The legislative year in review: 2015-16 School Law Summary

The 2015-16 legislative session recently came to an end. Take a walk down memory lane with this summary of laws that were enacted during the 2015-16 legislative session affecting school districts that were reported by PSBA. It is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation of the new laws… More

Annual report on Pennsylvania daily substitute teacher compensation now available

On average, daily substitute teachers in Pennsylvania were paid $92 per day for 2015-16. The PSBA research staff compiled this figure based on 429 public school districts with per-diem pay rates out of the 479 responding districts… More

PSBA’s 2016 Pennsylvania School Facts and Figures is now available

Do you know how many students are enrolled in Pennsylvania public schools? There are 1.73 million total (918,568 elementary and 813,020 secondary for the 2015-16 school year). These facts and many more can be found in the 2016 PA School Facts and Figures… More

PSBA Governing Board seeks nominations for position of At-Large Representative (Central)

PSBA has a vacancy on the Governing Board for the position of Central Section At-Large Representative and we are looking for candidates interested in serving the association. According to PSBA Bylaws (Article III, Section 4), the Governing Board shall fill the vacancy… More

Your opinion matters! Complete PSBA member engagement survey by June 3

In your position, you represent the interests of the residents of your district every day. You advocate for the best education for the students in your area and across the state. As your association, PSBA is equally committed to representing your interests… More

News Release: Education and business leaders support efforts to allow furlough decisions based on merit, not seniority

On Monday, the Senate passed House Bill 805 (The Protect Excellent Teachers Act) by a vote of 26-22. It now awaits a signature from the Governor to become law.  Below is a compilation of reactions from business and education leaders who have been supporting this legislation for nearly 2 years… More

Student art at PSBA: May features Bald Eagle SD

NEWS RELEASE: PSBA releases recommendations for ESSA implementation in Pennsylvania

An Every Student Succeeds Act Study Group (ESSA), convened by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), has released recommendations on how the new ESSA should be implemented in the commonwealth. ESSA was signed into law in December 2015 and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)… More

Student achievement and diversity focus for ED grants

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is now accepting applications for the Investing in Innovation (i3) and Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) grant programs… More

Webinar: Learn more about PlanCon reimbursements, May 9

Join Rep. Seth Grove, PSBA staff and other experts for a complimentary members-only webinar on PlanCon on May 9 at noon. The recently enacted fiscal code legislation includes a borrowing plan to accelerate long-awaited reimbursement to school districts for their PlanCon construction projects… More