District

Welcome to Upper Perkiomen School District

Academics

21st Century Education

Departments

District Wide Departments

Parents

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Community

Horseback riding in Green Lane Park

School Board

All Board and Workshop meetings are held at the Education Center - 2229 East Buck Road, Pennsburg.

Committees

COMMITTEES

COMMUNICATION LINE

Mike W. Elliott - Chairperson

Dr. Kerry A. Drake

COMMUNICATION

Mission: To promote clear, concise, and respectful communication throughout the district and community.

Vision: Create a forum that encourages effective dialogue to proactively respond to the needs and concerns of the district community.

Mike W. Elliott - Chairperson

Melanie R. Cunningham

Judy Maginnis

DRAFT District Communications Plan introduced at April 24, 2018 Committee Meeting.

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE

Mission Statement

To support and enable instructional opportunities that engage students at all levels to achieve at their highest potential ensuring success in both academics and in life after graduation; resulting in a district where students want to learn, teachers want to teach, and parents want to send their children.

Vision Statements

The committee seeks to add value to the UPSD learning community by:

● Seeing that reliable research and district data drives decision making;

● Review and evaluate the scope and sequence of the curriculum during the curriculum cycle to ensure it meets
the needs of all learners, is standards aligned and has high quality assessments;

● Support professional development of all staff;

● Solicit feedback, with administrative support, from the community about the educational programming
within the district;

● Present committee recommendations to the full school board

Our Beliefs

● The ultimate goal is adding value to every student

● Decision making must be holistic- grounded in both data and student needs

● Quality professional development is necessary to engage staff and enhance their practice

● A well-aligned, differentiated curriculum is necessary to both facilitate and accelerate learning


James C. Glackin - Chairperson

Stephen L. Cunningham

Joan T. Smith

FACILITIES

Facilities Committee

Mission and Vision Statements

To provide the board with an accurate description of the condition of all the district facilities and to recommend items and projects that will keep the facilities in optimum condition while maintaining fiscal responsibility to the taxpayers and ensuring a safe, secure learning environment for the staff and students.

Melanie R. Cunningham - Chairperson

Mike W. Elliott

Raeann B. Hofkin

NEGOTIATIONS

Mike W. Elliot - Chairperson

Dr. John L. Farris

Raeann B. Hofkin

POLICY

POLICY COMMITTEE

Mission & Vision Statements

MISSION:

Policies exist to serve the needs of the district and to serve the district’s need to comply with various regulatory demands. Policies are designed to influence the activities that take place within the boundaries set by them. The policy committee performs a comprehensive review of policies and administrative regulations to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations with input from stakeholders. In other words, the point of view held by the board of school directors is translated into steps that result in an outcome compatible with that view.

VISION:

  • Review any/all policies and administrative regulations
  • Create and/or review any policies recommended by the solicitor based on current events
  • Retire any policies in place that are no longer needed

PROCESS:

  • Policy committee Meetings will be limited to 2 hours on the fourth Monday of the month except July, August and December
  • Whatever is not completed will be added to the next meeting
  • Policies will be provided to the committee a week prior to the meeting to allow time for review


Raeann B. Hofkin - Chairperson

Stephen L. Cunningham

Vacant

SPECIAL EDUCATION & PUPIL SERVICES

SPECIAL EDUCATION AND PUPIL SERVICES COMMITTEE

Mission

Improve the district Special Education and Pupil Services programs by:

  • Encouraging open and honest communication across all levels in the district
  • Encouraging a climate of collaboration among all stakeholders
  • Understanding and adhering to state and federal mandates
  • Supporting increased parent training and school district staff professional development.
  • Provide meaningful recommendations to the school board for changes that enable improvement.
Vision

Enable all students, regardless of barriers or differing abilities, to achieve their full academic potential and prepare them for a successful transition into the community, a career, or college.


Judy Maginnis - Chair

Melanie R. Cunningham

James Glackin

FINANCE

Committee of the Whole

OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

WESTERN MONTGOMERY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER

Stephen L. Cunningham (Term ending 12/18)

Dr. John L. Farris (Term ending 12/19)

James C. Glackin (Term ending 12/20)

MCIU REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Kerry A. Drake (Term ending 6/30/18)

LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

Judy Maginnis

REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE

Melanie R. Cunningham