Governor to seek PA school construction aid amid health issues

With budget season approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is developing a plan to help deal with aging school buildings plagued by environmental problems, including lead paint and asbestos insulation, his office said… More

Final Commonwealth Education Blueprint released

Phase I of the Commonwealth Education Blueprint was released in October of 2018. PSBA is pleased to announce the release of the final Blueprint report, which is focused on carrying out the work of Phase I. The Commonwealth Education Blueprint project is a statewide vision for the future of public education in Pennsylvania… More

Keystone Education Radio Episode 1: Different, Not Deficient

In this podcast, author and advocate Jonathan Mooney discusses his book Normal Sucks, his journey of growing up with a learning difference and how these experiences shaped the work he is doing today. Click on the image above to watch a brief video preview of this episode… More

Registration open for Sectional Meetings

PSBA is coming to you! Hear relevant content from statewide experts, district practitioners and PSBA government affairs staff at PSBA’s annual membership gathering. Your PSBA Sectional Advisor and Advocacy Ambassador will be on-site to connect with you and share important information for you to take back to your district. Register online and learn more… More

Safe2Say Something program receives 40K tips in first year

Earlier this week, the Safe2Say Something program celebrated its one-year anniversary. Since its launch, this anonymous tip line developed by the PA Office of the Attorney General has received more than 40,000 tips. These tips have come from every school district in each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties… More

Video EDition: PSBA celebrates 125 years

This year, PSBA commemorates 125 years of serving school directors in Pennsylvania! In this installment, find out how about special features throughout the year and how you can join in the celebration… More

PSBA’s 2019 Pennsylvania School Facts and Figures is now available

Do you know how many students are enrolled in Pennsylvania public schools? There are 1.72 million total (912,775 elementary and 809,686 secondary for the 2018-19 school year). These facts and many more can be found in the 2019 PA School Facts and Figures… More

Upcoming grant opportunities

The deadline to apply for CTE Supplemental Equipment Grants is quickly approaching — applications are due January 31, 2020! The 2019-2020 PA budget provides the opportunity for school districts and career and technical centers to purchase equipment to prepare students for their field. For more information about this grant and how to apply, click here… More

January/February Bulletin: Back to basics

The role of a school director comes with a big learning curve. Fortunately, there are many resources to help new and experienced school directors succeed. This issue of the Bulletin offers a primer on main responsibilities of school boards and resources for more information. Learn tips and suggestions from veteran school directors… More

Additional guidance released on school bus driver requirements

The PA Department of Transportation recent issued additional guidance regarding physical requirements for school bus drivers. Read the guidance here… More