Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors
The Upper Darby School District is governed by a nine-member School Board of Directors. The Board is a legislative body of residents who are elected to office, reside in the Upper Darby School District, and serve the District for an average term of four (4) years. School Board Directors are elected at municipal elections on odd-numbered years to serve four-year terms beginning on the first Monday in December following the election. The Superintendent of Schools serves as a tenth member of the Board as a non-voting member.
School Board members are your neighbors and are public servants who make decisions that affect all students. Board members are volunteers and have a deep desire to serve children, a strong belief in the value of public education and a deep professional respect for the District staff who serve our children and their families every day. Serving as a School Board Director requires many dedicated hours of service to our community. School Board Directors do not receive any compensation. You can find the Board member profiles under the Board Members section of the Upper Darby School District website.The School Board's primary responsibilities are to:
- Set a vision and goals for the District
- Adopt policies that give the District administration direction to set priorities and achieve its goals
- Hire and evaluate the Superintendent
- Adopt and oversee the annual budget
- Advocate on behalf of public education
The School Board typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month to conduct Board business at 7:30 PM in the Upper Darby High School Board Room. The School Board typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Upper Darby High School Board Room for Committee Meetings of the Education and Pupil Services Committee and the Finance and Operations Committee. The complete meeting schedule can be found under the School Board Meeting Schedule section of the Upper Darby School District website. The public is invited to attend all School Board Meetings and School Board Committee Meetings.
Agenda items for each School Board Meeting and School Board Committee Meeting are available for public review beginning the day before each meeting. The meeting agendas are posted to Board Docs which is accessible through the Upper Darby School District website. Visit our official YouTube channel to view video recordings of School Board meetings and School Board Committee meetings. These videos are also available on our Public Access Channel days following the meeting.
The Board employs a treasurer who is in charge of the business and financial matters of the school district, a secretary to maintain a complete and accurate records of the School Board and School Board Committee meetings and other official business, and a solicitor to advise and administer school law.
Craig Rogers - School Board Secretary
Marvin Lee - School Board Treasurer
A. Kyle Berman, Esq. - Solicitor