Sonney, Saylor to Co-Host Hearing on PASSHE Report

Apr. 25, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, will hold a joint public hearing on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.

Committee to Consider Four Education Bills

Apr. 22, 2022 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would provide for school-based behavioral health assistance (House Bill 2022); provide for behavioral health awareness education (House Bill 2023); provide for mental health instruction study (House Bill 2024); and prohibit scholarship displacement at public institutions of higher education under certain circumstances (House Bill 2255).

Committee to Discuss Resolution Related to Charter Regulation

Mar. 29, 2022 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to discuss and consider a concurrent resolution disapproving the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s regulation on charter and cyber charter schools.

Committee to Consider Two Education Bills

Mar. 28, 2022 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider two proposals on a variety of education topics.

Committee to Gather Information on Cyber Charter Schools

Mar. 21, 2022 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a public hearing to hear from officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to receive a comprehensive overview of the cyber charter school application and renewal process and the Charter School Appeal Board (CAB).

Committee to Provide Input on Charter School Regulations, Hold Hearing on Teacher Shortage

Mar. 14, 2022 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider whether to issue a letter disapproving of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s final form regulation related to charter and cyber charter schools. Afterward, at 10 a.m., it will hold a public hearing on the teacher shortage within the Commonwealth.

Sonney to Co-Host Hearing with Appropriations Committee on PASSHE Report

Feb. 08, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.

Committee to Consider Two Education Bills

Jan. 21, 2022 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider two education proposals. They include measures that would amend the Public School Code for the establishment of an online clearinghouse of online courses for students enrolled in grades 6-12 (House Bill 1330) and direct the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a study on training mandates on public school entities (House Resolution 163).

Sonney to Retire

Jan. 11, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 Legislative Session.

Reconstituted Special Education Funding Commission Releases Report

Dec. 17, 2021 /

The reconstituted Special Education Funding Commission released its report and recommended to the General Assembly adjustments to the state’s special education funding formula, according to co-chairs of the commission Senate Majority Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), House Education Chairman Curtis Sonney (R-Erie) and Education Secretary Noe Ortega.

Committee to Consider Five Education Bills

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.

Committee to Consider Four Education Bills

Sep. 27, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals on a variety of education topics.

Sonney to Co-Host Hearing with Appropriations Committee on PASSHE Report

Aug. 02, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.

Committee to Consider Three Education Bills

Jun. 21, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would provide an additional year of school for a student who is aging out of special education (House Bill 1446); establish an accelerated learning program for students following the COVID-19 pandemic (House Bill 1533); and revise school board of directors’ temporary emergency powers (House Bill 1660).

Committee to Consider Senate Education Bill

Jun. 15, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider legislation that would make permanent a temporary program that allows prospective educators to serve as substitute teachers (Senate Bill 381).