The Bethel Park Board of School Directors will undergo a membership change in 2020. In 2019 the Board said goodbye to long-time members David Amaditz (20 years) and Donna Cook (16 years/10 years as President); more recent members Jim Means (8 years) and Ron Werkmeister (4 years), and welcomed new members Darren McGregor, Jim Modrak, Vince Scalzo and Kim Turner.
We thank our outgoing members for their tireless dedication and leadership--not only to our students, staff and families, but also to our taxpayers--working with us to ensure that the Bethel Park School District always providing our students with the best facilities, curriculum and opportunities to prepare themselves for their futures, and at the same time, exhibiting a fiduciary responsibility to our taxpayers. We are proud that we were able to keep taxes at the same level for three consecutive years (2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019) and this year be able to lower the millage while still maintaining a healthy fund balance for the future.
We understand that the vitality of all communities rests largely in its school districts. The communities which have a high quality school district that entices families with young children to move into it, have strong tax bases and thrive. It is our goal to continue to keep the Bethel Park School District among the educational leaders in the area, providing a strong future for our students and, in turn, keeping property values high.
For 2020, we will continue to look at all aspects of the District, including long-range planning, to ensure that we are providing our students with the tools they need, to keep our buildings updated and safe, and to ensure the sustained financial strength of the District.
We encourage your input and thank you for your support as we work together to keep Bethel Park a great place to live and learn.
We wish all of our families a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!