ED releases proposed changes to Title IX regulations, invites public comment

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released for public comment proposed changes to the Title IX regulations. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance, including state and local educational agencies such as school districts, charter schools and postsecondary institutions… More

Joint Commission issues report, recommendations on school bus driver shortage

The Joint State Government Commission recently released its report and recommendations pursuant to House Resolution 15 regarding the school bus driver shortage in Pennsylvania. The recommendations include these actions: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) should establish a new school-bus-specific commercial drivers license (CDL)… More

Introducing Video EDition Summer Series, our focus on developing career readiness in PA public schools

An aviation program that provides student training on real aircraft. A robotics competition that teaches students next-level STEM skills. An aquaponics initiative that feeds students’ desire for real-world training while filling their plates with nutritious food… More

PennDOT grants waiver extension for school bus cameras

The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has granted an extension of the temporary waiver for the mid-cabin school bus cameras. The waiver for mid-cabin school bus cameras is extended until July 1, 2023 (the entire 2022-23 academic year). PSBA had advocated for the extension of the waiver… More

Register for conference, reserve housing now

Sign up now for the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, October 31- November 1! Registration and housing details and options are available now on the conference website. Jean Becker and John McDonald will be the keynote speakers for this year's conference, in addition to a variety of educational sessions… More

Nominations now accepted for PA Education Innovation Awards

PSBA is accepting nominations for the Education Innovation Awards recognizing innovative leaders in public schools in three categories: Innovative School Board Award Innovative School Leader Award Innovative Teacher Award The awards are presented annually as a part of the Excellence in Public Education dinner, which will be held October 30 before the start of the PASA-PSBA School… More

Student Showcase deadline extended to June 30

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

PDE clarifies use of remote time to meet statutory requirements

The PA Department of Education (PDE) recently issued correspondence to help school districts prepare for the 2022-23 school year by clarifying how remote learning time can continue to satisfy the 180-day and 900/990 hour statutory requirements… More

Last call to apply to present or perform at School Leadership Conference!

PASA and PSBA are seeking relevant and compelling presentations for the 2022 conference! This year's event is scheduled to be held October 31 – November 1 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. Presentation topics should appeal to a broad school leader audience. Learn more and apply… More

Introducing PSBA’s Member Outreach Team

Wondering about which of PSBA’s services match up with your district’s needs? Have a question about a particular resource? Contact the new PSBA Member Outreach Team to ask questions and discuss how your association can best support you and your school entity… More