U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick meets with Parkland families, Trump on school safety measures

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, met privately Monday in the Oval Office with the families of victims of the Parkland shooting and President Donald Trump. Fitzpatrick, who has been advocating for legislative reform for school safety with Parkland families, presented Trump with an update on bills currently under consideration to enhance school safety measures… More

‘Safe2Say Something’ tops 40,382 tips

On the one year anniversary of the Safe2Say program, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced Pennsylvania’s anonymous reporting system for schools, students and community members, “Safe2Say Something PA” has reached over 40,000 tips from across the commonwealth… More

Federal and foundation grant opportunities available

As spring approaches, several U.S. Department of Education (ED) competitive grant opportunities will be released. The most notable of these grants is the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. The ED anticipates release of the 2020 solicitation later this month and has projected a tentative deadline for early April… More

Keynote speakers announced for school design and construction planning conference

PSBA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pennsylvania will host A Focused Foundation: School Design + Construction Planning on March 31 – April 1… More

PSBA to air ‘Budget Talk’ with Governor Wolf on Tuesday

On Tuesday, February 11 at noon, PSBA will air an exclusive, members-only, 30-minute budget talk with Gov. Wolf and CEO Nathan Mains. Registration is required, but there is no cost. Register now on myPSBA… More

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association Responds to the Governor’s 2020-2021 Budget 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Annette Stevenson Chief Communications Officer annette.stevenson@psba.org 717.506.2450 ext. 3315  Tuesday, February 4,2020 [Mechanicsburg, PA] - On behalf of the 4500 locally elected officials it represents, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) responds to Governor Wolf’s proposed 2020-21 state budget on particular key issues that will impact our public schools… More

Adopt the 2020 resolution for charter school funding reform

In this legislative session, PSBA has been leading the charge with the Senate, House of Representatives and the Governor’s Administration to push for positive charter reform… More

Charter school tuition is now biggest budget pressure for school districts

PSBA announced that the results from the recently completed 2020 State of Education survey show that more than 70% of school districts identified mandatory charter school tuition costs as one of their biggest sources of budget pressure… More

Charter school tuition now surpassing pension costs as the biggest challenge for district budgets

For Immediate Release PSBA Media Contact: Annette Stevenson, chief communications officer annette.stevenson@psba.org  717.506.2450 ext. 3315 (Mechanicsburg, PA) Thursday, January 30, 2020 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announces today, highlights of the recently conducted 2020 State of Education survey… More

PSBA President discusses upcoming initiatives

In the latest episode of Video EDition, 2020 PSBA President Eric Wolfgang discusses priorities for his year of leadership. Watch the video here… More