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Tulpehocken Area School Board
A nine-member board governs the Tulpehocken Area School District. The board of directors is comprised of area residents with representatives from each region including three representatives from Penn Township and Bernville Borough, three representatives from Jefferson Township and Tulpehocken Township, and three representatives from Bethel Township.  Board meetings are open to the public.  Only residents of the district may address the board.  All attendees are required to sign in with the recording secretary.
Board Agendas:  Agendas are posted the Friday before each board meeting. Meetings are generally held in the District Office Board Room on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Special meetings are advertised in the Reading Eagle.
Board Minutes: Minutes are generally posted on the website following board approval which typically occurs at the next board meeting.  For example, the minutes from the April 1, 2008 board meeting will be posted on April 16, 2008.

Board of Directors

Kyle Batz - Jefferson and Tulpehocken Townships 
Kyle Batz is a 2002 graduate of Tulpehocken Area School District and has continued to live in Tulpehocken township with his family. He has a daughter and son in the Tulpehocken School District. He is a project manager for a local Intermediate Unit for 13 years.   Kyle along with his family are also local business owners. His hobbies include snowmobiling, watersports, and spending time with his family at the beach and the family cabin. 
Chris Heck – Jefferson and Tulpehocken Townships
Chris Heck is serving his second year as a school board member.  Chris is employed as an HVAC Technician.  Chris resides in Tulpehocken Township with his wife and two children.
April Klopp - Secretary - Bethel Township
April Klopp has lived in Bethel for 25 years and has two boys attending Tulpehocken Area School District. April and her husband are business owners and active community members. April served seven years as a PTO officer and served on the Tulpehocken Education Foundation Board of Directors. She volunteers with the Tulpehocken Parent Music Association and enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs.
Oscar J. Manbeck – President - Bethel Township
Oscar Manbeck has served on the Tulpehocken Area School District Board of Directors for 32 years.  He has served as President, Treasurer, and as Negotiations Committee Chair.  Oscar has also represented the District on the Berks Career and Technology Center's Joint Operating Committee for 20 years.  Oscar and his wife are farmers and live in Bethel.
William T. Palmer, Jr. – Vice President - Penn Township and Bernville Borough
William Palmer has served on the Tulpehocken Area School District Board of Directors for 13 years.  He is a graduate of Tulpehocken.  William and his wife are farmers and live in Penn Township.
Kristan Rissmiller - Penn Township
Kristan Rissmiller is joyfully married to her husband and lives in Penn Township with their 3 teenage children for 11 years. She was born and raised in Exeter Township and graduated from Liberty University. She has 1 son who graduated from Tulpehocken and 2 more teens in Tulpehocken HS. She appreciates a small, farming community and their work ethic and how we can all get to know each other and work together. She works part time for a medical office and full time for her family! She enjoys having fun with her family and watching them grow and flourish! She also enjoys water skiing, gardening, animals and various church activities. 
Anthony Rodig – Jefferson and Tulpehocken Townships
Anthony Rodig has been employed by a content and publishing company as an IT Infrastructure Engineer for the last 17 years.  His 24 year Air Force career consists of seven years of active duty and 17 years with the Air National Guard, where he still serves today.  He leads in his Church’s men’s group and provides technology support.   He is a graduate of Westminster High School (Maryland) and Carroll Country Career and Technology Center, the Community College of the Air Force with AAS degrees in Aircraft Maintenance and Information Systems, Burlington County College with an AS degree in Business Administration, and Albright College with BS in Information Systems. His hobbies include amateur investing, helping on his neighbors farm, and home repair projects.  Anthony and his family have lived in Jefferson Township for 12 years where they have two children attending in the district.
Daniel Steinhauer - Bethel Township
Daniel Steinhauer is a 1982 graduate of Tulpehocken Area School District.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1982 - 1986.  He is employed by Binkley & Hurst and enjoys raising his own food.  He has been happily married for 30 years and has two children.
Arlan Werst - Penn Township 
Arlan Werst has lived in Penn Township for 30 years. He has one grandson who graduated in 2012 and three other grandchildren still attending school in the District. He is a graduate of Brandywine Heights School District and Lehigh University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Employed in the financial services industry for 36 years, he is retired.  

Meeting Dates

Tulpehocken District Office Board Room
27 Rehrersburg Road Bethel, PA 19507
  • First Tuesday – 7:00 PM PublicWork Session
  • Third Tuesday – 7:00 PM Public Board Meeting
District Administrative Office
27 Rehrersburg Road
Bethel, PA 19507