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Board Members

 Board Member 2020
Board of School Directors
Bottom Row - Left to Right - Mrs. Vicki Smith; Mr. Michael Bertig, President;
Dr. Christa Pontani Palmer, Vice President; and Mr. James McLoughlin, Treasurer

Top Row - Left to Right - Mr. Curtis Whitesel, Superintendent, Mr. Daniel Fabin,
Mr. Michael Schmidt, Mr. Gerald Bertig and Mr. Joseph Iezzi, Jr.

Absent from photo: Mr. Robert Valyo, Assistant Treasurer
PSBA honors Board Members with an Honor Roll for their service.  In November, Mr. James McLoughlin was honored for his 16 years of service as a Board Member.  We thank Mr. McLoughlin for his years of service and dedication to our students and community! 
January is School Director Recognition Month! 
Some interesting facts on School Board Directors:
.  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 school directors are elected to four-year terms.
.  All serve as volunteers, without pay.
.  School Directors are key decision-makers on issues such as school safety
   and security, budgeting, policy, hiring and textbooks.
.  Pennsylvania school directors continue to keep adequate school funding
   at the top of the list of the most important educational concerns
   facing public schools.
We thank all nine of our Board Members who serve our students, staff and community for their dedication to the education of our students.  This school year has been an unprecedented year and the challenges have been great; not only on our students and staff, but the Board as well.  They continue to place the educational and safety needs of our students as their highest priority. 
Take a moment to say thank you to our Board Members!
Information on running for School Board can be found on the PSBA website: