Business & Finance Office

  • The Tulpehocken Area School District Business Department oversees all financial matters for the district. The department is responsible for the development of the annual budget, receiving revenue, coordinating supply and equipment purchases and accounting for all expenditures. In addition, the business office oversees the coordination of transportation, food service, payroll and maintenance.
    The Business Office is located at 27 Rehrersburg Rd, Bethel, PA 19507.

Business Office Staff

  • Thomas Kowalonek, Chief Financial Officer
    Phone:  717-933-4611
    Jennifer Gardula, Administrative Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer & Real Estate/Per Capita Tax Administration
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1012
    Judy Strausser, Child Accounting/PIMS Coordinator
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1006
    Mary Snyder, Transportation Coordinator
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 2073
    Dawn Weiss, Controller
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1004

    Sherry Wessner, Payroll/HR/Benefits Administration/Accounts Receivable
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1005


  • The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (“ARP ESSER”) Fund requires that each school district that receives ARP ESSER funds must develop and make publicly available on the district website, a plan for how the district will use the ARP ESSER funds. Please find the attached Grant Content Reports associated with each of the ARP ESSER funds that outlines the district’s plans to utilize these funds.