BSE Releases Instructions for Review of APS Enrollments in APSEM System (February 12, 2020)

On January 29, 2020, BSE Director Carole L. Clancy, released a memo to LEAs titled Review of Enrollments in the Approved Private School Electronic Management (APSEM) System as a follow-up communiqué to a prior notification regarding the review of School Year 2018-19, 4010 enrollments through the Approved Private School Electronic Management (APSEM) system.  LEAs are now asked to use the following instructions to review their enrollments.

  1. Log-in as an Approved Private School (APS) or a Local Educational Agency (LEA) User.
  2. Click the Reports link on the header.
  3. Choose the 4010 Enrollment Report from the report dropdown.
  4. Choose 2018-19 from the School Year dropdown.
  5. Click on the Run button.
  6. Click the Open button at the bottom of the screen to open the spreadsheet.
  7. Review the 4010 enrollments data, including the student name, date of birth, primary exceptionality, age category, etc.

Please forward this email to the individual responsible for the APSEM data review in your APS or LEA.  If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Janette Fulton at 717-425-5442 or janfulton@pa.gov.

PAPSA Supports School Nurses in Attending the Annual PASNAP Conference 2020 School Nursing: Rooted in Values: Growing through Knowledge (February 11, 2020)

Jeanette Slimmer MSN, MEd, BS, RN, CSN of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) defines school nursing as a specialized practice that “protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal [student] development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge healthcare and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential” (NASN, 2017). The inspiration for the 2020 PASNAP conference logo came from this very definition. School nurses are very much like a tree; strong, rooted, and grounded in values and practice. We use knowledge through education and experiences to make us grow. Our growth and practice leads to improved student outcomes, healthier populations, and allowing individuals and communities to flourish. We hope this year’s conference helps to better your nurse’s practice and encourages them to “grow through knowledge”.  

School nurses should be supported and encouraged to attend the conference in order to expand their knowledge base and skill set. The full conference brochure can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Aol_z1nMsP-rNg_494_P6e3MA5psbI-olaO6B2qDsR0/edit

PAPSA’s New Partnership with PASCD Results in Free Webinars for PAPSA Members (February 11, 2020)

One of the PAPSA Executive Board’s initiatives for 2019-20 is to partner with other educational organizations to provide additional benefits to our members. To that end, PAPSA has entered into a partnership with the PA Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD). As a result of PAPSA’s partnership with PASCD, one of the benefits for members of those organizations will be free access to all PASCD and PAPSA webinars. In fact, the first webinar is now available for PAPSA members by going to the PAPSA website, accessing “Member Resources” under the “Membership” drop-down, and entering the current PAPSA password. This webinar, titled The Relational Bank Account: Investing in Positive Teacher-Student Relationships is also the result of a collaborative efforts between the Center for Supportive Relationships and the Upper Darby School District and features Dr. Chris Pugliese. Check it out!

PA Department of Insurance Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Regulation #11-258 “Mental Health Parity Analysis Documentation” (February 11, 2020

The PA Department of Insurance proposed Regulation #11-258 (IRRC #3252) entitled “Mental Health Parity Analysis Documentation” in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on February 8, 2020. The proposed regulation is available on the Pennsylvania Bulletin Web by clicking here. The proposed regulation is also available on IRRC’s Web site by clicking here.The Department is inviting the public to submit written comments on the proposal. Please reference Regulation #11-258 (IRRC #3252) on the correspondence. The deadline for submitting comments to the Department is March 9, 2020. All correspondence, public comments, and documents submitted relating to a regulation are a matter of public record and will appear on IRRC’s Web site at www.irrc.state.pa.us.