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

 

Southern Columbia Area School Board

Michael Yeager, President
CMAVTS JOC - Nov. 2016
Term Expires December 2017
 
Joseph Klebon, Vice-President
Term Expires December 2017
 
John O. Yocum, Treasurer
CMAVTS JOC - Nov. 17
Term Expires December 2019
 
Kaye Keller
Term Expires December 2019
 
Charles E. Porter
Term Expires December 2017
 
Thomas Reich
CSIU Representative
Term Expires December 2019
 
Timothy Vought
CMAVTS JOC - Alternate
Term Expires December 2017
 
Gary Wilson
Term Expires December 2019
 
Gail Zambor Schuerch
Wellness Committee
Term Expires December 2017
 
Non-Voting Members of the Board
Richard Roberts, Solicitor
Paul Caputo, Superintendent
Tresa Britch, Board Secretary
Ted Yeager, CMAVTS Authority
 
 
         Additional Contact and Meeting Information
         Board Committee Assignments (pdf)
 
         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 - 2017

 
January 9 and 16
February 13 and 20
March 13 and 20
April 10 and 24
May 8 and 15
June 12 and 19 (the June 19th meeting is cancelled)
July 17
August 14 and 21
September 11 and 18
October 9 and 16
November 13 and 20
December 4 (Reorganization mtg.)
 
All meetings will be held in the Southern Columbia Area District Office Conference Room,
800 Southern Drive, Catawissa, PA at 7:30 p.m.
 
 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

 
The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Education consists of nine members. Effective with the 2015 Primary Elections, all nine seats will be "at-large," meaning candidates do not have to live within a specific region 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 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