Tulpehocken Area School District Business 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 and payroll.
    The Business Office is located at 27 Rehrersburg Rd, Bethel, PA 19507.

Phone: 717-933-4611, ext 1003


Degrees and Certifications:

Lehigh University Bachelor’s Degree - Finance Bucknell University Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking

Mr. Thomas L. Kowalonek, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thomas L. Kowalonek joined the Tulpehocken Area School District in 2009.  Prior to his appointment as the Chief Financial Officer at Tulpehocken, Mr. Kowalonek served as Business Manager at both Shenandoah Valley School District and North Schuylkill School District. He has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Lehigh University and attended the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University.  Mr. Kowalonek brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his years in the banking and financial services industry.  

Mr. Kowalonek has been a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials for over 20 years.

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Kowalonek is commited to ensuring that all students have access to high-quality programs and services at Tulpehocken Area School District through a fiscally conservative approach.  During his tenure at Tulpehocken, Mr. Kowalonek has been able to craft budgets that called for multiple property tax decreases. 


Business Office Staff

  • Dawn Weiss, Accounts Payable/Purchasing/Food Service Financial Director
    Email: dweiss@tulpehocken.org
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1004

    Sherry Wessner, Payroll/HR/Benefits Administration/Accounts Receivable
    Email: swessner@tulpehocken.org
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1005
    Dianne Harchuska, Child Accounting/PIMS
    Email: dharchuska@tulpehocken.org
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1006
    Barbara Wealand, Real Estate/Per Capita Tax Administration
    Email: bwealand@tulpehocken.org
    Phone:  717-933-4611, ext. 1012