Members and Regions

  • Our Board members represent all of the residents in the Boyertown Area School District.

     
    steve elsier
     
    Steve Elsier, President
    (Region II)
    Email: basdschoolboard@boyertownasd.org
    Term Expires: 2019
     
     
    Brandon Foose
     
    Brandon J. Foose, Vice President
    (Region III)
    Term Expires: 2021
     
     
    Rodney Boyer
     
    Rodney W. Boyer
    (Region I)
    Term Expires:  2019
     
     
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    Clay D. Breece
    (Region II)
    Term Expires:  2019
     
     
    Jill Dennin
     
    Jill A. Dennin
    (Region II)
    Email: basdschoolboard@boyertownasd.org
    Term Expires: 2021
     
     
    Ruth Dierolf
     
    Ruth A. Dierolf
    (Region I)
    Term Expires: 2021
     
     
    David Lewis
     
    David P. Lewis
    (Region III)
    Email: basdschoolboard@boyertownasd.org
    Term Expires:  2019 
     
     
    Christine Neiman
     
    Christine M. Neiman
    (Region I)
    Email: basdschoolboard@boyertownasd.org
    Term Expires:  2019 
     
     
    Donna Usavage
     
    Donna L. Usavage
    (Region III)
    Email: basdschoolboard@boyertownasd.org
    Term Expires: 2019
     
    The voting regions include:
    • Region I: Borough of Bally, Borough of Bechtelsville, Colebrookdale Twp., Earl Twp., Washington Twp.
    • Region II: Borough of Boyertown, Douglass Twp., Berks Co./Douglass Twp., Montg. Co. - Districts 2, 3 & 4 (residents not covered by District 1 description)
    • Region III: Douglass Twp., Montg. Co. - District 1 (residents living north of the Middle Creek) - New Hanover Twp.-Upper Frederick Twp. 
    School Board Members may be contacted through:
    • basdschoolboard@boyertownasd.org 
    • Letters may be mailed to the Boyertown Area School District Education Center, 911 Montgomery Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512.  This correspondence will be shared with all Board members.
    • We welcome public comment at any of our committee or regular board meetings.  Please see our district calendar for meeting dates -  https://www.boyertownasd.org/Page/2#calendar1/20190717/month.
      As approved by BASD School Board Policy #006 -
      Public Participation 

      At each public Board meeting, prior to official action by the Board, an opportunity shall be provided for public comment in accordance with law and Board procedures and policy.[2][13]

      1. The Board of School Directors of the Boyertown Area School District believes that public participation under the strict guidelines which follow is permissible:
         
        1. Public participation shall be permitted only as indicated on the agenda as public comment periods no. 1 and 2. Public comment is limited to individuals who are residents of BASD, BASD students, parents/guardians of BASD students, BASD employees and/or BASD taxpayers. As used here, a BASD taxpayer is a person who pays school tax on real property located within BASD as well as any other tax imposed by the BASD Board of School Directors.
           
        2. All persons wishing to speak during public comment period no. 1 shall register their intent with the Board Secretary in advance of the commencement of the meeting. Those members of the public who desire to register their intent to speak to an item on the agenda shall inform the Board Secretary by telephone (610-369-7408) or in writing at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting of their name, address, group affiliation if appropriate and the agenda topic or questions that need addressing in order to be heard during public comment period no. 1. Those members of the general public who further desire to speak during public comment period no. 1 may also register their intent to speak during the public meeting by signing their name on the public comment period no. 1 sign-in sheet, setting forth their name and address, group affiliation if appropriate and the agenda topic or question that needs addressing prior to the commencement of the meeting. Such sign-in sheets shall be provided for use by the general public in a conspicuous location in or about the Public Meeting Room.
           
        3. Public comment period no. 2 shall be for any school-district-related item up to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes.
           
        4. All persons wishing to speak during public comment period no. 2 shall register their intent through a sign-in sheet/form specifically designated for public comment period no. 2 which shall set forth the individual's name and address, group affiliation if appropriate and the school-district-related topic or question that needs addressing. Public comment period no. 2 sign-in sheet shall be placed in a conspicuous location in or about the Public Meeting Room. No individual will be allowed to execute the public comment no. 2 sign-in sheet/form once public comment period no. 2 is called as an agenda item.
           
        5. Unless a member of the public desiring to speak during public comment period no. 1 or public comment period no. 2 is properly registered in accordance with this policy, they will not be allowed to speak, unless the presiding officer or a majority of the Board shall so elect. If the member of the public is allowed to speak, the member of the public will be asked to provide their name and address, group affiliation if appropriate and the school-district-related topic or question that needs addressing.
           
        6. Each participant in public comment period no. 1 shall be allowed to speak up to three (3) consecutive minutes per public comment period. Each participant can speak more than once on a different agenda item within the public comment period no. 1 if there is available time within the thirty-minute time period so scheduled. Each participant in public comment no. 2 shall be allowed to speak once up to a three (3) minute time limit. Public comment period no. 2 will not last longer than thirty (30) minutes.
           
        7. Participants properly registering will be recognized by the presiding officer.
           
        8. In the event there is additional time left within the thirty-minute public comment period no. 1, individuals properly registered may speak again on another agenda item so long as they do not exceed the three-minute time period or the thirty-minute total time period for the public comment period, whichever is less. Such participants who seek to speak again within a public comment period will be recognized by the presiding officer.
           
        9. The total thirty-minute time period within each public comment period will also include a time period for Board and/or administration response to participant inquiries.
           
        10. Participants cannot assign their three (3) minutes of time or portion of time to another person or participant who is registered.
           
        11. Participants must preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address and group affiliation, if appropriate.
           
        12. All statements, inquiries or comments shall be directed to the presiding officer; no participant may address or question Board members individually, administrative team members individually, school employees, or members of the public individually.
           
        13. The presiding officer may:
           
          1. Interrupt or terminate a participant's statement when the statement is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene, defamatory or irrelevant. 
          2. Request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum.
          3. Request the assistance of law enforcement officers in the removal of a disorderly person when the person's conduct interferes with the orderly process of the meeting.
          4. Call for a recess or an adjournment to another time when the lack of public decorum so interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting as to warrant such action.
          5. After a participant presents his/her statement or question, the presiding officer reserves the right to do the following:
            1. Place the matter in its proper place on the agenda.
            2. Request that the participant raise the issue before an ad hoc committee of the Board of School Directors or raise the question administratively.
            3. Request that the administrative staff study the same and then issue a report at a future meeting.
            4. Direct the matter be placed on the agenda of some future meeting.
            5. Table the concern indefinitely, if decided it does not require immediate consideration.
            6. Deny the request.
            7. Direct that a member of the administrative team or another appropriate individual respond to the request at the meeting or at some future time.