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PARSS Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2016
Ramada Inn and Conference Center – State College, PA

A few of you have been inquiring what the program will be at our Conference dated April, 27, 28 and 29 in State College. We tend to keep the presentation times open so we are able to have cutting edge information available for you as an attendee. We are pleased to announce we have solidified great speakers with valuable new and current information as it relates to rural and small schools. Listed below is our conference slate to date.

Secretary Pedro Rivera will  be our keynoter speaker.

Noelle Ellerson from AASA will give a presentation on federal matters, particularly ESSA.  Chris Wakely from the House Education Committee will give his insight to the political arena in Harrisburg.  Terry Madonna will comment on both the state’s budget  and the Presidential race.  Congressman Glenn (GT) Thompson is tentatively scheduled for Friday, however we need to be patient regarding his schedule and are awaiting final confirmation.

We also will be having round table discussions at the conclusion of Thursday’s session on a variety of topics. This will be a great opportunity for you to network with fellow colleagues and peers from across the state who may have similar concerns and issues. 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

2016 Sponsor Letter (PDF)

Sponsor Registration

Attendee Registration

Golf Outing Flyer (PDF)


Every Student Succeeds Act

Joe Bard and Ed Albert attended Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson’s Education Policy Symposium on Thursday, January 28th in State College. Glenn presented a valuable overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Corey Williams of the National Education Association presented a more in-depth and detailed PowerPoint. The attached PowerPoint contains a lot of helpful information and will be useful in the months to come. Both Joe and Ed are confident this PowerPoint will be very informational for you and your staff. We would like to remind you to continue to follow us on Twitter “@PARRS2go” and our blog on the website. On behalf of Joe, Ed, Woody and Jon, we wish you continued success in your district and feel free to ask us for any assistance.



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