Ellis H. Katz Esq. honored at School Law Workshop

More than 100 solicitors attended yesterday's School Law Workshop at Hotel Hershey for legal updates and professional development. At the event, the PA School Board Solicitor Association’s (DSBSA) President's Award for Distinguished Career Achievement in School Law was awarded to Ellis H. Katz Esq… More

Updates to Required School Director Training

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed two acts amending the PA School Code,  Act 55 of 2017 and Act 18 of 2019. These acts mandate that school board directors complete training programs, direct who can provide this training and detail how districts and school directors will be held accountable… More

Grant opportunities available for school gardens, STEM

Annie’s Homegrown’s Grants for Gardens deadline is November 1. Grants include $3,000 for new school garden programs and $5000 for expansion of existing school garden programs in K-12 schools that need tools, seeds or other supplies. The Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM Competition is open now and accepting team registrations through November 1… More

EdPAC Reception: Picnic & Politics – Oct. 16

Going to conference? Don't miss the EdPAC Picnic & Politics reception held Oct. 16 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. EdPAC has the honor of hosting Republican and Democrat party leaders as they present their take on the upcoming election… More

Crestwood secures FUSE grant for STEM learning

Crestwood School District (Luzerne Co.) has been awarded one of eight Siemens FUSE grants, valued at $26,000, to help support STEM learning in the areas of coding, design, 3D printing in addition to skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration… More

Come early to conference for extra learning on equity and charter authorization

The PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference opens October 16. Come one day early to take advantage of these learning opportunities, offered on October 15, 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. in the Cocoa Rooms at Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. Register now on myPSBA! Separate registration is required… More

Register now for the Sleep & Student Performance webcast

Our students face many issues today, but who would have imagined sleep deprivation could be a significant issue? The Joint State Government Commission established an advisory committee to study the issues, benefits and options related to school districts instituting later start times in secondary schools… More

Video EDition: School Director Required Training FAQ

According to state law, all school directors must complete training. How many hours are required if you are a new school director? What about if you’re re-elected? How can you access high-quality, compliant training? Get the answers to these and other related questions in this episode… More

Mark your calendar: EdPAC Reception at conference

Help support the election of pro-public education candidates to the legislature! To learn more, plan to attend the EdPAC reception held during the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference on October 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cocoa Rooms at Hershey Lodge & Convention Center… More

Suicide Awareness and Prevention webcast — September 25

September is National Suicide Awareness Month. A part of the state’s recent school safety and security measures include a relevant focus on suicide awareness and prevention… More