News & Legislation
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.
As school districts across the state finalize their 2018-19 budgets, many continue to face challenging financial conditions requiring cuts and reductions to programs and increased property taxes to offset the annual growth in mandated costs. The latest iteration of the PASBO-PASA School District Budget Report, a joint initiative of PASBO and the PA Association of School Administrators, indicates that school districts continue to struggle to balance their budgets.
The Public School Building Constrution and Reconstruction Advisory Committee released its final report and recommendations on Wednesday, May 23 after nearly two years of work. PASBO member Jeff Mummert, PRSBA, Business Administrator/Board Secretary at South Western School District, served on the Committee and helped craft the final recommendations. The report outlines recommendations including those that suggest streamlining the administrative process and reimbursement formula, developing a small project grant program for maintenance and repair projects and providing flexibility regarding the application of an incentive for compliance with high performance building standards.