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