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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1405



Cyber Charter School Application; Revised Public Hearings

[53 Pa.B. 6475]
[Saturday, October 14, 2023]

 The previously published notice at 53 Pa.B. 6061 (September 30, 2023) is hereby revised. The Department of Education (Department) has scheduled one date for a public hearing regarding cyber charter school applications. The remaining dates have been cancelled. The hearing dates are as follows:

November 2, 2023Cancelled
November 8, 2023Cancelled
November 9, 2023Cancelled
November 14, 2023Pennwood Cyber Charter School
November 16, 2023  Cancelled

 Applicants and persons wishing to provide verbal comments at the time of the hearing must attend in person. Members of the public may view the hearing virtually or attend in person. Only individuals who have submitted comments ahead of time will be permitted to comment at the hearing. The hearing will take place in the York and Columbia Rooms at Harrisburg PaTTAN, 6340 Flank Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112, beginning at 9 a.m. Login information to access the hearing will be posted to the Department's Division of Charter School's (Division) Applications webpage at K-12/Charter%20Schools/Pages/Charter-Applications.aspx.

 The hearing pertains to applicants seeking to operate a new cyber charter school beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. The purpose of the hearing is to gather information from applicants about the proposed cyber charter schools as well as receive comments from interested individuals regarding the applications. The names of the applicants, copies of the applications and a listing of the dates and times scheduled for the hearing on an application can be viewed on the Department's web site on or before October 13, 2023, at

 Individuals who wish to provide verbal or written comments on an application must provide a copy of their comments to the Department and the applicant 10 days prior to the scheduled hearing. Comments provided by this deadline will become part of the certified record concerning the applications. Failure to comply with this deadline will preclude the individual from providing comments. Verbal comments may be limited based on the number of individuals requesting time to provide comments.

 The hearing will be conducted by a panel of individuals who have completed an initial review of the application. Panel members may question the applicants on issues identified during the initial 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, in addition to being e-mailed to the Division at

 Comments sent to an applicant should be addressed using the contact information contained within the application by mail, in addition to being e-mailed. The hearing agenda will be prepared no later than 1 week before the scheduled hearing, when the Department is aware of the number of individuals who wish to provide verbal comments at each hearing. The hearing agenda will provide the order of presentation, as well as specify the amount of time allotted to each commentator.

 The hearing agenda will be posted under Charter School Applications on the Department's web site at

 For questions regarding the hearing, contact the Division at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1405. Filed for public inspection October 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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