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"
Contact your Senators and the Governor
Let your PA Senators and the Governor know you support HB 752 which proposes a 100 million dollar increase to the EITC and OSTC Programs. These tax credits support our scholarship program at our school! Send your note of support at https://www.votervoice.net/ACSI/campaigns/40789/respond as soon as you are able. Please check the box that allows you to get further updates from ACSIPA!.
Click to Thank Legislators for supporting EITC/OSTC: On the ACSIPA VoterVoice Website: https://www.votervoice.net/ACSIPA/campaigns/36809/respond on website.On Facebook: https://apps.facebook.com/votervoice/?vvfbid=c0533601-19a6-4c85-a1c9-7df9eab9c7a6&IssueID=36809
View the PA Secretary of Education's Remarks at the PACAPE Teacher-Administrator Awards Dinnerhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152434973764645&set=vb.719709644&type=2&theater
The Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PACAPE) announced the finalists and winners of the inaugural Teacher and Administrator Recognition Awards at a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg May 7, 2014.The celebration was part of a special day in Harrisburg that included a rally in support of the successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These recognition awards were open to any private school teacher or administrator from across the Commonwealth.
PHOTO CAPTION: 2014 PA-CAPE Teacher and Administrator Award Winners – (front row, l to r) Barbara Shughart, West Shore Christian Academy, Shiremanstown, PA; Cathy Spory, Johnstown Christian School, Hollsopple, PA; Diane Hediger, Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, Willow Grove, PA. (back row, l to r) Timothy Waxenfelter, Quigley Catholic High School, Baden, PA; Maureen Thiec, Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown, PA; Besie Katz, Politz Hebrew Academy, Philadelphia, PA.