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

Archive: Positions and Testimony, 2017-18 Legislative Session

Assessments, Graduation Exams, Standardized Testing Joint letter regarding SB 1095, graduation requirements, request support for SB 1095 and Amendment A09320 (Sept… More

Board Presidents’ Panel

Learn, discuss, and practice problem solving with school leader peers facing similar or applicable challenges. Workshop-style discussions will be facilitated and guided by PSBA experts. With the enormous challenges facing schools today, effective and knowledgeable board leadership is essential to your productivity and performance as a team of ten… More

Protected: School Safety and Security Exchange, Handouts

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Build on finance, policy, board culture skills at Applied School Director Training

Three convenient locations in December and January Take the next step in your professional development with Applied School Director Training… More

Letter: HB 1386, teacher certification (Sept. 24, 2018)

Sept. 24, 2018 Senate Education Chairman Senate of Pennsylvania Re: House Bill 1386 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 the agreed to amendment to House Bill 1386, sponsored by Representative Kristin Hill (York)… More

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

Provisions of Senate Bill 1095, as amended in the House Education Committee on Sept. 24, 2018 Prime Sponsor: Senator Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) Quick summary: Senate Bill 1095 amends the Public School Code by establishing alternative pathways for high school graduation and making other changes… More

HB 2571, HB 2593, support for commonsense approaches to the administration of contracts in Pennsylvania (Sept. 21, 2018)

September 21, 2018 House Labor and Industry Committee Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: House Bill 2571 & House Bill 2593 Dear Representative, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the Commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to request your support of House Bill 2571, sponsored by Representative Kate Klunk, and House Bill… More