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Board Adopts Resolution Calling for Free School Meals for All Students
Offering school meals at no cost to families benefits all students and their parents, teachers, and schools. Multiple studies show that students with access to free breakfast have improved attendance rates, improved participation rates, fewer behavioral incidents, lower suspension rates, and better overall health. On June 8, 2023, the Board adopted a resolution in support of free school meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students. Click here for more details.

2023-2024 Budget Approved by the Board
On June 8, 2023, the Board approved a final budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.  The approved budget includes $149,396,858 in total expenditures. The millage rate for Cumberland County for 2023-2024 is 13.5621, and the rate for York County is 16.1427. These rates represent increases of 3.87% in Cumberland County and 4.40% in York County. Click here for additional details including presentations made to the Board and community throughout the budget development process.

Act 34 Hearings Held for New Intermediate Schools 
On May 9, 2022, public hearings for construction of the District's two new Intermediate Schools were held at the Administration Center.  The following presentations were made during the hearings.
In addition to the hearing, with the help of the architects and its financial advisors, the District is sharing the attached Act 34 Booklets with the public.

Attendance/Participation Parameters 
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.

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.

Upcoming Meetings


School Board Meeting

Thu Oct 12 2023
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.


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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