COVID-19’s impact on Pennsylvanians

Imagine a stone falling into a still pond and the ripples that form on the pond’s surface lasting long after it hits. That stone is the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s been dropped into the center of community and student populations that comprise our most vulnerable… More

The Back to School Taskforce Releases the Pennsylvania School Reopening Insights Report

Eight leading education organizations, PACTA, PAIU, PA Principals Assoc., PARSS, PASA, PASBO, PSBA and PSEA have come together as part of a Back to School Taskforce to assist and support school leaders, administrators and educators as they plan for the coming academic year… More

June 30 is deadline for schools seeking COVID-19 School Health and Safety Grants

The School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is now accepting applications for the COVID-19 School Health and Safety Grants to address a variety of health and safety needs for the 2020-21 academic year… More

New webinar series begins tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 18, the webinar Intersections: Addressing This Moment will bring together PA district leaders to discuss the context of national protest related to the deaths of George Floyd as well as other unarmed black men and women who have died… More

Task force report coming soon

      The Pennsylvania School Boards Assocation (PSBA), Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU), PA Principals Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA), and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and… More

House passes bills to expand broadband access, funding

Two pieces of legislation supported by PSBA to help boost broadband access across rural Pennsylvania passed the House of Representatives this week.     House Bill 2438 (Rep. Owlett, R-Tioga) would allow electric cooperatives to use their existing poles to deploy fiber lines for broadband… More

Podcast available – Students’ Emotional Well-Being and Academics: A Hand-in-Hand Approach

During a newly released episode of Keystone Education Radio, Annette Stevenson is joined by Angela Jerabek. Angie is the founder of BARR, a strengths-based model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of all students… More

Deadline for PSBA’s 2021 Legislative Platform approaching

School boards have until June 30 to become involved in the development of PSBA's Legislative Platform and selection of top priority issues. The platform is PSBA's official record of positions on legislative issues and is the guide for the association's advocacy efforts… More

Celebrating 125 years at PSBA

Over the past 125 years, a lot has happened at PSBA. From its founding in 1895 by H.H. Quimby to serving nearly 100% of Pennsylvania’s school districts by 1970 to hosting the first fully virtual conference in 2020, time and technology have presented opportunities for growth as well as challenges… More

State Budget Webinar hosted this Friday

Last week, the General Assembly finalized and sent Gov. Tom Wolf a $25.1 billion General Fund budget for fiscal year 2020-21… More