PSBA supports targeted liability coverage during pandemic

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), along with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and Association for Educational Service Agencies (AESA), sent a letter to congressional leaders requesting that they include temporary and targeted liability relief for school districts within the next round of COVID-19 aid legislation… More

PDE update on minimal instructional time requirements

On Monday, July 6, PA Department of Education (PDE) released information that addresses the minimum instructional time requirements and other issues that must be considered when making decisions related to the provision of instruction during a global pandemic… More

Upcoming opportunities for school board secretaries

A new School Board Secretary Online Learning Badge is now available on myPSBA. This badge includes five courses that bolster your knowledge and demonstrate your commitment to board effectiveness… More

PDE issues updated guidance for calculation of CARES Act funds to private schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has updated its guidance on calculating and administering federal CARES Act funds for equitable services to private schools. The PDE guidance was updated to reflect the provisions of an Interim Final Rule (IFR) recently issued by the U.S… More

Podcast available – Collective Bargaining in Public Schools

On a recently released episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by Stuart Knade, PSBA’s senior director of legal services… More

PDE allows flexibility in meeting instructional time requirements for 2020-21 school year

On Monday, July 6, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) issued new guidance addressing instructional time obligations under the law, providing flexibility for schools to meet the 180-day, 900/990-hour requirements while using remote learning during the 2020-21 school year. The department notes that Section 520… More

New rule changes calculation set in April for private schools

Last week the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) issued an interim final rule further outlining expectations for school districts in distributing federal CARES Act funds for equitable services to private schools. In response, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is expected to provide further direction to school districts… More

Advocacy Ambassador program brings legislators to you

PSBA’s Advocacy Ambassador program is a key resource helping public school leaders connect with their state legislators on important education issues. Our six ambassadors build strong relationships with the school leaders and legislators in their areas to support advocacy efforts at the local level… More

PSBA seeking Allwein Society nominations

PSBA is accepting nominations for The Allwein Society, the association’s award program recognizing school directors who are outstanding leaders and advocates on behalf of public schools and students. This prestigious honor was created in 2011 in memory of Timothy M… More

PSBA platform proposals, priority issue survey responses are due next Tuesday

School boards have until Tuesday, June 30 to help shape PSBA's advocacy agenda by submitting proposals to be considered for the 2021 Legislative Platform. All proposals must be approved by your board and submitted to PSBA by the deadline… More