Nov. 12, 2021

WHAT:   The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider five proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would require all public and nonpublic schools to test for lead contamination in drinking and cooking outlets and remediate if necessary (House Bill 465); establish a statewide early literacy program (House Bill 2045); repeal a state law that prohibits teachers from wearing any religious garb, emblem or insignia while performing their teaching duties (Senate Bill 247); assist students experiencing education instability (Senate Bill 324); and expand the school entities authorized to establish an open campus initiative (Senate Bill 786).

WHO: Sonney and members of the House Education Committee.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: 523 Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Will be available, barring technical difficulties, at and

Media contact: Tracy Polovick, 717.260.6358,