Conference

2018 ANNUAL PAPSA CONFERENCE

Please join us for the 2018 PAPSA annual conference, which will be held April 11-13, 2018 at the beautiful Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. Our Executive Board is currently in the process of planning next year’s conference. The theme for the conference will be Pupil Services, No BiaS Allowed.

Although at his point all plans remain tentative, sessions being considered include a student-led session on LGBTQA issues; a discussion regarding the Safe Schools Survey; a school health services update from PDH; and, of course, on Friday we will hold the acclaimed daylong Paul Stevens Memorial Legal Seminar with half of the day devoted to addressing legal issues impacting special education and the other half of the day devoted to pupil services-related legal issues.

Please join us next April for three days of networking, up-to-date information, and good company with your Pupil Services colleagues from across the state. A maximum of approximately 13.5 hours of training will be available. Please note that PAPSA will no longer serve as an approved Act 48 provider. For those who are unable to enter their hours, PAPSA has made arrangements through another agency to enter the hours, however, PAPSA takes no responsibility for the entry or acceptance of these hours.

While you’re at it, why not plan to add a day or two and explore what Lancaster County has to offer? There are many attractions for adults and children alike. The music theaters, outlet malls, fresh produce markets, amusement parks, antique railroads, craft shops and other fascinating activities are available as you travel the highways and back roads throughout the Lancaster region, all within a few minutes of the conference site. Other attractions close by are Hershey Park and Gardens, Zoo America, Strasburg Railroad, Dutch Wonderland, an Amish Farm, and much more. Lancaster County is a national and world-wide destination for entertainment and culture, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. This is an opportunity to combine a vacation with the exceptional professional development that the PAPSA Conference offers. In Mid-April, the weather in Lancaster is beautiful and the outlet malls are in their full glory so mark your calendars for April 11–13, 2018, and join your PAPSA colleagues at the conference.

Registration forms will be sent to all school entities this coming December. A copy of the registration form will also be made available on this site. A copy can also be obtained by e-mailing your request to the Executive Director at papsa@ptd.net.

You will be able to bundle your 2018-19 membership dues with your conference registration. You can also schedule your room for the conference through the Eden Resort. Be sure to mention that you are attending the PAPSA Conference to obtain the best rate. Persons requiring handicapped accommodations should notify the hotel staff at the time of registration.

Alert!

2017 NAPSA Conference: The annual conference of the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators will be held in Virginia Beach from October 15-18, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Further information is posted on NAPSA’s web site and will appear in the PAPSA News as well. Please join us!

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