Our program in April will focus on the Governor’s historic education budget proposal and how it addresses inequities in our school funding system. Our speaker will cover the charter school reform proposals and how districts are hurt by the current charter school funding system. A brief review of the American Rescue Plan, how it assists schools, and the restrictions placed on what the funds can be used for in the next two years will also be provided.
Sandra Miller is the advocacy coordinator for Education Voters of PA. She focuses on developing parent advocates for equitable and adequate education funding in Northeast Pennsylvania. She is also the former Northeast coordinator of Advocacy for PA Schools Work and a circuit rider for the Campaign for Fair Education Funding.
Starting when her children were in kindergarten, Sandra’s efforts stem from her beliefs that parents and community members need to promote sustainable resources for the success of our community schools. From acting as a founding member for a parent advocacy group in New Jersey to her work as volunteer for Good Schools PA, she has committed herself to various volunteer positions. Since 2006, she has been a School Director of the Saucon Valley School Board and is active in the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s advocacy efforts.
Sandra has a BS from Penn State focusing on policy analysis and completed her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Penn State in 1984. She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for several years in policy and program development positions in the Governor’s office and the Department of Welfare. Sandra resides in Bethlehem with her husband and two sons.