Grove Applauds Committee Passage of Key Education Bills
6/4/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) today commended members of the House Education Committee for their passage of two bills directed at improving the educational experience of students across the Commonwealth.

“It is essential that our state’s schools, whether they’re located in traditional school buildings or in a home-based setting, give our children the best start possible,” Grove said. “These bills are a step in the right direction in improving that environment.”

House Bill 1722, passed today by the committee and co-sponsored by Grove, would ensure that the Commonwealth’s best teachers remain in their classrooms, by requiring school districts to use teacher performance to guide furlough decisions.

“Far too many times we have seen great teachers eliminated due to finances and this bill ensures that furlough decisions are based on more than just seniority,” Grove added. “This creates a fair furlough system. However, as the discussion on the state budget continues, I will continue to advance policy to ensure school districts do not need to utilize this process.”

The committee also voted to pass House Bill 1013, which would provide for additional oversight for the approval of a homeschooled student’s education portfolio. The bill states that a state approved educator, who already has authorization to certify that appropriate education is taking place, would be able to provide that certification to a superintendent. The legislation would eliminate duplication found during this process.

Both bills now go to the full House for consideration.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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