Indiana Area School
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All meetings of the
Indiana Area Board of School Directors will be held in the
administrative board room, 501 East Pike, Indiana, PA
POSTED 5/6/13: The Attendance and Discipline Policy Handbook Ad Hoc Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 has been CANCELED.
Board of School Directors
The Indiana Area School District Board of School Directors consists of nine members who are elected from the community at large. Board members are dedicated volunteers who are not compensated for attendance at meetings or other activities. They serve for four-year terms.
Standing (from left to right): Thomas Harley - President; Brian Petersen, Dr. Hilliary Creely, and Walter Schroth. Seated (from left to right): Robert Gongaware, Dr. David Ferguson, Diana Paccapaniccia, and Robert Werner III. Missing from the photo is Alison Billon.
About Board Meetings:
Business meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. Special curriculum meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Conference Room at the Administrative Office at 501 East Pike in Indiana unless otherwise noted. The dates are listed in the districtís calendar of events, which is published at the beginning of each school year. Additionally, public notice is given before all school board meetings.
Meetings follow an agenda that is developed by the Superintendent in consultation with the President of the Board. Copies of the agenda are provided to visitors. At times, it may seem like the Board is covering a large portion of the agenda in a short period of time. This is because some matters may be routine, requiring little or no discussion or because the topic has been discussed in depth at either a prior public meeting or a closed executive session. Closed session topics are limited to: confidentiality, labor, employee, attorney/advisor, and real estate matters.
Motions require a different number of votes depending on the nature of the motion: a) majority of members present, (b) 2/3 of full number of school directors, or (c) majority of full number of school directors. For example, approving the budget, appointing teachers, or adopting textbooks require the majority of the full number of school directors.The Board is interested in hearing the views of the public, whether expressed in the forum of the School Board meeting or in writing. Board policy provides fifteen (15) minutes for residents of the district to address the Board. Time is provided at the beginning of the meeting for comments pertaining to agenda items and at the end of the meeting for general comments on other issues.
If you wish to speak at a meeting:
The Board President shall, within his or her discretion: