PSBA offices closed 11/25: Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday

PSBA is thankful for its members and their commitment and dedication to serving Pennsylvania’s students, schools and communities… More

December 8 webinar: Discussion with Office of Open Records

Decisions made by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records affect your school district and you as a school board director. Yearly if not monthly, thousands of Right-to-Know Law requests are received by school districts. Join Liz Wagenseller, executive director of the Office of Open Records, for an hour-long webinar on December 8 at 12:00 p.m… More

Podcast available: Disruptive Innovation – Turning challenges into positive changes

Disruption is viewed almost always as a negative variable. The Christensen Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, has been studying disruptive innovation throughout the pandemic and how to incorporate technology into the classrooms, creating more student-centered learning opportunities and individualized instruction… More

Register now for required school director training

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 of training. With more than 120 years of experience in school governance expertise, PSBA has been approved by the PA Department of Education to provide the required training… More

EPA grant program now open through December 6

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting applications through December 6, 2021, for their grant program, Environmental Education Grants. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques. See the EPA website for more information. Also, click here to access a detailed program summary… More

Philadelphia Orchestra to release second Virtual School Concert Experience

In March 2022, the Philadelphia Orchestra will release its second Virtual School Concert Experience, Music From Around the World, with unique distance learning materials for teachers. The experience is designed for grades 3–5, though any age can enjoy this vibrant program… More

New mental health resource released

The U.S. Department of Health released Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health, a resource highlighting seven key challenges to providing school- or program-based mental health support across early childhood, K–12 schools, and higher education settings, and presents seven corresponding recommendations… More

State will return mask requirements to school leaders

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced the intention to return the commonwealth’s K-12 school mask requirement to local leaders on January 17, 2022. Upon the expiration of the statewide mandate, local school officials will again be able to implement mitigation efforts at the local level… More

PSBSA President’s Award for Distinguished Career Achievement

  The PA School Board Solicitors Association (PSBSA) is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the PSBSA President’s Award for Distinguished Career Achievement: Stuart Knade (pictured), PSBA's chief legal officer. He was honored at PSBSA’s virtual Annual Business Meeting on October 27… More

Podcast available: Creativity through Curiosity and Celebrating Mister Rogers’ Legacy

Mister Rogers was a learning scientist, and his approach with children was certainly ahead of his time. Today, learning scientists are focusing on the same things Mister Rogers taught children through the lens of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” — things like developing curiosity, finding creative solutions, communication skills, collaboration, and self-acceptance, how to be a good friend and a loving person… More