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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-850



Cyber Charter School Application; Virtual Hearing

[50 Pa.B. 3311]
[Saturday, July 4, 2020]

 The Department of Education (Department) will conduct a virtual public hearing regarding a revised and resubmitted cyber charter school application previously received on or before October 1, 2019. The hearing will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020. This hearing will take place virtually, beginning at 9 a.m.

 Login information to access the hearing will be posted to the Division of Charter School's Applications webpage at

 The hearing pertains to applicants seeking to operate a cyber charter school beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of the hearing is to gather information from the applicants about the revised proposed cyber charter schools as well as receive comments from interested individuals regarding the revised applications. The names of the applicants, copies of the revised applications and a listing of the dates and times scheduled for the hearing on each revised applications can be viewed on the Department's web site after July 13, 2020, at

 Individuals who wish to provide comments on a revised application during the hearing must provide a copy of their written comments to the Department and the applicant on or before July 27, 2020. Comments provided by this deadline and presented at the hearing will become part of the certified record. Failure to comply with this deadline will preclude the individual from providing comments at the hearing. Verbal comments may be limited based on the number of individuals requesting time to provide comments and may be limited if the comments are duplicative or repetitive of another individual's comments. Persons who are unable to attend the hearing may provide the Department and the applicant with written comments on or before July 27, 2020. Any written comments provided to the Department by this deadline will also become part of the certified record.

 The hearing will be conducted by a panel of individuals who have completed an initial review of the revised application. The panel members may question the applicant on issues identified during their review, as well as issues raised in the written comments filed by the deadline. Panel members may also question individuals who offer verbal comments. Commentators will not be permitted to question either the applicant or the panel members.

 Comments sent to the Department should be addressed to the Division of Charter Schools, 333 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, Hearing agendas will be prepared no later than July 31, 2020, when the Department is aware of the number of individuals who wish to provide verbal comments at the hearing. The hearing agenda will provide the order of presentation, as well as specify the amount of time allotted to each commentator.

 Hearing agendas will be posted under Charter School Applications on the Department's web site at

 For questions regarding this hearing, contact Division of Charter Schools at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-850. Filed for public inspection July 2, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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