Strategic Plan

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association 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.

January 19, 2007

Strategic Intent

The leadership of PSBA has determined a direction and articulated a picture of what the organization intends to become by 2012:

PSBA will be broadly recognized as:

  • The lead public education association by key stakeholders
  • Representing the public's interests in public education
  • The primary resource for school boards and public education
  • A leading education policy and research center

Therefore, PSBA will:

  • Adapt programs and services to best serve school boards in a changing environment
  • Recognize and support school districts that demonstrate effective governance
  • Be instrumental in effecting public education policy changes
  • Communicate more directly with stakeholders in coordination with school boards
  • Promote greater membership participation in PSBA governance and education policy development
  • Further diversify its revenue base


  1. Determine PSBA's role as the lead public education association
  2. Develop programs to recognize and promote effective governance
  3. Ensure PSBA has expertise to implement strategic plan
  4. Enhance member participation in PSBA governance, advocacy and related activities
  5. Expand consulting services to school boards and management teams
  6. Develop a fully integrated communications function for all audiences
  7. Increase utilization of PSBA programs & services
  8. Be the leader in school insurance
  9. Diversify PSBA's revenue base
  10. Ensure sound administrative procedures & controls
  11. Establish education research & policy analysis center
  12. Strengthen advocacy impact