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A Message from Mr. Netznik on Discrimination

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Re:  Addressing Discrimination within our Schools


Dear Tulpehocken Community,

The Tulpehocken Area School District joins with thousands of schools across the United States in denouncing discrimination that plagues our nation every day.  The idea that someone is worth less than another should not be a concept found in a country founded on freedoms and equality.  Our school systems should be a place where students can learn in an environment that is free from racism and prejudice.  No child or staff member should come to school fearful of how they will be treated.

In the last 250 years of our nation’s history, we have come so far as a country and yet in other ways we have made little progress.  I am calling on all to join with me in denouncing hatred and discrimination.  Now is the time to come together and recognize that we are one people and one nation looking for the same thing…an opportunity to succeed.  Now is the time to be a beacon of light and hope for the world and show the world that America can lead the fight against hate and discrimination. 

I am so proud to serve Tulpehocken as the superintendent because we are a district that is small but mighty.  I know that with your help, we can work together and be an example for all communities by banding together to breakdown division, bullying, hatred, and discrimination for all people.  Our kids are too precious for us not to bring about a change for good. 

I have asked Mrs. Cipolla, our Assistant Superintendent, to chair a committee to begin this necessary work.  We are hopeful that many of you will join Mrs. Cipolla, the Tulpehocken Leadership Team, and me in working towards a “Tulpehocken United”!  If you are interested in serving on a committee, please email Mrs. Cipolla at or call 717-933-4611, ext. 1012. 

Thank you and I look forward to engaging in conversation and dialogue.  Please know that my door is always open. 




Andrew Netznik
TASD Superintendent of Schools