2022 School Board Secretaries Conference

Attention all school board secretaries: Register now for the conference event designed specifically for your role. You are an essential part of school boards’ success! Network with colleagues, learn the latest policy and legal updates, and refresh your skills as you prepare for the board organization season… More

Post-conference events – Connections: School Safety + Mental Health

On November 2, directly following the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, join us for a day of concurrent post-conference sessions focusing on student mental health and support, and physical school safety and security. These areas have been recognized by the PA General Assembly as priorities requiring additional funding allocations, as well as awareness and training activities… More

PDE issues new BEC on assisting students experiencing education instability

The PA Department of Education (PDE) released guidance under a new Basic Education Circular (BEC) regarding provisions under the School Code under Act 1 and Act 55 of 2002 intended to help keep students who are either experiencing homelessness or are in foster care on track to graduate high school… More

COSSBA to hold Federal Advocacy webinar

The Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA), of which PSBA is a founding member, is pleased to announce another upcoming event for school board directors. On August 18 at noon, COSSBA will host an hour-long Federal Advocacy Webinar… More

Apply now to participate in 2022-23 Policy Institute

PSBA has launched an exemplary educational program designed to provide first-term school directors with an eight-month experience that will grow their capacity as locally elected officials and leaders of public education. Policy Institute participants will meet regularly during the 2022-23 school year via Zoom in addition to two in-person events… More

Slate of candidates for 2023 PSBA leadership positions announced

The slate of candidates for open PSBA leadership positions is now available on the PSBA website. Voting opens September 9 and will continue through October 29. Boards should be sure to add discussion and voting on candidates to their agenda during one of their meetings in September or October before the open voting period ends… More

New School Director and All School Director Exchanges resume this month

All School Board Directors: Monthly Exchange is an opportunity for all school board directors to gather virtually to network and learn about new and timely information for school boards. These sessions will resume on August 16 and run through November 2022. Find session dates and register here… More

Student Showcase deadline extended to August 15

Do you have a talented student music, drama or dance group at your school entity? Submit an application for them to perform at the Student Showcase, a highlight of the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions! This year’s event will take place from 7:30-9:15 p.m. on October 31… More

ICYMI: Video EDition features Bedford Area robotics program

Up next on Video EDition Summer Series, join us in Bedford Area School District to hear from students and administrators about a unique robotics competition where teams of high schoolers design, build and duel their own battle bots while learning manufacturing and engineering skills… More

Deadline extended to nominate PSBA’s top legislative priority issues

What top legislative issues do you think PSBA should focus its advocacy efforts on? The deadline has been extended to August 12 for school directors to participate in a survey to help select PSBA's Legislative Priorities for the 2023-24 session of the General Assembly… More