PDE issues clarification on charter school tuition rates

PSBA is pleased to report that there is some relatively good news on the charter school tuition front… More

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

Prime Sponsors: Sen. Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) House Bill 1213 amends the Public School Code by establishing alternative pathways for high school graduation and making other changes… More

Summary of House Bill 1213: Restrictions on property assessment appeals

Prime Sponsor: Rep. Warren Kampf, R-Chester House Bill 1213 was introduced on April 19, 2017, and amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) by placing additional restrictions on when taxing districts have the right to appeal an assessment… More

Vote No: Setting the Record Straight on ESA Vouchers and Senate Bill 2

A plan introduced as Senate Bill 2 by Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) establishes Education Savings Accounts (ESA) vouchers, a program that takes tax money out of your neighborhood public schools to be used for private schools and vendors… More

Letter: Support of SB 1078

Letter to the Senate State Government Committee Support of Senate Bill 1078 March 23, 2018 Dear Senator: The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) represents 4,500 school board members across the state… More

Letter: Requesting support of Senate Bill 653

March 23, 2018 Senate of Pennsylvania Re: Support of Senate Bill 653 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 653, sponsored by Senator Browne… More

WASD rejects voucher plan

The Waynesboro Area School Board (Franklin Co.) Tuesday passed a resolution opposing Senate Bill 2, the Educational Savings Account voucher program, in a move to go on the record in opposition to the proposed voucher system under consideration by the Pennsylvania Legislature… More

Guidelines for submitting platform proposals

School boards should focus on the section of the PSBA Platform containing the Core Legislative Principles and Supporting Concepts… More

Testimony: School Safety (March 15, 2018)

Testimony to the House Education Committee On School Safety Issues Presented by Michael Faccinetto, 2018 PSBA President School Director, Bethlehem Area School District On behalf of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association March 15, 2018 Good morning, my name is Michael Faccinetto… More

Letter: House Bill 638 and House Bill 1531

March 12, 2018 House State Government Committee Pennsylvania House of Representatives Re: House Bill 638 and House Bill 1531 Dear Representative, On behalf of the 4,500 elected officials who govern the commonwealth’s public school districts, we are writing to express our concern with House Bill 638 and House Bill 1531 to be considered by the… More