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House Passes Bill to Re-Establish Governor’s Schools, Boback Says
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced House passage of House Bill 2074, which would re-establish the Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence. Funding for that program was discontinued by a previous administration in 2009, but Gov. Tom Corbett has recommended that the General Assembly fund the program in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

“I was so disappointed to see the end of this program several years ago,” Boback said. “Countless students benefitted from the program over its more than 30-year existence.”

Under the Governor’s Schools of Excellence Program, students were selected to attend a multi-week, tuition-free, summer enrichment program at a college or university in Pennsylvania. The program was established in 1973 with a focus on the arts, but later expanded to include science, health care, technology, global entrepreneurship and teaching.

Under Boback’s plan, also known as the Governor’s Schools of Excellence Act, the program would be administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The department would establish the Governor’s Schools at host sites throughout the Commonwealth in fields of study determined by the department.

“This bill was amended to clarify that the department may establish schools focusing on a wide variety of subjects, in order to keep track with the educational demands of today’s students,” Boback added. “I’m looking forward to Senate consideration of this important legislation.”

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Representative Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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