Public hearing on SB 1230 “Back on Track Education Scholarship Account Program”


Senate Education Committee

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.

Hearing Room 1, NOB (and Virtual Participation)

11:00 – 11:10    Opening Remarks

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman
Senator Judy Ward (Prime Sponsor of SB 1230)

11:10 – 11:55

Rich Askey, President
PA State Education Association (Zoom)

Hannah Barrick, Assistant Executive Director
Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (Zoom)

Eric Eshbach, Assistant Executive Director
Pennsylvania Principals Association (Zoom)

John Callahan, Chief Advocacy Officer
Pennsylvania School Board Association (Zoom)

11:55 – 12:40

Colleen Hroncich, Senior Policy Analyst
Natalie Wallace (Parent)
The Commonwealth Foundation (In-person)

Sean McAleer, Director of Education
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (In-person)

Ashley DeMauro Mullins, Northeast Regional Legislative Director
ExcelinEd in Action (Zoom)

Keisha Jordan, Executive Director
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (Zoom)

12:45 – 12:50    Closing Remarks

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Senator Andrew Dinniman


Written Testimony

Pennsylvanians Opposed to Vouchers
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
Urban League