PBSA – Pennsylvania School Board Association


In an effort to advance the conversation surrounding equity in public education, PSBA’s Governing Board has adopted the following Equity Statement.

Purpose of Education

In our ever-changing global society, it is economically and morally vital that the commonwealth prepare all our students to be college- and career-ready, to actively participate in our democracy, and to respect, value and include diverse peoples.

The Call for Equity

Recognizing the critical role of school leaders in the provision of education for Pennsylvania’s students, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association calls for equity.

Equity is the just and fair distribution of resources based upon each individual student’s needs. Equitable resources include funding, programs, policies, initiatives and supports that target each student’s unique background and school context to guarantee that all students have equal access to a high-quality education.