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

Act 44 of 2018: School safety and security

Quick summary: Act 44 of 2018 was Senate Bill 1142, printer’s number 1911, in the 2017-18 legislative session. It was introduced on April 20, 2018, and approved by the on Senate June 6… More

Act 5 of 2017: Pension reform

Quick Summary: Act 5 of 2017 was Senate Bill 1, printer’s number 902 in the 2017-18 legislative session. It was introduced on May 18, 2017, approved by the Senate on June 5, 2017, and by the House of Representatives on June 8, 2017. It was signed into law by the governor on June 12, 2017… More

Summary of Act 158 of 2018: Changes to high school graduation requirements

Quick summary: Act 158 of 2018 was Senate Bill 1095, printer’s number 1994 in the 2017-18 legislative session. It was introduced on April 6, 2018, approved by the Senate June 21, 2018, and by the House of Representatives on Oct. 9, 2018. It was signed into law Oct. 24, 2018… More