HARRISBURG -- Governor Tom Corbett on Wednesday signed House Bill 1307, legislation designed to help financially distressed school districts and ensure education for the children who live in these communities.
The new law establishes a set course of action that will help guide financially distressed school districts back onto solid economic ground. Under the new law, the state will provide financial aid as well as management assistance.
The distressed school measure is one of the initiatives that have been enacted to improve education for Pennsylvania students. Other initiatives include the enhancement of the teacher evaluation system, expansion of the educational improvement tax credits as well as other changes to the School Code.
The governor and legislative leaders have reiterated their commitment to charter school reform when the General Assembly reconvenes in the fall.