Current Legal Cases

PDE Guidance to School Administrators on Recent Court Decisions Concerning Lifetime Ban on Employment for Certain Criminal Convictions – Click Here.

Access Newsletters from the Professional Standards and Practices Commission. (In an attempt to clarify reporting responsibilities, their first newsletter focuses on the how, when and why’s of reporting educator misconduct.) Click Here.

Legal Update 2012 – Handout from 2012 PA Principals Association Conference, Pittsburgh – by David Andrews, Esq.

Legal Update 2011 – Handout from 2011 PA Principals Association Conference, State College – by David Andrews, Esq.

Legal Update 2010 – Handout from 2010 PA Principals Association Conference, Pittsburgh – by David Andrews, Esq.

Background Check Requirements for PIAA Sports Officials – July 2010

Selected Issues in Education LawHandout from Legal Update at 2009 PA Principals Association Conference – by David Andrews, Esq.

Curley vs. Greater Johnstown School District (a founding Act 93 case)

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court – Chapel v. School District of the City of Allentown No. 750 C.D. 2009, December 15, 2009

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:

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 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
  • 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