Omnibus School Code Legislation Supports Open Campus PA Initiative

On June 30th, the Omnibus School Code legislation, House Bill #1901 was enacted into law by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  It includes a number of essential funding elements relating to the state’s basic education formula, teacher/principal evaluations, special education, community colleges, and libraries.  Additionally, the bill includes language from Senate Bill 1492 introduced this spring by Sen. Lloyd Smucker, which provides a blueprint for other school districts to follow if they decide to start their own Open Campus program that Penn Manor, Manheim Township and Hempfield School Districts will be piloting during the 2012-2013 school year.

For additional information see http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?sind=0&syear=2011&body=H&type=B&bn=1901