Pequea Valley School Board
August 12, 2021
CALL TO ORDER
MOMENT OF SILENCE, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC (School Board Policy)
SCHOOL BOARD ITEMS:
A. On a motion by _____ and a second by _____ the Board approved the resignation of Pequea Valley School Board Member, Michael Sage, effective August 8, 2021.
Mike was elected in 2007 and served almost 14 years on the Pequea Valley School Board.
B. Discussion on the process to replace the vacancy on the Pequea Valley School District's School Board.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
On a motion by _____ and a second by _____, the Board approved the August 3, 2021, committee meeting minutes. (rc)
CHIEF OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS’ RECOMMENDATIONS:
On a motion by _____ and a second by _____, approval was given for the following Consent Agenda Items A-K. (rc)
A. Special Education contracts with Eastern Lancaster County School District for the 2021–2022 school year:
- Full-time autistic support and transitional services to 11 learners at a cost of $42,893 per learner.
- Full-time life skills and transition services to 12 learners at a cost of $22,496 per learner.
- Full-time multiple disabilities support services to 2 learners at a cost of $45,740 per learner.
- Full-time learning support services in the work-based learning program for 1 learner at a cost of $22,250 per student.
Supplemental services will be billed as follows: speech and language therapy services at $85/hour, occupational therapy services at $85/hour, physical therapy services at $75.00/hour, job training services at actual cost. Hourly wage for classroom assistant/personal care assistants, if needed, and hourly wage for personal care assistants at the number of hours a week, times the number of weeks in the school year plus 20 hours of training per year.
B. A contract with New Story Schools for three Pequea Valley learners to receive special education support during the 2021-2022 school year.
- Two learners at $299/day, based on enrollment
- One learner at $380/day, based on enrollment
C. An agreement with Lancaster County Academy approving membership in the Joint High School Consortium at a cost of $16,237, for two slots/seats for the 2021-2022 school year.
D. An Agreement with Winner’s Circle Center, Inc. to provide services for Pequea Valley learners for the 2021-2022 school year at a cost of $188 per day.
E. A Memorandum of Understanding between PVSD and TeenHope for mental health screenings for PV learners, at a cost of $25 per learner screening.
TeenHope’s mission is to raise awareness of mental health concerns, including teen suicide, depression and anxiety. They help identify learners who might benefit from further evaluation, connect with parents to deepen their conversation with the learner related to the learner’s emotional needs, and provide access to a mental health evaluation that is both accessible and affordable.
F. A contract with Delta-T Group, Inc. for a social worker at an estimated cost of $66,420 for the 2021-2022 school year.
G. The Updated Health and Safety Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.
H. The Safety & Security Cohort Agreement with IU 13 at a cost of $500 for the 2021-2022 school year.
The fee for this service has been reduced from $1,400 per year to $500. They have moved to a ala-carte style pricing where we only pay for the service we wish to have, such as PCCD approved building assessments, All-Hazards plan reviews, tabletop drills, or customized training to meet our district’s needs.
I. The response and Corrective Action Plan of the Performance Audit from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
J. A membership with IU13’s Student Enrichment Experience Program (SEE) in the amount of $2,800 for the 2021-2022 school year.
PV will be participating in the Hybrid Option SEE program which includes 14 online seminars and 10 face-to-face seminars throughout the year. Differentiated seminars will be offered for elementary, middle school, and high school learners.
K. Contracted services with IU 13 for network upgrades in order to finalize our redundant internet connections and eRate projects, at a cost of no more than $14,250. Final cost is dependent upon the number of days needed to complete the work (10-15 day estimate).
On a motion by _____ and a second by _____, approval was given for the following Consent Agenda Items A-B. (rc)
A. Approval of the Emergency Instructional Time and Template for the 2021-2022 school year.
A. Agenda topics for September 7, 2021, Committee meeting
- Building Project Update
- Start of School Year Update