(Note: the below is a reflection by Lenny McAllister on the events in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, and is not to be taken to be an official position or statement of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools as an organization nor is it intended to be a political position in any regard.)
Like so many millions of Americans and other from around the world,
The PCPCS Board is seeking a highly qualified, visionary, and committed successor. In the past few years, PCPCS has seen increases in membership, membership dues and general participation by member schools across the state. In 2019, PCPCS launched a statewide communications campaign called “143K Rising” to elevate the voices of students and families benefiting from charter schools.
The PCPCS Team been working hard to provide you with the resources you will need to go back to school in the fall. Part of that work has been to connect schools with businesses able to provide access to the various Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other related items to combat the COVID-19 crisis. In this email you will find a variety of resources that we have compiled in conjunction with our PCPCS Business Partners and other community organizations.
Charter Schools in the Commonwealth are facing uncertainties and potential financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PCPCS and Charter Choices recently led a discussion on 2020-2021 preparations and presented information from prior economic downturns in an effort to help you prepare for the upcoming school year and beyond.
December marks the end of the calendar year, and we once again find ourselves planning for the future, but also reflecting on the events of 2019. As we pause to reflect on the months that have passed, we realize that the PCPCS team and the charter community have so much to be proud of!
Check out the CEO of Bear Creek Community Charter School’s letter to the editor in which he dispelled myths about public charter schools. We need to see more of these stories to combat the negative rhetoric on charter schools!