From staying on top of changes in school law to keeping up with regulations and mandates, school board secretaries have taken on an ever-increasing responsibility. The PSBA School Board Secretaries Forum provides networking and professional development opportunities to help you do your job more effectively and efficiently.

The Forum provides education, resources and advocacy specific to your role as a school board secretary. Through the use of technology and communication resources, PSBA provides you with the tools and information to meet today’s challenges and responsibilities.

Benefits of participation in the PSBA School Board Secretaries Forum:graphic year of board secretary

  • Access to PSBA online training resources, including specific trainings for school board secretaries
  • Quarterly e-newsletter with school board secretary news and updates
  • Annual statewide school board secretaries conference
  • PSBA legislative resources and advocacy
  • Annual invitation to PSBA Sectional Meetings

Membership

The purpose of this forum is to provide a medium for school board secretaries in a Pennsylvania public school district, intermediate unit, or career and technical school to exchange information and views concerning the administration of the public schools of the commonwealth. Membership includes school board secretaries, assistant board secretaries, recording secretaries, acting board recording secretaries and any person designated by the local board or school district.

Membership in the School Board Secretaries Forum is included in PSBA Member dues.

School Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee

Members of the School Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee shall be responsible for forum affairs during the interim of the annual meetings. It shall be the duty of the Steering Committee to carry out the objectives and purposes of the department.

Each Steering Committee member is expected to contribute his or her knowledge and expertise in the development and presentation of projects throughout the year. Attendance and participation at the annual PSBA School Board Secretaries Conference is most important.

School Board Secretaries Forum seeks nominations for Steering Committee

The PSBA School Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee is seeking new leaders to serve in 2020. There are three committee seats open for a two-year term. Candidates who are passionate and motivated to lead their school board secretaries colleagues and can offer enthusiasm and expertise in developing learning and content for the upcoming years are encourage to apply. The nomination deadline is July 16 and nomination applications [.PDF] should be submitted to nominations@psba.org or PSBA, Attn: Nominations, 400 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050-1873.

2019 Committee Members

  • Chairperson
    Beth Zeigler, Shikellamy SD
  • Kathy Jeffers, Austin Area SD
  • Anita Kaseman, Quakertown Community SD
  • Denise LaPera, Lower Merion SD
  • Lorraine Rocco, Freedom Area SD
  • Christina Griffiths, PSBA Representative to the committee

For more information, contact Crista DeGregorio at (800) 932-0588, ext. 3426.