SFASD School Board

The Spring-Ford Board of School Directors generously contributes their time and talents toward the advancement of public education from kindergarten through grade 12 for the Spring-Ford Area School District. As elected officials, school board members answer to the electorate and to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, establish policies that provide the framework for our public schools and represent their local communities, attend sometimes lengthy and challenging meetings, conferences and institutes for public education.

Spring-Ford’s nine school directors assess the district’s needs to develop an educational program that is consistent with the districts mission and vision. These members are:

REGION I Dr. Edward Dressler
Term Expires 2019
Kelly Spletzer
Term Expires 2019
Linda C. Fazzini
Term Expires 2021
REGION II Dawn R. Heine
Term Expires 2019
Colleen Zasowski
Term Expires 2019
Clinton Jackson
Term Expires 2021
REGION III Christina F. Melton
Term Expires 2021
Mark P. Dehnert
Term Expires 2019
Thomas J. DiBello
Term Expires 2021

Community Relations Committee

The Communication Relations Committee reviews the communication needs of the district. The primary outcomes and objectives of the Committee include gathering input through community engagement and committee processes; reviewing communication needs to ensure continuous improvement of district communications; and developing plans to expand productive parent and community involvement.

Curriculum and Technology Committee

The Curriculum & Technology Committee functions as an advisory committee to the Board of School Directors and Administration regarding curriculum and technology matters. These matters will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Curriculum and Technology Goals and Evaluations
  • Priorities for Student Educational Experiences
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Technology Policies and Effective Practices
  • Local, State and National Trends in Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Technology Implementation
  • Legislative Issues Impacting Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Technology in Education

Extra-Curricular Committee

The extra-curricular Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the School Board regarding the offerings in athletics, fine arts, clubs, intramurals and other student programs. The committee meets with athletic directors, intramural coordinators, club advisors, fine arts directors and participating students to gain insight on the variety and quality of the current offerings. The committee makes recommendations to the School Board for changes, deletions or additions to the extra-curricular program.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the preparation of the annual budget and the performance of the organization in meeting its budgeted revenues and expenses. Finance Committee members often receive regular reports on the organization’s performance in meeting its budget and present that information to the full board. Additional tasks include:

  • Report to the Board any Financial Irregularities, Concerns and Opportunities
  • Insure that the District Follows Sound Accounting Procedures Based Upon State and Federal Recommendations
  • Develop Financial Priorities and Guidelines (Such as Establishing a Reserve Fund or Obtain a Line of Credit for a Specified Amount)
  • Review Monthly Financial Reports, Annual Audit Report, and Other Financial Documents in Order to Keep the Committee Informed and Literate on the Management of the Fiscal Operations of the School District
  • Assist in the Education of the Full Board and the Public on Fiscal Matters of the District and About the Budgeting Process

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee is composed of three Board Members appointed by the School Board President. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis. The functions of the Personnel Committee include assisting in the review and development of policies related to staff for board approval, reviewing new job descriptions, and reviewing staff salaries and benefits packages during Meet & Discuss and/or contract negotiations. The primary function of the Personnel Committee is to meet with the various employee groups within the district for Meet & Discuss and negotiations prior to the expiration of the various plans and contract.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee reviews and updates all of the district’s policies relating to the School Board, district administration, business operations, personnel, students, instruction, and community relations to ensure consistency with the District Mission Statement and best practices. The committee also works with board counsel and other district professionals to monitor changes and trends affecting public education and considers new policies to deal with those changes. The committee also uses updates and recommended changes to policies from PSBA in an effort to maintain compliance. The committee makes policy recommendations to the full School Board.

Property Committee

The Property Committee reviews the operations of the school district’s maintenance, grounds and buildings; recommends adjustments and modifications to the school district’s maintenance and operations budget; analyzes legislative proposals; is involved in setting the annual capital outlay budget; recommends cost effective and efficient capital projects and initiatives for full School Board consideration.