Keller Transparency Legislation Advances to Senate
1/13/2014
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Fred Keller (R-85th District) to amend the Public School Code to require school boards to provide no less than forty-eight hours’ public notice prior to voting upon any proposed collective bargaining agreement or employment contract (House Bill 1741) passed the state House today.



“Spending decisions made locally by school boards directly impact the lives of every taxpayer residing in their respective district,” said Keller. “By requiring school districts to provide appropriate public notice of the terms and costs of proposed contracts, this legislation will help deliver transparency and opportunities for fiscal accountability to the community members and taxpayers who are directly responsible for footing the bill.”

Under House Bill 1741, public notice must include both a statement of the terms, and an estimate of the costs to the school district associated with the proposed collective bargaining agreement or employment contract. Specifically, the notice must be:

• Posted on the school district website at least forty-eight hours prior to the public meeting at which the school board will vote upon any proposed collective bargaining agreement or employment contract.

• Published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the school district at least forty-eight hours prior to the public meeting at which the school board will vote upon any proposed collective bargaining agreement or employment contract.

House Bill 1741 now advances to the state Senate for consideration. For the latest legislative updates, visit RepFredKeller.com.

Representative Fred Keller
85th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Ty McCauslin
(717) 772-9979 
RepFredKeller.com
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