David Hein

David Hein is a two-term member of the Parkland School Board and its current vice-president. He also chairs the Personnel and Finance Committee and has served on the Academics, Arts and Athletics Committee. He serves on the joint operating committee of the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and is its most recent treasurer… More

Art Levinowitz

Art Levinowitz has been involved in education for his entire professional life. He was a teacher for eight years, employed as an administrator for more than 25 years for the New Jersey State Department of Education, and has served on Upper Dublin School Board for 20 years, including five as president… More

Tricia Steiner

Tricia Steiner has been a school director for Derry Township School District since 2017. She regularly attends PSBA professional development events such as the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference and Advocacy Day. She participates actively as an advocate and is a member of the PSBA Equity Taskforce… More

Ronald Cole

Ron Cole has been a school board member in the Sayre Area School District for nine years. He is the current board vice president, chairman of the Community Relations Committee and a PSBA liaison. He also is a board member for the Northern Tier Career Center… More

Sabrina Backer

Sabrina Backer has been active in public education since her children started elementary school. She began with the executive board of their school’s parent/teacher organization, moved on to her local school board in 2015, and then served as Section 1 advisor, and on the Governing Board of PSBA in 2018… More

Marsha Pleta

Marsha Pleta is president of the Washington Area School Board and formerly served as board treasurer. She currently serves as PSBA liaison and Section 5 advisor. She is on the Legislative Advisory Committee and has been active in advocacy efforts on behalf of the association… More

Act 67 of 2019: School security personnel

Quick summary: Act 67 was Senate Bill 621, printer’s number 1081 in the 2019-20 legislative session. It makes numerous changes to the School Code concerning the hiring and training of school security personnel. Effective date: Act 67 became effective in 60 days after the governor signed it into law on July 2, 2019… More

Act 18 of 2019: School safety package (changes to Act 44 and more)

Quick summary: Act 18 of 2019 was Senate Bill 144, printer’s number 1078, in the 2019-20 legislative session. It was introduced to establish the Keystone Telepresence Education Grant program and was amended to include numerous changes to Act 44 of 2018 as well as set new provisions regarding school safety and security… More

School Law Information Exchange, Public Sector Arbitration Newsletters (2017)

Volume 54, 2017 Download the complete SLIE-PSA Index for Volume 54, 2017. Issue 23, Dec. 15 — In this issue School Law Barna v. Board of School Directors of Panther Valley School District, 2017 WL 6045091 (3rd Cir. 2017). Bollinger v. School District of Cheltenham Township, 2017 WL 6047815 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2017). OPINION NOT REPORTED… More

School Law Information Exchange, Public Sector Arbitration Newsletters (2018)

Volume 55, 2018 Download the complete SLIE-PSA Index for Volume 55, 2018. Issue 22, Dec. 14 — In this issue School Law Central Dauphin School District v. Hawkins, 2018 WL 6441638 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2018) Williams v. Pennridge School District, 2018 WL 6413314 (E.D. Pa. 2018) In Short Wolk v… More