Editorial, Nathan Mains: State budget impasse puts politics above the needs of students

Students and educators may be ready for the return to the classroom, but it appears that the Pennsylvania state budget will be tardy when the bell rings… More

INVITATION: Twitter Chat on Pennsylvania Education Funding

The next Twitter chat with Pennsylvania’s major education leadership organizations is set for Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. Use hashtag #FairFundingPA to participate and follow the conversation. On the last Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m… More

NLRB regional director rules PIAA District VII and VIII lacrosse officials are PIAA employees eligible to unionize

A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled July 30 that lacrosse officials in PIAA Districts VII and VIII are regular, part-time, seasonal employees of PIAA rather than independent contractors, and that they are eligible to be represented by a union… More

Seeing is believing! Watch conference video to see what to expect

If you've never been to the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, or even if you have, experience the excitement, workshops, speakers, Student Showcase, networking opportunities and more in this brief promotional video. Check out more details at www.paschoolleaders.org and register today. Early bird rates end Aug. 28. Housing deadline is Sept. 11… More

Editorial: Families shouldn’t have to pick up the tax bill for commercial properties

I'm sure everyone reading this is an upright citizen. You keep your lawn neat and tidy. In the winter you may be the first out to shovel the snow from your walk, and perhaps your elderly neighbor's too… More

Latest installment of Video EDition now online

In this Video Edition, Christina Griffiths highlights PSBA's recent foundation symposium; John Callahan explains the budget impasse and what’s happening at the capitol; Stuart Knade explains what a lack of a commonwealth budget means to your district; and Jennifer Cramer introduces the featured speakers of the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference – including Robert Fulghum, author of “All… More

Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Formula Video

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association gives an overview of the newly proposed Basic Education Funding Formula… More

Rep. Grove video explains PlanCon proposal

PSBA has been working closely with Rep. Seth Grove (R-York Co.) over the past month to develop solutions to mitigate the PlanCon backlog and streamline the process. In the current proposed budget is a proposal to bond the debt of those projects in their final phase… More

PSBA Special Report: The Critical Need for Charter School Reform

PSBA has released a new special report the critical need for charter school reform. Click here to read the full report. Charter schools were created in Pennsylvania in 1997 as an educational experiment based on the premise that if you give educators more flexibility to innovate, achievement will increase… More

PSBA posts video on importance of advocacy

As a school director or administrator, you have a powerful voice when it comes to advocacy. In PSBA’s latest video, board members from various districts tell us the issues affecting their districts most, what we need to do and how to get involved. Watch to see if the stories sound familiar. More importantly, get involved… More