Advocacy

Below is a link to an important virtual meeting next week July 8th beginning at 10:00 AM at which the PA State Board of Education will have perhaps the last opportunity for public comment on Chapter 49 Amendments (Certification of Professional Personnel). It appears that they may vote on these amendments in the second half of the meeting. Although we were informed by multiple staff members of the Department of Education that Chapter 49 was not the avenue for our credential recognition, we feel it is imperative to keep having our Montessori voices heard.

Please try to appear at this virtual meeting to let the PA State Board of Education know that Montessorians in the state are still fighting for recognition of the Montessori credential! We have power in numbers, so the more of us that appear at this meeting, the better!

The full agenda can be found on the PA State Board of Education website.

THE 357TH MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
July 8, 2020  10:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting Location:
Webinar: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/98195899656
Password: 727128
Telephone: 877-369-0926 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 981 9589 9656

More information on the Chapter 49 amendments can be found below. Our work will continue with a meeting in the coming weeks with the state board of education. Stay tuned for updates. Be sure to join PMA to receive emailed updates about our progress.

Below are the documents to review to become familiar with the proposed amendments.