Letter: HB 1386, teacher certification (Sept. 24, 2018)

Sept. 24, 2018 Senate Education Chairman Senate of Pennsylvania Re: House Bill 1386 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 the agreed to amendment to House Bill 1386, sponsored by Representative Kristin Hill (York)… More

Summary of Senate Bill 1095: Changes to high school graduation requirements

Provisions of Senate Bill 1095, as amended in the House Education Committee on Sept. 24, 2018 Prime Sponsor: Senator Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) Quick summary: Senate Bill 1095 amends the Public School Code by establishing alternative pathways for high school graduation and making other changes… More

HB 2571, HB 2593, support for commonsense approaches to the administration of contracts in Pennsylvania (Sept. 21, 2018)

September 21, 2018 House Labor and Industry Committee Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: House Bill 2571 & House Bill 2593 Dear Representative, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the Commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to request your support of House Bill 2571, sponsored by Representative Kate Klunk, and House Bill… More

SB 780, supporting the role of telemedicine (Sept. 23, 2018)

September 23, 2018 House Professional Licensure Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: Senate Bill 780 Dear Representative, 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 780 Sponsored by Senator Elder Vogel to be considered by the House Professional Licensure committee… More

The Story Behind the Success of a Community School

Testimony presented by Rick Amato, principal, Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem Area School District Good morning. My name is Rick Amato, and I have the honor of serving as the Principal of Broughal Middle in the Bethlehem Area School District… More

Testimony: Community Schools (Sept. 19, 2018)

Testimony of PSBA CEO Nathan G. Mains, presented before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development Good morning Chairman Browne, Subcommittee Chairman Eichelberger, Chairman Hughes, Subcommittee Chairwoman Schwank and members of the Senate Appreciations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development… More

Testimony: HB 2571, P.N. 3883, public employee “fair share” representation fees (Sept. 5, 2018)

Testimony by Stuart L. Knade, PSBA senior director of legal services, before the House Committee on Labor and Industry Good morning Chairman Kauffman, Chairman Galloway and members of the House Labor and Industry Committee… More

Lorraine Rocco (Freedom Area SD)

Lorraine received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. She was employed by a national healthcare purchasing organization for 27 years as a Director of Human Resources… More

Brian Feick (Lehighton Area SD)

Brian Feick will be serving his third year on the secretaries forum. Brian has been  the Business Administrator and Board Secretary for the Lehighton Area School District since 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Penn State university and his Master of Business Administration from Drexel university specializing in Business Analytics… More

Bethanne Zeigler (Shikellamy SD)

Beth currently serves as Chairman to PSBA Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee.  She works in the Shikellamy School District as the Board Secretary, as well as the Secretary to the Superintendent/Supervisor of Educational Secretaries  Beth has been an active member of the executive committee since 2007… More