Cyber Alert - STOP THE SKIM - Reason 10 December 9, 2013 -- Why cut cyber school funding and give it to school districts when those same districts have nearly $4 billion in reserves?
Pennsylvania Families for Public Cyber Schools today said cuts to cyber school funding proposed in Senate Bill 1085 ignores how public school districts already have hoarded nearly $4 billion in reserves. To put that into perspective, Pennsylvania?s entire investment in public school funding is $5.4 billion during the current fiscal year.
Cyber Alert - Stop the Skim Reason 9 December 5, 2013 -- Pennsylvania Families for Public Cyber Schools today said cuts to cyber school funding proposed in Senate Bill 1085 will only hurt their children and save taxpayers $0. Public cyber schools already receive 30 percent less funding than traditional public school districts, but Senate Bill 1085, sponsored by state Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster), proposed an additional 5 percent cut that would be given to school districts.
Cyber Alert - Stop the Skim - Reason 8 December 4, 2013 -- Senate Bill 1085 is an overreaction to one cyber school official accused of breaking the law by misusing about $1 million in taxpayer funds. But the Auditor General has recently cited several school districts for wasting over $14 million in funding and no one is targeting these districts for funding cuts.
PA Families Issues Statement Regarding Funding Cuts January 25, 2013 -- Pennsylvania Families for Public Cyber Schools today expressed its disappointment in House Majority Leader Mike Turzai?s announcement of proposed public education funding cuts affecting Pennsylvania?s 42,000 children who attend public cyber schools.
Cyber-school students: Pentagon snubs our service 08/23/2011 -- Students graduating from the growing ranks of online high schools are running into a hurdle if their goal is to join the military: The Pentagon doesn't want many recruits with non-traditional diplomas.
Family wins truancy fight against school district 04/06/2011 -- A West Shore School District family won an appeal overturning truancy charges against their special-needs son, who missed time while awaiting enrollment in cyber school. On March 30, York County Judge John S. Kennedy threw out the charges against Charlie and Marilyn Tocci.