School Board

The official title of the governmental body which is legally responsible for the establishment of educational policies for the Abington Heights School District is the Board of School Directors. The Board is responsible to the state government and the local citizens for the education of pupils from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Abington Heights School District Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Abington Heights School District is a diverse, dynamic and caring community whose mission is to seek excellence and individual growth by:

  • Educating students to be inquisitive, independent, literate, culturally aware, lifelong learners with positive self-esteem, able to think critically and creatively.
  • Developing and supporting a well-trained, valued and committed staff.
  • Providing a challenging comprehensive program, in a safe and nurturing environment empowering students to achieve their full potential.
  • Promoting lifelong civic engagement.
  • Directing today’s energies, efforts and resources toward achieving our guiding vision.
Public Comment

District citizens are welcome to attend public meetings of the Board. Public comment is permitted at the meetings. The President of the School Board will recognize district citizens who wish to address the board. Due to the length of most Board meetings, persons addressing the School Board are limited to three minutes.

Matters that cannot be resolved at the individual school level should be brought to the attention of the Superintendent.

Public comment is reserved for district citizens to address the board. It is not intended as a question and answer forum. District citizens are welcome to submit written statements expressing opinions or asking questions at any time. The district will reply to all such inquiries.

When the Board begins the regular meeting agenda, the public is welcome to observe, but participation is limited to the time allocated for district citizen input.

Regions

Region 1 - Abington, North Abington and Glenburn Townships; Clarks Green; Clarks Green and Clarks Summit Districts 1 & 3

Region 2 - Newton, Ransom Townships; South Abington District 2; Clarks Summit Districts 2 & 4

Region 3 - South Abington Districts 1 & 3

Members of the Board

12 days ago

Warren Acker- President                                        ackerw@ahsd.org 

Rod Azar - Vice President                                       azarr@ahsd.org

Gregory Madensky-Treasurer                              madenskyg@ahsd.org

Michele Tierney - Secretary                                  tierneym@ahsd.org

Michael Fleming                                                       flemingm@ahsd.org

Philip Robson                                                            robsonp@ahsd.org 

Anthony Abdalla                                                      abdallaa@ahsd.org

Gretchen Henderson                                              hendersong@ahsd.org

Emily Karam                                                              karame@ahsd.org


In-Person Board Meeting Update

Dear AHSD Community,

A few announcements as we move toward our first in-person board meeting since January 19. We will continue to livestream the meetings via Youtube for our families, staff, and community members who are not able to attend in-person. The livestreaming of board meetings has generated more interest and understanding about the decisions we are making and  maintaining this access for our community is the right thing to do.  Zoom will no longer be available for public comments; however, we'll offer and accept written public comments and questions toboardmeetingcomments@ahsd.​org. Moving forward, I've asked our high school video production students to help provide support for our board meetings (broadcasting and facilitating online public comments). The high school team has agreed to this project and we look forward to their support at our March 16 meeting. Stay tuned, our high school production team is excellent and I am sure their support will lead to more opportunities for public participation.

In addition, we will be publishing a detailed board agenda in advance of our meetings. The detailed agenda will provide a more thorough and informative outline of our meetings.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Christopher Shaffer, Ed.D.