As elected officials of the West Jefferson Hills School District, we would like to thank you for entrusting us to advocate for you and your children. We understand the impact of our decisions and how they directly affect you, the community at large, and the academic future of our students. With this in mind, we have, as a board of ten, publicly pledged to abide by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s Standards for Effective Board Governance and Code of Conduct for School Directors by adopting these Standards as Board policy and recommitting to follow them annually.
In order to remind ourselves of the need for ongoing collaborative team effort in our decision-making, we have taken the additional measure of incorporating detailed Commitments for Cooperation for acceptable behavior in our role as School Directors. We have pledged to perform our elected duties with our vision of a shared partnership with the other essential members of our team: our district administration, faculty, staff, and you, our community members. We discourage micromanaging and personal agendas. We have encouraged open and honest communication among ourselves, our staff, our administration, and our community. We have also outlined a Chain of Command for addressing your concerns, which offers direction for parents and students when a situation, issue, or unresolved question arises. This Chain of Command also offers conformity and continuity in dealing with a question or concern so as to encourage fair and equal treatment and to eliminate the opportunity for preference.
The following details the recommended Chain of Command Process: