Sept. 7 to be Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Pennsylvania

Sep. 03, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed House Resolution 984 sponsored by Reps. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), Keith Gillespie (R-York), Pat Harkins (R-Erie) and Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) declaring Sept. 7 as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day in Pennsylvania.

Committee to Consider Three COVID-19-Related Bills

Aug. 19, 2020 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals related to COVID-19. They include measures that would authorize a school entity to determine whether to hold sports and other extracurricular activities in-person and whether to allow spectators (House Bill 2787); allow a parent to elect to have a child in a public or non-public school repeat a grade, including all academic and extracurricular activities (House Bill 2788); and authorize the Secretary of Education to address disruptions to teacher training and certification caused by the COVID-19 disaster emergency (Senate Bill 1216).

Schools in Erie County to Receive Emergency Education Relief Funds, Announces Sonney

Aug. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that Corry Area School District, Erie County Technical School, North East School District, Union City Area School District and Wattsburg Area School District have been awarded money through the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund.

House Passes Sonney’s Legislation to Update and Reform PASSHE

Jun. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that his legislation to update and reform the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Sonney Announces School Safety Grants for 4th Legislative District

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie) announced today that the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, vocational schools, intermediate units and charter schools across the state, including every school district within the 4th Legislative District.

Sonney, Topper and Schroeder Unveil Legislative Package to Reform and Update PASSHE

Jan. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Today, House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) joined together with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein and chair of PASSHE’s Board of Governors Cynthia Shapira to unveil a package of bills designed to update, improve and reform PASSHE.

Sonney to Host Education Committee Public Hearing on Cyber Education

Jan. 16, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and members of the committee will hold a public hearing on cyber education and Sonney’s House Bill 1897, which would require all school districts in the Commonwealth to offer full-time cyber education programs accountable to local communities.

Supporting PA’s Helpers and Heroes - By State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie)

Oct. 01, 2019 /

When the bell rings and the siren sounds, they are there. Our fire and emergency medical service (EMS) providers are the helpers and heroes on the frontlines, committed to saving lives and keeping our communities and families safe. Being an emergency medical services professional ranks among the most dangerous jobs in America, as these individuals are exposed to dangerous situations and illnesses each and every day.