• Pequea Valley School Board

    June 10, 2021

    7:00 PM




    SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION – Rebecca Scheuer will be recognized for her 19 years of service as a school counselor at Pequea Valley High School. The softball team will be recognized as the District Gold Medal Champions.

    PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC   (School Board Policy)



    On a motion by _____ and a second by _____, the Board approved the June 3, 2021, Committee meeting minutes. (rc)


    On a motion by _____ and a second by _____, approval was given for the following Consent Agenda Items A-Q. (rc)

    A.    The 2021-2022 Final General Fund Budget in the amount of $43,142,334.

    B.    The Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution.

    C.    The 2021 Annual Tax Levy Resolution for the fiscal year July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

    D.    Transfer General Fund balances in excess of 8% to Capital Reserve.

    GASB 54 requires that funds to be committed need Board approval by June 30. The actual amount committed can be established at a later date.

    E.     For the Chief of Finance and Operations to make budgetary transfers as necessary for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

    F.     To offer voluntary student accident insurance plan (24-hour coverage) as presented by A-G Administrators, Inc. for the 2021-2022 school year.

    G.    A contract with Mazzitti & Sullivan to provide employee assistance services for the 2021-2022 fiscal year at a cost of $16.00 per employee per contract year.

    H.    A resolution opting out of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

    The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) requires that the financial requirements (deductibles, co-pays, etc.) and treatment limitations (number of visits or days of coverage) for mental health benefits and substance use disorders benefits covered in our plan document are not less than the medical/surgical financial requirements and treatment limitations.  The law does allow for non-federal government plans to opt-out and/or be able to opt-out on the basis of the increased cost to the plan.  The resolution states that the district will opt-out of this requirement.

    I.     Approval of a renewal agreement with Blackboard Inc. for web hosting services and template updates at a total cost of $9,455.40.

    J.     To contribute $2,000 to the Pequea Valley Library for the 2021-2022 school year.

    K.    To receive the following grant funds:

    • Next Generation Learning (Reinventing Learning Grant)       $  10,000
    • Clarks                                                                                $100,000
    • Urban (Pre-K)                                                                     $172,000

    L.     To enter into a settlement agreement with the family of a learner with special education needs at a cost of $43,000 for educational expenses. The district will also pay $6,500 for attorney fees and costs related to this matter.

    M.   The food service budget for the 2021-2022 school year, with expected revenues of $463,715 and expenditures of $496,670. We are not proposing an increase to meal or milk prices. Currently there is a national waiver to allow all meals to be served free for the upcoming school year.

                         Elementary - $2.65                                   Breakfast - $1.55

                         Intermediate School - $2.80                   Reduced Lunch - $0.40

                         High School - $2.90                                 Reduced Breakfast - $0.30

                         Adult Lunches – ala carte                         Milk - $0.60

    N.     To approve a contract with Kevin Martzall to perform school accounting functions as needed from June 14, 2021, to December 31, 2021, at a rate of $50/hour.

    Kevin is the Assistant Business Manager at Warwick School District and has agreed to help in the business office as needed with the audit and day to day business office functions while the Assistant CFO is on maternity leave

    O.     To renew JAMF licensing through July 5, 2025 totaling $83,522.00.

    JAMF is the management system used on all district devices. This includes the management, deployment, security, and distribution of setting and applications remotely, etc.

    P.     Data closet setup in the District Office IDF, HS MDF, Salisbury MDF, and Paradise MDF by KIT Communications at a total cost of $6,152.74.

    This is in preparation for new switches coming via eRate in the fall and the final cutover of our redundant connection to IU13.

    Q.     The ARP ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) Health and Safety Plan for 2021-2022.



    On a motion by _____ and a second by _____, approval was given for the following Consent Agenda Items A-E. (rc)

    A.    Approval of updated Board Policy #249 – Bullying/Cyberbullying Revision.

    B.    Learner A was expelled from PVHS until the first day of the 2022-2023 school year for distributing illegal drugs on May 6, 2021.

    C.    The deletion of the Ag Mechanics CTE CIP code (Classification of Instructional Programs) in favor of maintaining the Ag General CTE CIP code requirement.

    There is very little in animal and food science. Maintaining the Ag General CTE CIP code will give our learners more opportunities and not be locked into one CIP code requirement.

    D.    Staff salary schedule for 2021-2022.

    E.     Personnel.

    F.     Approval of an MOU with The Factory Ministries to provide support services to PV learners and families in the amount of $11,283.15 monthly from July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.



    A.    HVAC Study


    A.    Renewal of Superintendent Contract

    On a motion by _____ and a second by _____, the contract of Superintendent, Erik B. Orndorff, was renewed for five years, from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.

    B.     Agenda topics for August 3, 2021, Committee meeting

    • Construction Update
    • 2021-2022 School Year Plan




Last Modified on June 15, 2021