School Director Recognition Month
In honor of school boards’ commitment to our students, schools and communities, January is once again designated School Director Recognition Month.
Pennsylvania public schools educate nearly 2 million students and 630 are in Columbia Montour AVTS. The 14 members of our Joint Operating Committee are a key part of the school’s administrative team, making informed decisions that shape public schools and provide a pathway to success for every student.
On average, school directors, who are unpaid, devote many hours per month to the challenging and complex responsibilities of board business, including adopting policy, voting on budgets, evaluating school security issues and reviewing hiring decisions.
The CMAVTS Joint Operating Committee has taken the step of adopting the PSBA Principles for Governance and Leadership – a framework of action steps designed to increase boards’ effectiveness. According to research by education research firm CRA, school board actions have a direct effect on student achievement. Therefore, it is crucial that boards engage in actions that increase their effectiveness, for the betterment of the students they serve.
Go to https://www.psba.org/about/governance/principles/ to read the Principles and to see a list of Pennsylvania public school boards that have adopted them.
* Parents, please read the Important Change in Definition of “Compulsory School Age” here.
* School Climate Survey
Check out the results of our School Climate Survey completed by Parents, Students, Community Members, and Staff at our school here.
Get a great introduction to our school from this special Channel 10, MetroCasting with Doug Farley. Click here to view on YouTube.
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