School Board Meeting Rescheduled

November 30,2021 

Dear Greensburg Salem Community: 

This message explains the legal necessity for moving the board reorganization meeting from December 1, 2021, to 7:30 pm December 8, 2021. The reason is grounded in PA Statute Title 24 P.S. Education 3-303. 

During an election year, the reorganization meeting must take place during the first whole week of December. The reason is that a director's term does not end until the first Monday of December. Therefore, if we move to swear in new members on December 1, we would have a board of 11. Having a school board of more than nine could be legally troublesome for the new board members and district if done improperly. The safest route to avoid any challenges is to move the meeting to the first whole week.

The information is being passed along to many school districts by the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA). The administration and solicitor believe it is in the school district's best interest to reschedule the meeting for 7:30 pm, Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

The school board reorganization and December meeting will meet in room 003 of the Greensburg Salem Middle School at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. As of November 30, 2021 (the date of this letter), masks or face shields are required for visitors to the meeting. 

We appreciate your understanding.
Kenneth A Bissell EdD 
Acting Superintendent