This afternoon, a letter was sent to the Allentown School District’s board president on behalf of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS), as well as the majority of the brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools that currently serve students from the Allentown School District. The letter addresses the request made by the District for charter schools to voluntarily reduce costs to the District by accepting an additional 10 percent deduction in tuition payments, beginning with the first tuition payment for the 2019-20 school year. The letter was clear that a reduction in tuition payments was not acceptable to the 19 charter schools which signed onto the letter.

A copy of this letter can be found here.