The latest education-related news from PSBA and other sources

Podcast available – Feeding PA: On a Mission to Help Our Neighbors in Need

With over 53,000 farms in Pennsylvania, it is hard to imagine that anyone may be dealing with food scarcity in their household. Yet over 1.5 million Pennsylvanians were facing hunger prior to COVID-19, and that number soared to well over 5 million at the start of the pandemic… More

Become an Advocacy Ambassador

PSBA is seeking applications for an open Advocacy Ambassador position covering PSBA Sections 3 and 4. Advocacy Ambassadors are independent contractors who serve as liaisons between PSBA and their state legislators, and who also work with local school officials in their section to advance PSBA’s public education advocacy mission… More

Employers: Dealing with unemployment compensation fraud

As concerns regarding unemployment compensation fraud are increasing across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is continuing to provide updates resources to employers, including school districts, who believe they may be potential victims of UC fraud. Employers should respond promptly to any employer notices about a fraudulent claim… More

July 28 Webinar: Pandemic Funding – Planning and Stakeholder Engagement for Federal ESSER Funds

As schools continue to grapple with pandemic-related needs in the fall semester and beyond, decision-making around federal funding is a priority for school boards across the state. Join Ian Rosenblum from the U.S. Department of Education to learn more about funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund I, II and III… More

July 23: Deadline to submit proposals for PSBA’s 2022 Legislative Platform

There are just a few days remaining for school boards to submit proposals to be considered for PSBA’s 2022 legislative platform. The platform is PSBA’s official record of positions on legislative issues and is the guide for the association’s advocacy efforts. The deadline to submit items for consideration is Friday, July 23… More

Podcast available – Language Differences: Harnessing Virtual Tools for Literacy

When teaching a class full of students with diverse backgrounds, multiple home languages and varying literacy levels, the challenge for teachers is finding the best way to reach each student… More

PSBA membership renewal due by July 15

As your school entity prepares for the fall, challenges remain and your need for support increases. From 24/7 crisis communications support to annual conference to resources and events assisting you with onboarding your new board members, we want to continue providing you with the tools you need to be effective… More

CDC issues guidance for 2021-22 school year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its updated Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools. This updated guidance for school administrators outlines strategies for K-12 schools to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations… More

Fall Virtual Advocacy Day – October 14

Continue the conversation! All public school leaders are invited to join us for our fall Virtual Advocacy Day on Thursday, October 14, 2021, via Zoom. The day will center around reaching out with legislators to discuss critical issues affecting public education… More

School Board Secretaries Forum seeks leadership

The PSBA School Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee is seeking new leaders to serve in 2022. There are three committee seats open for a two-year term… More