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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a school board?

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    Answer: It is a legislative body that is elected locally to serve as an agent of the General Assembly in providing the constitutionally mandated system of public education. Each elected school board consists of nine members serving 4-year terms. Although they are selected locally, these individuals (known as school directors) actually are state officials because they are charged with carrying out the state's requirements for public schools.
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  • What are the eligibility requirements to serve as a member of the Board of School Directors?

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    Answer: To be eligible to be elected or appointed to the school board, one must reside within the Pocono Mountain school district for at least one year prior to election, be of good morale character, and be at least 18 years of age.
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  • May a teacher, principal, superintendent or other school district employee serve on a school board?

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    Answer: Section 322 of the Public School Code permits school district employees to serve on a school board, so long as they do not serve as school directors for the district where they are employed.
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  • Must school districts be aligned in three voting regions?

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    Answer: No. Section 303 of the Public School Code permits, but does not require, school districts to elect school directors to represent a particular region, hold an at-large seat or a combination of both.
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  • How does one get elected to the school board?

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    Answer: School board members are elected during municipal elections. School board officials begin their 4-year term during the first week of December of the year they are elected.
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  • What is Executive Session?

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    Answer: An Executive Session is a private board meeting that is not open to the public. Reasons for executive session may include confidential business or employment issues, property purchase considerations, or conference with legal counsel.
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  • Is the Pocono Mountain School District aligned in three voting regions?

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    Answer: Yes, the current voting regions stand as follows:

    Region 1: Barrett/Paradise/Pocono Townships
    Region 2: Jackson/Tobyhanna/Tunkhannock Townships
    Region 3: Coolbaugh Township/Borough of Mt. Pocono

    School directors represent all of the people within the community, not one particular segment.
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