School Board Vacancy Announced

School Board Vacancy Announced
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School Board Vacancy

Effective August 1, 2018, the Carlynton School District Board of Education will accept letters of interest from individuals who may consider candidacy for an open position on the school board.  

Interested candidates must be a resident of the district (minimum of one year), age 18 or older, and of sound moral character.

A letter of interest expressing intent and qualities to serve in a leadership role, along with a resume or document summarizing relevant experience must be submitted to Recording Secretary Michale Herrmann ( by noon, August 20, 2018.

The board will be interviewing candidates at the school board meeting of August 20, 2018. Persons interested in applying can also attend the board meeting and express interest. 
Interviews will be conducted at the public meeting.

A school director is a volunteer, unpaid position that requires an average commitment of 20 hours or more per month. This time is expended while attending and participating in board meetings, subcommittee meetings or other gatherings as necessary. Training opportunities are available for new school board members.


Pennsylvania school boards are committed to providing every student the opportunity to grow and achieve. The actions taken by the board ultimately have both short and long-term impact in the classroom. Therefore, school directors collectively and individually will:

Advocate Earnestly

  • Promote public education as a keystone of democracy
  • Engage the community by seeking input, building support networks, and generating action
  • Champion public education by engaging members of local, state and federal legislative bodies

Lead Responsibly

  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in board meetings
  • Work together in a spirit of harmony, respect and cooperation
  • Participate in professional development, training and board retreats
  • Collaborate with the Superintendent as the Team of 10

Govern Effectively

  • Adhere to an established set of rules and procedures for board operations
  • Develop, adopt, revise and review policy
  • Align decisions to policy
  • Differentiate between governance and management, delegating management tasks to administration
  • Allocate finances and resources
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws

Plan Thoughtfully

  • Adopt and implement a collaborative comprehensive planning process, including regular reviews
  • Set annual goals that are aligned with the comprehensive plan
  • Develop a financial plan that anticipates both short and long-term needs
  • Formulate a master facilities plan conducive to teaching and learning

Evaluate Continuously

  • Utilize appropriate data to make informed decisions
  • Use effective practices for the evaluation of the Superintendent
  • Assess student growth and achievement
  • Review effectiveness of the comprehensive plan

Communicate Clearly

  • Promote open, honest and respectful dialogue among the board, staff and community
  • Encourage input and support for the district from the school community
  • Protect confidentiality
  • Honor the sanctity of executive session                                                    

Act Ethically

  • Never use the position for improper benefit to self or others
  • Act to avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest
  • Recognize the absence of authority outside of the collective board
  • Respect the role, authority and input of the Superintendent
  • Balance the responsibility to provide educational programs with being stewards of community resources
  • Abide by the majority decision


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