School Board members of the

CIT Joint Operating Committee

January is designated School Board Recognition Month – a time for us to celebrate and recognize the challenging and vital work that board members do on behalf of our students, schools and families.

Board service is an unpaid position, and the majority of school board members cite their desire to give back or contribute to public education as the main motivation for their service.

As locally elected officials, school board members are invested in their communities. They are our neighbors, friends, local leaders, parents and engaged citizens.

On average, school board members devote up to 10 hours per month to the complex responsibilities of board business, including adopting policy, voting on budgets, evaluating school security issues and reviewing hiring decisions.

Nine out of every 10 students in the United States attend public schools. Therefore, access to high-quality public education is crucial not only for our children’s success, but for the strength of our society.

Students from Building & Property Maintenance, Building Construction Technology, CAD/Engineering Graphics, and Automotive Collision worked together to design, create, assemble, and finish these wall mirrors to present to CIT board members to thank them for their time, dedication and support.

Thank you for dedicating YOUR TIME to make the most of OUR TIME.

Watch this video to see the entire process of the Board Recognition Project that students created while learning and practicing tasks and competencies within their CIT program!

Thank you for advocating on behalf of our collective interest and for the benefit of our children.

Mr. Joseph Vasko



Mrs. Allyson Palinkas




Joseph Vasko - Chairperson, Nazareth
Allyson Palinkas, Vice-Chairperson, Wilson
Kenneth Brewer Jr. – Treasurer, Bangor

Christine Albanese – Pen Argyl

Dave DeNardo - Bangor

Jodi Hess – Easton

Jodi Mammana – Nazareth

Michelle Price – Easton

Dionne Wellington – Easton

Trish Valenti, Board Secretary, CIT