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Canon-McMillan School District, North Strabane {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Job description: Boards of School Directors are the governing agencies for local school districts. They have the responsibility for planning, setting policy, and evaluating school operations. They may levy taxes, issue bonds, hire personnel, provide for school buildings, and purchase textbooks and supplies. They adopt rules and regulations to govern their own affairs and the conduct of employees. TERM 4 YEARS. SALARY Unpaid. VOTE FOR TWO.

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  • PETER MONIODES
    (D/R)

  • JOSEPH M. ZUPANCIC
    (D/R)

Biographical Information

What motivates you to seek this office?

What do you think are the strengths of your school district and where is improvement needed?

Date of Birth January 16, 1958
For more information moniodespe@cmsd.k12.pa.us
Education Associates Degree - County College of Morris
Qualifications 3 year member of CMSD School Board of Directors. Chair of the Finance, Real Estate and Policy Committees.
I have been a member of the board for the past 3 years and would like to continue my role as we move the district forward with the many exciting growth opportunities in the coming years. I did not attend district schools and hope to bring a different view on the issues that we are faced with.
Strengths - Academics, Special Education Programs, Code to the Future, being fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars. Improvements - Continue to grow our academic offerings from elementary to senior high. Continue to be fiscally responsible as we move into our next phase of growth with the new middle school project.
Date of Birth May 8, 1969
For more information Facebook @ZupancicforCMBoard
Education Canon-McMillan High School 1987 Harvard University 1991 University of Pittsburgh School of Law 1994
Qualifications Attorney for 25 years Former CM School Board member for 10 years President of Board of Directors at Intermediate Unit 1 Governing Board member of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) Member of the Federal Relations Network of the National School Boards Association (NSBA)
I seek election to this office in order to continue with the hard work that I have previously done for the district for ten (10) years, and to continue to advocate for our public schools at the local, state and national level. I desire to bring my thoughtful and balanced approach to school governance to the Canon-McMillan School District.
The strength of the Canon-McMillan School District is our teachers. A child can learn in any environment as long as he or she is taught by great teachers, and Canon-Mac has them in abundance. Furthermore, the students and teachers are aided by a great administrative team and board of education that keeps the education of each individual student at the center of all decisions, and which is dedicated to providing the supplies and facilities necessary to unleash educational synergies in our classrooms.

If I had to identify area for improvement, then I would have to say that it is stagnation. The district is poised to take the next leap forward into the upper echelon of schools in the southwestern Pennsylvania area. I think that more needs to be done in order to push the district into taking that step forward.