We work to strengthen great Pennsylvania schools.
As the first school boards association in the nation, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) has provided services, advocacy and counsel to inform and engage the local leaderships of Pennsylvania’s public schools since 1895.
The association for school board directors
Founded in 1895, PSBA is a private, nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving Pennyslvania’s elected school board directors. We provide our members with services, support and counsel as they lead their districts, navigate relationships and promote public education across Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s 4,500 school directors become members by virtue of election to their local board — the board joins as a whole. Membership in PSBA is by school district or other eligible local education agency, such as an intermediate unit, career and technical center, or community college. Over the past several decades, voluntary membership by traditional public school entities has been nearly 100%.
“All of Pennsylvania’s students deserve a high-quality, fairly funded education. PSBA keeps this goal at the forefront of all of our work, whether we’re in the Capitol or visiting a board room.”
Nathan G. Mains
Advocating for students
Leading the charge with the unified voice of members, advocates and partners, PSBA is dedicated to promoting exceptional public education for Pennsylvania’s nearly two million public school students.
A rich history of championing public education
As the first school boards association in the nation, PSBA has been dedicated to fostering exceptional public education in the commonwealth for nearly 130 years.
Our governing board
PSBA’s Governing Board is charged with exercising general supervision over the affairs of the association
Our team is comprised of talented and dedicated individuals who are committed to serving members.
We seek talented staff who are eager to work toward our vision and cultivate an exceptional workplace.
A network of partners
We work with a network of partners to provide services and products that meet the unique needs of districts. We believe our partners offer top solutions for our members and are always looking for collaborators to join us in this effort.