Start Strong: Developing a District Onboarding Plan for New Directors

The 2021 Start Strong education event supports attendees in creating an effective onboarding plan based on best practices and thoughtful prioritization. Grounded in PSBA’s Principles for Governance and Leadership, attendees will hear best practices from their colleagues, PSBA trainers, and an experienced school director and board leader… More

ICYMI – Opening the Door to Curiosity: Learning in the Garden

Sometimes, hands-on learning is just what children need – whether it is to give them opportunity for self-direction, a break from the structure of the classroom, or in the case of the endeavors of The Edible Garden in Lancaster County, PA, a chance at exposure to the growing process that sometimes results in a newfound enjoyment… More

2022 PSBA slate of candidates available

The slate of candidates for open PSBA leadership positions is now available on the PSBA website. Voting opens August 20 and will continue through October 16. Boards should be sure to add discussion and voting on candidates to their agenda during one of their meetings in August, September or October before the open voting period ends… More

Forecast5: Leverage data to benefit your district

Today, more than ever, school districts and their boards are faced with making crucial decisions in a rapidly evolving environment. PSBA-endorsed provider Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. is committed to enabling district leaders to more effectively manage their resources, achieve positive education outcomes and improve academic return-on-investment in today’s challenging environment… More

Become an Advocacy Ambassador

PSBA is seeking applications for an open Advocacy Ambassador position covering PSBA Sections 3 and 4. Advocacy Ambassadors are independent contractors who serve as liaisons between PSBA and their state legislators, and who also work with local school officials in their section to advance PSBA’s public education advocacy mission… More

Podcast available – Feeding PA: On a Mission to Help Our Neighbors in Need

With over 53,000 farms in Pennsylvania, it is hard to imagine that anyone may be dealing with food scarcity in their household. Yet over 1.5 million Pennsylvanians were facing hunger prior to COVID-19, and that number soared to well over 5 million at the start of the pandemic… More

Become an Advocacy Ambassador

PSBA is seeking applications for an open Advocacy Ambassador position covering PSBA Sections 3 and 4. Advocacy Ambassadors are independent contractors who serve as liaisons between PSBA and their state legislators, and who also work with local school officials in their section to advance PSBA’s public education advocacy mission… More

Employers: Dealing with unemployment compensation fraud

As concerns regarding unemployment compensation fraud are increasing across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is continuing to provide updates resources to employers, including school districts, who believe they may be potential victims of UC fraud. Employers should respond promptly to any employer notices about a fraudulent claim… More

July 28 Webinar: Pandemic Funding – Planning and Stakeholder Engagement for Federal ESSER Funds

As schools continue to grapple with pandemic-related needs in the fall semester and beyond, decision-making around federal funding is a priority for school boards across the state. Join Ian Rosenblum from the U.S. Department of Education to learn more about funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund I, II and III… More

July 23: Deadline to submit proposals for PSBA’s 2022 Legislative Platform

There are just a few days remaining for school boards to submit proposals to be considered for PSBA’s 2022 legislative platform. The platform is PSBA’s official record of positions on legislative issues and is the guide for the association’s advocacy efforts. The deadline to submit items for consideration is Friday, July 23… More