School Board Secretaries Conference: Registration closes tomorrow!

School board secretaries are a crucial part of boards’ effectiveness. At the virtual School Board Secretaries Conference, attendees will gain the tools they need to prepare for a new school year, such as the latest policy and legal updates, networking opportunities, and a review of essential skills… More

NSBA 2021 Conference Online: April 8-10

NSBA has announced the transformation of its in-person NSBA 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition to the NSBA 2021 Online Experience. This experience will bring world-class programming, inspirational keynotes, top education solution providers, and plentiful networking opportunities. Join NSBA on April 8-10, 2021, for a fully transformed and memorable event! Learn more and register… More

PSBA Issues Legislative Victory Report

PSBA has issued its 2019-20 legislative Victory Report that highlights the advocacy efforts and accomplishments of the association and our members during the two-year session of the General Assembly… More

Podcast available: Engagement, Community & Training for Educators: Data-Driven Approaches to Success

On a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson speaks with Teaching Lab CEO Sarah Johnson on the important work her organization is doing to support and train teachers as they work to engage students now and going forward… More

Upcoming budget recap webinar

On Tuesday, February 2, Gov. Tom Wolf will present his 2021-22 state budget proposal before a joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives. Following the governor’s budget address, the Senate and House appropriations committees will convene hearings beginning March 15 on specific components of the proposal… More

New resources now available

The Essentials of Board Leadership publication is now available on myPSBA under the Resources tab. The four foundations of board leadership responsibilities articulated in this new publication correspond with the upcoming Essentials of Board Leadership Webinar Workshop Series, which will take place from January – April… More

Archive: Positions and Testimony, 2019 – 20 Legislative Session

Broadband Service Letter to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee supporting SB 1112, removing outdated regulatory barriers to broadband services Letter to the Senate Communications and Technology Committee supporting HB 2348, establishing the “Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program” Letter to the House Consumer Affairs Committee supporting House Bill 2438 and House Bill 2348… More

Register for upcoming learning opportunities!

If you have not registered for this week's learning opportunities, it's not too late! On January 13, the first session of the Essentials of Board Leadership webinar workshop series. will be hosted. This four-session series of workshops is exclusively for board presidents, vice presidents and superintendents. Each workshop will offer 75 minutes of professional development… More

PDE issues guidelines for pupil transportation subsidy changes for 2020-21

The PA Department of Education (PDE) has issued guidelines pursuant to Act 136 of 2020, which creates a modified calculation of the Pupil Transportation Subsidy for school year 2020-21, payable in the 2021-22 fiscal year. The guidelines were developed in consultation with PSBA, the PA Association of School Business Officials and the PA School Bus Association… More

School Law Information Exchange, Public Sector Arbitration Newsletters (2020)

Volume 57, 2020 Download the complete SLIE-PSA Index for Volume 57, 2020.  Issue 25, Dec 18 — In this issue: School Law J.D., a student with a disability, et al v. The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, 2020 WL 7024286 (E.D. Pa. 2020) Ines S. Zohni v. The School District of Philadelphia, 2020 WL 6700920 (E.D. Pa… More