HARRISBURG – Legislation has been introduced to stabilize public school district budgets by capping cyber charter school enrollment during the current COVID-19 health crisis. House Bill 2807 would ensure school districts are not hit with unexpected tuition bills by limiting cyber charter enrollment to students who were enrolled in cyber charter school as of July 1. Bill sponsor, Montgomery County Rep.  Steve McCarter said the immense mitigation efforts being implemented by public schools has caused a huge financial burden on school budgets. As public schools plan to reopen, we need to ensure that cost for cyber charter school tuition does not become overwhelming in the process. McCarter continued that cyber charters do not face the same financial needs that public school districts face to commence in-person learning in an era of the novel coronavirus. The measure was assigned to the state House Education Committee for further review.

REP. STEVE MCCARTER