Elizabeth Behrman | Thursday, September 5, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pennsylvania Department of Education now will charge service fees in an attempt to “recoup the costs of thousands of hours of staff time” incurred as the agency implements the state’s Charter School Law.
Gov. Tom Wolf discussed the new fee-for-service model Wednesday during a stop at Twin Rivers Elementary School in McKeesport. The change is part of a larger plan he announced last month to use a combination of executive action and new legislation to overhaul Pennsylvania’s more than 20-year-old charter school law and hold charter schools to the same accountability, “ethical and transparency” standards as traditional public schools.