Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Students at Risk of Self-Harm in the Era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than a year of loss, isolation, and uncertainty for many people, including students, across the country. For some students, these stressors may have caused a mental health disability to worsen. Others may be experiencing mental health disabilities for the first time… More

Vote in Municipal elections

As the November election approaches, we want to remind everyone of the importance of voting in Municipal elections. Your power is in your vote, be sure to check your registration status and read up on the candidates for the upcoming election!  You can register to vote online, by mail or at your local PennDot… More

Attend November 9 webinar: IDEA Act Update

Mandated special education programs are one of the top budget pressures for school districts across the state. Join moderator Jared Solomon, senior policy advisor at Bose Public Affairs Group, for a rapid-fire discussion with U.S… More

There’s still time to register for Virtual Advocacy Day

It’s not too late to register for PSBA’s Virtual Advocacy Day that will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021. Kickoff starts at 8:30 a.m. on Zoom, followed by scheduled Zoom meetings with legislators. This is the time for open dialogue… More

Grant programs accepting applications this month

Through a relationships with Grants Office LLC, PSBA offers members access to a variety of grant-seeking services as well as notice of upcoming grant opportunities, such as these: Due to demand, the Federal Communications Commission has opened up a second application filing window for the American Rescue Plan Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)… More

Podcast available: The Effects of Nature and its Role in Social-Emotional Learning

A growing body of research reveals tangible and measurable social and emotional benefits for students and teachers when nature-based lessons and spending time outdoors are incorporated in students’ studies… More

October 6 Webinar: Innovative Online Learning at School Districts

Virtual learning options at school districts have become one more way schools strive to provide a path to success for every student. Learn how public education leaders in Pennsylvania are developing online learning academies that are innovative, competitive and performing well… More

Nominate a district program for the Magna Awards

Nominations are now being accepted through November 1, 2021, for the 2022 Magna Awards — a National School Boards Association recognition program that honors school board best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning and promote equity in education… More

October 13 Webinar: Keeping Board Meetings Effective

With hot-button topics such as mask mandates, vaccinations and educational equity driving high turnouts, conducting an effective board meeting has never been more challenging… More

Take Action: Tell your House members to vote NO on voucher, charter bills

PSBA needs your immediate action to block these bills in the House of Representatives: School vouchers: On Monday, September 27, the House Education Committee will vote on House Bill 1254 (Rep. DelRosso, R-Allegheny), a broad-based, mandatory voucher plan… More