Back to School PA PAC (B2SPA), created in July by local Bucks County parent Paul Martino, has raised $600,000 in funding for school board races across Pennsylvania.
Martino created B2SPA after making a $10,000 donation to Keeping Kids in School PAC, which supported over 90 school board candidates in the May 2021 primaries.
Clairce Schillinger founded the Keeping Kids in School PAC in Southeast Pennsylvania out of frustration from her children being forced to learn virtually for over a year. Martino, a venture capitalist and CEO coach, partnered with Schillinger to franchise Keeping Kids in School PAC’s methods to help organize and mobilize parents across the state. The single-issue PAC’s goal is to make sure that schools across Pennsylvania are open and remain open.