PSBA equity position guide provides a framework for considering equity-focused roles

Is your district considering the addition of an equity-focused position? PSBA's Guidance for Equity-Focused Positions Within Pennsylvania School Districts can help school leaders answer important questions when considering these positions, such as how to write the job description, where the position fits in the organizational chart and what resources to allocate. Access the guide on myPSBA under Resources… More

PSBA testifies to the Senate Education Committee on school reform issues

Last week the Senate Education Committee continued its series of hearings on needed K-12 education reform issues. PSBA was represented at two hearings held at eastern and western locations of the state. Representing PSBA at the eastern hearing was Thomas L. Seidenberger Ed. D… More

Virtual Sectional Meetings recordings now available on myPSBA

Recordings of the three Virtual Sectional Meetings held in March and April are now available at no cost to members in the myPSBA Store. Topics covered include social and emotional learning for school leaders, Safe2Say Something and threat assessment requirements, Gov… More

Nominations now accepted for PSBA elected positions

Do you have strong communication and leadership skills and a vision for PSBA? Members interested in becoming the next leaders of PSBA are encouraged to submit an Application for Nomination to PSBA's Nominating Committee no later than May 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. See the website for details… More

Podcast available: Environmentalism and Human Health – How they relate

On a recent episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson speaks with return guest Kira Heeschen, EarthDay.org’s senior education manager, on the work the organization is doing in its 51st year of advocating for the earth… More

Submit PSBA Bylaws proposed amendments by May 15

As stated in Article XII, proposals for amending the PSBA Bylaws must be submitted by May 15 of each year for consideration by the Bylaws Committee. For your convenience, your board can submit those proposed changes here… More

Pandemic funding webinar recording now available on myPSBA

A recording of the April 6 webinar, Pandemic Funding: The Rules, Regulations, Uses and Best Methods to Utilize Federal Funds, is now available at no cost to members in the myPSBA Store… More

ICYMI: PSBA launches Keystone Center for Charter Change

PSBA recently launched the Keystone Center for Charter Change, a new initiative created to build support for the development and enactment of legislation that would provide regulatory and funding changes to Pennsylvania’s 23-year-old Charter School Law. The center will advocate for fiscal and regulatory reforms that level the playing field and treat all public schools fairly… More

Podcast available: Exploring the World of STEM and Robotics at National Robotics Week

Robots are part of our everyday life, but do kids realize the range of options in careers they could have related to robotics and other STEM subjects? With an increase in the need for qualified candidates to fill jobs in STEM fields, educating today’s students and getting them interested in science, engineering and mathematics is now more important than ever… More

Student poster, video contest educates the public about recycling

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is holding a statewide recycling poster and video contest for K-12 students, sponsored by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Encourage your students to submit: An original 8 1/2 x 11 poster demonstrating the environmental benefits of recycling… More