Members

The South Western School District board consists of elected citizens of the district. Any resident may run for election to the board provided that they meet certain qualifications. School Directors are elected officials who serve without pay as the governing body of the school district.

The SWSD School Board enacts policy and provides guidance to the administration in the management of the school district. Collectively it provides direction for the district, assisting in financial decision-making, approving policies, validating strategic planning for long-term goals and approving the budget.

The board typically meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM at the Administration Office, 225 Bowman Rd, Hanover PA 17331. The first meeting of the month is a Planning Meeting, during which School Board members discuss issues and set the agenda for the Regular Meeting. The second meeting, called the Regular Meeting, is typically the time during which issues are brought up and voted upon.

Each meeting provides an opportunity for citizen input, questions or comments, either on a specific agenda item or on a general topic related to district operations or educational programs. We welcome and encourage all of our district residents to attend our meetings.

Our School Board members make many sacrifices in their dedication to the mission of the district. They put in many long hours for which they are only compensated with the satisfaction that they played a role in making our district a better place for students, families, faculty and the community as a whole.

Board Members

President:   Matthew A. Gelazela - 12/2021-2025
Vice-President: Katy D. Bauer - 12/2023-2027

Secretary: Jeffrey A. Mummert
Treasurer: Douglas A. Fuhrman
Solicitor: Dr. Leigh E. Dalton
Gareth D. Pahowka
Member: Christianne L. Brennan - 12/2023-2027
Member: Keith E. Gelsinger - 12/2023-2027
Member: Justin B. Lighty - 12/2023-2027
Member: Richard E. Plesic III - 09/2018-2025
Member: Matthew R. Smith - 12/2023-2027 
Member:
 Amanda G. Weaver - 12/2021-2025
Member: Vacant

Committees

Building, Grounds & Equipment

Chairperson: Richard E. Plesic III
Member: 
Member: Matthew A. Gelazela


Finance & Support Services

Chairperson: 
Member:
Member: Amanda G. Weaver
Member: 


Personnel

Chairperson:
Member: Richard E. Plesic III
Member: Amanda G. Weaver
Member: 
Member: 


Program

Chairperson: Amanda G. Weaver
Member: 
Member:
 Matthew A. Gelazela


Student & Community Relations

Chairperson:
Member: 
Member: Matthew A. Gelazela

Other Assignments

York County School of Technology

Joint Operating Committee
Representative: Matthew A. Gelazela
Alternate: Vacant

Authority
Representative: Richard E. Plesic III


PSBA Liaison

Representative: 

Township Liaison Committee

Representative:


Recreation Commission

Representative: Amanda G. Weaver


Negotiations

Chairperson: 
Representative: 
Representative:
Community Representative: James S. Harris


SW Education Foundation Board

Representative:


Wellness Committee

Representative: 


York Learning Center Authority

Representative:


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