Senator Pat Browne to receive William Howard Day Award for service to public education 

State Senator Pat Browne (Lehigh Co.) will be presented with the William Howard Day Award from the Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation (PaPEF). This award seeks to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals, groups or organizations to public education across the commonwealth. This is the second year the award has been given… More

PA School Boards Association honors innovation in public education 

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) will honor outstanding recipients of the Pennsylvania Education Innovation Awards at a special awards dinner on Oct. 18 as part of the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center… More

Award-winning White House correspondent, Mott Hall Bridges Academy founder highlight School Leadership Conference 

Two nationally prominent speakers, content-rich learning labs focused on school solutions and two days of education sessions highlight the annual PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center from Oct. 18-20. Each fall, the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association host this conference to promote public education and advance student achievement through effective governance… More

Register now for 2017-18 PSBA Education and Training live events

  Live Events 2017-18 To register for newly scheduled events, log in to the members' area and see the Store/Registration link! New School Director Training (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) Dec. 8, Bedford CTC Dec. 8, Montoursville Area HS Dec. 9, Upper St. Clair HS Dec. 9, West Side CTC Dec. 15, Crawford Co. CTC Dec… More

Court ruling on school funding case positive development

This week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court with a 5-2 vote reversed a decision by a lower court, which threw out the challenge regarding equity in the state's system of funding public schools. The decision now returns the case to Commonwealth Court, whose decision two years ago dismissing it had been unanimous… More

PSBA offers school officials new one-pager on proposed Constitutional Amendment

In response to requests from school directors for help in clarifying the issue, PSBA has prepared a one-pager featuring questions and answers on the proposed constitutional amendment regarding property taxes that will be on the ballot this November… More

PSBA publishes proposed bylaws changes

According to the PSBA Bylaws, Section 6, A, PSBA must publish at least 30 days before the annual meeting of the Delegate Assembly any proposed bylaws changes that have been submitted to the Bylaws Committee and approved by two-thirds of the members of the Governing Board. The proposed bylaws changes are included here… More

Understanding market movement percentages can help with salary decisions

School districts are frequently challenged with pay practice decisions as they relate to how the broader competitive market adjusts over time. Having a sound system as a foundation can alleviate these concerns and create guidance for a systematic approach toward pay decisions. PSBA assists in this process by publishing market movement percentages annually… More

PSBA’s John Callahan on WITF ‘Smart Talk’ today

PSBA's Assistant Director for Public Policy John Callahan will discuss the value of pumping up districts' fund balances and whether they should be factored into the annual spending budgets of the schools on WITF's “Smart Talk” radio show. Listen to the replay of this previously recorded program, 9 a.m. or online. (… More

Public education must remain sanctuary of opportunity

The very foundation of public education is opportunity for all regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion or disability. School directors across Pennsylvania stand by this tenet, which makes the violence in Charlottesville especially painful to witness… More