Board of Directors

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(Front row from L to R): Mr. Craig Chubb (President), Mr. Brian Musser (Vice President), Mr. Charles “Chip” Roten (Treasurer) (Back row from L to R): Mr. Kurt Kreider, Mr. Byron Graybeal, Mrs. Jane Ausel, Mr. Lee Kauffman, Mr. Glenn Robinson, Mr. Justin Wimer

Committed to Children. Committed to Community.

Meet the Solanco School Board

The Solanco School Board’s primary role is to adopt and maintain policies for the operation of the Solanco School District. This authority is granted in the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949. The Board oversees personnel, property, and the educational program. A chief role of the Board is to approve an operating budget each year.

Solanco School Board meetings typically take place the 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month in the Central Office Board Room located at 121 South Hess Street, Quarryville.

Meetings are also broadcast live on Solanco’s YouTube Channel.

If there is a change in the purpose of the meeting, a notice will be posted on the doors of the Administrative Office Building by 3 p.m. of the day of the meeting. If additional meetings are scheduled, proper advertising procedures will be followed.

All meetings are made available to the public via the media, postings in meeting locations prior to the meeting and the school calendar. All deliberations and official business of the Board are conducted in open, public sessions. The Board may, however, conduct an executive session, which is not open to the public. The presiding officer shall announce the purpose of moving the executive session prior to convening. Under the Sunshine Act, 65 P.S. 271, et seq., the Board may discuss the following matters in an executive session: employment issues, personnel matters, labor relations, the purchase or lease of real estate, consultation with an attorney or other professional advisor regarding potential litigation or identifiable complaints which may lead to litigation, and matters which must be conducted in private to protect the lawful privilege of confidentiality. Even if a matter/issue is appropriately discussed in Executive Session, official action must be taken in public.

The Agenda

  • Call Meeting to Order, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence, Invitation to Speak on Agenda Items
  • Recognition of Guests/Presentations
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Business Manager’s Report and Financial Reports
  • Superintendent’s Report
  • Correspondence
  • Physical Facilities Report
  • Curriculum/Instruction
  • Food Services & Transportation Committee
  • Adjournment

Policy Procedure for Appearance on the Agenda

The following link will open a PDF file about the procedure for scheduling an appearance on the School Board Agenda. Procedure for Scheduling Appearance on the Agenda

Public Participation in School Board Meetings

How to Communicate with the Board

There are times when a parent or taxpayer has a question or concern and is uncertain as to the procedure to follow in contacting the school district. We would like to suggest the following procedure for obtaining this type of information from school district personnel. If your inquiry is about your child, first contact the child’s teacher, counselor, or the building principal. If the teacher, counselor, or principal is unable to assist you by telephone, he or she will make an appointment with you at your convenience. We assure you that these individuals will be very receptive and cooperative in responding to your questions or concerns.

Occasionally, parents call school board directors in an attempt to obtain an answer to their questions or concerns. Upon receiving such a call, the board director calls the district superintendent. The district superintendent must call the building principal to inform him or her of the problem or concern. The principal will then research the concern and communicate with the parent. Therefore, we suggest that you first call the teacher, counselor or principal so that he or she can respond without any undue delay.

Taxpayers should refer questions pertinent to taxes to the tax office 717-786-8401. Other questions pertinent to the district should be directed to the office of the Superintendent at 717-786-8401. The school board and staff of Solanco School District are eager to communicate and cooperate with the public. Our combined efforts are essential if we are to continue to do our best for the children of the Solanco community.

Approved Board Meeting Minutes

  • August 1, 2022
  • August 22, 2022
  • September 12, 2022
  • September 19, 2022
  • October 3, 2022
  • October 17, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • November 21, 2022
  • December 5, 2022
  • December 19, 2022

Solanco Board (2021-2022)

Members of the board
MembersTownship/Region Represented
Craig Chubb, President(craig_chubb@solancosd.orgEast Drumore/III
Brian Musser, Vice Presidentbrian_musser@solancosd.orgDrumore/II
Charles “Chip” Roten, Treasurercharles_roten@solancosd.orgBart/III
Jane Auseljane_ausel@solancosd.orgQuarryville/I
Byron Graybealbyron_graybeal@solancosd.orgFulton/II
Lee Kauffman lee_kauffman@solancosd.orgEden/I
Kurt W. Kreiderkurt_kreider@solancosd.orgColerain/III
Glenn Robinsonwynn_robinson@solancosd.org)Little Britain/II
Justin Wimerjustin_wimer@solancosd.orgQuarryville/I
Sandy Smart, Secretarysandy_smart@solancosd.orgNon-Voting Member
Committees they represent
Building and GroundsBrian Musser (Chair), Charles Roten, Lee Kauffman, Justin Wimer
ExtracurricularCraig Chubb (Chair), Justin Wimer, Kurt W. Kreider, Lee Kauffman
PersonnelKurt W. Kreider (Chair), Byron Graybeal,  Jane Ausel, Lee Kauffman
CurriculumKurt W. Kreider (Chair), Byron Graybeal, Jane Ausel,  Brian Musser
TransportationCharles Roten (Chair), Glenn Robinson, Brian Musser, Kurt W. Kreider
JudiciaryCraig Chubb (Chair), Charles Roten, Byron Graybeal, Glenn Robinson
PolicyCraig Chubb (Chair), Charles Roten, Brian Musser, Jane Ausel

Know Your Board Members

Craig was first elected to the school board in 2001 and he has served as board president. His three children are Solanco graduates. “I am committed to creating a positive learning environment for all students where they can safely realize their potential and get ready for the challenges they will face in the future.” Craig is a 1972 graduate of Red Land High School in the West Shore School District. He has been employed by Keim Chevrolet in Paradise as the service and parts director since 1986.

Brian was elected to the school board in 2011, and in December 2019 he became the board’s vice president. “I wanted to be more involved in the community and schools because it’s important to me. My goal is to make conservative financial decisions while ensuring quality education here at Solanco.” Brian and his wife Heather are both Solanco graduates. They have three children who are Solanco students.

Chip was elected to the board in 2008 and priorities are to see a “continuation of and improvements to the practices and policies that contribute to the Solanco School District providing a quality education to our students, our ability to attract the best teachers, staff and administrators all while being very mindful of our financial responsibilities.” Chip is Vice President in commercial lending with WSFS Bank, a member of Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren, and involved in mission work on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Jane Ausel is a retired Solanco teacher who was employed by the district for more than 26 years. “After recently retiring from teaching, I feel serving as a school director would be a wonderful way to give back to the school district and this community.  My desire is to strengthen the connection between the students, staff and the school board,” Ausel said.  Jane and her husband Craig Ausel raised three sons in Quarryville. Jane Ausel is a 1976 Solanco graduate, and  earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Grove City College.

Byron Graybeal is a lifelong resident of Peach Bottom and a third-generation dairy farmer. “I decided to run for school director because I bring an agricultural perspective to our uniquely rural district. My goal as a school board director is to be fiscally responsible while providing high-quality educational opportunities to increase graduation and post-secondary opportunities.” Graybeal is a 1990 Solanco graduate, and attended Delaware Valley College. He and his wife Carol, a Solanco school psychologist, have a son at Solanco High School and a daughter at Swift Middle School.

Lee Kauffman and his wife have five children. Three are Solanco High School graduates, one is a student at the high school, and their youngest attends Quarryville Elementary. “I want to give back to our school district and community which have been a big part of raising my family,” Kauffman said. “My goal is to be an active part of continuing a high level of education for our students in a safe and inspiring environment.” Along with his brother, Kauffman owns and operates a construction company in Gap. He is an active member of Faith Reform Church in Quarryville. Kauffman was born and raised in Lancaster County and is a 1986 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School.

Kurt is an Account Executive with WDAC-HD1 94.5 THE VOICE of Christian Radio, and WDAC-HOPE 94.5 HD2 Music for the Heart. He joined the Solanco Board of School Directors in 2005. “I am committed to seeing our students grow and mature in every area of their lives while on the road to fulfilling their destiny designed by The Creator.” Kurt attended Solanco from kindergarten through 9th grade and graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1988.

Born and raised in Solanco, attended Solanco schools, graduating from West Nottingham Academy in Colora, MD followed by Penn State University in Harrisburg, PA.  Wynn is a fiscal conservative, political libertarian and practical environmentalist (AKA: Stop bankrupting the system.  Stop heavy handed government intervention.  Stop the depletion of Solanco’s beautiful farmland/open areas.)  He currently serves on the Fulton Township Planning Commission and Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Renewable Fuels Board.  Wynn works for a Solanco based, tri-state energy company and owns with his wife a small energy brokerage company.  They have two children that both attend Solanco schools.  Being diagnosed with ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia while attending Clermont Elementary School, Wynn is especially looking forward to helping learning disabled students, graduate and find opportunities with local businesses where they can excel and stay within the local community.

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Solanco Board Resources

Looking for a specific form or document?  Below you will find resources and documents affiliated with the Solanco School Board.

General:
file_download Resolution Calling for Charter School Funding Reform
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Contact


Administrative Office
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121 South Hess St.
Quarryville, PA 17566

phone

717-786-8401

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717-786-8245

How We’re Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

School during COVID was challenging, and we worked hard to ensure our schools were both safe and open. The link to the right accesses our Health and Safety Plan, which describes what measures we are taking regarding COVID.