January/February 2021 Bulletin released

The January/February 2021 Bulletin features an introduction to your new PSBA President Dr. Art Levinowitz. Read an interview with him about his plans and priorities for the year. Also, take a look at the pandemic-responsive shift in board operations… More

Student and Volunteer Accident Insurance webinar

During this particularly unique year, accident insurance for students and volunteers may be more essential than ever. Join the PSBA Insurance Trust and A-G Administrators for a panel discussion on why having accident insurance coverage is advantageous, especially during COVID-19. Live Q&A will follow the discussion… More

Warmest Seasons Greetings from PSBA

For 2021, PSBA has updated the face of our e-newsletters, including Daily EDition, to create a more cohesive look among the association's publications, while continuing to provide the timely information you expect. Our offices will close December 25 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. Daily EDition will also resume January 4… More

Podcast available: When COVID has Many of us Stretched Thin – How to Cope and De-stress

In a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson speaks with Dana Guerrero, licensed clinical social worker and mediation and yoga instructor. Annette and Dana discuss strategies to help manage the tough emotions we are all facing in the ongoing climate of the COVID-19 pandemic… More

Education sees boost in government spending, with $82B in COVID-19 relief

The House and Senate passed a massive omnibus bill that included all 12 fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills, the COVID relief package and other measures. For a full section-by-section breakdown of all the COVID relief measures, including the education, unemployment, and health provisions, view this document… More

January is School Director Recognition Month

At the beginning of each year, we pause to salute a group of nine individuals who spend dozens of hours each month voluntarily leading our schools and making difficult decisions – they are the school directors. View ideas on how to acknowledge your board here… More

CLE webinars postponed until January

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board recently issued the “2021 Distance Learning Policy for CLE during COVID-19 Pandemic” recognizing live online programming as live (non-capped) credit toward CLE requirements effective January 1, 2021. Pre-recorded and certain on-demand formats will remain subject to a limitation of six credit hours per CLE compliance period… More

PSBA Governing Board votes to endorse Otto Voit for the PSERS Board of Trustees

Otto Voit, school board director for Muhlenberg School District has been selected by the PSBA Governing Board as their endorsed candidate to serve on the PSERS Board of Trustees. If elected, he will represent the interests of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association membership and all public school districts statewide… More

PSBA mourns former Executive Director Joseph V. Oravitz

PSBA mourns the passing of the association's former executive director, Joseph V. Oravitz, who served in this role from 1982-2001. We celebrate his life and impactful service to PSBA and public education and express our condolences to his family and friends, including former co-workers who will greatly miss him… More

PSERS sets employer contribution rate for 2021-22

Last week, the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) Board of Trustees certified an annual employer contribution rate of 34.94% for fiscal year 2021-22, which begins on July 1, 2020.    The board also certified and retained the current T-E member contribution rate of 7.5%, T-F member contribution rate of 10… More