PSBA cautions against misinterpretation of 2021 state assessment scores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PSBA cautions against misinterpretation of 2021 state assessment scores Mechanicsburg, PA (March 4, 2022) – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) acknowledges today’s release by the PA Department of Education (PDE) of the 2021 statewide assessment results, emphasizing that the impact of extensive pandemic-related disruptions makes use of the data to draw… More

Registration is now open for Spring Legal Roundup 2022

PSBA's Spring Legal Roundup is coming to a location near you and registration is open! An engaging and interactive three-hour educational event, Roundup provides important updates on significant developments in school law impacting the decision-making of all school leaders… More

March 30 webinar: Using Social Media as an Effective Advocacy Tool

Join PSBA and the Public Affairs Council at 12:00-12:30 p.m. on March 30 to learn how to effectively use social media platforms in your advocacy role to explain your position on key legislative issues, promote dialogue and thank legislators and others who support your positions… More

ICYMI: PSBA, national coalition seek increased funding for IDEA

PSBA is a member of a national coalition of education and disability organizations that recently sent a joint letter to Congress seeking the maximum possible increase in funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)… More

PSBA unveils new advocacy engagement program

We want to recognize our advocacy heroes! PSBA’s new Advocacy Engagement Program supports and recognizes the hard work being done by individual school directors, superintendents or a school district's Team of 10 to build strong positive relationships with their legislators to ensure that Pennsylvania school districts are represented in the halls of the Capitol everyday… More

Students are invited to join PASC and PSBA on March 8 in uplifting the voices of women and girls

“Break the Bias” is the theme of the 2022 International Women’s Day that will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 8. International Women’s Day is held each year to honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It shines a spotlight on activity encouraging and uplifting women to pursue goals without bias or barriers… More

$10 million in PAsmart grants available to advance science and technology education

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently announced up to $10 million in PAsmart Advancing Grants are available to support high-quality programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science (CS)… More

PSBA School Director Profile Survey emailed last week

On Wednesday, February 9, members should have received an email with the subject, “A Profile of Pennsylvania School Directors – 2022.” This is a request for you to complete the PSBA School Director Profile Survey. This survey is conducted every four years to compile statewide demographic information regarding the makeup of Pennsylvania’s school boards… More

Federal School Safety Grant Information

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse has launched a new school safety grant tool on The Grants Finder Tool assists school entities in finding applicable funding opportunities related to school safety and security… More

PSBA seeks to fill PIAA District representative vacancies

PSBA is seeking members interested in serving as a representative for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District 4 (see map) for the current term that began on July 1, 2021. The appointment will be effective upon PSBA Governing Board approval and run through June 30, 2023… More