PSBA sends General Assembly new Closer Look on school district budgeting

As the General Assembly begins the annual cycle of adopting a new state budget, PSBA believes it is important that legislators are aware of process that school boards undertake to develop and adopt their district budgets… More

Final day to submit statement of interest for sectional advisor positions

The PSBA Governing Board is seeking candidates for sectional advisors in Section 5 (term begins immediately following PSBA Governing Board approval and ends December 2021), Section 8 (term begins immediately following PSBA Governing Board approval and ends December 2022) and Section 7 (term begins June 1, 2021, and ends December 2021)… More

Governor Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 state budget

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf delivered his 2021-22 state budget address, outlining his priorities to the General Assembly. The $37.8 billion proposal is an increase of $3.788 billion, or 11.1%, over the current year… More

PA State Board of Education Student Representative Application Now Available

On May 22, 2008 the Pennsylvania State Board of Education (SBE) amended their bylaws to add one nonvoting senior student member and one nonvoting junior student member. Since September 2009 two high school students have served on the SBE… More

PSBA’s Response to Governor Wolf’s Proposed 2021-22 State Budget

Media contact: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer Pennsylvania School Boards Association PSBA's Response to Governor Wolf's Proposed 2021-22 State Budget Mechanicsburg, PA (February 2, 2021) – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) released its response to Governor Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 state budget… More

Podcast available: One District’s Solution: Online Tutoring Offers 24/7 Support

On a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson speaks with Richland School District’s Director of Educational Services, Brandon Bailey. Discussion centers around student academic success and Richland School District’s utilization of 24/7 tutoring support to ensure students have help when they need it… More

PSBA’s 2019-20 Substitute Teacher Compensation Report now available

On average, daily substitute teachers in Pennsylvania were paid $102 per day for 2019-20. Of the 491 responding Pennsylvania public school districts, 465 reported a daily rate. The most frequent pay rate (mode) and the median pay rate are $100 per day. The minimum reported rate is $78 per day, and the maximum is $150… More

Governor Wolf honors the work of school directors

Citing the meaningful contributions that school boards make on behalf of public education and students, Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed January 2021 as School Director Recognition Month. “Being an effective school director is a difficult task, particularly in the challenging times we live in due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19… More

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