Wolf woos lawmakers by making surprise stops at their offices
Pa. Gov. Wolf proposes drilling tax plus fee on gas to fund schools
Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday began following through on his most notable campaign promise by proposing taxes on natural gas drilling to fund public education.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin want to make sure no school district can “pass the trash” again. The Pennsylvania Republican and West Virginia Democrat will reintroduce in the Senate on Thursday the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act, a bill intended to keep pedophiles out of schools and from moving undetected from state to state, a practice known as “passing the trash.” The bill would require elementary and high schools that receive federal funding to conduct background checks on not only teachers but school administrators, coaches, custodians, bus drivers and others with unsupervised access to children.
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The chairman of the Senate and House Education Committees will share their perspectives on the education agenda for the 2015-16 session of the General Assembly. Speakers: Senator Smucker, chairman, Senate Education Committee; and Representative Saylor, chairman, House Education Committee
This session provides the latest information on the governor’s proposed state funding plans, the pension crisis and the latest on special education.
Director of National Advocacy Services Kathleen Branch will join Director of Federal Programs Lucy Gettman from NSBA, to speak about federal advocacy.
Hear from former Allwein Advocacy Award winners Shauna D’Alessandro, school director from West Jefferson Hills SD and PSBA Allegheny Region 14 director, and Mark B. Miller, board vice president of Centennial SD and PSBA BuxMont Region 11 director.
PSBA’s Senior Director of Government Affairs John Callahan will walk you through legislative issues and priorities that might be addressed the next day during legislative visits by members.
Network with your fellow board members before visiting your legislator
Enjoy a legislative discussion on the 2015-16 budget and appropriations with Senator Browne
Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120
Pennsylvania School Boards Association Headquarters, 400 Bent Creek Boulevard, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, 2 W. Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401