Elizabethtown Area High School honors seniors with individualized graduation ceremonies

The journey to get to a high school graduation can take many paths. Seniors from this year’s graduating class know that all too well since they have missed many milestones because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Elizabethtown Area School District is trying to make sure their 309 graduating seniors miss one less milestone… More

Celebrating 125 years at PSBA

Over the past 125 years, a lot has happened at PSBA. From its founding in 1895 by H.H. Quimby to serving nearly 100% of Pennsylvania’s school districts by 1970 to hosting the first fully virtual conference in 2020, time and technology have presented opportunities for growth as well as challenges… More

State Budget Webinar hosted this Friday

Last week, the General Assembly finalized and sent Gov. Tom Wolf a $25.1 billion General Fund budget for fiscal year 2020-21… More

Podcast available – Hanging in the Balance of a Pandemic: Connectivity During Isolation

During a newly released episode of Keystone Education Radio, Annette Stevenson talks with Dr. Will Miller, a recognized and respected authority on coping with stress, interpersonal relationship and organizational health. For years, Dr. Miller has worked as a stress counselor for first responders… More

AT&T Hotspot plans for PA Public Schools

AT&T, in partnership and consultation with the PSBA, has extended a number of offers to school districts throughout the nation and here in Pennsylvania. These include unlimited and mobile hotspot plans with content management for $59.99/month, WebEx meeting services at ranging prices, Samsung tablets for $119.99, and MiFi devices as low as $.99… More

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