PA Association of School Personnel Administrators

 

Americans have strong confidence in their public school teachers, poll finds. Part II of the report from the 46th annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released yesterday revealing that a majority of Americans (77 percent) continue to trust and have confidence in their public school teachers. Sept. 16, 2014. Read on...

Response mixed on bill to let teachers carry guns.
A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers. Sept. 16, 2014. Pittsburgh, WTAE-TV. Read on...

PDE clarifies there are no plans for superintendent evaluation tool
In response to several inquiries that have been made in the field regarding the evaluation of  superintendents, the Department of Education recently clarified that PDE has no plans to develop and implement a superintendent’s evaluation instrument. A memo from David Volkman, special assistant to the acting secretary of education, also clarifies that  school districts should follow procedures for superintendent evaluations that are set under Section 1073.1 of the School Code, including requirements to make certain information public.

Under Section 1073.1, school boards must “post the mutually agreed to objective performance standards contained in the contract on the school district’s publicly accessible internet website. Upon completion of the annual performance assessment, the board of school directors shall post the date of the assessment and whether or not the district superintendent and assistant district superintendent have met the agreed to objective performance standards on the school district's publicly accessible internet website.”


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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

Announcements

  • Renew your membership, July 1-June 30, 2015
     
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    • Susquehanna Twp. S.D., Dir., Human Resources
    • Centennial S.D., Dir., Operations
    • Centennial S.D., Dir., Human Resources
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    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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  • PASPA contacts - Jim Antis, director@paspa.org ; Judi Boren, webmaster@paspa.org
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  • Welcome a-board! Our new board members are meeting and working to design another great year of professional development with workshops, webinars and of course, our annual conference.
     Jim Summerville, HR Director at Westmoreland IU, is President;
     Todd Stitzel, HR Director at Radnor SD, is President Elect;
     Wendi Foltz Kraft, Personnel Director, Avon Grove SD,continues to provide guidance as Past President;
     Welcome Marlena Buterbaugh, HR Director at Franklin Regional SD, as Secretary.
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