Legislative Round-Up

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Legislative Team tracks local, state and federal legislative action and reports on the items most important to the school district’s within Allegheny County. To read the latest information impacting public education, please see the Legislative Round-Up posted below. These newsletters are sent a few times a month and highlight legislative actions and proposals related to education.

If you would like to discuss education issues in detail or have a question, please contact Jamie Baxter, Director of Legislative Policy and Advocacy, at jamie.baxter@aiu3.net or by phone at

Legislative Round-Up

  • July 2, 2014
    Budget Agreement
    School Code Provisions (PDF)

  • June 12, 2014
    Budget Negotiations
    Pension Reform
    Special Education Funding
    PlanCon Bill Passes House
    Teacher Furlough Bill Passes Education Committee
    Charter School Work Stalled

  • February 4, 2014
    Education Funding Focus of Governor's Budget Proposal
    Ready to Learn Block Grant for Allegheny County (Excel Spreadsheet)
    Pension Reform Proposal to Taper Collars
  • October 11, 2013
    Property Tax Bill Moves in House
    Cyber Charter School Funding Bill Moves in House
    New Pension Proposal Introduced in House
    Online Learning Bill Passes Education Committee
  • July 1, 2013
    State Finalizes Budget
    School Code Bill Makes Minimal Changes

  • June 13, 2013
    State Budget Finalized in House, Moves to Senate
    ESEA Bills Introduced in House and Senate
    Charter School Bill Passes House Education Committee
    AIU Delivers Testimony on School Safety
  • March 27, 2013
    AIU Tesifies in House Cyber Charter School Hearing
    Funding Bill for FY2013 with Sequestration Cuts Finalized
    State Liquor Privatization and Special Education Funding Bills Advance

  • February 26, 2013
    Special Education Funding Bill
    Hearing on Budget and Pension Proposals
    School Safety Hearing in Senate
    Federal Funding/Sequestration Update
    President Obama Highlights Early Childhood and CTE

  • February 5, 2013
    Governor's Budget
    Pension Reform
    Charter School Reform Package

  • January 24, 2013
    Education Funding with Pension Reform
    School Safety
    Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

  • January 3, 2013
    Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached
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