Transgender Legal Update (June 1, 2018)

For many years, PSBA has urged its members to work with transgender students and their families to meet the needs of individual students and to provide all students with a safe and supportive school environment… More

Letter: Support for SB 1142, Safe2Say program

May 20, 2018 Senate of Pennsylvania Re:  Safe2Say, Senate Bill 1142 Dear Senator: The shock and fear generated by the recent succession of school shootings in our nation, and other violent acts in schools have led to increased concern about the danger of school emergencies… More

What should school employers be doing to prepare for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on ‘fair share fees’?

A ruling by the Supreme Court on the validity of union “fair share fees” could come any day now, and public school employers need to be prepared to take immediate action to stop collecting the fees if they are declared to be an unconstitutional violation of employee First Amendment rights. In Janus v… More

PDE issues clarification on charter school tuition rates

PSBA is pleased to report that there is some relatively good news on the charter school tuition front… More

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

Prime Sponsors: Sen. Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) House Bill 1213 amends the Public School Code by establishing alternative pathways for high school graduation and making other changes… More

Summary of House Bill 1213: Restrictions on property assessment appeals

Prime Sponsor: Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester House Bill 1213 was introduced on April 19, 2017, and amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) by placing additional restrictions on when taxing districts have the right to appeal an assessment… More

Vote No: Setting the Record Straight on ESA Vouchers and Senate Bill 2

A plan introduced as Senate Bill 2 by Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) establishes Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, a program that takes tax money out of your neighborhood public schools to be used for private schools and vendors… More

Letter: Support of SB 1078

Letter to the Senate State Government Committee Support of Senate Bill 1078 March 23, 2018 Dear Senator: The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) represents 4,500 school board members across the state… More

Letter: Requesting support of Senate Bill 653

March 23, 2018 Senate of Pennsylvania Re: Support of Senate Bill 653 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 653, sponsored by Senator Browne… More

WASD rejects voucher plan

The Waynesboro Area School Board (Franklin Co.) Tuesday passed a resolution opposing Senate Bill 2, the Educational Savings Account voucher program, in a move to go on the record in opposition to the proposed voucher system under consideration by the Pennsylvania Legislature… More