Directors concerned with possible state cuts
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“We are seeking resolutions from our legislature,” Viletto saidK “Taxpayers will be charged additionally each year [to cover it]K”
Finally, the school board passed a resolution asking legislature to reform charter and cyber-charter school fundingK
Currently, according to the resolution, charter and cyber-charter schools receive the amount of money it would cost to educate a child in the districtK The money is paid by the district and has not been reimbursed by the state since OMNNK Viletto said RYHU WKH ODVW fiYH yHDUV, RYHU A4 million of taxpayer money has gone to cyber-charter VFKRROV VSHFLfiFDOOy.
“Whereas, the state’s flDZHG FKDUWHU VFKRRO IunGLnJ formula is costing taxpayers hundreds of millions in additional tax dollars, as Pennsylvania’s school districts are facing unprecedented economic challenges;” the resolution saidK “Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of pchool Directors of the pchool District of Cheltenham Township urges its district’s state legislators to support legislation to correct the tuition inequities under the current charter school funding formula so that the funding received by the charter school UHflHFWV WKH WUuH FRVW RI HGucating the child, thus relieving WKH finDnFLDO EuUGHn FKDUWHU schools place on school districts and ensuring that local taxpayers are not overpaying for the services these schools provideK”
The resolutions were passed unanimously, except for the pension reform resolutionK Board member Marc Leiberson abstained from the vote and did not give a reasonK