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Cyber Charters: The $450 million scam on taxpayers
PCCY website December 16, 2016
With school districts stressed by PA’s inadequate education funding, they must make sure every penny is spent wisely. Cyber charter schools, however, are a huge cost to districts and wisdom doesn’t factor into the equation. School districts spent $450 million last year on cyber charter schools. The state’s cyber charter sector – the second largest in the country – continues to grow as does the tremendous amount of money that school districts must pay to cybers. In southeast Pennsylvania alone, the tab for cyber charters was over $132.5 million – a $42 million increase in the past five years. If cyber charter schools were a sound educational investment, maybe they’d be worth the millions spent. But PA’s cyber charter schools have consistently been among the lowest performing in the state, with 90% of them languishing in the bottom fifth of schools statewide last year. No cyber school has ever met the state performance standards set in 2013.
They waste tax dollars, ‘upload’ funding out of every school, and districts still have to pay them.
The Tiger Techs Robotics Teams recently competed at La Roche College in Pittsburgh. Team 1 recieved an overall Second Place Champions Award and third place robot performance award. Team 2 recieved a second place Strategy and Innovation Award for their robot. Team 1 now moves on to compete at the national/international level in May at LEGOLAND, California.
Naloxone Policy Guidelines
As a means of enhancing the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors, the Sharon City School District has approved a policy that permits the obtaining, maintenance and administration of doses of the opioid antagonist Naloxone (Narcan) for emergency use to assist a student, staff member or other individual believed or suspected to be experienceing an opioid overdose. The link below contains information specific to the availibility of the product, the symptoms of an overdose and how students and staff should report such an overdose.
The Sharon City School District maintains an up-to-date policy manual which includes all active and proposed policies, rules and regulations of the district. As per Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulation we are providing required notice of the policies listed in the Annual Notice link below. The full text of all policies can be found on the Sharon City School District website using the following pathway: www.sharon.k12.pa.us > Administration > Policies