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.