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Board of School Directors

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The Bucks County Intermediate Unit is overseen by a Board of School Directors that is comprised of a current school board member elected from each of the 13 school districts within the county. Each Bucks IU board member then serves a three-year term. Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) Board of School Directors holds its board meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (except for December, when no meeting is scheduled). Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at the Bucks IU Administration Building, 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901, and start at 7:00 pm.


SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Bensalem
Bristol Borough
Bristol Township
Centennial
Central Bucks
Council Rock
Morrisville
Neshaminy
New Hope-Solebury
Palisades
Pennridge
Pennsbury
Quakertown

BOARD MEMBERS
Rachel Fingles, Esq.
Mr. John D'Angelo (Board President)
Mr. James Morgan
Ms. Shelley Eilenberg
Mrs. Karen Smith
Mrs. Denise Brooks
Ms. Julie Shemelia
Mr. Paul Saraullo
Mrs. Judeth Finn
Mr. Robert Fumo
Mrs. Megan Banis-Clemens
Mr. Joshua Waldorf
Mr. Ronald Jackson (Board Vice-President)



Board of School Directors Meetings

The Bucks IU Board of School Directors is pleased to announce that the Board will return to in-person meetings effective Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

For 2021-2022 school year, meetings of the Bucks IU Board of School Directors are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month except for September and December. 

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in the Bucks IU Board Room (705 N. Shady Retreat Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901) unless otherwise noted. The 2021-2022 meeting schedule is listed below.

  • July 20, 2021
  • August 17, 2021
  • Monday, September 27, 2021
  • October 19, 2021
  • November 16, 2021
  • December – no meeting
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • May 17, 2022

Available twenty-four hours prior to the Board meeting, you can click here to find the meeting agenda.  (For agendas and meeting minutes prior to April 18, 2017, please email Beth Bittenmaster at: BBittenmaster@BucksIU.org).

Procedure for Public Comment:
The Board welcomes hearing from members of the public.  All individuals wishing to provide public comment must attend the meeting in person and shall indicate their desire to address the Board prior to the start of the meeting by providing information on the applicable sign-in sheet.  The sign-in sheet will be provided by the Board Secretary and placed in the designated sign-in area of the Board Room.  Each person who wishes to address the Board shall provide their name, address, school district, whether the comment is for the first or second comment period of the agenda, the topic to be addressed, and group affiliation, if applicable.

First Public Comment Period—Limited to Agenda Items Only
Individuals who have requested to speak to the Board on agenda items will be recognized in the first public comment period, as set forth in the Board agenda. Individuals who have signed in to speak on agenda items will be given an opportunity to address the Board prior to the Board taking any action on the listed (or added) agenda item.  After recognition by the Presiding Officer, the individual shall identify himself/herself and the agenda item on which he/she wishes to speak. The presentation during the first public comment period is limited to agenda items only and will be limited to three minutes per person. The Presiding Officer reserves the right to limit the number of individuals or groups who will be recognized to speak.

Second Public Comment Period—Any Topic
Public discussion at the end of the meeting shall be open to members of the public who have indicated their desire to speak on the sign in-sheet and such comments may be on any topic. Comments during the second public comment period will be limited to two minutes. The Presiding Officer reserves the right to limit the number of individuals who will be recognized to speak.

Please note that no participant may speak more than once in the first public comment period and more than once in the second public comment period. 

All comments during both of the public comment periods shall be directed to the Presiding Officer.  No participant may address or question board members or staff individually.

The Presiding Officer may:

  1. Interrupt or terminate a participant’s statement when the statement is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene, or irrelevant.
  2. Request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum.
  3. Request assistance of law enforcement officers to remove a disorderly person when his/her conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting.
  4. Call a recess or adjourn to another time when the lack of public decorum interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting.
  5. Waive these rules with approval of the Board.