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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-2060



Cyber Charter Schools Application Hearing

[32 Pa.B. 5672]

   The Department of Education (Department) has scheduled a public hearing regarding the five cyber charter school applications that it has received by the statutory deadline of October 1, 2002. The hearing will be held on December 16, 2002, at 9 a.m. in the Honors Suite, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA. The hearing may continue on December 17, 2002, at 9 a.m. in Heritage Room B, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA, depending on the number of individuals who advise the Department that they wish to provide verbal comments at the hearing. The hearing pertains to the five cyber charter applicants seeking to operate cyber charter schools beginning in the 2003-2004 school year. The purpose of the hearing is to receive information from the applicants about the proposed cyber charter schools and to receive comments from interested persons regarding the applications. The proposed cyber charter schools are Achievement House Charter School, PA Leadership Charter School, PA Distance and Electronic Learning Academy Charter School, Millennium Cyber Charter School and Commonwealth Connections Academy Charter School. The cyber charter school applications can be viewed on the Department's website at

   Each charter applicant will have 30 minutes to present information about the proposed school. Individuals who wish to provide comments at the hearing must send the Department and the respective applicant a copy of the comments by December 6, 2002. Failure to comply with this deadline will preclude the respective individual from providing verbal comments at the hearing. Verbal comments may be limited based on the number of individuals requesting time to provide comments and may also be limited if the comments are duplicative or repetitive of other individual's comments. The hearing will be conducted by a panel of individuals who have reviewed the applications. The panel members may question the applicants regarding issues identified during their review, as well as issues raised in the written comments filed before the hearing date. Panel members may also question individuals who offer verbal comments. Commentators will not be permitted to question either the applicants or the panel members.

   Individuals who are unable to attend the hearing may also provide the Department and the respective applicant with written comments by December 13, 2002. Written comments provided to the Department by this deadline will become part of the certified record.

   Comments should be sent to Betsy Becker, Bureau of Performance Accountability and Reporting, 333 Market Street, 9th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126.

   An agenda will be prepared after December 6, 2002, when the Department is aware of the number of individuals who wish to provide verbal comments at the hearing. The agenda will provide the order of presentation, as well as specify the amount of time allotted to each commentator. Individuals wanting a copy of the agenda should contact Betsy Becker, (717) 705-0930.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-2060. Filed for public inspection November 15, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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