PSBA remembers Robert I. “Bob” Miller

Robert I. “Bob” Miller, longtime school board director at Penn Hills School District and former PSBA president, passed away on December 27 at the age of 90. In addition to his 26 years of school board service, Miller served on the board of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit from 1976 – 1986… More

New case tests big question: Can Philly kids sue after getting sick in school buildings?

Dean Pagan became a poster child for Philadelphia’s school infrastructure woes when The Philadelphia Inquirer featured his case of lead poisoning in an investigative story last year… More

School Law Information Exchange, Public Sector Arbitration Newsletters (2019)

Volume 56, 2019 Download the complete SLIE-PSA Index for Volume 56, 2019. Issue 26, Dec. 20 — In this issue: School Laws M.S. v. Hillsborough Township Public School District, 2019 WL 6817169 (3rd Cir. 2019) Ambler v. Board of School Directors of Hatboro-Horsham School District, et al, 2019 WL 6754781 (Pa. Cmwlth… More

PSBA offices closed for the holidays

PSBA offices will be closed from December 24 through January 1, and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. We will resume posting homepage news on Friday, January 3… More

Charter funding: A closer look at special education tuition

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, a school district's special education funding is based on student need. However, that is not the case for public charter schools that receive special education tuition payments from school districts… More

Video EDition: Community relations resources for school leaders

In this installment, learn how to access training that can increase school directors' skills in effective communication with the public. Also, leverage the Success Starts Here public awareness campaign to share your schools' positive news statewide. Watch it here… More

January is School Director Recognition Month!

Research shows a correlation between highly effective boards and student achievement. Because school boards play a crucial role in helping schools provide a quality education to every student, January is once again being declared School Director Recognition Month… More

‘It works:’ Pennsylvania teachers, police give advice to NC about new school safety program

The State of North Carolina and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be known for their shared past as colonies and Civil War battlegrounds, but their collective futures will soon be linked by their common status as pioneers in school safety… More

Join us in Harrisburg to support public education!

All school leaders are invited to attend Advocacy Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) are partnering together to strengthen our advocacy impact… More

Penn-Trafford hosts annual ‘Battle of the Books’

The Penn-Trafford Community Education Foundation (PTCEF), which supports students in the Penn-Trafford SD (Westmoreland Co.) with supplemental learning opportunities and classroom grants, hosted its 5th annual “Battle of the Books” on November 7, 2019. A record-breaking 32 teams of 165 students in grades 3-5 attended the evening program… More