PSBA is the voice of school boards and public education in the halls of the Capitol. The association is actively involved in a wide range of legislative issues and works to leverage change on the issues of greatest importance to local school officials based on PSBA’s Legislative Platform. Our advocacy work includes drafting bills and amendments, participating in meetings and providing analyses and comments on key proposals.
The association successfully targeted its efforts during the previous two-year legislative session of the General Assembly (2017-18) in three key campaigns: enactment of new graduation requirements, and blocking efforts to create a new ESA voucher program and attempts to restrict the ability of districts to appeal property assessments.
Legislative advocacy work for the 2019-20 session includes issues concerning school safety, charter school reforms, and pension funding. PSBA will also continue its work to secure adequate, equitable funding for public schools among other important initiatives that will be identified throughout the session.
Successful advocacy also includes the active involvement of public school officials in the legislative agenda affecting their students and communities. PSBA provides information and opportunities for members to be engaged. We encourage you to join our network of advocates. Together we can build on our success.
See links to the right for information on current issues.