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Becoming a Board Member

What small actions can we take to positively affect the world around us?

Public schools ask and answer this question on a daily basis.

Serving as a school board member is one of the most important responsibilities a citizen can undertake. You, if elected to serve, and your fellow board members will establish educational goals that will help shape the future of your community and society.

Being a board member is a complex and varied job, sometimes frustrating as you struggle long hours with problems that never seem to be resolved. But it also is rewarding as you watch students achieve, succeed and lead happy, productive lives as a result of an environment you'll help to provide.

School board members are charged, by law, with providing quality education for the youth of your community. You should work for the best interests of all pupils and all citizens, a task requiring constant effort and a strong commitment to serving other people. If you are truly interested in devoting your time and talents to meeting this challenge, your local school administration and your state school boards association applaud your decision to run for election and wish you the best of luck. We stand ready and willing to serve you.

The following resources have been provided by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association to assist community members interested in serving as a School Board Director in Pennsylvania.

Resources for Individuals Interested in Running for a
Board of School Directors Position in York County

Running for a School Board Position in York County
(Provided by the York County Elections Office)

PSBA Guide to Running for School Board in Pennsylvania
(Provided by PSBA)

Description of Typical School Board Director Responsibilities
(Provided by PSBA)
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