Sabrina Backer

I have been fortunate to find a calling that I truly enjoy and that gives me a sense of purpose. I find that in my school board service. It fulfills my need to give back to my community. For this I am a proud member of the FASD school board… More

Marsha Pleta

I wish to serve in the Western At-Large position as I would be a voting member on the Governing Board which leads to change. I believe in Public Education. It should be a birthright that each child in this nation receives the tools and resources for a successful future, regardless of their socioeconomic standing… More

Webinar Series: Starting Strong in a Year of Challenge

The pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for reopening schools, requiring creativity and adaptation. The Starting Strong webinar series addresses topics of current relevance, from board self-assessment to culturally responsive leadership to staff mental health… More

New Success Starts Here website launches

SuccessStartsHere.org is coming out fresh, with PSBA’s launch of a newly designed website today, featuring the success stories of public school districts statewide. The launch of the site is only one part of a statewide promotional campaign that will roll out through a variety of online media, along with television and radio… More

What do school boards do?

In celebration of PSBA’s 125th anniversary, President-Elect Art Levinowitz visited Upper Dublin’s Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School to ask students what they think a school board is and what it does… More

Attend complimentary federal advocacy webinar

On Monday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m., PSBA and the National School Boards Assocation will be providing an important federal update on legislative proposals to provide the next round of financial relief… More

Elizabethtown School Board approves reopening plan

Elizabethtown Area School District is the latest in the Midstate to finalize its reopening plan… More

East Pennsboro school board approves 3-tiered reopening plan

East Pennsboro Area School District reported that its school board on Tuesday approved a three-tiered reopening plan, which was discussed during a special meeting at the middle school gym to accommodate a larger crowd… More

CV School District sets reopening plan for schools, including a new virtual academy

The Cumberland Valley School Board approved a health and safety plan on Monday night that will reopen schools on Aug. 25 with staggered operating schedules for secondary and elementary grade levels and a virtual academy staffed by district instructors… More

Bethlehem looking at a mix of normal school for some grades, hybrid for others

The Bethlehem Area School District is leaning towards opening schools at the end of August with a mixed approach to instruction… More