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Citizen Advisor Sought for Board Committees

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The Derry Township School District Board of School Directors is seeking individuals interested in volunteering as citizen advisors to board standing committees.

Citizen advisors are assigned to a specific standing committee and asked to attend its meetings.  In their advisory capacity, citizen representatives may be called upon to react to new directions and proposals, provide information and support for budget initiatives, study and analyze issues, review proposals and materials, and provide input into policies at all operational levels of the school system. Decisions and recommendations of these committees do not supplant the responsibilities of the Board of School Directors; but the experience and expertise of the citizen representatives enrich the decision-making process.

Applicants are being sought for a pair of open spots on each of the Communications & Community Engagement, Curriculum, Finance, General Services and Policy committees.

Individuals seeking to serve as citizen advisors to the Board Standing Committees should have an interest in the Derry Township School District and all children; be willing to commit the necessary time required of the position; possess the ability to think objectively and independently; have an ability to work effectively as a member of a team; manifest a clear understanding of the distinct roles of the Board of Education, Standing Committee, school administration, and faculty; comprehend the advisory function of the program; display experience and expertise related to the duties and functions of the particular Standing Committee; live in the District and be over 18 years of age.

Completed applications should be submitted to the district by 11:50 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2020. 

Appointments will be made in October.