PA Association of School Personnel Administrators


computer survey question Member Survey - May we have two minutes of your time? Your responses to this two question survey will help the Board to plan the 2016 Conference with YOU in mind.


State Senate nears vote on bill to eliminate school property taxes. The Senate is nearing a vote on legislation to completely eliminate $14 billion in school property taxes by replacing the revenue with higher state taxes on sales and income. Association Press, Nov. 17, 3025.  Read on...
Mt. Lebanon SD opposes elimination of Act 1 index. As a response to the state budget stalemate, Mt. Lebanon's (Allegheny Co.) school board presidents and superintendent have sent a letter to Gov. Wolf expressing opposition to the possible elimination of the state's Act 1 Index. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 16, 2016.  Read the article...
Tutoring program pays dividends for elementary students across Southwestern PA. The program matches volunteers with students for one-on-one reading time during the school day, and provides low-income children who might not have books at home with books they can keep and read even when not at school. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Full story... 


PASPA and EPASPA are joining forces to offer a series of professional development webinars. Free, as a benefit to members, the webinars are also available for a modest fee to non-members - or the cost of a membership. Both on-site participation at the Montgomery Co. I.U. and online options are available.  Registration Form  Academies begin at 9:30 AM (EST)
  • Next in the series: Fri., January 8, 2016 - Harassment in the Workplace
  • Fri., April 8, 2016 - Effective Hiring Practices
  • Fri., May 13, 2016 - PDE Updates and Certification 


Behind the shortage of special education teachers: Long hours, crushing paperwork. There is a letter that school districts really don't like sending home to parents of special education students. Each state has a different version, but they begin with something like this: "Dear Parent, as of the date of this letter your child's teacher is not considered 'highly qualified.' "
NPR, November 9, 2015. Full story

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  • EPASPA programs, Act 168 "Pass the Trash"; Educator Discipline Act Amendments
  • 2015 Conference Presentations, including: Leaves of Absence; Promoting Professional Integrity; Certification Updates; Acts 153 & 168; Negotiating Trends; Avoiding liability in employment cases-ADA, unfair labor practice claims.
  • EPASPA Health Care Reform & Reporting Requirements (Jan. 2015)
  • EPASPA, "What's Your Site? - The Use of Social Media in Employment"
  • 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.


  • 2016 Conference Exhibitor Invitation

    2016 Conference Exhibitor Contract

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    Member Benefit - Job Postings for administrative positions only. Send your posting using our online form. Postings without a deadline will be posted for two weeks. Let us know if you wish to extend the posting. Thanks!
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    • Westmoreland I.U., Student Services Director
    • Bucks Co. I.U., Early Childhood Services Program Specialist
    • Red Lion Area S.D., Dir., Human Resources
    • Reading S.D., Asst. to Supt., Curriculum & Instruction
    • Reading S.D., Chief Academic Officer
    • Reading S.D., Dir., Federal Programs
    • New Hope-Solebury S.D., High School Principal
    • Allegheny I.U., Coor., Joint Purchasing & Consortium Services
    • Bucks Co. I.U., Systems Administrator
    • Pennridge S.D., Dir., Pupil Services
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    Meet Your Board
    President, Todd Stitzel, Human Resources Director, Radnor S.D.
    President-Elect, Jim Summerville, Human Resources Director, Westmoreland I.U.
    Secretary, Theresa Kinsinger, Organizational Services Director, CAIU
    Past-President, Dr. Wendi Kraft, Personnel Director, Avon Grove S.D.
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