A Successful Rally Day and a Special Acknowledgement from Governor Wolf

More than 200 members participated in PSBA’s Charter Reform Virtual Rally yesterday! And just in time for the event, the count exceeded 400 for the number of school districts that have signed a charter school reform resolution, with more than 80% of the state’s districts calling for the General Assembly to enact meaningful reforms to… More

NEW TIMELINES! Proposals for the 2022 Legislative Platform now being accepted May 21- July 23

The window is now open for your school board to submit proposals for consideration for PSBA’s 2022 Legislative Platform. While the process to submit items is still the same, this year the deadlines are changed to give school boards additional time as they work through the end of academic and fiscal year activities… More

Budget study: 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

Podcast available: PSBA Charter School Task Force

Meet the leaders behind PSBA’s Charter School Task Force and the Keystone Center for Charter Change at PSBA on a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio… More

State mitigation, school attestation orders set to expire

Recently, the Wolf administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced that orders on targeted mitigation and the public school attestation will be lifted on May 31, 2021. These updates to the mitigating orders will not prevent school districts and municipalities from ​continuing and implementing stricter mitigation efforts… More

Join PSBA on May 25 for the virtual rally for charter reform

Join PSBA and public school leaders across the state on Tuesday, May 25 to send a clear message to the General Assembly: The time is now for charter school reform. The rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. PSBA will provide information and tools you can use to reach out to your legislators throughout the day… More

PSBA’s mandate waiver proposal to be considered by the Senate Education Committee today

Today, the Senate Education Committee is expected to consider Senate Bill 73 (Sen. Langerholc, R-Cambria), the mandate waiver proposal drafted by PSBA. The bill would establish a program to allow public schools to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for a waiver of many, but not all, state-imposed mandates… More

Podcast available: Why It’s Important to Talk About Suicide – Prevention Among Students

The past year has exacerbated already heartbreaking statistics on cases of youth anxiety, depression and suicide. Yet only a fraction of the adolescents experiencing these mental health concerns are receiving the appropriate health interventions. While it may not be easy to talk about, suicide prevention is an important topic and one that needs a place among school leaders’ conversations… More

Register for upcoming Superintendent Evaluation Webinar

Explore the code requirements, local considerations and recommendations for evaluating the superintendent in this complimentary webinar on May 12 at 12:00-12:30 p.m. PSBA legal staff will provide answers to relevant questions throughout, along with the presenters discussing the complexity of completing the superintendent evaluation effectively… More

Help PSBA advocate for relief from outdated law for advertising legal notices

We need your stories! PSBA will be presenting testimony at an upcoming hearing in support of House Bill 955 (Rep… More