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Top five reasons the budget impasse matters

State legislators still haven?t passed a revenue plan to pay for the state budget they voted for in June.

Here?s why the budget impasse matters to our schools and our students.

  1. Pennsylvania?s Treasury is empty, and the state can?t pay its bills.
  2. School districts may not receive October payments from the state on time.
  3. Schools could lose up to $1 billion in funding this year.
  4. State senators passed a revenue plan in June with Gov. Wolf?s support. State representatives took nearly two months off, then returned and passed a reckless plan that won?t fund the budget.
  5. Without sustainable revenue, we will continue to see budget impasses like this one every year.

PSEA members have already sent more than 15,000 emails to state legislators to ask them to support a responsible plan to fund the budget. We may need to send even more.

Watch your email inbox and PSEA?s Facebook page for updates.

In case you missed it...
  • Learn more about Gov. Wolf?s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act at
  • Help PSEA shine the spotlight on an outstanding individual or group through PSEA?s Celebrating Excellence Awards. Learn more and send in your nomination by Dec. 31.
  • Read inspiring stories of student kindness on PSEA?s Facebook page, and share your own.
  • NEA-RA delegate nominations must be submitted by Oct. 20. Find materials at
  • Minority members are encouraged to attend the NEA-RA. Learn more.
  • Don?t forget to download the PSEA mobile app! Search ?PSEA? in your app store to get started.
  • Partners for Public Education and PSEA are coordinating book drives this fall. Learn more.

Let's welcome new members to our Association

PSEA is 181,000 members strong. Last year, we welcomed 9,000 new members to our Association. Please help us welcome these new members, and help us to encourage new colleagues in your school to join.

Remind them that PSEA will always put members and students first, speak up for you, fight for you, and protect you when you need it most.

Encourage them to visit the New Member section of to find news and resources created especially for them.

Together, we can give our students the power of a great education.

Share your expertise: Tips for the first two years

For new educators and support professionals, the first two years are often the most stressful. Lesson plans, job duties, and getting to know procedures, colleagues, administrators, and students can overwhelm even the most prepared and enthusiastic new member.

Let?s help remind our new members that experienced colleagues are here to help. Share your tips and strategies for surviving the first two years of a new job in public education on our Facebook page, or send them to

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PSEA Learning Lessons visits Teachers in the Parks

On a summer day in Exeter Township, a group of students is happy and carefree at the community pool. But upon closer inspection, these children are learning. And they are loving it. This is Teachers in the Parks.

Learn more about this innovative program and watch it in action at

Member Benefits Spotlight: Take advantage of low interest rates

A recent drop in interest rates makes it a great time to take advantage of AmeriServ?s mortgage and home equity loan programs for PSEA members.

AmeriServ is the preferred mortgage and consumer lender for PSEA members, and proud to be one of only 10 unionized banks in the country, located right here in Pennsylvania.

Learn more at

Find all of the discounts and savings programs available to PSEA members at

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