Five sworn in to serve on Penn Manor school board

Five members of the Penn Manor board of school directors were sworn in Tuesday to serve four-year terms on the board.

District Judge Joshua Keller administered the oath of office to Donna Wert, Carlton “Herk” Rintz, Mitchell Sweigart, Joe Fullerton and newcomer Dell Jackson. All were elected last month to serve on the all-volunteer board through 2023.

Jackson replaces Ken Long, a 12-year veteran of the school board who decided not to seek re-election. Dell is a retired Manor Middle School teacher and longtime basketball coach.

Also Tuesday, the school board elected Rintz as president and Joe Fullerton as vice president of the nine-member school board.

“The Penn Manor community is fortunate to have nine dedicated school board directors who are committed to providing a quality education to our students,” said Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter.

“Congratulations to Herk, Joe, and Dell on their new positions.  Penn Manor continues to be in excellent hands!”

  • Joe Fullerton and Herk Rintz
    School board vice president Joe Fullerton, left, and president Herk Rintz.