PSBA supports short-term budget passed this week

PSBA supports the short-term budget passed by the General Assembly this week under House Bill 2387. The spending plan recognizes the importance of public education in these difficult times by providing full-year funding for schools and maintaining investments without reductions in basic education, special education and other critical state subsidies… More

PSBA seeks to fill PIAA District representative vacancies

PSBA seeks members who are interested in serving on Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Districts 4 and 7 (see map) for the current term that began on July 1, 2019. The appointment will be effective upon the PSBA Board of Directors' approval and run through June 30, 2021… More

Important Judicial Advocacy Win for PSBA — Pa. Supreme Court Reverses in Carr v. PennDOT

In Rachel L. Carr v. PennDOT and Pa… More

PSBA launches new advocacy campaign and resolution

Yesterday PSBA released a Special Legislative Report announcing a new advocacy effort designed to relieve school districts from the effects of state-imposed unfunded and underfunded mandates and provide the flexibility needed to weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic… More

PSBA introduces new digital evaluation platform

PSBA is pleased to introduce a new PSBA tool — digital evaluations powered by MetricsED! The MetricsED evaluation tool allows school boards to fulfill the critical responsibility of evaluating their superintendent while promoting a goal-aligned, reflective and evidence-based evaluation process… More

Penn-Trafford elementary students attend online concert

Mrs. Andrea Frescura’s second-grade music students from Harrison Park, Sunrise and Level Green Elementary Schools (Penn-Trafford School District) recently attended virtual orchestra performances by several ensembles, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass Section… More

Mandate Relief: The Campaign to Support Public Schools

Pennsylvania public schools have risen to the challenge to provide education to the commonwealth’s students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools have become creative and innovative and used whatever resources they could muster to deal with the local diverse challenges they face… More

2020 School Safety and Security Board Report webinar available

School Safety and Security Coordinators are required to provide an annual report to their school board in executive session. In the School Safety and Security Board Report – What Should I Include in 2020? webinar, Vincent Champion, Esq… More

Podcast available – The Cost of Public Education During COVID-19 and Beyond

On a newly released episode of Keystone Education Radio, podcast host Annette Stevenson is joined by PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan and Director of Research Andy Christ. They discuss the funding Pennsylvania’s school districts need to continue educating their students and serving their communities… More

Q&A with Broadway star Raquel Suarez-Groen

Perseverance, tenacity, endurance – these are all qualities that Broadway stars must have to perform in 450 shows a year, which amounts to eight shows a week. In order to give their best performance at every show, actors and actresses need to be in top physical and mental shape… More