Senate Bill 6, Senate Bill 880 and Truancy Enforcement

Senate Education Committee
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
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.
Hon. John D. Kuhn, Court of Common Pleas
Co-Chair of Educational Success and Truancy Prevention Workgroup
Adams County

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

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

10:50 to 11:10 a.m.
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.
Maura McInerney, Esq., Staff Attorney
Education Law Center

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

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