The Role of the School Board

  • From the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA)

    The Pennsylvania General Assembly, in compliance with the Constitution of Pennsylvania Article III Section 14, provides school boards the authority to maintain and support a thorough and efficient system of public education. The School Board is the governing authority of the school district, elected by its citizens, which oversees the functioning of the district and takes official action as required by federal and state law, regulations, and local Board policy such as reviewing and adopting the district’s annual budget, levying and assessing local taxes, officially approving the hiring and compensation of personnel, adopting planned instruction and appointing a district Superintendent to manage the day-to-day operations of the district.

    To learn more, visit the info and FAQs on the Pennsylvania School Board Association site.