School Board

Wissahickon School District is governed by a nine-member Board of Education. The Board operates under the authority granted it by the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949; Title 22, Education, of the Pennsylvania Code; and regulations of the State Board of Education. The Board's Meetings are held in accordance with Act 84 of 1986 and Act 20 of 1993 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Board duties include the following:

  • Policy making for school district operations
  • Designating the chief executive
  • Planning, goal setting and appraisal
  • Adopting an annual budget and appropriation measures.
  • Exercising its taxing power to provide funds for the operation of the District.
  • Considering and passing upon the recommendations of the Superintendent in all matters of policy, appointment or dismissal of employees, salary schedules or other personnel regulations, courses of study, selection of textbooks, or other matters pertaining to the welfare of schools.
  • Informing the public concerning the progress and needs of the schools, and to solicit and weigh public opinion as it affects the schools.

Hybrid Public Meeting Format

Public participation at a public meeting shall be either in-person in the Board Room at the District Administration Office, 601 Knight Road, Ambler, PA, or via remote connection using the Zoom virtual meeting platform or on the District's YouTube Channel.

Community Attendance

Public Comments

  • In-Person in the Board Room
  • Virtually via Zoom 

To view the meeting virtually via Zoom, the webinar invite is published on the School Board Calendar a few days before the meeting. There is no cost to use Zoom as an attendee. You may access the specific details for each Zoom meeting by clicking on the event on the School Board Calendar.

All Board Meetings can be viewed on Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon Channel 41. The Board Meetings air on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Board Meetings are also available anytime on our on demand channel from your computer. Watch the School Board Meetings OnDemand. Look for the current year playlist (i.e. 2019-2020 Wissahickon School Board Meetings) for a compilation of the school board meeting videos.

Executive Sessions

All Board meetings are open to the public. During those meetings, the Board may call a closed-door session, called an executive session.

 

Superintendent Evaluation

The annual evaluation is based upon the mutually agreed upon performance standards of Student Growth and Achievement, Organizational Leadership, District Operations and Financial Management, Communication and Community Relations, Human Resource Management and Professionalism. The Board of School Directors’ evaluation of Dr. Crisfield in that his performance for the period 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021 as proficient.