Act 93 Support & Information
Act 93 – The Template
The Act 93 template has been designed to be customized by the user. Members can access the template as a Word document by clicking on the link below. Any questions about the template can be directed to Dr. Paul M. Healey, PA Principals Association Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the PA Principals Association office at 717-732-4999.
It should be noted that the boldface type indicates that the language or figures may be altered or modified. Click here for the template.
Below is a link to the Wallace Foundation’s report, “How Leadership Influences Student Learning.” It is an excellent compilation of research for use in your Act 93 discussions.
Click here for the report.
Act 93: The Process and the Plan – revised 2017 – Paul M. Healey, Ph.D., and Dr. Joseph H. Clapper
Executive Director’s Notepad – The Pennsylvania Administrator – February 2011 – Act 93 Agreements and Your Rights as Principals
DISCLAIMER: In your meet and discuss meetings with your Board, we do not want to be in a situation where one Board discusses or shares the planning of another Board’s Act 93. These samples provide ideas on how to construct your Act 93, and are to be used only in that fashion. Feel free to take sections or alter parts of these various Act 93 agreements for your use. However, we request that you do not use these Act 93 agreements in their entirety with your Board.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:
The act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30,No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended by adding a section to read:
Section 1164. Compensation Plans for School Administrators –
As used in this section, the following words will have the following meanings:
“Administrative compensation” shall mean administrator salaries and fringe benefits, and shall include any board decision that directly affects administrator compensation such as administrative evaluation and early retirement programs.
“School administrator” shall mean any employee of the school district entity below the rank of district superintendent, executive director, director of vocational technical school, assistant district superintendent or assistant executive director, but including the rank of first level supervisor, who by virtue of assigned duties is not in a bargaining unit of public employees as created under the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L.563,No.195), known as the “Public Employee Relations Act.” However, this definition shall not apply to anyone who has the duties and responsibilities of the position of a business manager or personnel director, but not to include principals.
“School employer” shall mean a board of directors, the area vocational technical school board of directors or the intermediate unit board of school directors as defined in this act.
The purpose of this section is to provide a means by which compensation matters affecting school administrators can be resolved with the framework of a management team philosophy.
School employers, upon the written request of a majority of the school administrators in the district, shall be required to meet and discuss in good faith with the school administrators on administrator compensation prior to adoption of the compensation plan.
School employers shall be required to adopt written administrator compensation plans which shall apply to eligible school administrators as provided in this section, and which shall continue in effect until a time specified in the compensation plan, but in no event for less than one school year.
An administrator compensation plan adopted pursuant to this section shall include, but not be limited to, the following items:
A description of the program determining administrative salaries.
Salary amounts or a salary schedule.
A listing of fringe benefits.
(f) School employers and school administrators shall continue to be subject to the act of June 30, 1947 (P.L.1183,No.492) commonly known as the Public Employees Anti-Strike Law.
Attention Administrators: Access Sections 1124-1125 of PA School Code of 1949
Click here to access Section 1124 – Causes for Suspension and Section 1125 – Suspensions and Reinstatements (Under Article XI, Professional Employes, of the Pennsylvania School Code of 1949).