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MISSION: To lead an educational partnership with the Community, maintaining an environment that challenges all students to reach their potential as lifelong learners and responsible members of society.

School Board

The Bethel Park Board of School Directors
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OVERVIEW

The Bethel Park Board of School Directors consists of nine (9) individuals who are elected at large by the citizens of Bethel Park. School Board members are both state and local officials. Though elected locally, they serve on behalf of the Pennsylvania state legislature. Each director serves without compensation for a term of four (4) years.

The Board of School Directors' primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide for the education of all children
  • Set district policies and regulations regarding school activities
  • Adopt textbooks
  • Hire a superintendent, principals, teachers, and other staff
  • Adopt an annual school district budget
  • Levy taxes
Other Information

• If you are a Bethel Park Homeowner who has not completed a Homestead/Farmstead application, we encourage you to do so.  If you have previously completed an application, you do not need to so again.   Homeowners who completed their application will see a $165.25 reduction on their 2015-2016 school property tax bill.  If you haven't filled out an application, it is too late to receive the reduction for this school year, but if you fill out a form, you will be eligible for a Homestead/Farmstead Exemption next year.

• BPTV tapes the School Board Regular Meetings (the voting meetings that are generally held the fourth Tuesday of each month) and broadcasts them several times a week on Comcast Channel 17 and Verizon Channel 31—Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 and 9:30 PM and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 AM and 2:30 PM.

• The Bethel Park Board of School Directors will allow public comments at its monthly Committee Meetings. Comments at the beginning of Committee and Regular Meetings will be accepted on agenda items only, and there will be an opportunity to address the Board at the end of the meeting on non-agenda items. Speakers will have two minutes to address the Board and must preface their comments with their name and address. Topics for remarks at any School Board Meeting should be directed toward school operations or school programs. Complaints about school personnel or comments that may implicate a potential disciplinary response will not be discussed at public sessions. Non-residents who wish to address the Board can do so by submitting a request form prior to the meeting, which can be obtained at the District’s Administration Building. Please click here to see the Board policy associated with Public Participation in Board Meetings.

• You can now contact the Bethel Park Board of School Directors via email. Click on School Board Members and you will find all of the contact information for the Board. The Board requests that all correspondence, whether by email or traditional mail, include the sender’s name, address and phone number.

Latest News
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Board Ratifies New Agreement With Custodians/Maintenance image Board Ratifies New Agreement With Custodians/Maintenance
On March 21, the Bethel Park Board of School Directors ratified a new agreement with the Bethel Park Custodial/Maintenance Educational Support Personnel Association, effective through June 30, 2021. 
Board Congratulates Cheerleaders On Earning State Championship image Board Congratulates Cheerleaders On Earning State Championship
The Bethel Park Board of School Directors recognized the BPHS Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Squad for earning a State Championship. 
Board And Teachers Agree To New Five Year Contract image Board And Teachers Agree To New Five Year Contract
The Bethel Park School District and the Bethel Park Federation of Teachers are pleased to announce that a new five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement has been approved.
 
Board Adopts 2016-2017 Budget
The Bethel Park Board of School Directors passed the 2016-2017 school year budget at its June 28, 2016 Regular Meeting.
 
Learn More About PA School Funding image Learn More About PA School Funding
Please click here to learn more about how schools in Pennsylvania are funded.
 
Board Passes Cyber/Charter School Reform Resolution
The Bethel Park Board of School Directors passed a resolution calling for the reform of the Commonwealth's Charter and Cyber Charter School Funding.
 
Help Fight Cuts to Public Education image Help Fight Cuts to Public Education
We encourage you to share your opinions with the State and Federal Governments regarding funding issues that are negatively impacting public school districts. 
Upcoming Meetings
All meetings will be held in the Community Room of the Administration Building (301 Church Road) unless indicated otherwise.  The public is invited to attend all of these meetings.
  
Contact Us
You can email the entire Board at schoolboard@bphawks.org.  Please include your name, address and contact information.