About the Board
Overview of Responsibilities
The Spring Grove Area School District is governed by a Board comprised of nine members elected by the citizens of Heidelberg Township, Jackson Township, Jefferson Borough, New Salem Borough, North Codorus Township, Paradise Township, Seven Valleys Borough, and Spring Grove Borough. Each member is elected to serve a four-year term.
A "general" position description can be found at the following link: School Director Position Description.
The School Board has complete and final authority over all matters related to the operation of our schools. Actions taken by the Board are governed by both law and regulations established by the State's Department of Education. The Board establishes District Policies (located under the School Board tab of our website) within the confines of these regulations and, as a Board, operates as the governing body. Directors do not have individual authority, and members serve without salary or other types of compensation.
Current School Board Directors
School Board Directors are elected to serve a four-year term or may be appointed to fill a vacancy for a term expiring in November of the nearest election year from the appointment (odd-numbered years – 2023, 2025, etc.).
The Superintendent of Schools serves as an advisor to the Board, as well as to respective Board Committees, in matters concerning the School District.
The Director of Business Operations serves as Secretary to the Board. Both the Superintendent and Director of Business Operations/Board Secretary are ex-officio non-voting representatives of the School Board.
The list below represents the current Board of School Directors, respective member terms, and district email accounts.
Current Board of School Directors
Contacting the School Board
The School Board may also receive email correspondence at the following group email account: SGBoard@sgasd.org. When emailing the School Board, the President or his/her Designee may respond on behalf of the entire board. Individual members of the School Board may or may not opt to send a response. However, any such response that may be received should not be considered representative of the views or opinions of the entire board.
When seeking to express opinions to the Spring Grove Area School Board, interested parties are encouraged to contact the Office of the Superintendent to request placement on the next Meeting Agenda for Public Comment. BOARD POLICY NO. 903 outlines the procedure and timeframe for this practice and identifies comments that are discouraged in the public forum.
Principles for Governance and Leadership
Pennsylvania School Boards are committed to providing EVERY student with the opportunity to grow and achieve, and the School Board members of the Spring Grove Area School District are no different. The actions taken by this Board of School Directors ultimately have both short and long-term impacts in the classroom.
In order to maintain the highest level of integrity in leadership and governance of our School District, school directors adopted School Board Policy #011, Board Governance Standards / Code of Conduct on March 17, 2014. These Standards and Code of Conduct are used as a framework surrounding decisions made by the board as a governing body.
On January 10, 2022, school directors collectively reaffirmed the standards of Policy #011, in addition to the Principles for Governance and Leadership. When you attend a meeting of the nine-member Board of Directors of the Spring Grove Area School District, you can be assured that these standards and principles are providing the foundation upon which decisions of the members rest.