– Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) was recently presented with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) Champion of Public Education award.
The PSBA Champion of Public Education award recognizes lawmakers for their outstanding support of traditional public schools during a two-year legislative session. This support is measured by the legislator’s voting record, bills introduced, attendance and involvement at their local districts, and efforts to work with PSBA to support public schools.
“It’s extremely important as a legislator to listen, learn and to work with stakeholders and residents on legislation to improve Pennsylvania, and especially our public education system in the Commonwealth,” stated Brown.
PSBA cited Brown’s overall support of public education, and specifically her introduction of House Bill 1749
The bill would make critically needed updates to the 25-year-old charter school law’s formula used to calculate the tuition rate paid by a student’s home school district for special education students who attend charter schools. The current funding formula contains a number of flaws that result in school districts overpaying nearly $175 million each year for special education students in charter schools.
“I am truly honored that PSBA has strongly recognized my long-term commitment to education and working productively with others and is sharing my dedication as a legislator with their membership,” Brown added.
“Representative Brown consistently shows support of public education initiatives through the bills she has introduced and her voting record,” said PSBA CEO Nathan Mains. “We commend her for her efforts to support Pennsylvania’s public schools.”
Representative Rosemary Brown
189th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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