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    Board Member

    Contact Information

    Region

    Mr. Christopher Berdnik

    berdc1@centennialsd.org

    II

    Mrs. Mary Alice Brancato

    branma@centennialsd.org

    III

    Mrs. Patti Crossan, President

    crospa@centennialsd.org

    II

    Mr. Andrew Dixon

    dixoan@centennialsd.org

    III

    Mrs. Shelley Eilenberg, Vice President

    eilesh@centennialsd.org

    III

    Mr. Flemming Godiksen

    godifl@centennialsd.org

    I

    Mr. Charley Martin

    martch@centennialsd.org

    I

    Mr. Mark B. Miller, Assistant Secretary

    millmb@centennialsd.org

    I

    Mr. Jon Panofsky

    panojo@centennialsd.org

    II

      

    Region I: Located in Southampton, PA

    Region II: Located in Warminster, PA and Ivyland, PA - from Davisville Road to the side of York Road that heads North, excluding the Speedway

    Region III: Located in Warminster, PA - from the side of York Road that heads South to Valley Road, including the Speedway

    About Our School Board
    School Board members are elected at the November general election to four year terms on a staggered basis. All members are elected at-large. School Board members must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the Centennial School District for at least one year prior to seeking a Board seat. The Board meets the first week in December and elects a president and vice-president for the coming year.

    The duties/responsibilities of School Board members are to:

    • Profess a deep desire to serve children and a strong belief in the values of public schools and local control of public education.
    • Use their vested authority to establish, equip, furnish, operate and maintain the public schools.
    • Establish policies necessary for the governing of the school district, its employees, pupils and all persons entering school grounds or premises.
    • Ensure educational opportunities for all students of the school district.
    • Appoint a superintendent of schools and invest such powers in the superintendency as may be legally delegated.
    • Elect a treasurer and a secretary.
    • Act on personnel and related matters as recommended by the superintendent of schools.
    • Approve the annual budget.
    • Adopt a master calendar annually.
    • Enter into contracts with all personnel in the manner required by Pennsylvania law.
    • Levy taxes to maintain the schools and the educational system.

    Board Guidelines:

    • School Board members are both state and local officials. Though elected locally, they serve on behalf of the state legislature.
    • School Boards are units of local government, the only such unit spelled out in the state constitution.
    • School Boards are legislative bodies, empowered to set policy within the framework of the statutes enacted by the legislature.
    • School Boards participate in long range/strategic planning, and evaluate the results.
    • By law, each School Board consists of nine members who serve four year terms of office, without pay.

    SCHOOL BOARD MEETING PUBLIC COMMENT PROTOCOL MODIFICATIONS (effective beginning 1/20/21)

    Public Comment Protocol for Board Meetings: Effective January 26, 2021

    Effective January 26, 2021, public attendance at School Board Meetings will be modified to accommodate current pandemic safety measures. Please be advised that our modified public attendance protocol, and per the PA Department of Health's face covering guidelines and physical distancing, requires the public to wear a face mask at all times and remain six feet apart when in the building.

    Public Comment Protocol

    1. The number of Public Comment periods will continue as outlined in Policy 903.
    2. The time allotted for in-person Public Comment will be up to 30 minutes for those who appropriately registered to speak.
    3. The time allotted for remote Public Comment (if necessary) will be up to 30 minutes for those who appropriately registered to speak.
    4. Public Comment periods may be extended by a majority vote of the school board.
    5. Residents may sign-up to speak beginning on the Monday before the meeting until 2 p.m. the day of the meeting.
    6. In-Person Comments (10-person limit, first ten registered):
      1. Anyone who wishes to speak must complete and submit their request via email to boardcomments@centennialsd.org as outlined in item (b) below per Centennial School District’s Administrative Regulation 903 along with a copy of their statement by 2:00 pm on the scheduled meeting date.
      2. The email should include: 

    Name:

    Address:

    Telephone:

    Organization:

    The topic of Discussion:

    Have You Contacted A School District Official Regarding the matter?: If yes, who: 

    Your comment in the email body or attachment (will be included in the board meeting minutes. 

    7. Residents should arrive at the Centennial Administration building administration main entrance by 15 minutes before the Board meeting to check-in, participate in the CSD health & wellness check protocol, and be escorted to the designated area.

    8. Anyone who is not registered within the 10-person limit will be offered an opportunity to speak remotely.

    9. Anyone who does not appropriately submit their comments by the deadline or shows up late will have to wait until the next Board meeting.

    Remote Comments

    1. Anyone who wishes to speak remotely must complete and submit a request via email to boardcomments@centennialsd.org with the below-listed information (outlined in Administrative Regulation 903) along with a copy of their statement by 2:00 p.m. on the scheduled meeting day.
    2. Anyone who does not appropriately submit their comments by the deadline will have to wait until the next Board meeting.
    3. The email should include:

    Name Address:

    Telephone:

    Organization:

    The topic of Discussion:

    Have You Contacted A School District Official Regarding the matter?: If yes, who:

    Your comment in the email body or attachment (will be included in the board meeting minutes.

    Overview of the process:

    In-Person

    1. In-person speakers will be called upon before remote speakers.
    2. When it is the selected person's turn to speak, they will be directed to follow the designated route to the public microphone.
    3. Once directed to begin, they will state their name and address and make their comment. They will have three (3) minutes to speak.
    4. After they have finished speaking, they return to their designated seat until the end of the comment period or the end of the meeting. Residents who desire to leave after the comment period or before the meeting ends shall be directed to the designated exit.

    Remote Speakers/Call-In

    1. After completing all in-person speakers, remote speakers will be called upon in the order of the receipt of their request to comment.
    2. Once directed to begin, they state their name and address and make their comment. They will have three (3) minutes to speak.

    Modifications or Removal of Health Restrictions

    When the health restrictions are modified or lifted, Public Comments will be adjusted as appropriate to support in-person attendance based upon the health and safety of ALL as determined by Centennial School District.