Video EDition: New and re-seated school directors’ keys to success

New school directors, this installment is for you! Learn about materials designed to help you acclimate to your new role, and options for fulfilling training requirements for both new and re-seated school directors. Watch it now on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube… More

Transgender Legal Update (October 11, 2019)

DOWNLOAD: Transgender Legal Update (October 11, 2019) This update includes important information about the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari on appeal from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District… More

Voucher bill fast-tracked for floor vote this week

On Monday, the House Education Committee approved private school voucher legislation under House Bill 1800 (Rep. Turzai, R-Allegheny) with a narrow vote of 13-12. As expected, the bill is being positioned for a vote on the House floor later this week… More

New and Advanced School Director Training — register now!

PSBA offers you high-impact, engaging training that newly elected and reseated school directors can attend to be certified in new and advanced required training. In addition to our foundational training for new directors, we have added a parallel track of sessions for those who need advanced school director training to meet their compliance requirements… More

House Education Committee to push voucher bill next Monday

Next Monday, November 18, the House Education Committee is scheduled to vote on voucher legislation under House Bill 1800 (Rep. Turzai, R-Allegheny). House Bill 1800 establishes a voucher program for students in the Harrisburg School District, which entered state receivership in June… More

Keystone Education Radio: Communicating Without Words

During the 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, social psychologist, bestselling author, Harvard lecturer and TED talk presenter Dr. Amy Cuddy sat down with Keystone Education Radio to share her expertise on nonverbal communication and its influence in the school atmosphere… More

New salary study available: 2017-18 school management salaries

Each year, PSBA research prepares the school management salaries study to provide a detailed analysis of school management salaries. Public school salaries used to compile this study were reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the 2017-18 school year… More

Three state GOP lawmakers successful in bids for local offices

Three Republican legislators will be leaving the PA House of Representatives following their victories this week in various local elections. Rep. Justin Walsh secured one of two spots for judge on the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas bench. Rep… More

The Day After Election Day

Results of yesterday’s election reveal the newly and reelected public officials who will sit on the school boards governing Pennsylvania’s public schools. For some, this is a new role with the inherent learning curve of any new position… More

November’s webcast learning opportunities

This month, PSBA will host two webcast learning opportunities. On Tuesday, November 12, Dr. Heather Bennett, director of equity services, will offer a walk-through of the components of PSBA’s Equity Toolkit. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their experience incorporating equity into their district throughout the webinar… More