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Toohil and House Committee to Explore Laws Increasing the Educational Stability for Foster Children
10/2/2014
WHAT: Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) and other members of the House Children and Youth Committee will explore laws increasing the educational stability for children in foster care, with a focus on House Bill 569, sponsored by Toohil, and House Bill 973. Both are designed to ensure a more stable educational home for children placed in foster care.

WHO: Toohil; Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks), committee chairman; committee members; and the sponsor of House Bill 973, Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike). Among those expected to offer testimony are Maura McInerney, senior staff attorney with the Education Law Center, Philadelphia; Joan L. Benso, president and CEO, PA Partnerships for Children; Lucy Johnston-Walsh, clinical professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and director, Children’s Advocacy Clinic; Brittany Bullock, former foster child who spent nine years in CYS placement; Michele Haydt, education liaison, Monroe County Children and Youth Services; Katherine M. Fitz-Patrick, deputy general counsel, PA School Boards Association, and director, PA School Board Solicitors Association; Debbie Staub, education adviser, Casey Family Programs; and Katherine Burdick, Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia.

The media is encouraged to attend.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: 60 East Wing, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at
RepToohil.com and PAHouseGOP.com.


Media contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office, 717.260.6136
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