PSBA supports proposal to provide alternative pathways to graduation

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) supports legislation introduced today by Senator Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) that provides multiple pathways for demonstrating readiness for graduation in addition to passing Keystone Exams… More

Video EDition highlights equity

In this installment, Chief Executive Officer Nathan G. Mains talks about equity in public schools with Dr. Heather Bennett, PSBA’s director of Equity Services. Also, find out how you can access resources on Senate Bill 2, which will be discussed at the upcoming Advocacy Day on April 16… More

Last call for 2018 PSBA School Director Profile Survey responses

School directors, it’s not too late to complete the 2018 PSBA School Director Profile Survey. Responses will continue to be collected until end-of-day Wednesday, April 4. For the survey link, please send an email request to; or check your email for the survey reminder sent on Tuesday, March 6… More

Rescheduled: Last week’s Spring Legal Roundup

Last week’s Spring Legal Roundup that was cancelled due to snow has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (please note the location change!). Your registration will automatically be switched to the new date. The program will be held from 1:30-4:45 p.m. (registration begins at 1 p.m… More

Electing PSBA Officers

Do you have strong communication and leadership skills and a vision for PSBA? Members interested in becoming the next leaders of PSBA are encouraged to submit an Application for Nomination no later than June 1, 11:59 p.m., to PSBA's Leadership Development Committee (LDC)… More

School breakfast grants now available

Apply for grant funding to increase participation in your School Breakfast Program. Although research shows students benefit in many ways when they start their day with a nutritious breakfast, only 50% of students that are receiving free or reduced lunches are also receiving breakfast… More

Equity Coordinators Taskforce seeks participants

PSBA invites staff and leaders from across the commonwealth who are specifically tasked with promoting equity initiatives in their district to participate in the first Equity Coordinators Taskforce. PSBA defines equity as the just and fair distribution of resources based upon each individual student’s needs… More

Cancelled: March 21 Spring Legal Roundup, Schnecksville

Due to inclement weather, the session scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville will been rescheduled. Those already registered for the March 21 event will automatically be switched to the new date/location. If you have questions, please contact Katherine FitzPatrick, PSBA Policy Counsel… More

Proposals for PSBA’s 2019 Legislative Platform now being accepted

Your school board is invited to submit proposals for consideration for PSBA’s 2019 Legislative Platform. The platform is PSBA’s official record of positions on legislative issues and guides the association’s advocacy efforts. This is your board’s opportunity to have a say in the positions that PSBA takes to the Capitol on behalf of its members… More

PSBA on Smart Talk today, PCN tomorrow

PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer John Callahan will be a guest on WITF's Smart Talk show today at 9 a.m. to talk about Senate Bill 76, proposed property tax elimination legislation. Listen live this morning or later on the website… More