BOARD MEMBERS & RESPONSIBILITIES

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2022 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 Member

Phone

Email

Committees/Representation

Mr. Shane Chapman

607-222-9472

schapman@nebpanthers.com

Facilities (Chair); Athletics

Mrs. Debra Hicks

570-744-2686

dhicks@nebpanthers.com

Finance; Transportation; Curriculum

Mrs. Peggy Hughes, President

570-247-7774

phughes@nebpanthers.com

Curriculum (Chair); Transportation

Mr. Richard Jones

570-247-7209

rjones@nebpanthers.com

NTCC Representative; Personnel; Athletics

Dr. David Martin

570-395-0203

davidmartin@nebpanthers.com

Finance; Personnel

Mrs. Kristy McPherson, Vice President

570-744-2289

kmcpherson@nebpanthers.com

Athletics (Chair); Facilities; Curriculum

Mr. Benjamin Miller

570-485-8379

bmiller@nebpanthers.com

Transportation (Chair); Personnel

Mr. James Perez

570-744-1878

jperez@nebpanthers.com

Transportation; Facilities

Mr. Louis Ugliuzza

570-744-2281

lugliuzza@nebpanthers.com

Finance (Chair); Facilities

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.