• Public Support & Advocacy


    News articles and current events making an impact on Seneca Valley and public education will be posted here to keep our public informed. We are also providing contact information on our local and state representatives, and encourage you to use this information. We thank you for taking the time to learn more about what's happening in our Commonwealth and lifting your voice so it can be heard.


     

    NEW! SV School Board approves resolution calling for revision to flawed charter school funding system 

    On Oct. 12, 2020, the Seneca Valley School Board voted in favor of passing a resolution that supports charter school funding reform so that school districts and taxpayers are no longer overpaying these schools or reimbursing for costs the charter schools do not incur. Click here to read the resolution.

     

    SV School Board approves resolution calling for greater health regulations

    On March 11, 2019, the Seneca Valley School Board voted in favor of passing a resolution that supports expanded health, safety and welfare regulations for SV students and the community regarding e-cigarettes. Click here to read the resolution.

     

    SV School Board approves Flexible Instructional Days Resolution

    On March 4, 2019, the Seneca Valley School Board voted in favor of a resolution to support the enactment of legislation codifying Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs) into law. Click here to read the resolution.

     

    SV Board adopts resolution opposing legislation

    On April 16, 2018, the Seneca Valley School Board voted in favor of passing a resolution that demonstrated opposition to the Education Saving Account (ESA) Vouchers and Senate Bill 2. Click here to read the resolution.

    On Dec. 1, 2015, the Seneca Valley Board of School Directors unanimously adopted a resolution opposing legislation which mandates backend referendum for property tax increases. Click here to read the resolution.

     

    Education Funding in Pennsylvania

     

    Advocacy Resource:
    Partners for Public Education (PPE) was created to bring partners together, provide them with information about public education policy in Pennsylvania, and create connections with public schools in communities where Partners live. To join or learn more, visit www.partnersforpubliced.org.

     

    Keystone State Education Coalition
    Established in 2006, the Keystone State Education Coalition is a growing grass roots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of several hundred locally elected, volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Their mission is to evaluate, discuss and inform our boards, district constituents and legislators on legislative issues of common interest and to facilitate active engagement in public education advocacy. To learn more, click on the link here:http://keystonestateeducationcoalition.blogspot.com/

     

    Legislative Contacts:

    Governor:

    Tom Wolf
    225 Main Capitol Building
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
    (717) 787-2500
    www.state.pa.us

     

    State Representatives:

    Daryl Metcalfe (District 12)
    Cranberry Township Municipal Building
    2525 Rochester Road, Suite 201
    Cranberry Township, PA, 16066
    (724) 772-3110
    http://www.repmetcalfe.com/

    Jim Marshall (District 14)
    Chippewa Township Municipal Building
    2811 Darlington Road, Suite 1
    Beaver Falls, PA 15010
    (724) 847-1352
    http://www.repmarshall.com/

     

    State Senators:

    Scott Hutchinson (District 21)
    110 E. Diamond Street
    Butler, PA 16001-5999
    (724) 282-1234
    FAX: (724) 282-6852
    http://www.senatorscotthutchinson.com/

    Elder Vogel Jr. (District 47)
    488 Adams Street
    Rochester, PA 15074
    (724) 774-0444
    FAX: (724) 773-7384
    http://www.senatoreldervogel.com/

     

    Congressmen:

    Conor Lamb (17th Congressional District)
    504 Washington Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (412) 344-5583
    FAX: (412) 429-5092
    https://lamb.house.gov/

    Mike Kelly (16th Congressional District) 
    101 E. Diamond St., Suite 201
    Butler, PA 16001
    (724) 282-2557
    FAX: (724) 282-3682
    https://kelly.house.gov/

     

    U.S. Senators:

    Robert Casey
    393 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-6324
    http://www.casey.senate.gov/

    U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey
    248Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-6324
    http://www.toomey.senate.gov/

     

    Butler County Commissioners:

    Leslie Osche
    (724) 284-5101

    Kim Geyer
    (724) 284-5101

    Kevin Boozel
    (724) 284-5103