About the School Board
The Penn Manor School District is governed by a nine-member Board whose members are elected at-large by the citizens of the townships of Manor, Pequea, Martic, and Conestoga, as well as the borough of Millersville. School Board members serve four year terms of office. Elected School Directors are not paid for their services.
The School Board is a policy-making body whose primary function is to formulate and evaluate policies necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the school district. The School District is managed by an administrative team which works within the scope of the existing school board policy. The administrative team is led by a Superintendent of Schools, who is elected by the Board.
School Board Meetings
Meetings of the School Board are conducted at the district’s administrative offices or selected school sites on the first Monday after the first Tuesday of each month. In addition, the Committee of the Whole meets preceding each Board Meeting. School Board and Committee of the Whole dates are established in December of the previous school year. They are made available to the public via the media, postings in meeting locations prior to the meetings and the school calendar. All deliberations and official business of the Board are conducted in open, public sessions. The Board may, however, conduct an executive session, which is not open to the public. The presiding officer shall announce the purpose of moving into executive session prior to convening. Under the Sunshine Act, 65 P.S. 271, et seq., the Board may discuss the following matters in an executive session: employment issues, personnel matters, labor relations, the purchase or lease of real estate, consultation with an attorney or other professional advisors regarding potential litigation or identifiable complaints which may lead to litigation, and matters which must be conducted in private to protect the lawful privilege of confidentiality. Even if a matter/issue is appropriately discussed in Executive Session, official action must be taken in public. The Board President/Chairperson shall call for public comments before voting on agenda items.
The Agenda: Order of Business
Approval of minutes
Student Representative to School Board
Payment of bills
Agenda items requiring Board action
Scheduling an Appearance on the Agenda
Any individual or group wishing to address the Board may do so prior to voting on agenda items or during the Citizens’ comments portion of the meeting.The Board is willing to listen to comments but they may choose not to reply until they have appropriately investigated the situation/issue