Last fall, in a matter of first impression, a state court ruled that a school district cannot sue a charter school for unpaid extracurricular fees. A few months later, the Pennsylvania Department of Education weighed in on how these fees are calculated and rejected a school district’s attempt to recoup funds that PDE had redirected. Both of these decisions indicate that school districts are likely … [Read more...] about Can A School Sue a Charter School for Unpaid Extracurricular Fees?
Calculating Charter School Tuition Reimbursement Rates
A recent ruling by the Secretary of Education resolves, for the moment, a dispute between the Pennsylvania public school districts and charter schools over charter school tuition funding rates. More specifically, the decision is instructive regarding school district use of Pennsylvania Department of Education Form 363 when calculating these rates. The case is School District of Philadelphia v. … [Read more...] about Calculating Charter School Tuition Reimbursement Rates
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Implement Mandatory Deadline for Charter School Renewal Process
In a recent decision that will most certainly aid the re-convened Charter School Appeal Board (CAB) tackle a review backlog due to its recent hiatus, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Section 1729-A(a) of the Charter School law does not impose a mandatory deadline by which a school district must decide to renew or not renew a charter school’s charter. In Eastern University Academy … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines to Implement Mandatory Deadline for Charter School Renewal Process