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The Pennsylvania Department of Education has named PSBA an approved provider of required school director training. Your association has more than 125 years of statewide expertise in school law, policy, finance and ethical governance, so you can be sure you’re receiving the highest quality learning, relevant to your role. To learn when you or your board will be required to complete training hours, please refer to PDE’s FAQs here

Act 55 and Act 18
Training requirements specific to you:

•   Newly elected and appointed school board directors –
•   Successful completion of five training hours.
•   Reelected school board directors –
•   Successful completion of three training hours

Newly Elected School Directors

New School Director Training is designed to meet the PA state training requirements for all newly elected school directors seated on their board in December 2021. New School Director Training is offered in three learning styles: in-person, virtual via Zoom and online courses via myPSBA. 

This training offers an overview of school governance and the role of the school board, an introduction to school finance and board policy, as well as an overview of legal implications of the Sunshine Act conflicts of interest and ethics. Per legislation passed by the PA General Assembly in 2019, a full hour is devoted to introducing trauma-informed education and its implications on school systems. Attendees will receive relevant resources for later reference. Time will be provided for questions, discussion and networking with other school directors in your region. 

Please note that board secretaries can register members of the school board for this program.

Below are the dates, times and locations for in person New School Director Training. Find additional details about these sessions and register on myPSBA.org.

Register now!

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
    PSBA Headquarters
    400 Bent Creek Blvd.
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
     
  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
    9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Haverford Middle School
    1701 Darby Rd.
    Havertown, PA 19083

  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
    9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    A.W. Beattie Career Center
    9600 Babcock Blvd.
    Allison Park, PA 15101

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    2:30 – 8:45 p.m.
    Berks County IU 14
    1111 Commons Blvd.
    Reading, PA 19605

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    2:30 – 8:45 p.m.
    Richland High School
    1 Academic Ave.
    Johnstown, PA 15904

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    PSBA Headquarters
    400 Bent Creek Blvd.
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

  • Online registration for the New School Director Training event at South Williamsport High School on January 25 is now closed. Members may register in person at the event.
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    3:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    South Williamsport High School
    700 Percy St.
    South Williamsport, PA 17702

Below are the dates, times and locations for virtual New School Director Training. Find additional details about these sessions and register on myPSBA.org.

Register now!

Online courses accessible via myPSBA are complimentary for all members. 

PSBA is ready to help you meet your training requirements by offering 24/7 access to online content via myPSBA.org, once you are elected and seated as a board member. By clicking on “My Transcript,” you should see the following courses waiting for you — their icons indicate them as required training with the black circle and RQD.

  • Academic Testing and Requirements
  • Special Education
  • Overview of Public School Labor Relations
  • Evaluating Your Superintendent
  • Act 93
  • Board’s Role in Finance and Budgeting
  • Local Taxation and Act 1
  • Policy and Administrative Regulations
  • Transportation
  • Facilities Planning
  • Introduction to Governance Plans and Documents
  • Legal Landscape of Public Education
  • Sunshine Act and Executive Session
  • Conflicts of Interest and Ethics Act
  • Trauma-Informed Courses 1-4

Reelected School Directors

Advanced School Director training is designed to meet the PA state training requirements for all school directors reelected in November and seated on their board in December 2021. Advanced School Director training is offered in three learning styles: in person, virtual via Zoom and online courses via myPSBA.

The program includes the latest in policy and legal updates, a session on advanced school finance and the ongoing implementation of trauma-informed education per legislation passed by the PA General Assembly in 2019. Attendees will receive relevant resources to understand and navigate implications to public school district from case law, state and federal legislation, as well as guidance from government agencies. Time will be provided for questions, discussion and networking with other school directors in your region.

Please note that board secretaries can register members of the school board for this program.

Below are the dates, times and locations for in person Advanced School Director Training. Find additional details about these sessions and register on myPSBA.org.

Register now!

  • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    11:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    PSBA Headquarters
    400 Bent Creek Blvd.
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

  • Saturday, January 8, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
    A.W. Beattie Career Center
    9600 Babcock Blvd.
    Allison Park, PA 15101

  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
    11:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Haverford Middle School
    1701 Darby Rd.
    Havertown, PA 19083

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    4:30 – 8:45 p.m.
    Berks County IU 14
    1111 Commons Blvd.
    Reading, PA 19605

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    4:30 – 8:45 p.m.
    Richland High School
    1 Academic Ave.
    Johnstown, PA 15904

  • Online registration for the Advanced School Director Training event at South Williamsport High School on January 25 is now closed. Members may register in person at the event.
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    4:45 9:30 p.m.
    South Williamsport High School
    700 Percy St.
    South Williamsport, PA 17702 

Below are the dates, times and locations for virtual Advanced School Director Training. Find additional details about these sessions and register on myPSBA.org.

Register now!

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    11:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Virtual via Zoom

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    11:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Virtual via Zoom

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 
    4:45 – 8:45 p.m. 
    Virtual via Zoom

Online courses accessible via myPSBA are complimentary for all members. 

Available in early 2022, PSBA will be ready to help you meet your training requirements by offering 24/7 access to online content via myPSBA.org. By clicking on “My Transcript,” you should see the following courses waiting for you — their icons indicate them as required training with the white circle and RQD.

The topics identified for Advanced School Director required training are the following:

  • Trauma-Informed
  • Advanced School Finance
  • Advanced Policy and Legal Updates

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