Auditor General DePasquale to Hold Public Meetings on Ways to Improve Charter Schools
January 17, 2014
Seeks to find ways to improve accountability, effectiveness, transparency
HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced a series of public informational meetings in late February and early March to explore ways to improve accountability, effectiveness and transparency of charter schools.
“In my first year as auditor general we released audit reports for more than 300 school entities including charter schools, many of which are relatively new to Pennsylvania’s educational system,” DePasquale said. “We hope to use these public meetings to identify potential improvements to charter school oversight so we can be sure that Pennsylvanians are getting the best value for our tax dollars and that our children are receiving the best education possible.”
DePasquale said he hopes to hear from a wide cross-section of experts and advocates, including representatives of school districts, charter schools, educational associations, business and industry groups and citizen organizations.
The public meetings will be held:
- · Allegheny County: 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, Commissioners Hearing Room, Ross Township Municipal Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Rd., Pittsburgh
- · Northampton County: 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, City Council Chambers, 6th Floor, City Hall, One South Third St., Easton
- · Cambria County: 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 6, Commissioners Meeting Room, Cambria County Court House, 200 South Center St., Ebensburg
- · Bucks County: 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, March 7, Township of Falls Administrative Building, Suite 100, 188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills
Time is limited to two hours for each meeting. Comments can be submitted in writing by Wednesday, Feb. 19, via email to Susan Woods at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Media contact: Susan Woods, 717-787-1381