Ortitay proposes change in disbursement of school safety money

State Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Cecil, has introduced legislation to change the way funds allocated under the $60 million school safety and security block grant program are disbursed… More

Bill would keep charter schools from claiming they are tuition-free

A bill that passed the state House on Wednesday with little resistance includes numerous accountability changes for charter schools, including language that would require them to disclose that they are taxpayer-funded. The wording for that change comes from legislation crafted by Schlossberg. The state Senate has yet to vote on the bill… More

2nd Annual Equity Summit announced

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is hosting a pre-conference Equity Summit on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This summit presents an opportunity for school leaders from across the Commonwealth to learn best practices, network with other school leaders, and engage in discussions and organizing in developing a culturally responsive and inclusive school environment… More

EITC, explained: How Pennsylvania’s educational tax credits are used, who benefits, and more

Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that he will veto a proposed expansion of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit, which directs millions of potential tax dollars each year to private schools and educational programs. But that doesn’t mean that the proposal from House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, is going to disappear anytime soon… More

Size of Pennsylvania budget surplus may be less important than whether it actually exists

While state leaders are heading into budget season with a projected general fund surplus of $866 million, some who follow state budgeting say the number paints a too rosy picture… More

Pennsylvania lawmakers seek innovative solutions to boost education outcomes

Today’s culture is different and educating students is increasingly challenging, a group of panelists testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee. MDJOnline… More

School Board Secretaries Forum seeks leadership

The PSBA School Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee is seeking new leaders to serve in 2020. There are three committee seats open for a two-year term… More

School safety and security updates

As school entities discuss school safety and security issues and prepare their annual board reports, PSBA has been working diligently to provide resources and information to assist school directors and administrators on this important subject. Guidance on the annual school safety and security board report is available on PSBA’s website… More

PSBA’s Transgender Legal Update revised

Revisions have been made to the transgender update article on PSBA's website. The changes reflect recent developments. Click here to see the full article… More

Podcast: Foundation Growth – From the Ground Up

An education foundation can supplement a schools’ programs and new initiatives, where constrained school district budgets have little room to expand or absorb new expenses. Starting up a foundation may seem daunting… More