(Back row from left to right): Mr. Flemming Godiksen (Vice President), Mr. Mark Gindhart (Assistant Secretary), Dr. Kathleen Maguire, Mr. Michael Hartline (Front row from left to right): Mrs. Jane Schrader Lynch; Mrs. Patti Crossan; Dr. Dana T. Bedden (Superintendent), Mr. Tony Sadowski, Mrs. Mary Alice Brancato (President), Mr. Charles H. Martin not pictured.
About Our School Board
School Board members are elected at the November general election to four year terms on a staggered basis. All members are elected at-large. School Board members must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the Centennial School District for at least one year prior to seeking a Board seat. The Board meets the Monday in December to elect a president and vice-president for the coming year. To learn more about the duties and responsibilities of the School Board members, please continue to read below.
Mrs. Mary Alice Brancato
Mrs. Patti Crossan
Mr. Mark Gindhart
Mr. Flemming Godiksen
Mr. Michael Hartline
Dr. Kathleen Maguire
Mr. Charles Martin
Mr. Tony Sadowski
Mrs. Jane Schrader Lynch
The duties/responsibilities of School Board members are to:
Profess a deep desire to serve children and a strong belief in the values of public schools and local control of public education.
Use their vested authority to establish, equip, furnish, operate and maintain the public schools.
Establish policies necessary for the governing of the school district, its employees, pupils and all persons entering school grounds or premises.
Ensure educational opportunities for all students of the school district.
Appoint a superintendent of schools and invest such powers in the superintendency as may be legally delegated.
Elect a treasurer and a secretary.
Act on personnel and related matters as recommended by the superintendent of schools.
Approve the annual budget.
Adopt a master calendar annually.
Enter into contracts with all personnel in the manner required by Pennsylvania law.
Levy taxes to maintain the schools and the educational system.
School Board members are both state and local officials. Though elected locally, they serve on behalf of the state legislature.
School Boards are units of local government, the only such unit spelled out in the state constitution.
School Boards are legislative bodies, empowered to set policy within the framework of the statutes enacted by the legislature.
School Boards participate in long range/strategic planning, and evaluate the results.
By law, each School Board consists of nine members who serve four year terms of office, without pay.
Board Secretary: Colleen Ruch 215-441-6000 x 11002
Region I: Located in Upper Southampton Township, PA - from the West side of Stump Road to the East side of Davisville Road between County Line Road and Bristol Road
Region II: Located in Warminster Township, PA and Ivyland Borough, PA - from the West side of Davisville Road to the East side of York Road, excluding the Speedway, between County Line Road and Bristol Road
Region III: Located in Warminster Township, PA - from the West side of York Road to the East side of Valley Road, including the Speedway, between County Line Road and Bristol Road