School Board Reorganizes


 
Pine-Richland School Board Reorganizes
School Board

Board Elects President &
Vice President
The Pine-Richland School Board reorganized on December 7, 2015. The board unanimously elected  Dr. Jeffrey Banyas as president and Mr. Greg DiTullio as vice president. The board reorganizes each December.  Dr. Banyas served as vice president since 2011 and began serving the board as a director in 2009. Mr. DiTullio has been serving on the board since 2014.  Mr. Marc Casciani, who was elected for a two-year and four-year term in Pine Township, announced he would take the four-year seat. Mr. Casciani has been serving on the board since 2012. The board appointed Mrs. Therese Dawson to the two-year term. She has been serving on the board since 2007.
Special Appointments
The board appointed Mrs. Dawson as the Legislative Representative to Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Dr. Banyas to serve as a representative to the Northern Area Special Purpose Schools Joint Committee for two years. In addition, the board appointed Mr. DiTullio to serve as a Representative to the Pine Township Parks and Recreation Board and Mrs. Holly Johnston to serve as the board representative to the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund for 2016. All four directors served in these respective roles in 2015.
Solicitor Pat Clair swore in Mr. Casciani, Mrs. Dawson and Mr. DiTullio. He also swore in Mrs. Virginia Goebel, Mr. Peter Lyons and Mrs. Ohlund. All three have been serving the board since 2011. Most recently Mrs. Ohlund served as president in 2015.  Also serving on the board is Mr. Dennis Sundo, who is the board's treasurer. He joined the board in 2005.
Policy Update
Directors volunteer many hours of service each month as they serve to plan and set policies for the district.  Of note, Mrs. Barbara Williams, board secretary, said the policy link on the Board Communication Center known as BoardDocs is changing. Policies, which are being updated, will have a new look and will be easier to navigate. To see the new format, visit: www.pinerichland.org/policies.

Meeting Dates & Information
>The board approved planning meetings to be held the first Monday of each month and regular board meetings to be held on the third Monday of each month except for August and September when the planning meetings will be held on the second Monday and the regular meetings on the fourth Monday of those months. In addition, planning and regular meetings will be combined and held on July 11, 2016, November 14, 2016 and December 12, 2016. The board will hold a reorganization meeting on December 5, 2016.
 
> All meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pine-Richland Central Administrative Offices, which are located at 702 Warrendale Rd. in Gibsonia.  Any changes will be communicated and will be available on the website and in the Tribune Review. For additional details on meetings, visit: www.pinerichland.org/board and click on announcements.