First Row, L to R: Mark B. Miller, Jane Schrader Lynch, Dr. Joyce Mundy, Betty Huf,
Second Row, L to R: Michael Hartline, Kati Driban, David Shafter, Dr. Andrew Pollock, Charles Kleinschmidt, Steven A. Adams
Region I - Upper Southampton Township
Region II - Ivyland Borough and Warminster east of York Rd except the Speedway section
Region III - Warminster west of York Rd. plus the Speedway section
All residents are encouraged to attend School Board meetings and to become more involved in the decisions which affect you and our students.
The following is general information regarding the structure and operation of the Board of School Directors. The Centennial School Board is composed of nine residents who serve overlapping, unpaid terms of four years each.
Functions of the School Board
Establishes and evaluates policies for the operation of the school.
Selects and employs a Superintendent
Approves a budget
Levies taxes as a means of raising revenue to support the educational program
Hires administrators, teachers, and other certified and service personnel upon the Superintendent’s recommendation
Establishes curriculum content within the legal limitations and prescribed courses of the Department of Education
Adopts textbooks upon administrative recommendation
The Superintendent’s Role
Serves as chief operating officer of the Board
Serves as professional adviser in all matters and recommends appropriate school policies for consideration
Implements and executes all policies adopted by the Board
Keeps the Board informed on needs, issues, problems, and operation of the School District
Provides leadership in planning, organizing, and administering the educational program
Provides leadership for the overall financial planning of the School District and for the preparation of the annual budget and its submittal to the Board for review and approval
Provides leadership in the development of a program of school/community relations
The Superintendent, is a non-voting tenth member of the Board, and is a conduit between the Board and employees of the District.
The Centennial School Board believes in and is committed to the principle that there should be resident participation at all School Board meetings. The following guidelines govern resident participation:
Opportunities for community comment are provided at the beginning and end of each meeting. Residents are also encouraged to speak briefly concerning any matter under discussion by the Board during the course of the meeting, when recognized by the Board President.The privilege to address the Board does not extend to non-residents. If non-residents wish to bring an issue to the attention of the Board, they should write a letter to the President expressing their concern. This letter will be distributed to all Board members in the Board Information Packet.
Speakers shall identify themselves by stating their name and address.
Presentation is limited to approximately two minutes per person. Should any resident require more time, contact should be made with the Superintendent in advance of the meeting.