In addition to the full-board meetings that meet on a bi-monthly basis, board members serve on a variety of committees to further guide the operations of WSSD. This allows for a focused study of specific matters of schools governance. When called upon to do so, committees may make recommendations on action items being considered by the full board.
Board member appointments to committees are made on an annual basis during the December reorganization meeting. A member of the district administration serves as a chairperson. Additionally, board members serve as WSSD liaisons and representatives with various outside groups and organizations.
The Educational Affairs Committee is dedicated to ensuring a high-quality and innovative educational program for all students. Our goal is to provide our students a rigorous, diverse, and engaging K-12 learning experience, based on data, research and state/national standards. With a focus on equity, we explore and review current and new curricular frameworks and pedagogical practices that support the district’s long-term mission and vision.
The Facilities Committee is designed to provide oversight of the District’s Infrastructure of Schools, Athletic Fields, and Support Facilities. The Committee will ensure our schools are built, maintained, and cleaned to the highest standards, in order to provide quality education for all our students. The Committee will review existing programs and projects and provide guidance to ensure appropriate focus on preventative maintenance of existing facilities as well as looking forward with capital improvement projects that support the district’s long-term mission and vision.
The Finance Committee is designed to provide oversight of the District’s Fiscal wellness. The Committee will ensure the districts Financial Operations and Contract Management of our schools, are maintained, and prepared to the highest standards, in order to provide quality education for all our students. The Committee will review existing programs and procedures and provide guidance to ensure appropriate focus on Fiscal Stability as well as looking forward with Financial Projections and Risk Management that support the district’s long-term mission and vision.
The Policy Committee makes recommendations to the full board about changes to current policies, addition of new policies and deletion of outdated policies based on changes in law, audits, and recommendations from administration with regard to district programs, pupils, employees, finances, property, operations, and community. The committee also monitors changes and trends affecting public education and considers new policies to address those changes that support the district’s long term mission and vision.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
The DEI Committee is responsible for researching current practices and policies related to equity across WSSD and in the community.
The Wellness Committee is responsible for monitoring programs and policies that focus on the health and wellness of WSSD schools, staff, and students and families.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Ms. Wendy Voet
Mrs. Kelly Wachtman
Ms. Mary Jo Witkowski-SmithEducational Affairs CommitteeMrs. Amy CarusoMr. Kevin HenryMrs. Jennifer Lentz
Ms. Wendy VoetFinancial/Facilities CommitteesMr. Kevin HenryMr. Lawrence KutysMr. Matthew SullivanMrs. Kelly WachtmanPolicy CommitteeMrs. Amy CarusoMrs. Jennifer LentzMrs. Kelly Wachtman
Ms. Mary Jo Witkowski-SmithWellness CommitteeMrs. Jennifer LentzMr. Matthew SullivanWorkload CommitteeDr. David GrandeDelaware County Community College
TBDDelaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) RepresentativeMr. Lawrence Kutys
Delaware County School Boards Legislative CouncilTBDPSBA LiaisonMrs. Jennifer Lentz(Last updated: October 7, 2021)