PA legislative leaders release more details on new school safety programs

Pennsylvania's legislative leaders put more definition Thursday on the new, $60 million school safety fund that's being established in conjunction with the new 2018-19 state budget… More

Safe Schools Grant program accepting applications

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is currently accepting applications for the Safe Schools Grant through July 31, 2018. This program has a few different funding budgets, which districts may choose between: School Resource Officer (SRO) placement, School Police Officer (SPO) placement or Targeted Initiatives (support for programs under the district’s comprehensive safe schools plan)… More

Tell your senator to vote YES to graduation reforms under Senate Bill 1095

Yesterday the Senate Education Committee amended and approved Senate Bill 1095 (Sen. McGarrigle, R-Chester/Delaware), legislation that provides multiple options to demonstrate readiness for high school graduation… More

PSBA supports legislation to provide alternative pathways to graduation

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) supports legislation approved today by the Senate Education Committee that provides multiple pathways for students to demonstrate readiness for high school graduation in addition to passing Keystone Exams… More

Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership appoints inaugural director

The Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership (IEGL) has appointed Donna-Marie Cole-Malott as its first director. IEGL is a joint effort of the College, CM Regent Insurance Company, CM CARES (Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation), Pennsylvania Public Education Foundation, and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association… More

Transportation Forum seeks applications for Steering Committee,

Members of the Transportation Forum who are interested in becoming leaders of the forum are encouraged to submit an application by July 29, 11:59 p.m. There are a total of five open Steering Committee positions (3 two-year seats; 2 one-year seats) all of which begin serving Jan. 1, 2019… More

PSBA calls on the General Assembly to pay its fair share for public education funding

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is pleased to announce its participation in the PA Schools Work campaign that was launched today during a news conference at the State Capitol… More

Conference registration now live!

Sign up today for the must-do event of the year for education leaders! Special events, excellent speakers and educational sessions, and innovative exhibitors all make this a valuable event, for you and your school entity. Don't forget to reserve housing, too — rooms go fast! See more details and the conference schedule online at… More

PA Newsmakers to feature PSBA’s Callahan discussing student mental health, funding

This week's Pennsylvania Newsmakers features State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who joins host Terry Madonna for a report on his work on the status of children and the school safety task force… More

Transgender Legal Update (June 1, 2018)

For many years, PSBA has urged its members to work with transgender students and their families to meet the needs of individual students and to provide all students with a safe and supportive school environment… More