Equity Summit 2018 — Oct. 16

Join stakeholders from across the commonwealth at The Institute for Educational Governance and Leadership’s Equity Summit 2018. Hear keynotes and sessions that address issues and barriers — specific to Pennsylvania — that affect opportunities for our students to learn… More

PDE seeks your input on changes to teacher certification rules

The PA Department of Education (PDE) is still looking for interested stakeholders to participate in meetings being held next week to discuss state regulations regarding teacher preparation and certification under Title 22, Chapter 49… More

PSBA Welcomes a New Communications Director

Mechanicsburg, PA, July 10, 2018 – The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is proud to announce a new addition to the directorship of the organization. Annette Gray has joined PSBA as director of communications… More

Your input is needed to build the future of public education!

The Commonwealth Education Blueprint is a multiyear effort founded and managed by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to develop and implement a statewide vision for the future of public education… More

US Supreme Court decision in Janus vs AFSCME strikes down public sector agency fees, requires immediate action by employers

Earlier today, PSBA provided guidance for school solicitors regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning in Janus v… More

Legislative Priorities Survey closing Friday

Every two years individual school directors are invited to participate in a process to select PSBA's Legislative Priorities for the upcoming session of the General Assembly. All school directors have received a priority issue survey through a separate email from PSBA… More

PSBA applauds Senate for passage of bill to provide key reforms to high school graduation requirements

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) applauds the state Senate for the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 1095, legislation introduced by Senator Thomas McGarrigle (R-Chester/Delaware) that expands opportunities for students by providing multiple pathways to demonstrate readiness for high school graduation in addition to Keystone Exams… More

STATEMENT: PSBA pleased that education, school safety remains a priority in state budget

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is pleased that the 2018-19 state budget adopted by the General Assembly this afternoon contains increases for education and school safety. The spending plan retains Gov. Wolf’s original request of $100 million for the basic education subsidy and increase of about 1.7 percent from the current year… More

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