State mitigation, school attestation orders set to expire

Recently, the Wolf administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced that orders on targeted mitigation and the public school attestation will be lifted on May 31, 2021. These updates to the mitigating orders will not prevent school districts and municipalities from ​continuing and implementing stricter mitigation efforts… More

Join PSBA on May 25 for the virtual rally for charter reform

Join PSBA and public school leaders across the state on Tuesday, May 25 to send a clear message to the General Assembly: The time is now for charter school reform. The rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. PSBA will provide information and tools you can use to reach out to your legislators throughout the day… More

PSBA’s mandate waiver proposal to be considered by the Senate Education Committee today

Today, the Senate Education Committee is expected to consider Senate Bill 73 (Sen. Langerholc, R-Cambria), the mandate waiver proposal drafted by PSBA. The bill would establish a program to allow public schools to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for a waiver of many, but not all, state-imposed mandates… More

Podcast available: Why It’s Important to Talk About Suicide – Prevention Among Students

The past year has exacerbated already heartbreaking statistics on cases of youth anxiety, depression and suicide. Yet only a fraction of the adolescents experiencing these mental health concerns are receiving the appropriate health interventions. While it may not be easy to talk about, suicide prevention is an important topic and one that needs a place among school leaders’ conversations… More

Register for upcoming Superintendent Evaluation Webinar

Explore the code requirements, local considerations and recommendations for evaluating the superintendent in this complimentary webinar on May 12 at 12:00-12:30 p.m. PSBA legal staff will provide answers to relevant questions throughout, along with the presenters discussing the complexity of completing the superintendent evaluation effectively… More

Help PSBA advocate for relief from outdated law for advertising legal notices

We need your stories! PSBA will be presenting testimony at an upcoming hearing in support of House Bill 955 (Rep… More

PSBA equity position guide provides a framework for considering equity-focused roles

Is your district considering the addition of an equity-focused position? PSBA's Guidance for Equity-Focused Positions Within Pennsylvania School Districts can help school leaders answer important questions when considering these positions, such as how to write the job description, where the position fits in the organizational chart and what resources to allocate. Access the guide on myPSBA under Resources… More

PSBA testifies to the Senate Education Committee on school reform issues

Last week the Senate Education Committee continued its series of hearings on needed K-12 education reform issues. PSBA was represented at two hearings held at eastern and western locations of the state. Representing PSBA at the eastern hearing was Thomas L. Seidenberger Ed. D… More

Virtual Sectional Meetings recordings now available on myPSBA

Recordings of the three Virtual Sectional Meetings held in March and April are now available at no cost to members in the myPSBA Store. Topics covered include social and emotional learning for school leaders, Safe2Say Something and threat assessment requirements, Gov… More

Nominations now accepted for PSBA elected positions

Do you have strong communication and leadership skills and a vision for PSBA? Members interested in becoming the next leaders of PSBA are encouraged to submit an Application for Nomination to PSBA's Nominating Committee no later than May 21, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. See the website for details… More