Join PSBA and your fellow school directors for the annual Advocacy Day on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. PSBA is partnering with Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units to have a stronger voice for public education. Hear how advocacy makes a difference in the legislative process and the importance of public education advocacy. Government Affairs will take a deeper dive into the legislative priorities and will provide tips on how to be an effective public education advocate. There will be dedicated time for you and your fellow advocates to hit the halls to meet with your legislators on public education. This is your chance to share the importance of policy supporting public education and make your voice heard on the Hill.
This event is free for members; registration is required.
Register online here: http://www.mypls.com/Default.aspx?tabid=3753
Breakfast and lunch are included in this complimentary event for members. Registered PSBA members will receive a lunch coupon to be used after the press conference.
8:30-9 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast,
House Majority Caucus Room
9-9:05 a.m.: Welcome
Nathan Mains, PSBA Chief Executive Officer; Tom Gluck, PAIU Executive Director
9:05-9:30 a.m.: Legislative Update
Tom Gluck, PAIU Executive Director
Issues: Preschool Early Intervention; Pre-K Funding; Head Start Funding; Basic Education Funding; ESA Voucher Opposition
John Callahan, PSBA Chief Advocacy Officer
Issues: ESA Vouchers; Graduation Requirements; Successful Schools Your legislative visits: Tips, logistics and more
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Legislative Visits: Your Day on the Hill
Make your voice heard in Harrisburg on public education! Now is the time to make an impact.
Please visit the PSBA and IU tables in Main Rotunda for materials, directions, questions
12-12:30 p.m.: Press Conference in the Main Rotunda
Stand on the Capitol steps during this news event that will feature the release of the 2018 State of Education Report, a project of PSBA, PAIU and other education partners.
12:30 p.m.: Lunch in the Cafeteria (registered PSBA members will receive a lunch coupon to be used after the press conference).
12:30-2 p.m.: Additional meetings
Be “Social” – Post on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter by using #4PAPublicSchools and your school entity’s hashtag. Take and share photos and comments to let your schools know about the good work you are doing. Our staff will be available to help capture the moment.