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We’re thrilled that you’re looking for ways to amplify and enhance your event’s impact through digital efforts. You’ll find a variety of ideas and pieces of content for your use in the link below.
Our team is constantly adding to these resources as the Week approaches, so please stay tuned for additional options.
PACAPE recognizes the value of effective teaching and leadership that promotes proficiency in student learning and influences the school with positive culture.
Nominations are open now!
More information is found in the attached flyer.
We are in the last days of submissions for the PACAPE Teacher and Administrator awards.
Submit quality nominees now at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/pacapeteacheraward
The staff of the Office of Corporation released the following position statement in regards to EITC and Special Purpose Entities (SPE). SPE's exemption from registration requirements include several criteria including:
-SPE is registered under Pennsylvania law;
-SPE was created for the sole purpose of making contributions to educational institutions;
-That 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the units is used as a donation
Please read the attached for more information.
Federal Commission on School Safety Releases Comprehensive Resource Guide for Keeping Students, Teachers Safe at School
After months of research, visiting successful programs around the nation, and receiving testimony from experts and concerned citizens, today the Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) released a 177-page report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at schools across the country.
George Tryfiates, Director for Government Affairs of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), shares his comments in regards to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Docket ID IRS-2018-0025, Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits (REG-112176-18).
He urges the Treasury to address its valid concerns outlined in NPRM and to preserve federal charitable tax deductions to state tax credit scholarship programs as they are. He urges those involved to leave the programs unhindered.
George's full hearing presentation is attached below.
After months of wrangling and negotiations, Congress passed a new round of COVID relief on December 21, 2020. The legislation, now signed into law, establishes a new $2.75 billion Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program. Details of the EANS program are as follows:
-The governor of each state will have until February 8, 2021 to apply for that state’s share of the funds.
-Each state’s State Educational Agency (SEA) will administer the program.
In order to keep you informed of PA's Health changes, we have provided this resource.
1) The Department of Health’s website has changed:
The website may be reached at the following link https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/school/Pages/School%20Health.aspx
The Division of School Health no longer has the capability to make entries/changes to the website but may ask the person with that capability to make entries.
How often do you hear the argument that school choice is a bad idea because it drains funds from already underfunded public schools? We hear it just about every day. Those conversations can be frustrating, but the good news is that we have data on our side.
On April 30, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance (DOI) issued a “Notice Regarding Nondiscrimination” directed at health insurance companies doing business in the Commonwealth. The DOI Notice forbids health insurance companies from selling policies that “discriminate” on the basis of gender identity. Insurers may not sell policies that exclude “gender transition,” including the administration of hormones and “sex reassignment” surgery.