Pandemic creates swirl of issues for schools

By Robert Swift Staff Writer Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Feb. 23) – The myriad of issues surrounding the return of elementary and secondary schools to regular in-person education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic were the subject Tuesday of a House Education Committee meeting… More

Archive: Positions and Testimony, 2019 – 20 Legislative Session

Broadband Service Letter to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee supporting SB 1112, removing outdated regulatory barriers to broadband services Letter to the Senate Communications and Technology Committee supporting HB 2348, establishing the “Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program” Letter to the House Consumer Affairs Committee supporting House Bill 2438 and House Bill 2348… More

School Law Information Exchange, Public Sector Arbitration Newsletters (2020)

Volume 57, 2020 Download the complete SLIE-PSA Index for Volume 57, 2020.  Issue 25, Dec 18 — In this issue: School Law J.D., a student with a disability, et al v. The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, 2020 WL 7024286 (E.D. Pa. 2020) Ines S. Zohni v. The School District of Philadelphia, 2020 WL 6700920 (E.D. Pa… More

Capitolwire: With one broadband access bill now PA law, speculation focuses on broadband funding bill.

By Robert Swift Staff Writer Capitolwire HARRISBURG (Nov. 3) – Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a state law making it easier to use existing electric transmission lines to install fiber cable for broadband access in rural areas… More

Summary of Senate Bill 1286: Mandate Waivers

Quick summary: Senate Bill 1286 (Sen… More

Keynote Webinar Series II

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the spotlight on education technology in schools across the nation. From online learning programs to data modeling, tech tools are an increasingly large part of the new landscape of learning… More

Tracy Long

Tracy works at Keystone Central School District as the Human Resource Assistant.  She has worked in Human Resources since 2008.  In July 2019, she took on the additional role of School Board Secretary.  Tracy is motivated to provide administrative support to the Board of Directors and all stakeholders of the Keystone Central School District… More

Michael Faccinetto

Michael Faccinetto, an Allwein Society Member and PSBA Master School Board Director, has been a member of the Bethlehem Area School Board (Northampton Co.) since 2009, serving as President since 2011.  Faccinetto has served on the PSBA Governing Board holding multiple positions including President in 2017 and 2018… More

PSBA Officer Elections: Slate of Candidates 2020

PSBA members seeking election to office for the association were required to submit a nomination form no later than June 1, 2020, to be considered. All candidates who properly completed applications by the deadline are included on the slate of candidates below… More

Webinar Series: Starting Strong in a Year of Challenge

The pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for reopening schools, requiring creativity and adaptation. The Starting Strong webinar series addresses topics of current relevance, from board self-assessment to culturally responsive leadership to staff mental health… More