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Become A Member


The Pennsylvania School Study Council will once again offer a wide range of benefits for members during the school year. In addition to many of the benefits we have offered in the past, we are also committed to deepening our study council research role by becoming a more active partner with the Penn State College of Education for the formation and implementation of relevant research projects. This partnership will allow for a meaningful research agenda and customized professional development activities that address the needs of our members. We look forward to your participation in another exciting year! 

Networking and Outreach Opportunities:

  • Be a part of a network of school districts, intermediate units, and Penn State faculty.
  • Recognize exemplary school staff from your district through The PSSC Oustanding Service to Public Education Awards program. A presentation luncheon and a plaque will accompany these awards. Awards include Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Supervision and Curriculum, and Excellence in the Support of Education.

 Research and Professional Development Opportunities:

  •  Identify educational research priorities for study by Penn State faculty and students.
  • Collaborate with Penn State scholars to have funded research conducted in your district or intermediate unit.
  • Receive customized worskhops, seminars, lecture and panel discussions designed based on specific concerns of your institution.
  • Access consultation services to address current organizational issues and future needs

 Access to Periodicals:

  • The Beacon: PSSC's quarterly refereed journal with articles emphasizing themes related to K-12 teaching, school leadership, and administration.
  • Education Law Report: An informative, quarterly legal newsletter designed by the law offices of Andrews and Beard to alert school leaders of recent court decisions and legal issues affecting PA school districts.

For the Single Cost per District:

  • Superintendents (chief school administrator or their designee) may attend their choice of one (1) program for free.
  • Superintendents (chief school administrator or their designee) may attend the Superintendent's Roundtable (two per year--fall and spring). This includes a light lunch.
  • The cost of PSSC-provided webinars will be free.
  • Any district employee attending PSSC-sponsored training will be eligible for a discounted cost.

Annual Institutional Membership Fee: $450
Become a Member

PSSC also offers professional memberships for Intermediate Units, individuals, educational professionals and students at varying rates. Programs or services not included in the basic membership fee (e.g. conferences and workshops) will typically be offered to members at a reduced rate.

If you are interested in PSSC membership for your school district, intermediate unit, or area vocational-technical school, please contact us at