PA CAPE supports and advocates quality nonpublic education for its affiliated schools.

PACAPE Report Spring 2021

PACAPE represents a significant amount of the private school community in PA, and as such is primarily a supportive, networking organization driven by Private School Associations. It is very positively recognized in the public policy community in PA as representing the diverse communities within the private school community. With a small budget, but highly committed participants, it accomplishes a lot that individual Associations cannot do. 2020 has provided our Association several challenges and opportunities that are highlighted in our spring report.

NonPublic Health and Safety Grant

The IU1 recently held a meeting on the NonPublic Health and Safety grant that has some information that may be helpful to you. If you are interested, you can watch the recorded meeting and view their PowerPoint presentation. If you want to be included in the grant application, please submit your letter of support no later than Tuesday, June 30.

* CDC cleaning guidelines for reopening

* EPA list of disinfectants to use to mitigate COVID-19

CARES Act ESSER Funds Highjacked by PA DOE

Pennsylvania received $471 million in funding from Washington. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) created its own set of rules to distribute that money in a manner that blatantly ignores federal guidance. Gov. Wolf and the PA Department of Education are looking to take most of the funding that Congress wants distributed equitably to ALL students. The end result significantly lowers the amount of money to be passed onto Christian schools and non-public school students.

Please take a few minutes to respond to the voter's voice below and contact your legislator:

https://www.votervoice.net/ACSI/campaigns/74654/respond

You can find a sample consultation letter here.

Nonpublic School Quarterly

This meeting covered the Equitable Service Ombudsman as required under ESEA sections 1117 (a)(3)(B) and 8501 (a)(3)(B), reviewed statewide consultation meetings, including the goal for each consultation, the transferability of authority and equitable participation, guidance and upcoming trainings. Please read this document for more information regarding the NP Quarterly meeting.

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