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. The theme for the conference will be Pupil Services, No BiaS Allowed.

This will be our 40th annual conference and once again our Executive Board has attempted to create a program that will benefit our members and promote best practices in the Pupil Services field. These are dynamic times in education and that means that we must all attempt to stay abreast of what is new in the areas that encompass Pupil Services.

Conference presentations will include a school health update from the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Division of School Health Services, as well as programs involving equity, LGBT issues, and bias in student discipline.

On Friday, the conference will conclude with the acclaimed Paul Stevens Memorial Legal Seminar, which will address legal issues impacting special education and pupil services.

Please join us in 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 information can be obtained at the link below. Information can also be obtained by e-mailing your request to the Executive Director at

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.

Click here to download the 2018 PAPSA Conference Registration Packet.

2018 NAPSA Conference: The annual conference of the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators will be held in Cincinnati from October 14-17, 2018 at the Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter. 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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