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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1403



Application of the Porter Township Initiative for Transfer from the East Stroudsburg Area School District to the Wallenpaupack Area School District

[42 Pa.B. 4682]
[Saturday, July 21, 2012]

Notice of Application and Opportunity for Hearing

 On July 2, 2012, the State Board of Education (State Board) received a certified copy of a decree of the Court of Common Pleas of Pike County creating the Porter Township Initiative (Porter Township) as an independent school district for the sole purpose of its transfer from the East Stroudsburg Area School District (East Stroudsburg) to the Wallenpaupack Area School District (Wallen-paupack). Entered at Docket No. 1895-2009-Civil, the decree was issued under section 242.1 of the Public School Code of 1949 (code) (24 P. S. § 2-242.1) and represents an application to the State Board for approval of the creation of Porter Township and its transfer from East Stroudsburg to Wallenpaupack.

 In accordance with the regulations of the State Board at 22 Pa. Code § 1.5 (relating to applicability of general rules before the Board), the application for transfer will be considered by the State Board in accordance with 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure). A committee, appointed by the State Board chairperson, will conduct all necessary proceedings under 1 Pa. Code Part II and to recommend action by the State Board under section 293.1 of the code (24 P. S. § 2-293.1).

 Unless a written petition to intervene, notice of intervention or protest, along with a written request for public hearing, is received by the State Board by 4 p.m. on August 3, 2012, the State Board may determine the application for transfer without hearing. Filings must be received by the deadline at the State Board of Education, 333 Market Street, 1st Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.

 Copies of the court decree related to this matter are available from the offices of the State Board and can be viewed at The State Board may be reached at (717) 787-3787.

Acting Executive Director

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1403. Filed for public inspection July 20, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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