HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2022 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) recently presented Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R – 35) with a Champion of Public Education award.  

The PSBA Champion of Public Education award recognizes lawmakers for their outstanding support of traditional public schools during a two-year legislative session. This support is measured by the legislator’s voting record, bills introduced, attendance and involvement at their local districts, and efforts to work with PSBA to support public schools.  

“The purpose of public education is to provide opportunities for all students and develop the next generation of engaged citizens,” said PSBA CEO Nathan Mains. “We commend Senator Langerholc for his dedication to creating a strong  public education system where these ideals can be achieved.”  

As former Education Chairman, Sen. Langerholc utilized his knowledge of the inner workings and needs of public schools to act objectively and balance all sides of education issues.   

“It’s an honor to be recognized as the Champion of Public Education by PSBA,” said Senator Langerholc.  “As a father of three daughters in the public school system, I understand the importance and foundation education has on future generations. Thank you, PSBA for your continued partnership and advocacy for public education.” 

Sen. Langerholc’s legislative efforts to support public education include the introduction of Senate Bill 73 which would reinstate and make permanent a mandate waiver program, similar to one that expired in 2010. Under the program, the Department of Education could grant a waiver from certain state-imposed mandates if a school district can show that the waiver would result in greater efficiency or more effective educational programs. Reinstating the program would provide schools with much needed flexibility to seek innovative programs and implement more efficient processes. 

PSBA thanks Sen. Langerholc for his continued efforts to promote excellent public education in Pennsylvania.  

About PSBA: As the first school board association in the nation, PSBA has provided services, advocacy and counsel to inform and engage the commonwealth's elected school board directors and school leaders for more than 125 years. PSBA represents more than 6,000 school board directors, superintendents, career and technical center administrators, and other school district personnel, with voluntary membership encompassing nearly 100% of school entities statewide. Leading the charge with the unified voice of members, advocates and partners, PSBA is dedicated to promoting exceptional public education for Pennsylvania's students. 


Mackenzie Arcuri
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