The call for Equity over Equality

by Heather Bennett, PSBA Director of School Equity Services The pivotal 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education is known for declaring unconstitutional the practice of “separate but equal” in public schools… More

Joint letter: PSEA and PSBA, regarding school safety

June 11, 2018   The Honorable Andrew Dinniman Senate of Pennsylvania Senate P O Box 203019 Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019 Re: School Safety Dear Senator Dinniman, The shock and fear generated by the recent succession of school shootings at Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, as well as other violent acts in schools have led our… More

PSBA supports SB 1095

June 18, 2018 Pennsylvania Senate Re: Senate Bill 1095 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 for Senate Bill 1095 sponsored by Senator Thomas McGarrigle (Chester and Delaware), which would reform State graduation requirements by providing multiple pathways for… More

Letter: Support of Senate Bill 1099

June 16, 2018 Senate Local Government Committee Senate of Pennsylvania Re: Support of Senate Bill 1099 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 1099, sponsored by Senator Scott Martin… More

Letter: Safe2Say, Senate Bill 1142; House Bill 2432 dealing with textbooks; House Bill 1097 CPR

June 16, 2018 House Education Committee Members Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: Safe2Say, Senate Bill 1142; House Bill 2432 dealing with textbooks; House Bill 1097 CPR Dear Representative: On behalf of our 4,500 publicly elected members, The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is providing comments on several of the bills being considered by the House… More

Joint letter from PSBA, PASA and PASBO to oppose House Bill 1531

June 12, 2018 Re: House Bill 1531 Dear Representative, On behalf of the school board members, school administrators, and business officials who oversee the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to express our concern with House Bill 1531 (Rep. Christiana- Beaver)… More

School entities that have adopted resolutions opposing ESA vouchers

Updated: July 11, 2018… More

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