Earlier this week, State Representative Rosemary Brown was presented with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) Champion of Public Education award.
Rosemary Brown represents the 189th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving parts of Monroe and Pike Counties. The Champion of Public Education award is presented by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to state lawmakers in recognition of outstanding support of traditional public schools during a two-year legislative session.
Brown was awarded the PSBA Champion of Public Education Award in recognition of her outstanding support of traditional public schools during the two-year legislative session.
“Representative Brown consistently shows support of public education initiatives through the bills she has introduced and her voting record,” said PSBA CEO Nathan Mains. “We commend her for her efforts to support Pennsylvania’s public schools.”
PSBA cited Brown’s overall support of public education, specifically her introduction of House Bill 1749, which updates the current 25-year-old charter school law formula used to calculate the tuition rate paid by a student’s home school district for special education students who attend charter schools. The current funding formula contains numerous flaws that have school districts overpaying nearly $175 million each year for special education students in charter schools. House Bill 1749 saves districts millions of dollars a year.
“It’s extremely important as a legislator to listen, learn, and to work with stakeholders and residents on legislation to improve Pennsylvania, and especially our public education system in the Commonwealth,” said Brown. “I am truly honored that PSBA has strongly recognized my long-term commitment to education and working productively with others and is sharing my dedication as a legislator with their membership.”