Protected: Solicitors Symposium 2018: Presentations and handouts

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TO: PA School Board Solicitors Association, Janus Decision

Most of you probably have heard by now that earlier this morning the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (No… More

The call for Equity over Equality

by Heather Bennett, PSBA Director of School Equity Services The pivotal 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education is known for declaring unconstitutional the practice of “separate but equal” in public schools… More

Joint letter: PSEA and PSBA, regarding school safety

June 11, 2018   The Honorable Andrew Dinniman Senate of Pennsylvania Senate P O Box 203019 Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019 Re: School Safety Dear Senator Dinniman, The shock and fear generated by the recent succession of school shootings at Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, as well as other violent acts in schools have led our… More

PSBA supports SB 1095

June 18, 2018 Pennsylvania Senate Re: Senate Bill 1095 Dear Senator, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to request your support for Senate Bill 1095 sponsored by Senator Thomas McGarrigle (Chester and Delaware), which would reform State graduation requirements by providing multiple pathways for… More

Letter: Support of Senate Bill 1099

June 16, 2018 Senate Local Government Committee Senate of Pennsylvania Re: Support of Senate Bill 1099 Dear Senator, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to request your support of Senate Bill 1099, sponsored by Senator Scott Martin… More

Letter: Safe2Say, Senate Bill 1142; House Bill 2432 dealing with textbooks; House Bill 1097 CPR

June 16, 2018 House Education Committee Members Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: Safe2Say, Senate Bill 1142; House Bill 2432 dealing with textbooks; House Bill 1097 CPR Dear Representative: On behalf of our 4,500 publicly elected members, The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is providing comments on several of the bills being considered by the House… More

Joint letter from PSBA, PASA and PASBO to oppose House Bill 1531

June 12, 2018 Re: House Bill 1531 Dear Representative, On behalf of the school board members, school administrators, and business officials who oversee the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to express our concern with House Bill 1531 (Rep. Christiana- Beaver)… More

Vote Yes: A Better Approach to High School Graduation Under Senate Bill 1095

Senate Bill 1095 (Sen. McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware) creates greater flexibility into graduation requirements by providing students with alternative pathways in addition to Keystone Exams to demonstrate readiness for success after high school. PSBA supports this proposal. Here are the reasons why… More

School entities that have adopted resolutions opposing ESA vouchers

Updated: July 11, 2018… More