School Board

Board Notices

Session Scheduled with Byrnes Educational Health Center
On Monday, March 18, 2024, the Administration has arranged an opportunity for the West Shore School District Board of School Directors to review the curriculum offered by the Byrnes Health Education Center via Zoom with Byrnes staff.

This is a private informational session, and there will be no deliberation on the subject matter. However, there is an agenda item for consideration at the March 19, 2024 school board meeting. 

Session Scheduled with Independence Law Center
On Monday, March 18, 2024, the West Shore School District Board of School Directors, Dr. Todd Stoltz, and Attorney Brooke Say will gather and host Attorney Jeremy Samek from the Independence Law Center (ILC) for a private informational session. This session was scheduled following an invitation by Board President, Mrs. Heidi Thomas.
 
This session is being held for the sole purpose of gathering and receiving information relative to ILC legal services and policy. The primary content of the meeting will be receipt of information from ILC, and there will be no deliberation on any subject matter. During the session, Attorney Say and Attorney Samek will ensure deliberation does not occur and that all present comply with the Sunshine Act. 
 
Following ILC’s presentation, should the Board wish to discuss or deliberate on the presentation, or take any official action based upon the information they received, members of the community will be notified via Board Meeting agenda item, and have the opportunity to provide comment and observe the Board’s deliberation and/or decision-making during a public Board Meeting. 
 
The Board is sensitive to concerns from the community regarding sessions not open to the public. It is the Board’s intent to use such sessions on a very limited basis and to ensure adherence to the Sunshine Act when doing so. 

Board News

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.

Guidelines for In Person and Electronic Public Comments

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.

Upcoming Meetings

Apr
18

School Board Meeting

Thu Apr 18 2024
May
8
May
9

On Board Newsletter

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.

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, 6
Fairview Township Precincts 1, 2, 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.

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