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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
The Bethel Park Board of School Directors



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 $166.09 reduction on their 2018-2019 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.  To learn more and to download an application, please click here.


  • BPSD records and live-streams it’s public meetings held in the Thomas A. Knight Memorial Community Room of the district’s administration building. Those meetings can be found on the district’s YouTube channel. BPSD also shares them with the municipality, which regularly airs them on Comcast Channel 17 and Verizon Channel 31.


  • 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 are allotted 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.


  • To 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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School Board Seeking New Members School Board Seeking a New Member
The Bethel Park Board of School Directors is looking for a new member to replace Dan Grzybek, who is leaving the board to accept a seat on the Allegheny County Council.
School Board School Board Retains Structure, Announces 2023 Meeting Calendar
Bethel Park School Board held its annual December reorganization meeting, during which it announced no changes to its nine-member composition to its leadership structure. 
Residential Assessment Appeal Information
Please click here to learn more about the conditions under which the Bethel Park School District will file an appeal on residential property assessments.  
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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.
School Board Seeking New Member
The Bethel Park Board of School Directors is accepting letters of interest to fill an anticipated open seat on the School Board beginning no sooner than December 8, 2023.  

District residents wishing to be considered should contact L. Douglas McCausland, Board Secretary at 301 Church Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102, or via email at [email protected] to receive an application package. 

Completed applications will include (1) a letter of interest and (2) a completed application. The Board Secretary must receive these items by December 5, 2023 at 4 p.m.  

The Pennsylvania School Code outlines the following requirements for candidates wishing to fill school board vacancies: (1)  Must be a citizen; (2) Must be at least 18 years old; (3) Must be of good moral character; and (4) Must be a resident of school district for at least one year prior to the date of election or appointment.  The School Board will review all applications for the positions. The new Board members will serve a two-year term. 

The application is a response to all three of these questions:
1)  Can you briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in serving as a school director?
2)  What experience or qualifications do you bring to the board that would contribute to improving the education system?
3)  What are the biggest challenges and issues facing Bethel Park schools?  What solutions do you envision?
Public Comments During School Board Meetings
All individuals wishing to participate in an open Board meeting are requested to register their intent with the Board Secretary at least ONE DAY in advance of the meeting.  Requests to participate shall include the name and address of the participant, the topic to be addressed, and group affiliation, if applicable.  

Only in-person attendees will be permitted to comment during a public meeting of the Bethel Park Board of School Directors. Each commenter is required to state their name and home address before addressing the board.

Please be reminded that public comments at the beginning of each meeting are reserved for agenda items only.  Public comments about non-agenda as well as agenda items can be shared at the end of the meetings.  

School Board Policy 006.3 limits each public comment to two minutes in duration, and we ask that the public bear this in mind. The District will reserve its right to limit public comments that exceed two minutes. 
Upcoming Meetings
Bethel Park school board meetings are held in-person in the Community Room at the Administration Building unless otherwise specified.  The sessions are live-streamed on the district's YouTube channel.

You can also access the agendas via Board Docs

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