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Executive Actions

Fee for Service

At the Governor's direction, the Pennsylvania Department of Education will implement a fee-for-service model to account for the costs of thousands of hours of staff time PDE incurs from executing the Charter School Law.

Redirection Transaction Fees

Beginning on Sept. 15, 2019, charter schools requesting funding redirections will be assessed $15 per redirection payment to recoup PDEs cost of providing this service. The volume of redirection requests has increased drastically over the past decade – PDE processed more than 13,500 requests in 2018; a 60% increase in seven years.

Answers to frequently asked questions about redirection transaction fees.

Cyber Charter Application Fees

Starting on Jan. 1, 2020 all new cyber charter applicants will be charged a fee that reflects the cost to review the application. In the past, this cost has been approximately $86,000 per applicant.