Legal Support / Professional Advice

legal_supportPA Principals Association offers legal advice to its members. Often school administrators face situations in which they are uncertain how to proceed. When in doubt, call PA Principals Association. We do not claim to have all of the answers, but we can serve as a sounding board, offer advice and help you network to receive the answers you seek. It is always best to be proactive, and such assistance is one of our functions.

Legal support is also an area where we can be of assistance. Each member receives $1,000,000 of liability coverage and up to $10,000 of support in job-threatening situations. The latter accumulates at $1,000 per year for each uninterrupted year that you are a member. This coverage is invaluable. It is reassuring to know that you have advice, consultation and, if necessary, an attorney to support you.

 

 

Principals’ Legal Assistance

If confronted with a job-threatening legal situation,
named in a law suit or an Act 93 issue,
contact the PA Principals Association office immediately at

(717) 732-4999
or the Western office at
(412) 595-7754

Once the facts have been reviewed,
appropriate legal action will be
determined and initiated.

Types of job-threatening actions include:

  • Letter of reprimand
  • Unsatisfactory evaluation
  • Threat to dismiss or suspend
  • Suspended from work without pay

 

Legal Update PowerPoint Presentation by Elizabeth Benjamin, Esq., from the 2013 PA Principals Association Conference – Oct. 29, 2013

Legal Corner Handout

Missing Slides from PowerPoint Presentation

 

Download Documents from May 2011 Legal Corner Article

Click on the link below to download the documents from the Legal Corner article (Improving Teacher Performance Through Improved Evaluation and Supervision), Vol. 15, No. 2, May 2011.

http://www.paprincipals.org/images/stories/documents/legal_corner_docs.pdf

 

PA Principals Association Publication Available for PurchaseStudent Issues: A Guide for Principals, Administrators
and Supervisors

To be used as a guide to assist principals and supervisors in fulfilling their obligations as educators and administrators
to the students and families they serve. It is intended to provide an overview of legal issues and administrative
challenges facing educators today, with direction, advice and recommendations for managing those issues
effectively.

Click here for the cost and how to order.

Member Notice

Welcome to the new PA Principals Association website! Since you were already a member of the old site, this transition should be easy for you.

Existing membership accounts have been transferred to the new membership management platform Wild Apricot. You will now use your email address and a password of your choosing to log in. Your email will be the one you have associated with your membership record which will either be your business email or your personal email. If you cannot get in with your email, you would need to call the office so we can let you know which email you currently have on file.

To set your password, visit this link and enter the email address associated with your account:

https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest

This will have the system send you an email containing a link to reset your password. The email may take a few minutes to arrive. Once you have clicked the link and reset your password, you can login to your account at paprincipals.org and access additional materials that are only available to members, as well as manage your own account through the “My Account” tab.

To set your initial password:

  • Visit https://ppa13.wildapricot.org/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest
  • Enter your email address
  • Wait to receive the password reset email
  • Once received, click the link in that email to set your password
  • Now, come back here to click the “Member Login” button and enter your email & password to access your member account