Education sees boost in government spending, with $82B in COVID-19 relief

The House and Senate passed a massive omnibus bill that included all 12 fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills, the COVID relief package and other measures. For a full section-by-section breakdown of all the COVID relief measures, including the education, unemployment, and health provisions, view this document… More

January is School Director Recognition Month

At the beginning of each year, we pause to salute a group of nine individuals who spend dozens of hours each month voluntarily leading our schools and making difficult decisions – they are the school directors. View ideas on how to acknowledge your board here… More

CLE webinars postponed until January

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board recently issued the “2021 Distance Learning Policy for CLE during COVID-19 Pandemic” recognizing live online programming as live (non-capped) credit toward CLE requirements effective January 1, 2021. Pre-recorded and certain on-demand formats will remain subject to a limitation of six credit hours per CLE compliance period… More

PSBA Governing Board votes to endorse Otto Voit for the PSERS Board of Trustees

Otto Voit, school board director for Muhlenberg School District has been selected by the PSBA Governing Board as their endorsed candidate to serve on the PSERS Board of Trustees. If elected, he will represent the interests of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association membership and all public school districts statewide… More

PSBA mourns former Executive Director Joseph V. Oravitz

PSBA mourns the passing of the association's former executive director, Joseph V. Oravitz, who served in this role from 1982-2001. We celebrate his life and impactful service to PSBA and public education and express our condolences to his family and friends, including former co-workers who will greatly miss him… More

PSERS sets employer contribution rate for 2021-22

Last week, the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) Board of Trustees certified an annual employer contribution rate of 34.94% for fiscal year 2021-22, which begins on July 1, 2020.    The board also certified and retained the current T-E member contribution rate of 7.5%, T-F member contribution rate of 10… More

Ask Your Members of Congress to Support Additional COVID Relief Legislation

A bipartisan, bicameral coalition of lawmakers in the U.S. Congress announced the framework for a $908 billion targeted, emergency COVID aid package… More

EdPAC election breakdown and recap

The 2020 elections have brought changes to the General Assembly. See the breakdown of overall House and Senate results and of key races statewide, including freshman legislators in this report by EdPAC… More

Upcoming digital workshops – register now!

This week, PSBA hosted two digital workshops. On December 1, the “Roles and Responsibilities” workshop provided school directors with the opportunity to dive deeper into the role of effective governance and better understand the function of management… More

Update your board’s records

Tomorrow, administrative assistants, board secretaries and business managers will receive a detailed email indicating how your entity’s information can be updated in PSBA’s member portal following your board’s reorganization. School entity portal administrators only need to log in to this area if you have changes to your board, including a new president, vice president or liaison… More