JV board approves final budget plan | Local

For the sixth consecutive year, members of the Juniata Valley School Board approved their 2022-23 general fund budget with no tax increase.

With no discussion from board members, the final budget consists of $4,422,424 in local revenues, $8,8,620,203 in state revenues and $21,318 in federal revenues, totaling $14,316,367. Total expenditures are $14,316,367.

This is an increase of $1,176,978 in comparison to the 2021-22 budget.

Real estate taxes remain at 51.35 mills.

The 2022-23 Homestead/Farmstead Resolution for $454 was also approved.

In other budget items, the substitute hourly pay was set for the 2022-23 school year, with maintenance subs at $10 per hour, secretaries at $8.65 per hour, aides at $10.50 per hour and LPNs at $10.25 per hour.

Lunch prices were also set for the 2022-23 school year, with elementary and high school breakfast at $1.20, adult/guest breakfast at $2.10, elementary lunch at $2.70, high school lunch at $2.80 and adult/guest lunches at $4.10.

In other business, board members approved:

— Nick Newfield at school solicitor at a rate of $120 per hour.

— the resignation of Taylor Boonie as special education teacher, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

— adding Amelia Russell and Reid Edwards to the list of summer 2022 custodians at a vote of 7-0. Board member Aden Russell abstained from voting, and board member Shelley Houck was not present.

— the resignation of Andra Minor as high school English teacher, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

— The resignation of Shane Thomas as high school math teacher, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

— the resignation of Brock Medva as special education teacher, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

— hiring Jessica Fishburn as high school math teacher, Adriane Markle at high school English teacher, Brian Burn as special education teacher, Kelly Logue as special education teacher and Tristin Croyle as elementary art teacher.

— hiring Pamela Ehgartner as part-time elementary receptionist/secretary.

— adjusting the director of information technology salary to $74,534 for the 2022-23 school year.

— adjusting the superintendent/board secretary salary to $57,177.86 for the 2022-23 school year.

— the guidance secretary/PIMS administrator salary to $44,818.13.

— Kish Bank at the depository for the 2022-23 school year.

— the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer or the board as signatories for the general fund account.

— the president and treasurer of the board as signatories of the payroll fund.

— the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer as signatories for the capital reserve and cafeteria funds.

— the high school principal, guidance secretary and superintendent as signatories for the student activities fund.

— Act 511 taxes for the 2022-23 school year, including $5 for a resident tax, 1.25% wage and income tax and 1% for real estate transfer tax, or one half where appropriate.

— per capita taxes at the current rate of $5.

— Young, Oakes, Brown and Co. to make necessary budgetary transfers to complete the final financial reports for the 2021-22 school year, with the transfers provided to the board for information when the 2021-22 audit is completed.

— setting substitute teacher pay at $90 per day for non-certified substitutes and $100 per diem for certified teachers. Substitutes assigned for the same teacher for more than five consecutive days will be compensated an additional $5 per day.

— authorizing the administration to charge off outstanding negative balances of inactive lunch accounts.

— a weight room flooring upgrade and equipment replacement, with $7,000 of the flooring upgrade to be paid from capital reserve funds, and $34,500 to be paid from American Rescue Plan — ESSER III funding. The remainder will be paid via funds raised by various sports booster organizations.

— the 2022-23 renewal agreements and amendment to the administrative services only agreement with Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

— accepting the lowest bid quote from Sel-Lo Oil Inc for 2,000 gallons of fuel oil at a fixed price of $4.29 per gallon, that was delivered May 26.

— the electric generation supply contract from Premier Power Solutions.

— the Juniata Valley Education Association collective bargaining agreement for a three year period, from July 1 to June 30, 2025.

— with a vote of 7-1, the football co-op agreement with Williamsburg School District for the 2022-23 school year. Board member John Hutton voted against it, citing the current agreement, in his summation, hasn’t been fulfilled, so he didn’t feel like he could approve a new one.

— the list of materials and costs to oversee and fertilize the game football field at a cost not to exceed $978.

— the second reading of five policies and the first reading of two policies.

— discarding 12 organic chemistry textbooks and supporting materials and 15 physics textbooks and supporting materials. None of these materials are able to be used any longer due to poor condition.

— the Horsepower Farm contract for the 2022-23 school year.

— the Marakey agreement for the 2022-23 school year.

— the Juniata Valley Education Service Personnel Association paraprofessional memorandum of understanding for the 2022-23 school year.

— the special education plan for 2022-2025.


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