Protections for student assault victims heads to the governor

PSBA is pleased to report that legislation to protect student victims of sexual assault was passed by the House last week and is headed to the governor.  Senate Bill 530 (Sen. Martin, R-Lancaster) requires schools to remove any student convicted or adjudicated delinquent of sexual assault against another student enrolled at the same school… More

Over 300 Pennsylvania School Boards Adopt Resolutions for Charter Funding Reform

Between 2018 and 2019, Pennsylvania school districts spent over $2 billion in taxpayer money on mandatory payments to brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools. The school boards from over 300 school districts across Pennsylvania have now adopted resolutions calling for the General Assembly to enact significant charter funding reform… More

Suicide prevention in PA

Last month was recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month, but this topic is of vital importance year-round. The Pennsylvania Department of Education and its partners support youth suicide prevention efforts through resources at www.preventsuicidepa.org. Below are a few resources relevant to the commonwealth’s public schools… More

Insurance coverage that works for you

School directors and administrators have a lot of their plates, which is why PSBA has your insurance needs covered. PSBA is proud to provide Business Travel Accident Insurance and optional AD&D issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Members can sign up for the 2021 program during the enrollment period of October through December 2020… More

Podcast available – How to Create Conversations that Matter

On a recently released podcast episode, host Annette Stevenson is joined by best-selling authors, professional facilitators and speakers, Will Wise and Chad Littlefield to discuss their work in facilitating meaningful communication among leaders and educators… More

Year of Learning updated

The Year of Learning, a digital catalog that contains PSBA’s timely educational and training opportunities, has recently been updated to reflect upcoming experiences. This updated booklet includes signature events through the end of the year and into early 2021, information about virtual board workshops, and PSBA webinars and online courses… More

Tell your legislators that school districts need their support

If you missed Advocacy Day, it's not too late to reach out to your legislators and ask for their support for public schools during this challenging school year. Take Action to send a letter to your members of the Senate and House of Representatives… More

PSBA testifies on ESA voucher plan

This week PSBA presented testimony to the Senate Education Committee opposing Senate Bill 1230 (Sen. Ward, R-Blair), that establishes “Back on Track” Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), a voucher program that would direct federal CARES Act money to create grants given to parents to be used for private schools and other private educational service organizations… More

Proposed amendments to PSBA Bylaws published online

This serves as the notice to the membership of proposed amendments to the PSBA Bylaws, in accordance with Article XII of the Bylaws. The amendments will be considered for adoption at the 2020 Delegate Assembly on November 7, 2020… More

Equity Summit held next week

Next Tuesday, PSBA will host the 2020 Equity Summit, an event focused on reimagining a transformational education in Pennsylvania, where all students are safe, engaged, affirmed and supported so that they can reach their dreams… More