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

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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

SB 780, supporting the role of telemedicine (Sept. 23, 2018)

September 23, 2018 House Professional Licensure Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: Senate Bill 780 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 Senate Bill 780 Sponsored by Senator Elder Vogel to be considered by the House Professional Licensure committee… More

The Story Behind the Success of a Community School

Testimony presented by Rick Amato, principal, Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem Area School District Good morning. My name is Rick Amato, and I have the honor of serving as the Principal of Broughal Middle in the Bethlehem Area School District… More

Testimony: Community Schools (Sept. 19, 2018)

Testimony of PSBA CEO Nathan G. Mains, presented before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development Good morning Chairman Browne, Subcommittee Chairman Eichelberger, Chairman Hughes, Subcommittee Chairwoman Schwank and members of the Senate Appreciations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development… More