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

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

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

Testimony: HB 2571, P.N. 3883, public employee “fair share” representation fees (Sept. 5, 2018)

Testimony by Stuart L. Knade, PSBA senior director of legal services, before the House Committee on Labor and Industry Good morning Chairman Kauffman, Chairman Galloway and members of the House Labor and Industry Committee… 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