Grell, Delozier to Co-Host Town Hall Meeting on Education Reform
HARRISBURG – Rep. Glen Grell (R-Hampden Twp.) and Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen Twp.) announced today that they are co-hosting a special town hall meeting on educational reform legislation currently under consideration in the General Assembly. The event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 7 -9 p.m. at Good Hope Middle School, 451 Skyport Road in Hampden Township. Residents of the 87th and 88th Legislative Districts are invited and encouraged to attend.
Guests on both sides of a variety of education-related issues will present their arguments and then take questions from the audience. Those issues to be discussed include the proposal for school vouchers to students in certain “low-achieving” districts, the expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, and various reforms to charter and cyber charter schools.
Among the speakers expected to attend are Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis, and representatives from the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Pennsylvania-American Civil Liberties Union, and the Commonwealth Foundation.
“Reforming our state’s public education system is one of the items at the top of our legislative agenda,” said Grell. “We decided to hold this town hall meeting to present the details of each of the pending reform ideas and to provide some dialogue, both pro and con, on these important issues. It promises to be an informative and interesting evening.”
“Because of the wide variety of issues surrounding education reform, there are many viewpoints we must keep in mind when making decisions as a Legislature,” said Delozier. “I am looking forward to hearing from representatives with different perspectives, as well as the questions and concerns of residents and those with vested interest in the education of our young people.”
State Representative Glen Grell
87th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Andy Briggs
State Representative Sheryl Delozier
88th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Abbey Fosnot