School Boards 101

What is a School Board? Addressing the challenging times faced by school leaders in which there are a vast range of misconceptions around school board leadership and the board’s authorities and responsibilities, PSBA offers a website as a resource for school districts to inform their communities. Check out:… More

PSBA working to address mental health challenges

As students have returned to in-person instruction, one of the most pressing needs facing school leaders has been addressing the mental health needs of their students… More

Health/physical education survey seeks respondents in March

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) in partnership with the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE PA) is conducting a survey to gather data around health/physical education (H/PE) in Pennsylvania… More

Retirees can return to service in day-to-day substitute positions

The Public School Employment Retirees System (PSERS) has issued information reminding retirees that they can fill positions such as substitute teachers and bus drivers in a day-to-day substitute capacity without jeopardizing their PSERS pension… More

More required training sessions added

If you still need to complete required school director training, PSBA has added more opportunities for virtual New and Advanced School Director Training this spring. 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… More

ICYMI: Video EDition introduces the newest Allwein Society inductee

On this week's episode of Video EDition, Nathan Mains speaks with Laura Johnson of Pottstown School District. Laura has been inducted into the Allwein Society, a recognition program honoring school directors who are outstanding leaders and advocates on behalf of public schools and students… More

PSBA sends comments to IRRC, PDE on proposed final-form charter school regulations

Last week PSBA sent comments to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) and the PA Department of Education (PDE) regarding PDE’s final-form proposed regulations for charter schools and cyber charter schools. The final-form regulations contain changes made by PDE following the public comment period… More

PASA and PSBA seek presenters and performers for the 2022 School Leadership Conference

PASA and PSBA are seeking relevant and compelling presentations for the 2022 conference. This year's event is scheduled to be held October 31 – November 1 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. Presentation topics should appeal to a broad school leader audience. Learn more and apply to present… More

March/April Bulletin available now

The March/April 2022 Bulletin is student-focused, with features on their First Amendment rights to free speech as well as student vaping in schools. In preparation for Spring Advocacy Day, several members share their thoughts on what methods they have found most effective in reaching legislators and why it’s important… More

It’s National School Breakfast Week!

Help PSBA and Feeding Pennsylvania spread the word on the importance of school breakfast through the annual “Hear the Pennsylvania Crunch Campaign!” This year, the campaign is focused on urging Congress to extend policies that allow for child nutrition flexibilities in school meals and make sure kids get what they need to succeed, whether school… More