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Face Coverings at Meetings - Announced October 14
Effective October 21, 2021, a face covering (i.e. a mask, face shield) is required for in-person attendance at our Board Meetings. This decision aligns with the District Health and Safety Plan, and the Order issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health directing that face coverings be worn indoors by individuals visiting school entities.
 
If on October 21, the meeting cannot be held in compliance with the Order, the meeting will be adjourned and rescheduled for Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. and held virtually.
 
For any individual exempt from or choosing not to wear a face covering, the Board has provided accommodations to attend virtually and comment electronically for all meetings. 
 
Attendance/Participation Parameters - Revised August 19
Public participation and attendance at School Board Meetings is welcome. Meetings are also livestreamed via our website and public comments accepted electronically.

For additional information about in person and remote attendance/public comments and accomodations, please click here.

National School Boards Association (NSBA)
The West Shore School District Board of School Directors has re-evaluated its relationship with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and is in the process of cancelling its membership.  Members of the Board no longer believe NSBA represents their views or experiences.

2021-2022 Budget Adoption
On June 17, 2021, the Board approved a final budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.  The approved budget includes $135,376,178.57 in expenditures and $133,530,472.13 in revenues. The millage rate for Cumberland County for 2021-2022 is 12.7512, and the rate for York County is 15.3858. Please click here to view presentations made to the Board during the budget development process and to review the General Fund Budget for 2021-2022.  Board meetings are recorded and can be viewed online, click here to watch past Board meeting discussions regarding the budget. 
 
Resolution Calling for Charter School Funding Reform
The District’s charter school expenditures since 2009-2010 reflect extraordinary costs that were borne by its taxpayers. At its meeting on February 18, 2021, the Board adopted a resolution calling for charter school funding reform. Click here for more information.

About the Board

The Board of School Directors is composed of nine members, three elected from each of the three regions which make up the West Shore School District. Click here to learn more about each of our board members.

Although directors are elected by voters in each of these regions, each Board member represents the entire West Shore School District. They are elected to serve four-year terms of office. This method of election ensures that the Board has experienced members serving at any one time. The three-region configuration is as follows:


Region 1
Wormleysburg Borough
Lemoyne Borough
New Cumberland Borough
Lower Allen Township Precincts 4 & 5

Region 2
Lower Allen Township Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 6
Fairview Township Precincts 1, 2, and 4

Region 3
Fairview Township Precinct 3
Newberry Township Precincts 1 & 3
Goldsboro Borough
Lewisberry Borough


The Superintendent of Schools serves as an ex officio member of the Board. He sits with the Board and advises the Board, but he does not vote.

On Board is published monthly after the Board meetings have been held. It provides a summary of Board discussions and actions as well as shout outs and recognitions presented by the Board and administration. Please click here to view.

Upcoming Meetings

Oct
21

School Board Meeting

Thu Oct 21 2021
Nov
11

School Board Meeting

Thu Nov 11 2021

Contact

Public input on matters related to board policy, board meeting agenda items, budgeting, the district's strategic plan and overall direction are both welcome and encouraged. Time for public comment is allotted at every Board meeting.

General questions about district programs, concerns about district operations, or inquiries about an individual student, should be directed to the student's teacher, building principal, and/or specific department head. Please visit the Staff Directory or Contact Us page for quick links to those individuals and their contact information.
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