The evolving situation surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 has propelled the commonwealth and the world into an unprecedented scenario. While the uncertainties can be unsettling, we know that Pennsylvania has courage and through this, we will come back stronger together.

June 18, 2020 – The Back to School Taskforce Releases the Pennsylvania School Reopening Insights Report

Eight leading education organizations, PACTA, PAIU, PA Principals Assoc., PARSS, PASA, PASBO, PSBA and PSEA have come together as part of a Back to School Taskforce to assist and support school leaders, administrators and educators as they plan for the coming academic year. From these organizations, more than 150 practitioners and experts comprised categorized work group committees to develop compiled insights and considerations on which local decision-makers can draw as they plan for the needs of their students, staff and communities.

Commonwealth Connected: Ideas from Across the State

Pittsburgh Public Schools CTE Teachers Support Frontline Workers During the Pandemic

Using the training tools and techniques provided to their students, teachers in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division of ...
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BSSD staff raises over $10K to feed district families

More than 125 district employees from all six buildings, including teachers, aides, administrators, secretaries and custodians have combined to raise ...
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Surprise parade celebrates Boone graduates

Volunteers from the Blazer Education Foundation, Daniel Boone teachers, Daniel Boone administration, members of the Daniel Boone School Board, borough ...
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Where Do Schools Leaders Need Additional Guidance In Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

New Territory: Resources for Adapting and Restoring

A Creative Response: How School Districts Respond

Challenges can incite innovation. Keep track of how districts around the state are responding creatively to the needs of students and community. Select a book symbol to read an article about a district in the area and select a video symbol to watch an installment of Video EDition remote featuring a local school leader or legislator.

Video Edition Remote: Educational Updates from Legislators and School Leaders

View more on our YouTube channel.

Preparing for a Fall Reopening

#PASchoolsReady Twitter Feed

Tools for Virtual Board Meetings

Virtual meetings have taken on a new level of importance. PSBA has worked to secure the tools you need to operate effectively, even as we are all working from separate spaces.

Zoom virtual meeting spaces and BoardDocs paperless agenda solution will allow your board to connect, discuss, vote and review documents as if you were sitting together in a meeting room. Also a big element of any school board meeting is public accessibility. Challenge Solved!

PSBA along with partner, CM Regent is offering all member school districts and CTC’s a complimentary Zoom group license that gives your school board the ability to hold meetings and live stream them through YouTube or Facebook. Questions can be entered by public viewers, along with media members, and your school board directors can discuss and vote in a manner that is compliant and that allows school directors and their superintendent to have face time for optimal distance interaction.

PSBA training sessions are available so that you can maximize the use of your Zoom license and BoardDocs solution – opt-in for one or both and let us know that you’d like to receive training!

Zoom group license option is a 1-year agreement good through March 2021.

Zoom Opt-in Form

Please Note:  Zoom Licensing was purchased for School District Board’s and Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee’s only.

Zoom licensing generously underwritten by: