The experiment to grant school districts exemptions from the mandate provisions of the School Code is over.  The 2000 Education Empowerment Act expired on June 30, 2010, and with it, the Mandate Waiver program also lapsed.  PDE will not accept or approve any additional mandate waiver applications unless, of course, the program is later reauthorized.

If your school district had a mandate waiver granted prior to June 30, 2010, you may continue to operate under its terms, including completion of the mandatory program evaluations on an annual basis.

Alfred C. Maiello
Alfred Maiello

Alfred C. Maiello is the founding member of MBM and has represented area school districts as solicitor for 50 years. He counsels school districts and educational institutions on leading developments in school law and guiding them through their day-to-day and long-term challenges.