PA Association of School Personnel Administrators


 HR offices will be challenged to develop new procedures
to monitor clearances
Facts about the new background check requirements for school employees, contractors and volunteers
Statewide, local news media are reporting on the background check requirements and its impact on local schools. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December  15 and in Lancaster, December 14.
Our friends at FoxRothschild share a concise summary as well as guidance here,  Act 153 of 2014
Pennsylvania Dept. of Human Services is posting information here: Keep Kids Safe PA
PSERS sets employer contribution rate for 2015-16.  PSERS Employer Contribution Fact Sheet   This week the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) Board of Trustees certified an annual employer contribution rate of 25.84% for fiscal year 2015-16, which begins on July 1, 2015.  This marks the fifth year of planned increases in the employer contribution rate under Act 120 of 2010 which are needed to raise the rate to the actuarially-required level. Read on as reported by PSBA 

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  • New! EPASPA, PDA Update: Certification, Credentials & more. September 2014
  • EPASPA, "What's Your Site - The Use of Social Media in Employment"
  • Employee Leaves: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (WPASPA webinar, January 2014)
  • 2014 Conference presentations
  • 2013 Conference presentations

H.R. questions answered with PASPA consultant John Knebl. This is available to members only.  John will respond to questions and concerns during business hours, Mon.-Fri., Log in to find John's contact information in the Member Bonus section, or contact Jim Antis in the PASPA office.
A Human Resources Office Audit Service is available, for a fee, to member and non-member schools, based on individual need and the extent of services requested.  For more information, contact the PASPA office

Public Input Sought on Pennsylvania Standards – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq announced a website designed to provide the public with the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Pennsylvania Standards. Read more...


    Job Postings are a Member Benefit for administrative positions and not for teaching or support staff positions. Email your posting to the PASPA office as you want it to appear with the application deadline. Those without a deadline date will be posted for two weeks. Let us know if you wish to extend the posting. Thanks!
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    * Hempfield S.D., Business Manager
    * Allegheny I.U., Coor. Facilities
    * Riverview I.U., Supv., Special Education 
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  • All current Members rec'd. new web log-in information on Oct. 14. If you did not and believe your dues are current,
    July 1-June 30, 2015 
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  • PASPA contacts - Jim Antis, ; Judi Boren,
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  • Meet Your Board
    President,  Jim Summerville, HR Director, Westmoreland I.U.
    President-Elect, Todd Stitzel, HR Director, Radnor School District
    Secretary, Marlena Buterbaugh, HR Director, Franklin Regional School District
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