Podcast available: Community Relations & Communication: A talk with PSBA’s president-elect David Hein

Building strong community relationships and advocating positive, constructive dialogue is a critical task for school boards, albeit a challenging one in today’s climate of strong opinions and hot button issues… More

November/December 2021 Bulletin available

In the November/December 2021 Bulletin magazine, hear from school equity directors on what districts' equity initiatives look like and how success is measured. Also, get an overview of student mental health and resources designed to address concerns… More

Reminder: Conference sessions online through December 1

We hope you were able to attend this year's PASA-PSBA Virtual School Leadership Conference in October! If you didn't get a chance to hear all of the education sessions, they are still available on myPSBA under the green conference tab through December 1. Also, don't miss podcasts with our keynote speakers Kimberly Reed, Dr… More

PSBA offices closed 11/25: Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday

PSBA is thankful for its members and their commitment and dedication to serving Pennsylvania’s students, schools and communities… More

December 8 webinar: Discussion with Office of Open Records

Decisions made by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records affect your school district and you as a school board director. Yearly if not monthly, thousands of Right-to-Know Law requests are received by school districts. Join Liz Wagenseller, executive director of the Office of Open Records, for an hour-long webinar on December 8 at 12:00 p.m… More

Podcast available: Disruptive Innovation – Turning challenges into positive changes

Disruption is viewed almost always as a negative variable. The Christensen Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, has been studying disruptive innovation throughout the pandemic and how to incorporate technology into the classrooms, creating more student-centered learning opportunities and individualized instruction… More

Register now for required school director training

According to law, newly elected and appointed school board directors are required to complete five hours of training and reelected school board directors must complete three hours of training. With more than 120 years of experience in school governance expertise, PSBA has been approved by the PA Department of Education to provide the required training… More

EPA grant program now open through December 6

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting applications through December 6, 2021, for their grant program, Environmental Education Grants. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques. See the EPA website for more information. Also, click here to access a detailed program summary… More

Philadelphia Orchestra to release second Virtual School Concert Experience

In March 2022, the Philadelphia Orchestra will release its second Virtual School Concert Experience, Music From Around the World, with unique distance learning materials for teachers. The experience is designed for grades 3–5, though any age can enjoy this vibrant program… More

New mental health resource released

The U.S. Department of Health released Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health, a resource highlighting seven key challenges to providing school- or program-based mental health support across early childhood, K–12 schools, and higher education settings, and presents seven corresponding recommendations… More