(Apr 11, 2016)
HARRISBURG, April 11 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the House Education Committee for the remainder of the 2015-16 legislative session.
The Education Committee reviews bills that pertain to educational funding, school choice and charter schools, teacher standards and more.
“I am thankful and honored to receive an appointment to this crucial committee, which plays a vital role in setting educational priorities for the commonwealth,” Schlossberg said. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with my colleagues on the committee to ensure our community schools are providing a quality education to every child, no matter the child’s ZIP code.”
Schlossberg said the committee is also responsible for reviewing bills regarding the Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the State Board of Private Academic Schools, State Board of Private Licensed Schools, State Public School Building Authority and Pennsylvania State Employees System for elementary and secondary schools, as well as the Pennsylvania Higher Education Association, the Higher Education Facilities Authority and the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, and also the professional Standards and Practices Commission.
Schlossberg also serves on the Health, Transportation, Human Services, and Environmental Resources and Energy committees.