PDE announces additional school safety grant awards

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced the awarding of an additional $919,000 in Safe Schools Targeted grants to 39 school districts to purchase safety and security-related equipment. This is in addition to the other PDE and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) school safety grants awarded in 2018-19… More

2019 Education Excellence Fair: Accepting Applications

Your school is invited to apply to the 21st Annual Pennsylvania Public Education Excellence Fair! Be one of a select group of Pennsylvania public schools to share your successful programs on Wed., Oct. 16 or Thur., Oct. 17 at the 2019 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey… More

Examine how your school district’s budget compares with state averages

Each year, PSBA compiles a budget study designed to help school officials as they prepare to submit the annual school budget to the Pennsylvania Department of Education… More

Video EDition: Rep. Mike Tobash discusses career & tech ed. legislation HB 522

Rep. Mike Tobash (R – Schuylkill, Dauphin) and PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan discuss House Bill 522, legislation that would provide tax credits for businesses that contribute to career and technical education programs in participating public schools and career and technical education centers… More

PSBA’s webcast on PSERS now online

A recording of PSBA's April 30 webcast, Teaching the Facts and Dispelling the Myths is now available on myPSBA in the Online Learning section. Experts from PSERS outline the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), how it is funded and the history of how the employer rate has risen to its current level… More

Register for the School Solicitors Symposium on July 11-12, 2019

Are you a school law practitioner? Register now on myPSBA for School Solicitors Symposium July 11-12 at Nittany Lion Inn in State College. The symposium provides networking opportunities and training focused on topics of special significance to the practice of school law. Participants may earn up to 7.5 CLE credits (6.5 substantive, 1 ethics)… More

PSBA Bylaws amendment proposals due 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. Proposals should be submitted via this form by the May 15, 2020, deadline… More

Press Conference: Leaders in education to present key issues Monday, April 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annette Stevenson, Sr. Director of Communications annette.stevenson@psba.org Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units Thomas E. Gluck, Executive Director tgluck@paiu.org Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Dr. Mark DiRocco, Executive Director mdirocco@pasa-net… More

Watch: Legislation allows flexible instructional days

In this special Capitol Update, PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan talks with Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill about Senate Bill 440, which would codify a pilot program that allows schools to use flexible instructional days in the instance of a cancellation for weather or other emergencies. Participation in the program is optional for districts… More

April 30 webcast: Teaching the Facts and Dispelling the Myths about PSERS

In this live webcast at noon presented by experts from PSERS, get a better understanding of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), how it is funded and the history of how the employer rate has risen to its current level… More