Media Contacts:

Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Annette Stevenson, Sr. Director of Communications

Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units
Thomas E. Gluck, Executive Director

Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
Dr. Mark DiRocco, Executive Director


Harrisburg, PA, April 29, 2019
– The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), along with the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) will come together in Harrisburg on Monday, April 29, 2019 for Advocacy Day. Nearly 200 school leaders will gather at the Capitol to conduct more than 150 scheduled meetings, presenting key issues to lawmakers, on behalf of their schools and communities.

The press conference begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Rotunda, with comments presented on priority issues that include: Charter Funding Reform and School Construction Funding and the PlanCon Process.

The organizations are calling for charter funding reform now. Join us to know more about how the current funding formula for cyber charters results in overpayment of funds, how school districts are paying tuition amounts that have no relationship to the actual instructional costs, and how many school districts and intermediate units are providing an optimal cyber choice for students.

School and association leaders will be available for questions following the press conference.


The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is a nonprofit statewide association of public school boards representing nearly 500 school districts, 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.

The Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) is a non-profit organization comprised of the executive directors of Pennsylvania’s 29 intermediate units. PAIU promotes educational and operational collaboration across IU boundaries; leverages partnerships and resources to expand high quality services to students, schools and communities; facilitates communication to school and community leaders on matters of educational practice and public policy; and advocates on behalf of intermediate units with policymakers in state agencies and the General Assembly.

The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) is the membership organization of Pennsylvania's chief school administrators, central office administrations and other administrative professionals, with over 900 members, including school district superintendents, intermediate unit executive directors and charter school chief administrative officers.

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