School Board Vacancy

The District is currently looking for someone to fill a vacancy on the Board of School Directors.  
Under the School Code, to be eligible to be elected or appointed to a Pennsylvania school board, one must be a citizen, at least 18 years old, of good moral character, and a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the date of election or appointment. To fill this vacancy, the candidate must also live within Region 3 (Fairview Township Precinct 3, Newberry Township Precincts 1 & 3, Goldsboro Borough, Lewisberry Borough).
Board members serve the community in a volunteer capacity.  In addition to attending and participating at the two monthly meetings, members serve on Board committees, attend school functions, and are expected to advocate for all District students. 
Eligible residents who wish to be considered should submit a letter of interest, which includes, in 500 words or less:
  • name and address
  • why they want to be a school board director in the West Shore School District
  • what they would bring to the Board
  • how their background, skills, and experiences will help the Board support its mission to provide students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives  
Application materials may be emailed to [email protected]; sent to West Shore S.D. Board Secretary, P.O. Box 803, New Cumberland, PA, 17070; or hand-delivered to the Administration Center for Education at 507 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339. 
Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020. 
The Board looks forward to interviewing applicants during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on September 10 at 6:30 p.m., with the hope of voting that night on a recommended candidate.  Once Board approved, the successful candidate will be required to file a statement of financial interests and take an oath of office before entering upon his/her duties on Thursday, September 17, 2020. 

Individuals interested in representing Region 3 on the Board of School Directors until 2021, are invited to learn more about West Shore School District Board membership and qualifications here: Board Policy 004: Membership
Additional information about the role of school Board members can be found on the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s website.

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