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§ 5-501. Elementary schools

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 12, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article V. Duties and Powers of Boards of School Directors (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 12, 2012
24 P.S. § 5-501
§ 5-501. Elementary schools
(a) The board of school directors in every school district shall establish, equip, furnish, and maintain a sufficient number of elementary public schools, in compliance with the provisions of this act, to educate every person, residing in such district, between the ages of six and twenty-one years, who may attend.
(b) A board of school directors may satisfy the requirement set forth in subsection (a) by any of the following:
(1) Operating a school building.
(2) Converting a school building to a charter school pursuant to section 1717-A,1 provided that a school district in financial recovery status or in receivership under Article VI-A2 that seeks to convert a school building to a charter school shall comply with the provisions of section 642-A(2).3
(3) Contracting with an education management service provider to operate a school building. For purposes of this paragraph, “education management service provider” shall mean a for-profit education management organization, nonprofit charter management organization, school design provider, business manager or any other partner entity with which a school district contracts to provide educational design, business services, comprehensive management or personnel functions. The term shall not include a charter school foundation.
(4) Paying tuition for students residing in the school district to attend school in another school district upon the agreement of both school districts.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, art V, § 501. Amended 2012, July 12, P.L. 1142, No. 141, § 1, imd. effective.


24 P.S. § 17-1717-A.
24 P.S. § 6-601-A et seq.
24 P.S. § 6-624-A.
24 P.S. § 5-501, PA ST 24 P.S. § 5-501
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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