As required by the Pennsylvania School Code, the Garnet Valley School District is governed by a School Board comprised of nine directors who serve four-year terms. Elections are held every odd-numbered year. Four to five directors are generally elected at any one time.
At an annual organization meeting held the first week of December, the School Board chooses a President and Vice President for the coming calendar year. Currently Scott Mayer is President and Tracy Karwoski is Vice President.
A primary responsibility of the Board is to set district policy, which is then implemented by the administration. Another major responsibility is to approve the annual budget and set tax rates. The fiscal year covered by the budget runs from July 1 to June 30.
In addition to the School Board, the student body of Garnet Valley High School elects two student representatives for a one-year term that runs concurrent with the fiscal year. These representatives serve in a non-voting advisory capacity.
2020-2021 School Board Meetings 7PM GVEC
Aug 10 - Work Session
Aug 25 - Regular Meeting
Sept 14 - Work Session
Sept 22 - Regular Meeting
Oct 12 - Work Session
Oct 20 - Regular Meeting
Nov 9 - Combined Meeting
Dec 7 - Reorganization/Regular Meeting
District Advisory Council 7PM GVEC
July 17th - 10:00 a.m. (Virtual Meeting)
2020-2021 School Board Meetings (cont'd.)
Jan 19 - Work Session
Jan 26 - Regular Meeting
Feb 16 - Work Session
Feb 23 - Regular Meeting
Mar 15 - Work Session
Mar 23 - Regular Meeting
Apr 20 - Combined Meeting
May 11 - Combined Meeting
June 14 - Work Session
Jun 22 - Regular Meeting