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.
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.
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.
* 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
|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||Thomas Kakabar||Conemaugh Twp. Area|
|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. Kimberly Minor||Exeter Township|
|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.|
|27||Dr. Carrie Rowe||Beaver Area|
|28||Dr. Matthew Curci||Apollo Ridge|
|29||Dr. Gregory Koons||Schuylkill Co. I.U.|
|* also member of the Board of Governors|