5668 State Route 209
Lykens, PA 17048

Telephone: (717) 362-8134
Fax: (717) 362-3050

School Board President: David Barder

Welcome to the Upper Dauphin Area School District website. At Upper Dauphin Area, our goal is to provide a safe and rigorous learning environment for our students allowing for personal growth while achieving academic excellence. With our dedicated administration, teaching staff, and support staff, we strive to provide a quality education to our students in a professional and supportive manner. Thank you for visiting our website.

David Barder, President
Upper Dauphin Area Board of Education

The School Board for the Upper Dauphin Area School District is broken down into the following voting regions:

Region 1 is composed of Mifflin Township and Washington Township.
Region 2 is composed of Lykens Township, Jefferson Township and Elizabethville Borough.
Region 3 is composed of Gratz Borough, Lykens Borough, Berrysburg Borough and Pillow Borough.

NameVoting Region/RoleTerm ExpirationVoting/Non-Voting
Barder, DavidRegion 12019Voting
Eure, MillsRegion 32021Voting
Laudenslager, JackRegion 12019Voting
Henninger, BrianRegion 32021Voting
Buffington, PriceRegion 12021Voting
Minnich, Rev. NathanRegion 22021Voting
Talhelm, KathrynRegion 32019Voting
Welker, SteveRegion 22019Voting
Wenrich, KirkRegion 22021Voting
Williams, EvanSuperintendentN/ANon-Voting
Bateman, MaryBoard SecretaryN/ANon-Voting
Bingaman, BrendaBoard TreasurerN/ANon-Voting
Kegan, Kelin, Almy & Lord LLPSolicitorN/ANon-Voting


There will be a joint Special Meeting of the Millersburg Area School District Board of School Directors and the Upper Dauphin Area School District Board of School Directors on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Upper Dauphin Area Middle School, 5668 State Route 209 Lykens, PA 17048. The joint special meeting shall start at 6:00 p.m. and will be adjourned prior to the start of Upper Dauphin Area School Board’s regularly scheduled meeting.  The purpose of the joint special meeting is to conduct a work session regarding future cooperative sports programs between the two school districts; no official action will be taken at said joint special meeting. Because each board has determined there is not sufficient time at said joint special meeting for residents of either school district to provide public comment, each board shall defer the public comment period to each board’s respective next regular meeting.

The Upper Dauphin Area School District has adopted a paperless meeting solution, called BoardDocs LT. Interested parties can view agenda items and other board-related information about board meetings using this tool.

Pursuant of Act 84 and Act 175, notice is hereby given that the meetings of the Upper Dauphin Area School District Board of Directors will be held on the following dates at 7:00 P.M. in the District Administration Office, 5668 State Route 209, Lykens, PA:

  • April 10, 2018 (Act 175)
  • April 26, 2018 (Act 84)
  • May 8, 2018 (Act 175)
  • May 24, 2018 (Act 84)
  • June 12, 2018 (Act 175)
  • June 28, 2018 (Act 84)
  • July 10, 2018 (Act 175)
  • August 14, 2018 (Act 175)
  • August 23, 2018 (Act 84)
  • September 11, 2018 (Act 175)
  • September 27, 2018 (Act 84)
  • October 9, 2018 (Act 175)
  • October 25, 2018 (Act 84)
  • November 6, 2018 (Act 175)
  • November 20, 2018 (Act 84)
  • December 4, 2018 (Act 175)

The Upper Dauphin Area School District has adopted a paperless policy management solution, called BoardDocs LT. Interested parties can view School Board Policies using this tool.

School Board Policies are broken down into the following categories

000 Local Board Procedures
100 Programs
200 Pupils
300 Employees
600 Finances
700 Property
800 Operations
900 Community