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Advocacy Committee

Membership
The PASA Advocacy Committee (formerly the PASA Resolutions Committee) is composed of one member elected from each of the 29 PASA regions. Members are elected in the same manner, for the same term, and on the same cycle as the regional Board of Governors' members. The PASA President-Elect/Secretary serves as chair of the committee.
 
Meetings
Traditionally, the committee meets once a year in April, in the Harrisburg area, to review and discuss the Statement of Advocacy Priorities and develop proposed changes to the document.
 
Committee Responsibilities
The Advocacy Committee is responsible for informing and encouraging the membership to submit policy priorities for consideration. The committee annually drafts changes to the Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities (formerly "PASA Resolutions") and presents it to the Board of Governors for approval. Upon Board approval, the Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities is made available to PASA members for review, and action on the proposal is taken by the voting members in attendance at the annual business meeting.
 
Member Responsibilities 

* identify issues and trends that may affect the operation of public schools in the Commonwealth
* develop a list of regional issue priorities by polling the membership in each respective region and/or discussing issues at regional meetings
* participate in the annual spring meeting to discuss recommended changes to the Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorites

Click here for the 2021-22 Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities.
The document informs PASA's advocacy efforts by identifying specific actions that need to be taken in order to achieve the goals of the association.

2021-22 Advocacy Committee

Chair: Dr. John Sanville, Unionville-Chadds Ford
 

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Representative

 
01 Dr. Keith Hartbauer Brownsville
03 Dr Johanna Vanatta Chartiers Valley
04 Dr. Tracy Vitale Seneca Valley
05 Thomas Washington Crawford Central
06 David McDeavitt Allegheny-Clarion Valley
07 Dr. Gennaro Piraino, Jr. Franklin Regional
08 Kenneth Kerchenske Cambria Heights
09 Jed Hamberger Oswayo Valley
10 Michelle Dutrow* West Branch Area
11 Dr. Gary Dawson Juniata County
12 Kendra Trail Lincoln I.U. 12
13 Dr. Philip Domencic Cornwall Lebanon
14 Dr. Brett Cooper Daniel Boone Area
15 Dr. Mark Leidy Mechanicsburg Area
16 Dr. Jason Bendle Shikellamy
17 Dr. Eric Briggs Canton Area
18 Brian Uplinger* Hazleton Area
19 Holly Sayre Carbondale Area
20 Dr. John Bell* Delaware Valley
21 Robert Spengler Catasauqua Area
22 Dr. Bridget O'Connell Palisades
23 John Toleno Upper Merion Area
24 Dr. George Fiore Chester County I.U.
25 Bernadette Reiley Interboro
27 Dr. Joseph Guarino New Brighton Area
28 Dr. Matthew Curci Apollo Ridge
29 Dr. Gregory Koons Schuylkill Co. I.U.
  * also member of the Board of Governors