MR. RODNEY DRAWBAUGH
Years on the WYASD Board of Directors: 16
Occupation: Retired after 34 years at WellSpan Health
What would you say the most important issue is before the Board right now?
Continuing to provide high-quality education to our students with ever diminishing financial resources.
What would you like the community to know about the West York Area School District?
That West York is a very good school district with talented teachers who are committed to every student, every day no matter what it takes, with an administration committed to supporting our faculty to achieve that mission, and with students who desire to be world-class citizens upon graduation.
What makes West York's mission, Every Student Every Day, powerful for you?
The implementation of new programs to support that mission - things like the Summer Reading & Activities Program, the Summer Lunch Program, Lunch and Learn at the High School, implementation of a JROTC program, mental health programs and counseling across all grade levels, and full-day kindergarten classes.
Where do you see the District in 5 years,10 years, 20 years,
and how do you see your role on the Board as an integral part of this?
Since I only have a few months left on the Board, this is hard for me to answer. What I hope to see continue is a Board focused on delivering quality education to all of our students no matter their aptitude or abilities. And, I hope that future Boards continue the focus of fiscal responsibility, making sure the District is solvent for many years to come.
Where might we find you on the weekend?
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I like to cook.
What is one piece of advice you would share with our High School seniors?
Persevere and never give up. Hard work is the key to success.
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Be an emergency physician.