Overview

  • 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. 

    STANDING COMMITTEES

    Educational Affairs
    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.

    Facilities 
    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.

    Finance 
    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.

    Policy
    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.   

    ADVISORY COMMITTEES

    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.

    Wellness
    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.

Committee Members

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
    Ms. Wendy Voet, MPH
    Mrs. Kelly Wachtman
    Ms. Mary Jo Witkowski-Smith
     
    Educational Affairs Committee
    Mrs. Amy Caruso
    Mr. Kevin Henry
    Mrs. Jennifer Lentz
    Ms. Wendy Voet, MPH
     
    Financial/Facilities Committees
    Mr. Kevin Henry
    Mr. Lawrence Kutys
    Mr. Matthew Sullivan
    Mrs. Kelly Wachtman 
     
    Policy Committee
    Mrs. Amy Caruso
    Mrs. Jennifer Lentz
    Mrs. Kelly Wachtman
    Ms. Mary Jo Witkowski-Smith
     
    Wellness Committee
    Mrs. Jennifer Lentz
    Mr. Matthew Sullivan
     
    Workload Committee
    Dr. David Grande
     
    Delaware County Community College
    TBD
     
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) Representative
    Mr. Lawrence Kutys
     
    Delaware County School Boards Legislative Council
    TBD
     
    PSBA Liaison
    Mrs. Jennifer Lentz
     
    (Last updated: October 7, 2021)