2019 State of Education report now online

The 2019 State of Education report is now available on PSBA.org in PDF format. The report is a barometer of not only the key indicators of public school performance, but also the challenges schools face and how they are coping with them… More

Podcast: Early Intervention and Suicide Prevention in Schools

As part of our overall focus on safe, secure and healthy school environments, and as second in our series on suicide prevention; this episode is focused on the importance of early intervention and upstream approaches. To help us understand this complex and potentially grave topic, we’ll talk with Dr… More

April 29 is your day on the Hill!

All PSBA-member school directors are invited to attend Advocacy Day at the state Capitol in Harrisburg to meet face to face with legislators on issues affecting public education. This year PSBA will be partnering with the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) to strengthen our advocacy impact… More

Gov. Wolf’s Feb. 5 budget address includes increases for education

Yesterday Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his state budget address to the General Assembly. The $34.15 billion proposal is an increase of $927.3 million, or 2.8% over the current year. Education generally fares well under the proposed budget, with increases in the basic subsidy and special education line items… More

PSBA’s Perspective on the Governor’s Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Annette Stevenson Sr. Director of Communications annette.stevenson@psba.org 717.506.2450 ext. 3315 PSBA's Perspective on the Governor's Budget February 5, 2019 [Mechanicsburg, PA] The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), following today's release of the 2019-2020 Proposed State Education Appropriations, affirms its appreciation to Gov… More

Annual PSBA Budget Briefing presented by Commonwealth Budget Secretary Jen Swails

On Thursday, Feb. 7, join Commonwealth Budget Secretary Jen Swails and PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan for an exclusive, complimentary member webinar on the 2019-2020 state budget plan Gov. Wolf will propose on Feb. 5… More

Video EDition: Perspective from the Capitol with Sen. Bartolotta

Show them what it takes! In this extended special episode, hear an exclusive interview with Sen. Camera Bartolotta on the importance of schools developing ongoing relationships with their legislators… More

Celebrate your ‘School Breakfast Hero’

March 4-8 is National School Breakfast Week. In addition to celebrating school breakfast, No Kid Hungry Pennsylvania wants to show some love to the everyday heroes who make school breakfast possible for kids. It takes a village – teachers, principals, superintendents, custodians, coaches, cafeteria staff, advocates, elected officials – the list goes on… More

Are you balancing? Your obligation to protect Pennsylvanian’s constitutional right to informational privacy

Public school entities are local agencies subject Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) Your Open Records Officer (ORO) or the attorney advising OROs, in addition to determining what explicit RTKL provisions might apply to a request must always assess whether a RTKL request seeks information that would divulge private personal information about individual Pennsylvania citizens… More

PSBA on PA Newsmakers

Annette Stevenson, PSBA senior director of communications, recently appeared as a guest on The Pennsylvania Newsmakers television show discussing the effort to increase school safety with the Safe2Say Something program. Video streaming of the entire program is available now on the Pennsylvania Newsmakers website. Or watch it live on these stations: WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, Jan. 28 at 8:30 p.m… More