FAQ: School Districts

FAQ: School Districts

How many school districts are there in Pennsylvania?

There are 500 school districts in Pennsylvania.

What is the State Agency that oversees the public school districts in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania Department of Education.

What does the State Board of Education do?

The State Board coordinates the needs of the Department of Education, school districts, colleges/universities, and the General Assembly. The Board writes and approves rules for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Some of their main tasks include writing academic standards that all schools must follow and setting rules for how teaching takes place in schools.