More than 100 school districts across Pennsylvania have already adopted resolutions opposing Education Savings Accounts (ESA), the next generation of vouchers, that take state tax money out of neighborhood public schools for use at private schools. ESA voucher proposals are schemes for greater taxpayer support of unaccountable private schools.

In Pennsylvania, an ESA voucher proposal has been introduced as Senate Bill 2, a plan that takes money away from a school district’s state subsidy funding to be used at private and religious schools, private companies, tutors and other “qualified education expenses.” By targeting the lowest-achieving 15% of schools in the commonwealth, Senate Bill 2 has been estimated to siphon more than $500 million dollars from the most under-resourced schools that desperately need the funding.

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) has been encouraging its members to adopt a resolution officially opposing Senate Bill 2 and ESA vouchers. To date, more than 100 districts have adopted such a resolution and more boards are discussing passing the resolution at their board meetings each week (list below as of 3/9/18). These school districts are telling their legislators “No” to Senate Bill 2 and ESA voucher plans.

“The local public school is the cornerstone of the community. Public school districts accept and educate all children who come to their doors, as opposed to those institutions that can reject applicants based on any number of factors. ESA vouchers take scarce funding away from already struggling public schools and give it to private schools which are unaccountable to taxpayers and the public. We should focus on funding public schools – where 90% of children go – not taking money away from them for the 10% who choose not to attend public schools,” said PSBA Chief Executive Officer Nathan G. Mains.

PSBA is working with a broad coalition of education organizations all opposing ESA vouchers called Pennsylvanians Opposed to Vouchers. For more information on PSBA's position and other resources related to Senate Bill 2, visit PSBA's issue page on the topic at


PSBA is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards, pledged to the highest ideals of local lay leadership for the public schools of the commonwealth. Founded in 1895, PSBA was the first school boards association established in the United States.

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Brentwood Borough S DAllegheny
Clairton City S DAllegheny
Hampton Township S DAllegheny
Moon Area S DAllegheny
North Hills S DAllegheny
South Fayette Twp S DAllegheny
Steel Valley S DAllegheny
Upper St Clair Twp S DAllegheny
Pine-Richland S DAllegheny
South Allegheny S DAllegheny
West Jefferson Hills S DAllegheny
Bedford Area S DBedford
Exeter Township S DBerks
Schuylkill Valley S DBerks
Altoona Area S DBlair
Claysburg-Kimmel S DBlair
Northeast Bradford S DBradford
Centennial S DBucks
Quakertown Community SDBucks
Council Rock S DBucks
New Hope-Solebury S DBucks
Bensalem Township S DBucks
Bristol Borough S DBucks
Greater Johnstown S DCambria
Westmont Hilltop S DCambria
Cameron County S DCameron
Weatherly Area S DCarbon
State College Area S DCentre
Phoenixville Area S DChester
Tredyffrin/Easttown S DChester
Avon Grove S DChester
Moshannon Valley S DClearfield
Harmony Area S DClearfield
Crawford Central S DCrawford
Shippensburg Area S DCumberland
Derry Township S DDauphin
Upper Dauphin Area S DDauphin
Garnet Valley S DDelaware
Southeast Delco S DDelaware
The S D of Haverford TwpDelaware
Upper Darby S DDelaware
Ridgway Area S DElk
St Marys Area S DElk
Corry Area S DErie
Union City Area S DErie
Wattsburg Area S DErie
Northwestern S DErie
Fairview S DErie
Laurel Highlands S DFayette
Southern Fulton S DFulton
Carmichaels Area S DGreene
Central Greene S DGreene
Huntingdon Area S DHuntingdon
Homer-Center S DIndiana
Purchase Line S DIndiana
Juniata County S DJuniata
Carbondale Area S DLackawanna
Lakeland S DLackawanna
The S D of LancasterLancaster
Elizabethtown Area S DLancaster
Penn Manor S DLancaster
Ellwood City Area S DLawrence
Wilmington Area S DLawrence
New Castle Area S DLawrence
Neshannock Township S DLawrence
Parkland S DLehigh
East Penn S DLehigh
Northwest Area S DLuzerne
Loyalsock Township S DLycoming
Bradford Area S DMcKean
Otto-Eldred S DMcKean
Smethport Area S DMcKean
Jamestown Area S DMercer
Commodore Perry S DMercer
Reynolds S DMercer
Midwestern IU4Mercer
Greenville Area S DMercer
Mifflin County S DMifflin
Stroudsburg Area S DMonroe
Pleasant Valley S DMonroe
Cheltenham Township S DMontgomery
Methacton S DMontgomery
Upper Moreland Township S DMontgomery
Pottstown S DMontgomery
Bethlehem Area S DNorthampton
Easton Area S DNorthampton
Shamokin Area S DNorthumberland
North Schuylkill S DSchuylkill
Selinsgrove Area S DSnyder
North Star S DSomerset
Blue Ridge S DSusquehanna
Forest City Regional S DSusquehanna
Montrose Area S DSusquehanna
Northern Tioga S DTioga
Lewisburg Area S DUnion
Warren County S DWarren
Washington S DWashington
Canon-McMillan S DWashington
California Area S DWashington
Burgettstown Area S DWashington
Norwin S DWestmoreland
Yough S DWestmoreland
Lackawanna Trail S DWyoming
Southern York County S DYork
Northern York County S DYork

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