The Problem Of Cyber Charter School Funding In Pennsylvania

Each year, we're tasked with passing a budget, which must be put out for public review by law for 30 days prior to final adoption, before the end of June. Unfortunately, Harrisburg does not adopt a budget, typically, until ours is finalized, and therefore our Superintendent, Business Manager and Finance Committee must create a budget with only an estimation of what our state funds may be. One can imagine that in tough fiscal times, especially when the federal government refuses to accept responsibility and put together a plan which will lead to a balanced budget, the complexity on the local level only increases, both for the decision-makers and for local taxpayers. As revenues level out in the current climate and costs escalate in order to pay for promises of the past, it is necessary for legislators to act to save taxpayers' money, as well as make local elected officials' task as painless as possible. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Pennsylvania cyber charter schools rally to oppose funding cuts

She wrote that her family switched to cyber school "because I was having trouble with math, and the public school just kept pushing me along and didn't do anything about it." She now earns straight A's. "I love PA Cyber because I learn so much more than I would have if I stayed in public school. I have so many new friends and supportive teachers," said Kenny in her letter. Dozens of PA Cyber families at the rally included Linda and Ken Snyder of Likens, Pa., and their friends Christy and Mick Lower of Elizabethville. The Snyders enrolled their daughter Sarah, 9, and son Kenneth, 7, this year in PA Cyber because, Linda said, her classroom school was unable to stop her daughter from being bullied. "I was in the office 12 times last year," Linda said. Last year, while sitting on the bleachers at their girls' softball games, Linda Snyder had long conversations with Christy Lower before enrolling the Snyder children in PA Cyber. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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