Four photos of Herk Rintz with board members and students.

Herk Rintz honored for 20 years of service at final board meeting

The Penn Manor Board of School Directors Monday honored Carlton “Herk” Rintz as he served his final meeting of his 20 years on the board.

School board members presented Rintz with a commendation for exemplary service, noting that he joined the school board in December 2003 and served four years as board president and eight years as vice president.

Rintz told the audience that when he joined the school board, he wanted to leave Penn Manor better off than when he joined. He believes he accomplished that goal, Rintz said, “thanks to the amazing group of people” he worked with at the school district.

He also thanked his wife, Cathy, who attended the meeting, for her support over the years. “We all need a support system to help us, and I’m lucky to have her by my side,” he said.

Penn Manor superintendent Dr. Phil Gale praised Rintz, who was school board president for the past four years, for his “significant impact on the Penn Manor School District and community.”

“Mr. Rintz has contributed his time, talents, and resources to make the school district stronger. But most of all he has demonstrated what it means to be a person who truly values relationships,” he said. “He places great importance on connecting with those with whom he interacts. Our community has benefited from his leadership and service to the school district.”

Rintz chose not to run for re-election this year. His seat will be filled by Matthew Beakes, who was victorious in the general election and will be sworn in to serve a four-year term on the board next month.

We thank Herk for his many years and countless hours of volunteer service to benefit the students and families of Penn Manor. He will be missed.

Board members Joe Fullerton and Herk Rintz.
School board vice president Dr. Joe Fullerton, left, presents a commendation to retiring president Herk Rintz.