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.
PSBA works to create support for the issues of greatest importance to local school officials. During the 2019-20 legislative session, PSBA’s advocacy was influential on a variety of targeted efforts including continued work on issues related to school and student safety, and actions to prioritize the needs of schools during the pandemic. PSBA is continuing its advocacy campaigns to seek flexibility and mandate relief for school districts, to call for charter school reforms and to secure increases in basic and special education funding.
PSBA also works to protect public education by blocking harmful legislation such as education savings accounts/vouchers programs benefitting private schools, tax restrictions, and restrictions on the ability of school districts to seek appeals of under-assessed properties, including large commercial properties.
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.