Board of Education

What is a school board?

A school board is a legislative body of citizens called school directors, who are elected locally by their fellow citizens and who serve as agents of the state legislature. Each board consists of nine members who serve four-year terms of office without pay.  School directors, although locally elected, are really state officials, co-partners with the legislature. They are designated by school law to administer the school system in each district-  source PSBA. 
 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

 
The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Education consists of nine members. Effective with the 2015 Primary Elections, all nine seats are "at-large," meaning candidates do not have to live within a specificregion to run for office; they simply must be a resident of one of the following communities:

Catawissa Borough, Catawissa Township, Cleveland Township, Franklin Township, Locust Township, Ralpho Township, or Roaring Creek Township.

 
             
 

Southern Columbia Area School Board

Tim Vought, President
Alternate CMAVTS JOC
Term Expires December 2023
 
Brianna Maciejewski, Vice President
Term Expires December 2023
 
Greg Klebon, Treasurer
CSIU Representative
Term Expires December 2023
 
Cynthia Brassington
Term Expires December 2021
 
Drew Hampton
CMAVTS JOC
Term Expires December 2023
 
Joshua Hoagland
Term Expires December 2021
 
Josh Maciejewski
CMAVTS JOC 
Term Expires December 2021
 
Anthony Serafini
Term Expires December 2021
 
Eli Yemzow
Term Expires December 2021
 
Non-Voting Members of the Board
Carl Beard/Beard Legal Group, Solicitor
James Becker, Superintendent
Tresa Britch, Board Secretary
Ted Yeager, CMAVTS Authority
 
 
         Committee and Meeting Information
 
         Policy Manual Access, Minutes, and Meeting Agendas
         Policy Manual (retired policy management page)
         School Board Minutes- beginning with the March 20, 2017 meeting, all minutes will be posted on                            BoardDocs.
 
     

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE - 2020

 
Due to COVID-19 Social Distancing guidelines, Board and Committee meetings began being held virtually March 30, 2020.  Board members and Administration meet through Microsoft Teams.  The meetingsare streamed on YouTube and the public may provide comments through Microsoft Forms.  Please check the website the day of of a meeting for links to access the meeting and to provide public comment. 
This format will continue until further notice.
 
January 20
February 17
March 30 (Virtual)
April 20 (Virtual)
May 18 (Virtual)
June 15 (Virtual)
July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 2
 
All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise advertised.
 
 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

 
The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Education consists of nine members. Effective with the 2015 Primary Elections, all nine seats are "at-large," meaning candidates do not have to live within a specificregion to run for office; they simply must be a resident of one of the following communities:

Catawissa Borough, Catawissa Township, Cleveland Township, Franklin Township, Locust Township, Ralpho Township, or Roaring Creek Township.

 
 

Superintendent Contract and Evaluation

As a result of Act 82 of 2012, formal written contracts for superintendents and assistant superintendents are required. The contracts must contain the "terms and conditions" of the superintendent's employment and "complete agreement between the district superintendent or assistant district superintendent and the board of school directors," including a number of mandatory provisions. At a minimum, the written agreement must expressly address the following issues:

  1. Job duties and responsibilities
  2. The job description
  3. Performance expectations

Southern Columbia Area School District's Superintendent Contract and Performance Objectives