May 7 EITC Birthday Party School Choice Rally

Submitted by merle_skinner on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 23:27

EITC/OSTC Support Rally May 7thIt is not too late for you to consider bringing a group to the Rally.  The Rally is on May 7th at noon on the front steps of the Capitol. This is a significant event that communicates a message to legislators that the EITC program is very important to us.  By not engaging in this event, we communicate a dispassionate interest on behalf of the program and a missed opportunity to honor legislators that have fought hard to advocate on behalf of this legislation.

Child Care Block Grant Amendment Successful

Submitted by brittney_grimm on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 14:09


This Senate vote was successful in continuing to assert that Child Care Certificate Programs are important for Religious and Private Providers! Thank you for your support.
The Senate is likely to vote TODAY (March 12) on bipartisan Amendment # 1819 by Sens. Tim Scott R-SC) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act. The amendment would clarify that the CCDBG program continues to support the use of child care certificates for services in faith-based settings as well as other distinctive settings, such as Montessori programs and Waldorf programs. Please help generate phone calls and emails to senators on this bill.

Let Your Representative Know How You Feel About Religious Liberty Protection

Submitted by brittney_grimm on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 13:03

Picking up the phone and calling your legislators may be the easiest and quickest way to share your opinion. Don’t hesitate to call. Remember that your legislator wants to represent the needs of his or her district. By conveying your interests to your legislator, he or she has a better understanding of how to serve the needs of their constituency. Calling your legislators is also the easiest way to schedule an appointment in their district office. For more information on how to call your representative and what to say, click here.

Top Legislative Concerns

Submitted by merle_skinner on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 15:36

There are several legislative Issues that we are working on as a part of ACSIPA.  As of our January meeting of the ACSIPA leaders, we have identified four issues that PA Christian Schools should become educated about and be prepared to communicate with others:1.  Watch for updated information coming out as a part of the Child Protection Acts recently adopted by the legislature and signed by the Governor.2.  Become aware of, and begin to communicate opposition to HB300/ and SB 300 which is being promoted as tolerance protection.3.  Encourage the Legislature and Governor to move beyond curren

Crisis Resources For Private Schools

Submitted by merle_skinner on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 00:30

Dear ACSIPA Schools,I wanted to get this information to you from the national CAPE office as issued by the USDE today as a resource for schools in coping with the CT crisis.USDE Offers Resources Following Newtown ShootingsThe horrifying ending to the lives of innocent children in Connecticut last week has us all searching for ways to make sense of the senseless and bear the unbearable.The U.S. Department of Education today compiled a collection of resources to help school communities across the nation respond to the crisis and to help school children cope with the trauma.

Testimonies from Administrators and others to House and Senate

Submitted by merle_skinner on Sat, 05/07/2011 - 23:36

The following testimonies are included as official coorespondence to the PA House of Representatives and Senate Committees addressing issues related to School Choice last year.  They are provided as resources for you to Download and utilize as professional references or items to include in packages to legislators, the press, and others who need information from the Christian School Community regarding school choice.      Please click on the link,  http://www.acsipa.org/housetestimonies which will take you to a page that has individual lin

Dr. Storey's Testimony before the House Democratic Policy Committee

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:19

Dr. John Storey, leader of the ACSI in the Northeast Region, joined a panel discussion today. The panel was defending the role private schools could play in educating the children of Pennsylvania if Senate Bill 1 were enacted. The following is Dr. Storey's prepared speech for the House Democratic Panel