The Champion of Public Education award is presented by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to state lawmakers in recognition of outstanding support of traditional public schools during a two-year legislative session.

Support for traditional public schools is measured in the following ways:

  • The legislator’s voting record. PSBA informs lawmakers in advance which votes will be considered as PSBA Key Votes and asks lawmakers.
  • The bills introduced by the legislator.
  • The legislator’s attendance at and involvement with their local public schools.
  • The legislator’s willingness to work with PSBA.

The 2022 Champion of Public Education awards have been presented to: