Public Hearing On Ways to Improve Student and School Safety

Senate Education Committee

Friday, March 2, 2018, at 10:00 AM
North Office Building, Hearing Room 1

Testimony will focus on ways to improve student and school safety

 

10:00   AM
Opening Comments

 10:05
Senator Mike Regan (R-31)
Former United States Marshal
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania                      

10:15 AM
Major Douglas Burig
Director of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Pennsylvania State Police 

10:35 AM
Matthew Stem  | Attachment
Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education 

10:55 AM
Dr. Sarah Daly
Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Saint Vincent College 

11:15 AM
Dr. Mark DiRocco
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators 

11:35 PM
James E. Hyslop
President and CEO
Standing Stone Consulting, Inc. 

11:50 PM
Adjournment


Written Testimony:

AFT PA

The American Institute of Architects

Teach PA

SB 898, 1361, SR 345, HB 1013, 1801, 2049

Senate Education Committee

September 23, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Room 8E-A

Agenda


Senate Bill 898 (Smith) | Summary with amendment – Senate Bill 898 amends the Public School Code to provide for access to emergency epinephrine.

Senate Bill 1361 (Ward) | Summary with amendment – Senate Bill 1361 amends the Public School Code to provide for the Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program.

Senate Resolution 345 (Hughes) | Summary with amendment – Senate Resolution 345 directs the Joint State Government Commission to study the issue of student suicide in higher education.

House Bill 1013 (Gillen) | Summary with amendment – House Bill 1013 amends the Public School Code to provide for home education programs.

House Bill 1801 (Davidson) | Summary – House Bill 1801 amends the Public School Code to provide for anonymous hotlines and Internet notification systems.

House Bill 2049 (Simmons) | Summary – House Bill 2049 amends the Public School Code to provide for administration of epinephrine by school bus drivers.

Senate Bill 1193

Senate Education Committee
SB 1193 (School Districts Permitting Employees to Access Firearms)

September 16, 2014
9:45 a.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Agenda


9:45 – 10:00
Opening Remarks from Senator Mike Folmer and Senator Andy Dinniman

10:00 – 10:10
Opening Remarks from Senator Don White

10:10 – 10:30
Mark Zilinskas, Mathematics Teacher, Indiana County

10:30 – 11:00
Stuart Knade, Esq., Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Ms. Sharon Orr, Director of Risk Management, School Claim Services

11:00 – 11:30
Dr. Robert L. Urzillo, Superintendent
Mr. Jeffrey A. Faust, Director of Facilities, Blue Mountain School District

11:30 – 12:00
Chief Robert A. Martin, Susquehanna Township Police Department

Additional Information:

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Education Law Center

 

State Board of Education Proposed Rulemaking #6-329 “Financial Recovery” (IRRC #3064)

The above-referenced proposed rulemaking was recently delivered to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and the House and Senate Education Committees for review and comment.  It was published in the July 19th edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin (http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol44/44-29/1495.html).

The proposal has a 30-day public comment period that closes on August 18, 2014.  IRRC’s comments are due to the Board on September 17, 2014.

The Regulatory Review Act provides that the standing committees may convey to the Board their comments on the proposed regulations any time prior to the submittal of the final-form regulations. Individual members also may comment on the regulation.

Attached please find the regulatory package for this proposed rulemaking, which includes the Preamble, Annex and Regulatory Analysis Form.

Please let my office know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regulation6-329 Annex

Regulation6-329 Preamble

Regulation6-329 Regulatory Analysis Form

House Bill 618

Senate Education Committee

June 29, 2014
Off the Floor

Agenda


 

House Bill 618 | Bill Summary – Amends the Public School Code to provide for charter school reform.

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Senate Bills 1440, 1450, Senate Resolution 414, House Bill 1718

Senate Education Committee

Friday, June 27, 2014

9:30 AM in Room 8 E-B

Agenda


Senate Bill 1440 (Tomlinson) with amendment | Summary – Senate Bill 1440 amends the State System of Higher Education Intellectual Property Act to provide for the State-owned University Intellectual Property and Services Act.

Senate Bill (Folmer) | Summary– Senate Bill 1450 amends the Public School Code to provide for flexibility on the Keystone Exams.

Senate Resolution 414 (Smucker) | Summary– Senate Resolution 414 directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study alternative methods of authorizing charter schools and regional charter schools.

House Bill 1718 (Aument) | Summary – House Bill 1718 amends the Public School Code to provide for an online education initiative.

 

Senate Bill 1388 and House Bills 803, 1816, 2013, 2106

Senate Education Committee

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
11 a.m.
Room 8 E-A

Agenda


 

Senate Bill 1388 (Folmer) | Bill Summary

Senate Bill 1388 amends the Public School Code to repeal antiquated provisions.

House Bill 803 (Stevenson) with amendment | Bill Summary

House Bill 803 amends the Public School Code to permit school entities and nonpublic schools to maintain an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors.

House Bill 1816 (Tobash) with amendment | Bill Summary

House Bill 1816 amends the Public School Code to provide for professional development plans and programs related to manufacturing.

House Bill 2013 (Stern) | Bill Summary

House Bill 2013 amends the Public School Code to provide for temporary vacancies for school board members in the United States military or naval forces called to active duty.

House Bill 2106 (Tallman) | Bill Summary

House Bill 2106 amends Act 10 of 1991 to provide for military recruiter access to student contact information in accordance with federal law.

Consideration of SB 847, SB 873, SB 874, SB 1085 and HB 1424

Consideration of SB 847, SB 873, SB 874, SB 1085 and HB 1424

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
9:30 a.m.

Room 8 E-B East Wing

Senate Bill 847 (Greenleaf) | Bill Summary with amendment – Senate Bill 847 amends the Public School Code to provide for guidelines on religious expression.
Senate Bill 847 Amendment A03807

Senate Bill 873 (Wiley) |Bill Summary with amendment – Senate Bill 873 amends the Public School Code to provide for a Dyslexia Screening Pilot Program.

Senate Bill 874 (Vance) | Bill Summary – Senate Bill 874 amends the Public School Code to allow a certain community college to negotiate with its local sponsors the amount to provide for its annual operating and capital expenses.

Senate Bill 1085 (Smucker) | Bill Summary with amendment – Senate Bill 1085 amends the Public School Code to provide for charter schools.
Senate Bill 1085 Amendment A03930

House Bill 1424 (Clymer) |Bill Summary – House Bill 1424 amends the Public School Code to provide for Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations instruction.

 

Higher Education Accessibility and Affordability

Senate Education Committee Hearings

Higher Education Accessibility and Affordability

May 15, 2013
9:00 a.m.

Hearing Room 1, North Office Building

9:00 a.m. Hearing – Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility

9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks
Senator Mike Folmer, Majority Chairman
Senator Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman
9:10-9:20 SB 78: PHEAA Grants for Online Distance Education
Senator Stewart Greenleaf
9:20-9:50 Senate Bill 713: The DREAM Act
Senator Lloyd Smucker
Mr. Jose Cortez
Audrey Lopez
9:50-10:20 SB 420: Middle Income Student Debt Reduction Act
Senator Kim Ward
Dr. Don Francis, President
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Mr. William Burke, Director of Financial Aid
University of Scranton
10:20-10:45 Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
Diane Bosak, Executive Director
10:45-11:10 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
Lois Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
11:10-11:35 Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
Mr. James Preston, President and Chief Executive Officer
Additional Written Testimony By:
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
ACLU of Pennsylvania
Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties (APSCUF)
Juntos
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
Jorge Salazar
Natasha Kelemen
Greater Philadelphia Jewish Coalition on Immigration
Penn State University Office of Student Financial Aid
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Dream Act Student Testimony