We encourage you to connect with your legislators and let them know how you feel about the current issues. Let them know how important those issues are to you by trying to set up a face to face meeting or a phone meeting with them or one of their staff members. If you would like to do that, but are unsure how to go about doing that, we have set up some basic steps with ideas of what to say. Click here to view those steps. If you have any questions please reach out to us at ACSIPALeaders@champion.org.
We encourage you to use this prayer card; fill in the blanks with your elected officials and please pray regularly for each one of them by name. Click here to download the prayer card or to share it with others.
Speaker Turzai, Fellow Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Expanded Tax Credit Scholarships for Students
HARRISBURG – Looking to expand school opportunities for students, legislation was introduced today by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to expand the state’s very successful public-private partnership education tax credit program.
PA CAPE recognizes the value of effective teaching and leadership that promote proficiency in student learning and influences the school with a positive culture. Excellence in both teaching and leadership is worthy of honor, so we have established a program of recognition in the following categories:
- Early Educators (3 years – K)
- Primary (Grades 1 – 8)
- Secondary (Grades 9 – 12)
- Early Education (3 years - K)
- Primary Level (Grades 1 – 8)
- Secondary Level (Grades 9 – 12)
Story Awards: This award recognizes outstanding efforts by individuals of a school community in achieving meritorious results, while overcoming obstacles along the way.
Take time to nominate an outstanding teacher and/or school leader, by going to the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PKYFNYB
Please Note: Nominations must be made by the last day of February!
Please use this flyer to help spread the word about this event!
To read ACSIPA's March Newsletter, click here.
* HB 1875
* School Immunization Law
* E-Rate Filing Info
* Teacher/Administrator Award Nominations
* EITC Birthday Party
* Rep. Jim Christiana - School Choice Hero
Event Profile: PA CAPE membership recognizes the value of effective teaching and leadership that promote proficiency in student learning, and is successful to establish a positive school culture. Educator excellence is worthy of honor and recognition. With this premise, PA CAPE has developed an annual program for the recognition of leadership excellence in outstanding classroom teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania non-public schools.
Please find attached a PowerPoint from our legislative workshop on this current issue (if you are currently on our home page, please click the 'Read More' button and you will find it at the bottom.)
In addition, click on the following link to listen to the webinar: www.champion.org/acsipa/genderworkshop.mp4
There is a heightening concern with regards to not having an approved PA budget and the subsequent withholding of EITC/OSTC approval letters by the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). To fnd out what you can do, click here!
For information on HB1510 & SB974, Textbook Ordering, School Choice Week, EITC Birthday Rally, and for a letter from an administrator, download our December Newsletter!
To get critical information on this bill that is threatening our religious liberties, be sure to attend our special webinar with PA Family Institute Attorney Randall Wenger on December 11 at 3:30. Click this link on December 11 to join the webinar. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants!
Both the House and Senate in PA have introduced legislation (HB1510 and SB974) in the past along with other variations of those bills that will restrict religious freedoms and impose a serious threat to individuals, businesses, Christian Schools, and Ministries that have faith based beliefs about marriage. These bills will create special rights for sexual orientation and gender identity that will supersede the religious rights of our schools to operate with mission based hiring and programming. It increases intolerance and discriminates against people of faith! This same type of law has forced Christian adoption agencies and foster care ministries out of business in other states simply because they adhered to church teaching that children should be placed in homes with a mother and a father.
Please take a minute to contact your legislators and the Governor, letting them know you oppose these laws. Visit our Voter Voice action center to contact your officials now!
For more information, check out some of these resources:
* No Religious Protections
* The Real Impacts of HB1510 / SB974 on People of Faith
* "The Fairness Act"