Dear PA House Representative:
I am sending you the SAT results that were recently posted on the PA Department of Education website.
PA Leadership Charter School scored 153 out of 692 schools state wide – in the top 78 percentile!
I researched the twenty schools that scored just below PA Leadership (153-173) and compared the amount of money these school districts spend on their students.
The greatest difference was Exeter Township School District at $23,900 (vs. $12,198 for PALCS). The average for all school districts combined was $15,226 (vs. $12,198 for PALCS), or an average of 25% more than PALCS spends per student. Yet, our school beat them all and PALCS beat them all with less money than every single one of them!
|PA LEADERSHIP CHARTER SCHOOL||$ 12,198|
|BURRELL SD||$ 13,838|
|ANNVILLE-CLEONA SD||$ 19,464|
|BLACKHAWK SD||$ 12,549|
|NESHAMINY SD||$ 20,121|
|BLOOMSBURG AREA SD||$ 12,401|
|DELAWARE VALLEY SD||$ 13,532|
|FREEPORT AREA SD||$ 12,345|
|GATEWAY SD||$ 17,835|
|ELIZABETHTOWN AREA SD||$ 12,772|
|KISKI AREA SD||$ 12,989|
|PURCHASE LINE SD||$ 17,438|
|CLARION AREA SD||$ 13,734|
|EXETER TOWNSHIP SD||$ 23,900|
|OLEY VALLEY SD||$ 15,845|
|MONTROSE AREA SD||$ 14,862|
|BELLEFONTE AREA SD||$ 14,263|
|SUSQUENITA SD||$ 16,247|
|SOMERSET AREA SD||$ 14,072|
|CORNWALL-LEBANON SD||$ 13,488|
|GREENSBURG SALEM SD||$ 13,615|
|Total spent||$ 305,310|
|Total spent per student||$ 15,266|
|Average Percentage School Districts spent more than PALCS||1.25|
There is currently a bill being offered in the PA Education Committee (HB 530) that singles out Cyber Charter Schools for funding cuts. In light of the fact that our school (and others) are seeing good success – with 25% less !!! – it seems patently unfair to me to be singling out Cyber Charter Schools for cuts. Would you please contact Speaker Turzai and let him know that this is unfair?
I would be glad to talk with you or your staff about this bill at any time. I include my cell phone for that purpose.