School Law Information Exchange, Public Sector Arbitration Newsletters (2016)

Volume 53, 2016 Issue 24, Dec. 16 New School Director Oath of Office Certificate Template Available Municipality of Mt. Lebanon v. Elaine Gillen and Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, 2016 WL 7176947 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2016) In short T.L. v. Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, 2016 WL 7188226 (E.D. Pa. 2016) T.R. v… More

Spring Legal Roundup: Can you answer these questions?

Do you know the answer to these true-false questions? Maybe? Register now for a Spring Legal Roundup program held near you (see program description and locations here). Get the answers you need! True or False? When a student is habitually truant, a school must immediately file a citation against the student in the appropriate court… More

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Why escalating pension costs are unsustainable

The problem facing the state and school districts is the high employer contribution costs to sustain the current retirement system. These mandated expenses continue to increase each year, taking larger shares of already-stretched budgets… More

PSBA Position on Pension Reform Plans

Addressing Pennsylvania’s pension crisis is a top legislative priority for PSBA and school directors across the state, as it must be for the General Assembly in the 2017-18 legislative session. The fact is that the state and school districts cannot afford the high employer contribution costs needed to sustain the current retirement system… More

PSBA Judicial Advocacy Program celebrates big win for school districts

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with the Pocono Mountain School District in an important case involving whether school districts can be held responsible for a defunct charter school’s unpaid employer pension contributions owed to PSERS… More

Pension, PSERS background basics

(With information from the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) 2015 and 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and other materials from PSERS, and from the Public Employee Retirement Commission) The Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement Act establishing the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) became law in 1917 with the purpose of providing retirement… More

PAEOP Annual Educational Office Professionals Conference: Fees and Hotel Accommodations

Event Home | Fees and Accommodations | Schedule | Session Descriptions | Sponsors Conference Registration Fees The fee covers all instruction, program materials, breakfasts and lunches. All other meals and lodging are the responsibility of registrants. Checks should be made payable to PSBA… More

PAEOP Annual Educational Office Professionals Conference: Schedule at a Glance

Event Home | Fees and Accommodations | Schedule | Session Descriptions | Sponsors Wednesday, May 3 3-6:30 p.m. — Registration 6:30-7:30 p.m. — Opening Session and Annual Business Meeting 7:30-8:30 p.m… More

PAEOP Annual Educational Office Professionals Conference: Session Descriptions

Event Home | Fees and Accommodations | Schedule | Session Descriptions | Sponsors Wednesday, May 3 Keynote Session – 7:30-8:30 p.m… More