Deer Lakes

School District

Board of School Directors

The Deer Lakes board of school directors consists of nine individuals who are elected at large by the citizens of East Deer, Frazer and West Deer townships. School Board members are both state and local officials. Though elected locally, they serve on behalf of the Pennsylvania state legislature. Each director serves without compensation for a term of four years.

The school board's primary responsibilities include:
  • Provide for the education of all children
  • Set district policies and regulations regarding school activities
  • Adopt textbooks
  • Hire a superintendent, principals, teachers, and other staff
  • Adopt an annual school district budget
  • Levy taxes

Other Information
• If you are a homeowner in our school district who has not completed a Homestead/Farmstead exclusion application, we encourage you to do so. If you have previously completed an application, you do not need to so again. Homeowners who completed their application will see a sizable reduction on their school property tax bill.

• School board meetings are typically the held in the Deer Lakes High School library at 6:30 p.m. on the second (agenda meetings) and third (voting meetings) Tuesday of each month.  However, meetings are subject to change with proper public notification.  Please check this page for the most up-to-date information on our school board meetings. 
• The Deer Lakes school board encourages all community members to attend its meetings and to make public comments at those meetings. 
Comments at the beginning of committee and regular meetings will be accepted on agenda items only, and there will be an opportunity to address the board at the end of the meeting on non-agenda items.

At each public school board meeting, in accordance with the law and Deer Lakes' procedures and policy, prior to official action by the board, community members will have the opportunity to provide public comment for three minutes per speaker.  The policy also stuipulates that public participation may not exceed 30 minutes unless otherwise decided by a majority of the board present.

Community members are encouraged to present written statements to the school board containing remarks or comments. Instead of formally speaking on agenda items, or in the event time allotted for public participation has already been filled, written comments regarding agenda items may be submitted to the board’s secretary, who is tasked with delivering the same to the board members before its next meeting if received in a timely manner.
Non-residents who wish to address the board can do so by submitting a request form prior to the meeting, which can be obtained at the district's administrative offices. Please click here to see the board policy associated with public prticipation in school board meetings.

• You may contact the Deer Lakes board of school directors via email. The board requests that all correspondence, whether by email or traditional mail, include the sender’s name, address and phone number.


School Board Meeting Dates 2024

High School Library or Zoom (Unless Otherwise Indicated)

Agenda Meetings - 6:30 PM

Voting Meetings - 6:30 PM

January 9, 2024

January 16, 2024

February 13, 2024

February 20, 2024

March 12, 2024

March 19, 2024

April 9, 2024

April 16, 2024

May 14, 2024

May 21, 2024

June 11, 2024

June 18, 2024

July - No Meetings Scheduled

August 13, 2024

August 20, 2024

September 10, 2024

September 17, 2024

October 8, 2024

October 15, 2024

November 12, 2024

November 19, 2024

Tuesday, December 3, 2024 - Reorganization Meeting – 6:30 PM



Education Committee Meetings:
The education committee: 5:30 p.m. in the high school library or via Zoom prior to each agenda plan meeting.

Policy Committee Meetings:
The policy committee meets at 2 p.m. in the administration conference room or via Zoom.

The Athletics, Buildings/Grounds/Transportation, Technology, and Finance Committees meet as necessary and are advertised in the Valley News Dispatch, on the front doors of our schools, and on the front page of BoardDocs.  All other committee meetings are listed in the district and school board calendars.  

Please note that all public meetings are subject to change.

Upcoming Meetings


Years of Service:  2019 - Present
Term Expires: 2027
Email: [email protected]

Vice President
Committees: Chairperson of Education; Vice Chairperson of Finance
Years of Service:  2019 - Present
Term Expires: 2027

Committees: Chairperson of Finance; Chairperson of Policy
Years of Service:  2017 - Present
Term Expires: 2025
Email: [email protected] 

Committees: A.W. Beattie Career Center Rep; Chairperson; Vice Chairperson of Technology
Years of Service: 2023-Present
Term Expires: 2027
Email: [email protected]

Committees: Chairperson of Technology; Chairperson of Athletics; Chairperson of Building & Grounds/Transportation; A.W. Beattie Career Center Rep 
Years of Service:  2021 - Present
Term Expires: 2025
Email: [email protected]

Committees: Vice Chairperson of 
Education, Legislative Chair
Years of Service:  2021 - Present
Term Expires: 2025
Email: [email protected]
Committees: Vice Chairperson of Policy
Years of Service: 2023-Present
Term Expires: 2027
Email: [email protected]

Committees: Vice Chairperson of Buildings/Grounds/Transportation 
Years of Service:  2021 - Present
Term Expires: 2025
Committees: Vice Chairperson Athletics; A.W. Beattie Career Center Alternate Rep
Years of Service: 2023-Present
Term Expires: 2027
Email: [email protected]

Student Representative
Term: 2023-2024 School Year
School District Solicitor
Years of Service:  2000 - Present 

Committee Meetings:

The Education Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library or via Zoom prior to each agenda meeting.
The Athletic, Buildings/Grounds/Transportation, Technology, Finance, and Policy Committees will be advertised and meet as necessary.