On June 3rd, Senators Kearney, Muth, Cappelletti, and Collett will hold a hearing on student voices in education. Legislators, stakeholders, advocates, and parents dominate the vast majority of Pennsylvania’s public debate on hot button issues around education, including equity in schools, school climate, and student mental health. Rarely do the students who are the subjects of these debates get to weigh in on the issues themselves. This hearing will be an opportunity for students from 8 diverse school districts in Montgomery County who have been engaged in dialogue and data-driven research on these critical issues to present their research and experiences to policy makers. Specifically, students will present findings from research projects they conducted using the Psychological Sense of School Membership survey within their schools, that speak to questions of belonging within schools and equity between different student groups. The hearing will give policy makers a deeper understanding of school environments that affect youth mental health, school climate and safety, and inequality – all of which have been identified as top education concerns for policy development by members of the Education Committee and the caucus at large.
This hearing will be held at Norristown Area High School | 1900 Eagle Dr, Norristown, PA 19401 with a ZOOM option for those who wish to participate virtually.
If participating virtually, register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde-tpz8uHtFraJyxOfzrnbeuesjcXHh-
On October 27, Senators Haywood, Muth and Cappelletti will hold a policy hearing to learn about overnight stays of children in the Philly Department of Human Services’ offices. We also hope to learn more about the cause of these challenges and whether this is related to facility closures, limited access to hospital beds, or minor consent regarding placement. During this hearing the goal will be DHS accountability and system reform including legislation.
The hearing will be held virtually.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kceGrqz0rHdFQI0-xPiumiyi_XXtj46Pw
My team and I are once again hosting a free paper shredding event this Saturday, November 1 from 9 am - noon or until the trucks fill up.
If you are looking for a way to securely get rid of documents that contain personal information like your social security, credit card, and bank account numbers, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.
Join Senators Amanda M. Cappelletti & Carolyn Comitta for a disco themed Senior Prom on June 1 from 3-5PM at Wayne Senior Center, located at 108 Station Rd, Wayne PA.
Attendees should be over 50 years old and live in the Seventeenth or Nineteenth Senatorial Districts. The theme is DISCO and dressing on theme is HIGHLY encouraged! This event will have food, dancing, and legislative resources for seniors to learn more about state services provided in our offices!