New federal grant program for school infrastructure announced; clean school bus grants

Recently, the Biden administration announced a $500 million grant program to be administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for energy improvements at public school facilities. The program is part of the administration’s new Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure. The DOE released a Request for Information to launch the new program… More

ICYMI: School directors share their thoughts on what goes into effective advocacy work in the March/April issue of Bulletin magazine

With the approach of Spring Advocacy Day on April 25, you may be thinking about how to engage legislators on certain public education issues and why it's important. Although there are best practices for engaging lawmakers and others in ongoing discussion toward a goal, each person's experience is different… More

2022 State of Education report released

PSBA and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators recently released the 2022 State of Education report… More

Are you on track on the Roadmap to Success?

As a new school director, learning to be an effective member of your Team of 10 can take time… More

May 4 Webinar — School Safety and Security Board Report: What Should I Include in 2022?

In accordance with PA School Code, the School Safety and Security Coordinator is required to provide an annual report to the school board, in executive session, on the school entity’s current safety and security practices, and identify strategies to improve school safety and security. In this hour-long complimentary member webinar at 12:00 p.m… More

You’re invited: 2022 State of Education virtual press event on April 12

The annual State of Education report is intended to facilitate discussions around two of the biggest questions related to public education. First, how are public schools doing? And second, what challenges are they facing? Get an overview of the report's data and analysis at a virtual press event April 12 at 1:00 p.m… More

A Conversation With Rep. Joanna McClinton in Honor of International Women’s Day

Eva Rankin, senior student representative for the PA Association of Student Councils and current student in the Upper St. Clair School District, recently interviewed House Democratic Leader Rep. Joanna McClinton (D – Philadelphia) about her experiences as a history-making legislator. In 2018. Rep… More

ICYMI: Student free speech examined in the March/April issue of Bulletin

Over the last several years, the issue of student First Amendment rights – and how school districts can ensure they're not violating those rights while they maintain a safe school environment – continues to come into the forefront, especially with recent cases like Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L… More

School Boards 101

What is a School Board? Addressing the challenging times faced by school leaders in which there are a vast range of misconceptions around school board leadership and the board’s authorities and responsibilities, PSBA offers a website as a resource for school districts to inform their communities. Check out: WhatisaSchoolBoard.com… More

PSBA working to address mental health challenges

As students have returned to in-person instruction, one of the most pressing needs facing school leaders has been addressing the mental health needs of their students… More