5II. PA Government Headquarters are in Harrisburg Executive Branch Governor – Ed Rendell (Democrat)Serves 4 yr terms, 2 term limitLt. Governor – Joe Scarnati (Democrat)Executive Departments – Departments who make sure laws are carried out. ex: Penn DOT
9D. Judicial Branch PA Supreme Court Commonwealth & Superior Court Court of Common Pleas– County CourtDistrict Justices
10PA Supreme Court Top court in PA Consists 7 members Elected for 10 year terms
11Unit 7 Lesson 2How is Adams County government organized and who are the key members of it?
12II. County GovernmentPA has a total of 67 counties. Each county has its own gov’t.Gettysburg is the County Seat of Adams County. This is where our county’s government works and meets.
13A. County Commissioners A board of 3 persons who run the county gov’t. Act as legislative & executive branches.Constitute the chief governing body of the county.Limited statutory/law-making power.Power to regulate includes:Elections, voter registrationAssessment of property for taxesAdoption of county budgetLevying county taxesBuilding and funding county orphanages, prisons, and nursing homes
14B. Other County Officials County Controller – chief financial officer of the county. Manages finances according to budget.County Treasurer - duties include receipt, custody, and disbursement of county monies.District Attorney – Conducts all criminal prosecutions in court for the state. Also in charge of appointing detectives.
15Sheriff – delivers arrest and search warrants to police, subpoenas, eviction notices and other papers of the court. Also transports criminals to and from court.Clerk of Courts – Keeps all papers filed under criminal and civil procedures of courts.
16Recorder of Deeds – preservation of records relating to real estate property in county. Coroner – Investigates unusual deathsRegister of Wills – jurisdiction over probate of wills, collects inheritance tax, issues marriage licenses.
17How are school districts organized? Unit 7 Lesson 3How are school districts organized?
19I. Administration School Districts act as a form of local gov’t. Act as a governing body with full power to carry out the responsibilities assigned to them by law.Powers:Employ school personnelProvide school buildingsBuy textbooks and other suppliesSet additional standards above and beyond state standardsLevy school taxes
20II. Superintendent Administrative head of the school district Hired by the board to run the day-to-day operations of the school district.Acts as a professional advisor to the board.Mr. Larry Redding –Superintendent
21III. Board of School Directors Legislative & Executive BranchExercises policymaking for districtTasks:Appointment of all school personnelSetting scope and direction of the program of instruction.Adopt general rules & regulations covering the management, supervision, control, or prohibition of any school functions, games, school publications, or activities in the school.
22IV. Gettysburg School Board School Board is composed of 9 members3 members are elected from each regionServe 4 year terms