra, Biology and Literature tests qualify, so long as they achieve a “proficient” level on at least one exam and no less than “basic” on the others.

In 2020, the federal government waived statewide assessments and the state legislature adopted Act 136, which assigned students an automatic “proficient” on all waived exams, but no numerical score. As such, students impacted by the waiver can’t apply for the three-score composite pathway without retesting.

“We need to act to create a temporary pathway for students impacted by the waiver and provide this much needed remedy to our students and schools,” Martin said.

Senate Bill 1244 now advances to the full Senate for consideration.

 

CONTACT: Terry Trego, 717-787-6535

Meeting to consider SB 1244, HB 972 and HB 1041

Senate Education Committee

May 24, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1244, HB 972 and HB 1041

Schedule

Senate Bill 1244 (Martin) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to create a two-score composite graduation pathway for students impacted by Act 136 of 2020.

House Bill 972 (Gleim) – Establishes the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

House Bill 1041 (Topper) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to require a school district permit home education students’ participation in co-curriculum activities and area career and technical education programs.

  • Amendment A04244

Meeting to consider SB 1191

Senate Education Committee

Monday, April 11, 2022 | Off the Floor

Rules Room


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1191

Schedule

Senate Bill 1191 (J. Ward) – Establishes the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

Meeting to consider SB 232

Senate Education Committee

Monday, February 7, 2022 | 12:30 p.m.

Room 8E-A, East Wing

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 232

Schedule

House Bill 232 (Mustello) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to create a process for a school district of the 3rd class within a 4th or 6th class county to change its name.

  • Amendment A03651 – Establishes a September 1, 2022 sunset provision.

 

 

Meeting to consider SB 527

Senate Education Committee

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 9:30 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


AGENDA

Meeting to consider SB 527

SCHEDULE

Senate Bill 527 (Regan) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to provide for conditional automatic increases to the amount of available tax credits in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.

  • Amendment A02870

Meeting to consider bills

Senate Education Committee 

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Off the Floor

Rules Room


Agenda

Meeting to consider bills

Schedule

Senate Bill 931 (Martin) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to exclude pandemic relief payments from the definition of household income.

Senate Bill 932 (Martin) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to include concurrent enrollment programs in the definition of school-related fees.

Senate Bill 933 (Martin) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to allow certain official representatives on the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors to vote.

Senate Bill 934 (Dush) – An Act requiring school entities to display the Preamble of the PA Constitution.

Senate Bill 935 (Martin) – An Act requiring school entities to display the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. 

Senate Bill 937 (Brooks) – Amends the Public School Code of 1949 to prohibit requirements for children to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to attend school.