Board Members & Responsibilities

2017 Board Members

Board members are elected at the November general election to four-year terms on a staggered basis. All members are elected at-large.

Board MemberTerm EndsCommittees/Representation
Keith Bonin, President2017Personnel & Grievance Chair; Finance Committee
Devin Brown2017Facilities Committee; Finance Committee
Wendy Carr2020Curriculum Committee; BLAST Committee; Intermediate Unit Representative
Teresa Edsell2020Personnel Committee
Joseph Mihalek, III2017Curriculum Committee; Transportation Committee
Howard (Jake) Rought, Jr.2020Athletic Committee; NTCC Representative; Transportation Committee
Thomas Souto2020Facilities Committee
Lisa Upham2017Curriculum Committee; Mineral Rights Committee; Personnel Committee
Annette Zern2020Athletic Committee; Personnel Committee
Mary Ann Boardman, Board Secretary
(non-voting member)

Contact information for board members is available from the District office.

Responsibilities

To serve on the board, members must be at least 18 years old and reside in the Northeast Bradford School District for at least one year prior to seeking a term. By law, each school board consists of nine members who serve their terms without pay. The Board meets the first week in December and elects a president and vice-president for the coming year.

The duties and responsibilities of the school board members are to:

  • Profess a deep desire to serve children and a strong belief in the values of public schools and local control of public education.
  • Use their vested authority to establish, equip, furnish, operate, and maintain the public schools.
  • Establish policies necessary for the governing of the school district, its employees, students, and all people entering school grounds or premises.
  • Ensure educational opportunities for all students of the school district.
  • Appoint a Superintendent of Schools and invest such powers in the superintendency as may be legally delegated.
  • Elect a treasurer and a secretary.
  • Act on personnel and related matters as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Approve the annual budget.
  • Adopt a master calendar annually.
  • Enter into contracts with all personnel in the manner required by Pennsylvania law.
  • Levy taxes to maintain the schools and the educational system.

Guidelines

  • School Board members are both state and local officials. Though elected locally, they serve on behalf of the state legislature.
  • School Boards are units of local government, the only such unit spelled out in the state constitution.
  • School Boards are legislative bodies, empowered to set policy within the framework of the statutes enacted by the legislature.
  • School Boards participate in long range, strategic planning, and evaluate the results.