Our bill for special education funding and accountability reform (House Bill 704) passed the whole State House of Representatives on June 23, 2010 by a vote of 173 to 25.
Click here to see how your representative voted.
Together, we made this happen when everyone else said it couldn’t. Let’s keep working and see if we can get the bill passed into law with the state budget by mid-July.
Stay tuned for further action steps.
For now, please consider the following immediate actions:
(1) Call or e-mail your state representatives and thank them for voting for HB 704. They are currently in their Harrisburg offices. Find their contact information here.
(2) If you have not signed our online petition, this would be a good time to do so.
(3) Consider adding your comments about HB 704 on our online discussion page.
Your tireless efforts are most appreciated.
VOICES OF SUPPORT
2010 video from Senate hearing on special education reform legislation
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING
The Bill: HB 2
Read the full report: Costing-out Special Education Funding
Read the executive summary: Costing-out Study: Executive Summary
View statewide data report:
Pa. Data on Special Education
View a presentation on:HB 704
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