School Board

Board News

In Person & Remote Attendance/Participation Parameters
In April, the Board announced that the public and visitors will be welcome to attend Board meetings in person starting on May 6, 2021. Although we are returning to public participation and attendance, meetings will continue to be livestreamed and public comments accepted electronically. For additional information about in person and remote attendance/public comments, accomodations, and meeting size limitations, please refer to the proposed parameters for the organization of public comment available, please click here.

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. 
 
On Board
On Board is published monthly (September - May) after the study sessions and 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
 
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.

Resolution to Waive Real Estate Tax Penalty
On August 20, 2020, the Board adopted a resolution extending the discount period and waiving the penalty associated with the failure to make timely payment of Real Estate taxes for the 2020-2021 school year as authorized by Act 75 of 2020, signed into law on July 23, 2020.  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.

Upcoming Meetings

Aug
12

School Board Meeting

Thu Aug 12 2021
Aug
19

School Board Meeting

Thu Aug 19 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.  For those who are unable to attend scheduled meetings, Board members may also be contacted directly by email or via the Contact Us page.
 
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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