School Board Secretaries Forum seeks leadership

The PSBA School Board Secretaries Forum Steering Committee is seeking new leaders to serve in 2020. There are three committee seats open for a two-year term… More

School safety and security updates

As school entities discuss school safety and security issues and prepare their annual board reports, PSBA has been working diligently to provide resources and information to assist school directors and administrators on this important subject. Guidance on the annual school safety and security board report is available on PSBA’s website… More

PSBA’s Transgender Legal Update revised

Revisions have been made to the transgender update article on PSBA's website. The changes reflect recent developments. Click here to see the full article… More

Podcast: Foundation Growth – From the Ground Up

An education foundation can supplement a schools’ programs and new initiatives, where constrained school district budgets have little room to expand or absorb new expenses. Starting up a foundation may seem daunting… More

PDE announces additional school safety grant awards

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced the awarding of an additional $919,000 in Safe Schools Targeted grants to 39 school districts to purchase safety and security-related equipment. This is in addition to the other PDE and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) school safety grants awarded in 2018-19… More

2019 Education Excellence Fair: Accepting Applications

Your school is invited to apply to the 21st Annual Pennsylvania Public Education Excellence Fair! Be one of a select group of Pennsylvania public schools to share your successful programs on Wed., Oct. 16 or Thur., Oct. 17 at the 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey… More

Examine how your school district’s budget compares with state averages

Each year, PSBA compiles a budget study designed to help school officials as they prepare to submit the annual school budget to the Pennsylvania Department of Education… More

Video EDition: Rep. Mike Tobash discusses career & tech ed. legislation HB 522

Rep. Mike Tobash (R – Schuylkill, Dauphin) and PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan discuss House Bill 522, legislation that would provide tax credits for businesses that contribute to career and technical education programs in participating public schools and career and technical education centers… More

PSBA’s webcast on PSERS now online

A recording of PSBA's April 30 webcast, Teaching the Facts and Dispelling the Myths is now available on myPSBA in the Online Learning section. Experts from PSERS outline the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), how it is funded and the history of how the employer rate has risen to its current level… More

Register for the School Solicitors Symposium on July 11-12, 2019

Are you a school law practitioner? Register now on myPSBA for School Solicitors Symposium July 11-12 at Nittany Lion Inn in State College. The symposium provides networking opportunities and training focused on topics of special significance to the practice of school law. Participants may earn up to 7.5 CLE credits (6.5 substantive, 1 ethics)… More