Board of School Directors
Seated (L-R): Mr. Daniel Fabin; Mrs. Julie Rado; Mr. Justin Smyers; Mr. Fred Hayes
Standing (L-R): Mr. Gregory Cessna, Business Manager; Mr. James McLoughlin, Treasurer;
Mr. Gerald Bertig, Vice President; Mr. Logan Dellafiora; Mr. Michael Bertig, Assistant Treasurer;
Dr. Charles J. Koren, Superintendent
Mrs. Vicki Smith, Board President
JANUARY IS SCHOOL DIRECTOR RECOGNITION MONTH
Did you know?
· 4,500 school directors serve Pennsylvania’s 500
public school districts; all boards have nine members.
School director elections are held every two
years, on a 5-4 rotation to ensure continuity.
All board members are elected to four-year
School directors are elected locally; however,
the state constitution delegates to them the responsibility to administer the
school system as agents of the General Assembly.
All serve as volunteers, without pay.
The “typical” Pennsylvania school director is
male, well-educated, 55-59 years of age is married with two children attending
public schools, and voluntarily devotes
16-20 hours per month to school board business.
16% of those serving on school boards in 2016
6% of school directors are homemakers, 9% are self-employed
or business owners and 5% are office supervisors.
The number of female school directors was 41% in
More than three quarters, 75% of Pennsylvania
school directors have attained a college degree or beyond.
23% of Pennsylvania board members have more than
10 years’ experience in 2015.
50% of all districts involve students at their
local board meetings. Of those districts, 97% rate their involvement with
students at meetings as satisfactory or highly satisfactory.
88% of school boards engaged their communities
by participating in cooperative projects with business and community
Pennsylvania school directors continue to keep
adequate school funding at the top of the list of the most important educational
concerns facing public schools.
43% of school directors identified public
service, and desire to give back and
contribute to public education as the primary motivating factor in their decision
to run for school director.
YOU TO OUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO THE EDUCATION OF OURSTUDENTS! YOUR SERVICE IS