Special Education Funding: Charter & Cyber Charter Schools

Public Hearing
Special Education Funding: Charter & Cyber Charter Schools

September 26, 2013
Alvernia University, Student Center
400 Saint Bernadine Street, Reading, PA 19607

9:30 a.m. Welcome by Commission Co-Chairs & Introduction of Commission Members
9:35 a.m. Susan Gobreski, Executive Director, Education Voters PA
10:00 a.m. Parent/Advocate Panel
Nicolyn Habecker
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Amber Mintz Foote
Lisa Lightner
10:25 a.m. Nick Torres, CEO, Education Plus Academy Charter School
Aimee Denton, Parent
10:45 a.m. David Lapp, Staff Attorney, Education Law Center
11:15 a.m. Nicole D. Snyder, Esq., Latsha Davis & Kenna, P.C.
Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS)
Kevin Corcoran, Assistant Head of School/Director of School Improvement
Agora Cyber Charter School
11:40 a.m. Karl A. Romberger, Jr., Esq., Sweet, Stevens, Katz, & Williams, New Britain, PA
Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA)
Mark B. Miller, Co-Chair, KeySEC
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12:05 p.m. Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU)
Dr. John George, Exec. Director of Berks County IU & Pres. PAIU
Carl Blessing, Chief Financial Officer of Berks County IU
Chris Celmer, Asst. Director of Business Services of Berks County IU
Uldis Vilcins, Director of Transportation Services of Carbon Lehigh IU
Tee Decker, Asst. Director of Special Programs & Services of Carbon Lehigh IU
12:30 p.m. Deborah Verstegen, Ph.D.
Professor of Education Leadership, University of Nevada, Reno