PaPEF Webinar – Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in the Field

There is no one right way to ask for a donation. Some people take great care preparing well-organized and complete presentations. Others prepare with just a few talking points and then use the energy of the prospect to guide the conversation. Some people are energized by the prospect of tying down a gift… More

PSBA offers guidance on recent Right-to-Know request

TO: School Solicitors and Open Records Officers RE: Simon Campbell request sent by first class mail to 821 entities March 28, 2017 Dear Colleagues: PSBA has heard from many of you about the statewide Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) request made this week by Simon Campbell… More

Spring Town Hall Meetings — Register NOW!

Don't be left in the dark about decisions Harrisburg is making for you There are a lot of critical proposals before the state legislature such as charter reform, transportation funding and the state budget. Shed some light on key legislation that affects you! Learn the latest from your legislators at PSBA Spring Town Hall Meetings… More

HR 50 examines expense, workload of Right-to-Know Law requests

It’s time to take a reasonable look at how to improve the costs and process for fulfilling voluminous requests for public records… More

A Review of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Endrew F. : Thoughts on its Impact on Special Education Law and Practice in Pennsylvania

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, 2017 WL 1066260 (2017) SPECIAL EDUCATION; SECTION 504; ADA; GIFTED EDUCATION To meet IDEA substantive obligation must offer IEP “reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.” Facts of Endrew F… More

Join PSBA and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for a Telephone Town Hall to discuss proposed Medicaid changes

You are invited to join U.S. Senator Bob Casey for a Telephone Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. to talk about proposed changes to the federal Medicaid program and the impact on Pennsylvania’s School-Based ACCESS program that assists schools in providing medically necessary services to children with disabilities… More

Statement: PSBA applauds governor’s budget for continued investment in public education

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is pleased that Gov. Tom Wolf is again promoting an increased investment in education by proposing a more than $200 million increase in spending for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  “Few things are as important as the investment we make in our children's education,” said PSBA Executive Director Nathan Mains… More

Full text of the Governor’s budget address

The text of Gov. Wolf's budget address is now available online. Office of the Governor, Feb… More

Budget Day is Feb. 7 — Keep updated on the latest information from PSBA

Gov. Tom Wolf will be presenting his proposed 2017-18 state budget before a joint session of the General Assembly on Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m… More

Recipients: Master School Board Director, Fellowship in School Governance

The Fellowship in School Governance capstone (2015) and the Master School Board Member accreditation programs (2008-15) honor the achievements of school directors who have made extra efforts to excel in their roles. The Fellows in School Governance have completed a required program of service and study in school governance… More