Issues & Advocacy
Identifying the issues, influencing legislation and shaping the debate on key education issues
As with many associations, one of the reasons PSBA was formed was for school boards across Pennsylvania to speak with a united voice as state educational policy is being made. PSBA makes sure our members’ voices are heard on all the critical issues. We speak on their behalf before local, state and federal officials, as well as administrative agencies and the courts. PSBA routinely monitors dozens of pieces of legislation that affect school districts. We update members on the happenings of state government and explain the complexities often involved with legislation. To help you understand the complex issues facing public education today, the Web site offers issue-focused resources including articles, newsletters, reports and surveys.
PSBA plays a critical role in helping legislation pass that will positively affect public education, as well as fighting those bills that could have negative consequences. Information and links to Legislative Action Program and roles, judicial advocacy, text of recent testimony, legislative platform, priorities and county meetings, Federal Relations Network.
Education Research & Policy Center
The PSBA Education Research & Policy Center identifies existing and emerging critical issues affecting public education and public school governance, and then develops materials to build understanding of these issues across a broad group of constituents.