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School Director Recognition Month

Dear CASD Families,

In honor of school boards’ commitment to our students, schools and communities, January is designated School Director Recognition Month.

Pennsylvania public schools educate nearly 2 million students, including the over 9000 students in the Chambersburg Area School District. The nine members of each local school board are a vital part of the district, making informed decisions that lead public schools and provide opportunities for every student to succeed.

To thank these public servants, the district presented the CASD School Board Directors with certificates of appreciation at the January 10th, 2023 regular board meeting.

School directors, who are unpaid, devote an incredible amount of time each month to the challenging and complex responsibilities of board business, including voting on budgets, adopting policy and conducting comprehensive planning.

The CASD School Board has also taken the step of adopting the PSBA Principles for Governance and Leadership – a framework of action steps designed to increase boards’ effectiveness. Research shows that school board actions have a direct effect on student achievement. Therefore, it is crucial that boards engage in actions that increase their effectiveness, for the betterment of the students they serve.

Please take a moment this month to thank your school board director for their tireless efforts in supporting our students. If you are unsure who your school board representative is, visit:


Kurt P. Widmann
Acting Superintendent
Chambersburg Area School District