Legislative Action

COLASeveral months ago the 18 school districts in Berks County in conjunction with the Berks County Intermediate Unit developed a committee on legislative action (COLA) to provide schools with a forum for review, analysis, and information sharing on state and federal legislative issues. Please click on the COLA icon to learn more about issues effecting school districts across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Property Tax Resources

Sales and Use Tax (New Taxable Items)

Berks County Committee on Legislative Action (COLA)
Proposed Property Tax Elimination Summary

COLA Cyber & Charter Schools
What is the difference between  a Charter School and a Cyber Charter School

Property Tax Elimination Article
Know the Facts

5 Quick Facts About Property Tax Elimination
Five Quick Facts


SB76 Tax Change Calculator
This calculator will help you to see how the changes made by SB 76 will affect your household's finances.

PSBA Budget
2017-18 Budget:  Investment in Students

PSBA PA School District Profile
Property taxes account for 44.5% of all school district revenues.

Advocacy Fact Sheets
Advocacy Facts  

PA State Senators & Representatives
Contact your Legislators

House Bill 1285
HB 1285

HB 1285 Summary Sheet

How a Bill Becomes a Law
Bill is Introduced