Spring Town Hall Meetings — Register NOW!

Don't be left in the dark about decisions Harrisburg is making for you There are a lot of critical proposals before the state legislature such as charter reform, transportation funding and the state budget. Shed some light on key legislation that affects you! Learn the latest from your legislators at PSBA Spring Town Hall Meetings… More

HR 50 examines expense, workload of Right-to-Know Law requests

It’s time to take a reasonable look at how to improve the costs and process for fulfilling voluminous requests for public records… More

A Review of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Endrew F. : Thoughts on its Impact on Special Education Law and Practice in Pennsylvania

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, 2017 WL 1066260 (2017) SPECIAL EDUCATION; SECTION 504; ADA; GIFTED EDUCATION To meet IDEA substantive obligation must offer IEP “reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.” Facts of Endrew F… More

Join PSBA and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for a Telephone Town Hall to discuss proposed Medicaid changes

You are invited to join U.S. Senator Bob Casey for a Telephone Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. to talk about proposed changes to the federal Medicaid program and the impact on Pennsylvania’s School-Based ACCESS program that assists schools in providing medically necessary services to children with disabilities… More

Statement: PSBA applauds governor’s budget for continued investment in public education

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is pleased that Gov. Tom Wolf is again promoting an increased investment in education by proposing a more than $200 million increase in spending for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  “Few things are as important as the investment we make in our children's education,” said PSBA Executive Director Nathan Mains… More

Full text of the Governor’s budget address

The text of Gov. Wolf's budget address is now available online. Office of the Governor, Feb… More

Budget Day is Feb. 7 — Keep updated on the latest information from PSBA

Gov. Tom Wolf will be presenting his proposed 2017-18 state budget before a joint session of the General Assembly on Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m… More

The legislative year in review: 2015-16 School Law Summary

The 2015-16 legislative session recently came to an end. Take a walk down memory lane with this summary of laws that were enacted during the 2015-16 legislative session affecting school districts that were reported by PSBA. It is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation of the new laws… More

Annual report on Pennsylvania daily substitute teacher compensation now available

On average, daily substitute teachers in Pennsylvania were paid $92 per day for 2015-16. The PSBA research staff compiled this figure based on 429 public school districts with per-diem pay rates out of the 479 responding districts… More

PSBA’s 2016 Pennsylvania School Facts and Figures is now available

Do you know how many students are enrolled in Pennsylvania public schools? There are 1.73 million total (918,568 elementary and 813,020 secondary for the 2015-16 school year). These facts and many more can be found in the 2016 PA School Facts and Figures… More