Business Office

The Lehighton Area School District Business Office is responsible for the financial well-being of the District.

We are responsible for the financial systems, payroll, employee benefits, transportation, accounts receivable/payable, and student accounting.

Lehighton Area School District Business Office Staff:

Edward Rarick
Business Administrator
  erarick@lehighton.org
  
Helene Welliver
Payroll
hwelliver@lehighton.org
(610) 377-4490 X 1503
 
Connie Ahner
Accounts Payable/Food Service
cahner@lehighton.org
(610) 377-4490 X 1504
 
Rebecca Karpowicz
Business Affairs/Human Resource Coordinator
rkarpowicz@lehighton.org
(610) 377-4490 X 1523

Amanda Kilroy
Accountant
akilroy@lehighton.org
610-377-4490 X 1524
 

Business Office Contact Guide

Please utilize the below information for “best” point of contact in the Business Office.

Topic

Contact

Extension

403B Enrollment-Payroll

Helene Welliver

1503

ACT 48 Hours Reporting

Rebecca Karpowicz

1523

Address Change

Helene Welliver

1503

Attendance Tracking

Tina Klotz

1536

Bank Account Change-Payroll

Helene Welliver

1503

Benefits

Rebecca Karpowicz/Ed Rarick

1523/1514

Budget

Ed Rarick

1514

Email Passwords

IT Help Desk

 

Expenditure classification

Ed Rarick/Amanda Kilroy

1514/1524

FIS Access to reports

Ed Rarick

1514

Google Passwords-IT

IT Help Desk

 

Grants-Assistant to Superintendent

Mary Figura/Amanda Citro

1540/1525

Invoicing-District Invoicing Others

Amanda Citro

1525

Payroll Deductions

Helene Welliver

1503

PIMS-Child Accounting

Lory Frey

1535

Position Applications

Rebecca Karpowicz

1523

PowerSchool-Child Accounting

Lory Frey

1535

Proration-Start of Employment-Payroll

Helene Welliver

1503

PSERS

Helene Welliver

1503

Purchase orders

Amanda Citro/Rebecca Karpowicz

1525/1523

Retirement Payouts-Payroll

Helene Welliver

1503

Scholarship Payments

Connie Ahner

1504

TBX Benefits Enrollment

Rebecca Karpowicz

1523

Time off Requests-FIS

Rebecca Karpowicz/Ed Rarick

1523/1514

W2-Payroll

Helene Welliver

1503

W4 Changes-Payroll

Helene Welliver

1503

 

Business Office News:

Click here for the Refinance Information from PFM discussed at the March 14, 2022 Workshop Meeting

403B Information for Staff and 2022 Retirement Benefits Guide

Click here for more information on the American Rescue Plan ESSER Funding

Powerpoint from 8/9/2021 Finance Committee Meeting on ARP ESSER Funds

Click here for the Timeline of Events Related to the 2021-2022 Budget Process with PDE

PASBO Information

The PA Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) unveiled a new website for school leaders, policymakers and the general public highlighting elements of school finance and operations policy. The new Data Dive website offers bite-sized information on complex school finance topics to assist in the understanding and analysis of education policy.
 
Developed by PASBO’s research and advocacy team, the Data Dive website covers everything from the basics of defining education terms of art, such as local education agency or average daily membership, to more complex subjects, such as the components, mechanics and dynamics of the Basic Education Funding formula and the mechanics of the charter school tuition calculation. Data Dive is structured into separate units and chapters, organizing related topics such as local, state and federal revenues that flow from basic concepts to more specific aspects of current policy.
 
In addition to providing bite-size guides exploring the critical policy components of school finance and operations, the website also provides insightful data analytics and visualization. The data analytics, which is provided on both a statewide and individual school district basis, will help illustrate for viewers how each topic or metric affects their individual school district or how their school district has changed over time.
 
Viewers can easily explore and better understand the aspects of school district local revenues, including property taxes and earned income taxes, and their relationship to assessed value, board authority and mandated cost growth.  We are encouraging everyone to use this simple tool to build knowledge about the important components affecting the funding and operation of our schools and the impact different policies have on our students, schools and taxpayers throughout the commonwealth.

Click here for PASBOs Data Dive

Performance Audit

The Lehighton Area School District Performance Audit from the Auditor General can be found in the links posted at the bottom of this page.  More information on the Audit will be discussed at the Finance Committee Meeting on January 11, 2021.  Please see the District Calendar for the Zoom meeting link.

LOCAL EARNED INCOME TAX COLLECTION

“We are pleased to announce that starting with the 2012 tax year, the Local Earned Income Tax in our community will be collected and administered by Berkheimer Tax Administrator.  This change is the result of state legislation (ACT 32), that requires the consolidation of the collection of Local Earned Income to a county “Tax Collection District”.  The tax rate and all filing dates will remain the same; this is a change in the collector only.  However, there are changes in the employer withholding requirements.  Please visit the Berkheimer website for more details (www.hab-inc.com).  We encourage you to take advantage of the fast and easy e-filing for individuals and employers, offered by Berkheimer”.

Berkheimer Tax Administrator 
www.hab-inc.com
Local Services
(610) 599-3142

 

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION:

George’s Transportation Company
(610) 377-5511

 

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