Chapter 18 (Financial Recovery)
Act 141 of 2012 [PDF] directs the State Board of Education to promulgate reglations that define criteria that may be used for determining whether a school district is placed in financial recovery status. The Act identifies 15 criteria that the Secretary of Education may consider in making a designation, and the Board's regulation will identify additional factors for consideration in issuing a designation of financial recovery status and whether a district will be placed in moderate or severe recovery status.
In promulgating the regulation, the State Board was directed to consult with a statewide Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from the Department of Education and Governor's Office of the Budget, and a superintendent, school business official and school director representative of urban, rural and suburban districts. The Advisory Committee met four times throughout fall 2012 and adopted a recommendation for the State Board's consideration in December 2012. On January 10, 2013, the State Board approved a proposed rulemaking - Chapter 18 - that reflects the Advisory Committee's recommendation with a few clarifying amendments.
Chapter 18 Proposed [PDF]
Advisory Committee on Financial Recovery
Amy Morton, Executive Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Christine Baldini, Division Manager, Governor’s Office of the Budget
Margaret Billings-Jones, Superintendent, Lakeland School District
Alan Vandrew, Chief Financial Officer, Mechanicsburg Area School District
Mike Kuhn, School Director, Lebanon School District
Charles Hughey, Former Superintendent, West Allegheny School District
Jeanine McCreary, Former School Director, Erie School District
State Board of Education Committee on Financial Recovery (Chapter 18)
Maureen Lally-Green, Chair