News & Legislation
PASBO SUPPORTS DISTRIBUTION OF $40 MILLION IN SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY GRANT FUNDING FOR 2018-19; URGES CHANGES TO FUNDING PROCESS FOR 2019-20
We applaud the announcement of the $40 million in Part B school safety and security grant funding to school entities announced last week. These are critical funds that are necessary for the safety and security of school students, staff and communities across the state. We know the rollout of any major new initiative brings implementation challenges, particularly an initiative that represents a high priority focus for all schools. Going forward, assuming Governor Wolf and the General Assembly approve funding for the School Safety and Security Grant Program in 2019-20, we urge significant changes in the process used by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) in reviewing and awarding grant funds.
The PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the PA Association of School Administrators (PASA) today released the latest iteration of their school district budget report, indicating that the financial condition in many districts remains tenuous and that greater state support for education is needed.
The PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) has named new staff leadership effective July 1, 2019, as result of the retirement of current Executive Director Jay Himes. The final appointments were unanimously approved by the PASBO Board of Directors yesterday.