Message from the Superintendent

As we are abShelly 2out to enjoy a holiday break from school, I reflect on a terrific fall at York Suburban! Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful holiday!  Enjoy time with family and friends at this special time of year.  

In anticipation of the year ahead, I encourage you to consider two very special events:

I am pleased to invite you to a presentation of the State of the York Suburban School District on Monday, January 9 at 6:00 PM in the Education Center.  This program is open to the entire community and will provide information on the overall health of the organization including our strengths and successes as well as the areas of focus for the future.  Included in the presentation will be financial information and the status of the budget for the 2017-18 school year.

Immediately following this presentation will be a planning meeting of the Board of School Directors. Attendees are welcome to stay for the board meeting but it is not necessary.  The presentation alone provides a unique opportunity to engage with the district leaders, to learn and to share.  

The presentation will be posted on the District website on January 10 for those who are unable to attend. I hope to see many of you on January 9!

York Suburban School District will be hosting a program titled, So You Want to Be A School Board Member on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 PM at Valley View Elementary.  A panel of presenters will share information on what it takes to be a board member and to answer questions from the audience. If you are looking for a way to serve the community and want to make a difference in the lives of our children, consider running for an elected position on the school board.  

A school board is a legislative body of nine directors elected locally.  Each director is elected to a four year term.  In November 2017, this community will vote on four of those seats.  At least one director will not be running, opening a wonderful opportunity for someone who wishes to serve.  While the election is not until November, the primary election takes place in April and there is work to be done in February.

While there is no monetary reward for service on the board, there are many more important rewards to consider.  Directors have the opportunity to positively impact an entire generation of young people.  

We hope to see you on January 24!
Enjoy this holiday season with family and friends!

Dr. Shelly Merkle, Superintendent