The SYCSD Parent and Taxpayer Coalition has been hard at work at the start of this school year and we have some exciting news to share.

We need you!

Our impact grows with a large number of parents and taxpayers involved through attending School Board meetings, Coalition meetings, helping with the website, communicating with your friends and neighbors so they know what is happening in our District.

Please reach out to us if you can contribute some time to the cause, we need your help to speak with a loud voice!

Email: [email protected]

October 20th School Board Meeting Recap

Agenda item 8.04 to approve the contract for $2,500 of Joan and Loki Mulholland to speak at Susquehannock High School during an assembly was revoked Monday evening due to Coalition feedback noting the Mulholland’s racially-inflammatory language and defense of riots. Coalition members lobbied for Genuine Education, not activist indoctrinating rhetoric.  To watch the Board meeting click here:

It was a packed house full of passionate students and parents. In addition to the Administration siding with Coalition concerns, The School Board also honored our request to add an agenda item to the November 17, 2022 Board meeting for the purposes of approving a vetting process and procedure concerning Guest Speaker contracts.

This was the exact Transparency we asked for in previous meetings and a major win for the Coalition. Additionally, it is of note that this was the SECOND time during a Board meeting our Coalition has become de facto Board members influencing policy and facilitating change in our direction. 

Committee Meetings

Many of our members are current sitting committee representatives on The Superintendent Advisory Committee, The Diversity Committee, and The Safety Committee. Besides having proper Coalition representation on these committees this is our way of keeping our promise about Transparency and Accountability. In the past, these committees have been responsible for the direction our district follows, the guest speakersinvited for assemblies and supplemental community resources, as well as brainstorming and feedback that in the past did not align with our coalition’s values. 

Committees meet once a month, (The Diversity Committee meets virtually), and we will continue to keep you informed of any new or interesting updates in those meetings.

Upcoming Elections

Many of you are aware the CDCpanel unanimously voted to add the Covid vaccinations to children’s immunization schedules. While the CDC is not mandating vaccinations for our children, State Governors use their recommendations as State Law.

Parental Rights…

is a huge focus of the SYCSD Coalition. We stand firmly against unnecessary and capricious medical mandates for our children. The upcoming Governor’s race could decide this future in Pennsylvania for our children. Republican candidate for Governor Doug Mastriano has vehemently stated he will not support this if elected Governor.

Please take this issue into consideration when you vote on November 8th.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • November 8, 2022
    Election Day
  • November 8, 2022
    Principal Advisory Committee 
  • November 10, 2022
    Diversity Committee 
  • November 10, 2022
    Coalition Meeting
    7pm Summit Grove Camp, Banquet Rm. 
  • November 14, 2022
    Superintendent Advisory Committee
    6:30pm Administration Building 
  • November 15, 2022
    School Board Finance and Budget Meeting
    6:30pm Administration Building
  •  November 17, 2022
    School Board Meeting
    7:00 Administration Building