Sponsors

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools works with companies, individuals, and organizations throughout the Keystone State to provide services and information to charter schools. These partnerships are an important part of the services that PCPCS offers to members.

Each year, PCPCS solicits contributions from sponsors to help underwrite the important work that we’re doing to advocate for charter schools, leaders, parents, and students. Please take a moment to learn more about the 2017-2018 Sponsors for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.

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Gold Sponsors

Charter Choices is the leader in providing business services in Pennsylvania.  The founders of Charter Choices have been working with charter schools in the Commonwealth since 1997 and have dedicated their careers to charter schools.  Our first client was chartered in 1997 and continues to be a client. We currently provide business services to over 40 charter schools in Pennsylvania.

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Conrad O’Brien advises charter school administrators and charter school boards regarding operational issues related to federal, state and administrative code compliance, student discipline, special education compliance and litigation, employment and contractual issues, as well as planning and oversight of internal investigations. The firm has represented charter schools successfully in multiple cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme and Commonwealth Courts.Conrad O’Brien P.C. is a full-service law firm, representing and advising charter schools, private schools, early education providers, and higher education institutions.

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Goins and Hewitt Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency doing business for half a century in Pennsylvania, is passionate and committed to the insurance needs of charter schools. As an advocate for charter schools since the beginning of its storied movement, we have partnered with the best school insurance markets and work with professionals who know school issues. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the often complex, industry-specific challenges faced by educational institutions today. Schools of choice look for the right choice in insurance protection … Goins and Hewitt.

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KCBA Architects have provided services for over 250 school projects in Pennsylvania ranging from modest building upgrades to the planning, design, and construction administration of complete new K-12 campuses. Recent clients include Tacony Academy Charter School, Christopher Columbus Charter School, Renaissance Academy Charter School, and Chester Charter School for the Arts.KCBA is a full service architectural and interior design firm that specializes in educational facility planning and design. Founded in 1972 and with offices in Hatfield and Harrisburg.

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Kelly & Associates, through MetLife’s Benefit Admin Partner, GIS,  will be able to provide a fully-integrated Ben Admin Solution, which will embed electronic enrollment for our healthcare/ancillary insurance solutions and aide the Schools Administration Team by managing open and ongoing enrollment, carrier eligibility, combined ancillary billing and payroll reporting at no cost.  Premium services to help coordinate COBRA and ACA Reporting are also available at a small cost.Kelly & Associates is an employee benefits brokerage firm who works closely with the Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools. Together, Kelly & Associates & MetLife can provide the Coalition Membership a unique opportunity to select flexible benefit designs, products and solutions that may not normally be available. Our collaborative approach results in competitive rates and excellent customer service.

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The Law Firm of Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. has been proudly serving the educational community for over 20 years, and furnishes a broad spectrum of legal services to charter and cyber charter schools, and to the PCPCS.   The Firm appreciates that educational leaders establish their schools because they have a vision and quality legal representation is necessary so clients may focus on motivating students to achieve excellence.  The Firm’s attorneys are experienced in:  Charter School Law, Education Law, Special Education Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Business and Corporate Law and Nonprofit Organizations.

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L.R. Webber Associates, Inc. provides reliable, efficient and competitive employee benefits programs to assist organizations with design, implementation, enrollment, and servicing. Our services provide employee claims and coverage support while reducing HR administration and cost burdens. We offer discounts on Employee Benefit Services which include: benefits review advisory services, education services, vendor negotiations, benefits plan support compliance, and benefits plan outsourcing; and our Retirement Benefits Plan Services, which include: plan administration and record keeping, 401(k) 403 (b) plans, employee education/enrollment, plan documentation/communication, fiduciary investment reviews, and vendor analysis and benchmarking.

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The MacMain Law Group’s Education Law Practice, led by Brian Leinhauser, a former school teacher, is experienced in representing charter schools and helping them navigate the multitude of issues facing educational institutions and their leaders such as special education, employment contracts and negotiations, student safety and discipline, lease and contract negotiations, charter acquisition, renewal and defense and compliance issues.  We serve as general counsel and litigation counsel to a variety of schools, and advise school officials on a daily basis on questions that arise including compliance with state and federal law, student disciplinary issues, real estate matters, employment issues, IDEA and special education issues, Title IX defense and investigations, review of employment practices and other operational matters.  We are retained by both prospective and long-established charter schools throughout Pennsylvania for full representation and ongoing counsel, as well as unique single issues that arise.

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Founded in 2001, Metcalfe Architecture & Design, a Philadelphia firm of sixteen architecture, exhibit, and graphic design professionals, works with schools, museums, and non-profit clients. We have unusual skill at creating moments of informal education, designing nature play at Abington Friends Schools, SCH’s ViDCAST media lab and an “Eco-Village” at Camp JRF.  We can help you create a charter school that reflects your unique vision of learning.  Metcalfe has designed many school projects in the Delaware Valley; including major renovations and new construction at Mastery Charter’s Gillespie Campus, SCH Academy’s Lower School, Southwest Leadership Academy Charter, Wissahickon Charter School, the Community Partnership School, Greene Street Friends and master planning for the School District of Philadelphia.

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PNC has a dedicated charter school financing group headquartered in Philadelphia with extensive experience working with charter schools to finance facilities. The PNC Charter School Team includes both Investment Bankers from PNC Capital Markets LLC and Corporate Banking Relationship Managers from PNC Bank, N.A. Collectively, PNC has provided over $500 million in charter school financing. PNC has recently dedicated resources specifically to launch a Charter School Facilities Loan Fund to deploy up to $250 million in capital to finance charter schools.  This loan fund will be used to provide interim facilities funding for high performing charter schools with the end goal of assisting schools to access long term fixed rate financing in the capital markets at optimal timing for the borrower. Additionally, the PNC further support the needs of charter schools by providing service capabilities including: Treasury Management, New Markets Tax Credit Group and Community Development Banking.

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Trident Risk Advisors is a full-service Property & Casualty insurance brokerage firm.  Trident offers a highly technical and consultative approach to the Insurance and Risk Management process, specializing in difficult to place risks with emphasis on providing world-class service to their clients.  Trident offers account management, claims assistance and technical support with the mission to delivering those services with character, integrity and without compromise to their core values. Trident evaluates risk and exposure data and develops specific action plans and timelines to deliver exceptional technical expertise and solutions.  Trident has been directly involved with providing property and casualty insurance and developing risk management solutions to educational institutions throughout their history.

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Bronze Sponsors

Since 1962, Body Borneman Associates has been an industry leader with the unique ability to provide state of the art insurance services with small town attention to details. We have a proven track record for providing innovative, custom-tailored insurance programs backed by a reputation for outstanding, personalized service. We have multiple carriers offering the essential coverages for Charter Schools including:  General Liability, Property, Auto, Umbrella, Educators Legal, Directors & Officers, Accident and more.  Each Charter School is different and our ability to involve  multiple carriers to address your unique needs assures each Charter that you are getting the most complete insurance solution.  Agency staffed Risk Management and Claims services, in addition to a full complement of services delivered through portal technologies from our carrier partners, makes  Body Borneman your industry expert.

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BMC Benefit Services has been providing benefit brokerage and administrative services since 1978.  Our mission is to save our clients money and time providing a broad range of comprehensive benefit reviews and access to a broad range of products, implementing ideas and strategies.

We were on the ground floor of the charter school movement in Pennsylvania.  We have the expertise to navigate the complexities of Act 22 compliance and the ability to handle the unique needs of charter schools as they start up and as they grow.

BMC has become the benefits representative for more Pennsylvania charter schools than any other agency.

We are your ‘virtual’ benefits department!

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Save time & money with Hertz Furniture. We’re proud to provide PA charter schools with the best negotiated contract pricing available from KPN, PA DGS/Costars and others, on thousands of products from over 250 manufacturers. Hertz Furniture has the innovative furniture and layouts to match your teaching style, curriculum, and budget for every room in your school, all with complimentary Interior Design and Lifetime Warranty. Small orders or large turnkey projects, our most important contribution to your buying experience is our expertise. When you buy from Hertz Furniture, you benefit from our 50+ years of experience that make us The Charter School Experts. We’ve helped many PA charter schools design and furnish outstanding classrooms, labs, media centers, commons areas, offices, and more.

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Interstate Tax Service, Inc., is the oldest and most reliable UC consulting service available to Pennsylvania employers.  Founded in 1943, we have always been a family owned and operated firm with a reputation for providing personalized services to our clients.  We currently represent over 510 public educational institutions. Because we work almost exclusive in Pennsylvania, we are able to effectively concentrate on the legalities of the Pennsylvania UC system and recommend policy revisions which best suit your needs and lower your UC costs. We have been an active member of PSBA, PASBO and PASPA.  We’re delighted to add PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools to our growing family of clients in the educational field.  Contact us and let us show you service that is unmatched in the industry.

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