COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE ACTION (COLA) MAY 2019

Committee on Legislative Action members met on May 9 for their last meeting of the school year.

The Committee on Legislative Action (COLA) met for their last meeting of the school year on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the BCIU Main Office. COLA members were pleased to welcome Representative Jim Cox and the following individuals representing our local legislators: Carrie DeHaven, Deputy Chief of Staff, represent- ing Senator Katie Muth; Jessica Martinez, Constituent Outreach Specialist, representing Representative Tom Caltagirone; and Danelle Wingate, Constituent Out- reach Specialist, representing Representative Mark Gillen. 

In an open dialogue with Representative Cox, COLA members voiced their concerns about cyber charter schools and tuition, and insufficient funding for basic education, special education, and school safety initiatives. Representative Cox and legislative representatives were receptive to input and pledged to take concerns and input back to Harrisburg.