The PSBA Research Inquiry on School Board Operations is conducted every three years to compile information on how Pennsylvania public school boards operate, engage the community and provide opportunities for student representation. The 2018 survey results were recently published in the September/October issue of PSBA Bulletin. Here is a highlight from each of the three survey parts:
- Board operations: More than three-quarters (82%) of boards uses standing subcommittees.
- Community engagement: The vast majority of school districts (90%) participate in cooperative projects with business and community organizations.
- Student representation: More than half (57%) of school districts involve students in their local board meetings.