Members

The South Western School District board consists of elected citizens of the district. Any resident may run for election to the board provided that they meet certain qualifications. School Directors are elected officials who serve without pay as the governing body of the school district.

The SWSD School Board enacts policy and provides guidance to the administration in the management of the school district. Collectively it provides direction for the district, assisting in financial decision-making, approving policies, validating strategic planning for long-term goals and approving the budget.

The board typically meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 PM at the Administration Office, 225 Bowman Rd, Hanover PA 17331. The first meeting of the month is a Planning Meeting, during which School Board members discuss issues and set the agenda for the Regular Meeting. The second meeting, called the Regular Meeting, is typically the time during which issues are brought up and voted upon.

Each meeting provides an opportunity for citizen input, questions or comments, either on a specific agenda item or on a general topic related to district operations or educational programs. We welcome and encourage all of our district residents to attend our meetings.

Our School Board members make many sacrifices in their dedication to the mission of the district. They put in many long hours for which they are only compensated with the satisfaction that they played a role in making our district a better place for students, families, faculty and the community as a whole.

2020 Board Members

Board Members

President: Vanessa M. Berger - 12/2005-2021
Vice President: Ray M. Mummert - 12/1999-2023
Secretary: Jeffrey A. Mummert
Treasurer: Douglas A. Fuhrman
Solicitor: Gareth D. Pahowka
Member: Cindy A. Boyer - 04/2013-2023
Member: James S. Harris - 02/2017-2021
Member: Patrick S. Laughman - 12/2019-2023
Member: M. Ann Rinker - 12/1983-2023
Member: Richard E. Plesic III - 09/2018-2021
Member: Clint A. Wright - 12/2017-2021
Member: Amanda K. Yiengst - 12/1999-2023

Committees

Building, Grounds & Equipment

Chairperson: Ray M. Mummert
Member: Cindy A. Boyer
Member: James S. Harris
Member: Richard E. Plesic III


Finance & Support Services

Chairperson: James S. Harris
Co-chairperson: Amanda K. Yiengst
Member: Cindy A. Boyer
Member: Ray M. Mummert
Member: Clint A. Wright


Personnel

Chairperson: M. Ann Rinker
Member: Patrick S. Laughman
Member: Richard E. Plesic III


Program

Chairperson: James S. Harris
Member: Ray M. Mummert
Member: M. Ann Rinker
Member:Amanda K. Yiengst


Student & Community Relations

Chairperson: Cindy A. Boyer
Member: James S. Harris
Member: Clint A. Wright

Other Assignments

York County School of Technology

Joint Operating Committee
Representative: M. Ann Rinker
Alternate: Clint A. Wright

Authority
Representative: Richard E. Plesic III


PSBA

Representative: Vanessa M. Berger


Township Liaison Committee

Representative: Thomas M. Zimmerman


Recreation Commission

Representative: Patrick S. Laughman


Negotiations

Representative: M. Ann Rinker
Representative: Amanda K. Yiengst


SW Education Foundation Board

Representative: Amanda K. Yiengst


Wellness Committee

Representative: Patrick S. Laughman


York Learning Center Authority

Representative: Vacant


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