District News & Highlights

  • School Board Authorizes Fall Sports Season Practices to Begin

    At its meeting on Sept. 21, the Great Valley Board of School Directors authorized the District to begin fall high school sports practices, effective Sept. 22, 2020. This is a change to the previous decision to continue only voluntary practices for student athletes. The Board also approved revisions to the Athletic Health and Safety Plan, which outlines protocols and procedures for athletics and marching band during the pandemic. These changes reflect the Chester County Health Department's recent reversal of its prior recommendation to suspend all fall sports until January 2021.

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  • View District/School Calendar on Your Own Device

    Did you know that you can set up the calendar on your phone or device to show school and district events? It's easier than you might think. Click the headline for instructions!

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  • Nomination Window for Alumni Wall of Fame Now Open and Extended

    The nomination window for the Alumni Wall of Fame Program is now open! The community is encouraged and welcomed to nominate an outstanding Great Valley graduate for induction in October. Click the headline for more information about the program and to access the nomination form.

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  • FAQ Added to Website

    A section of our website now addresses frequently asked questions related to our COVID-19 response and the reopening of our schools. 

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  • A Plan for Athletics & Marching Band

    At its meeting on August 10, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved a Return to Regular Season Participation Plan to allow the transition back into regular season athletics and marching band.

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  • District Names New Assistant Director of Business Affairs

    At its meeting on August 3, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Sharee McGibboney as Assistant Director of Business Affairs for the Great Valley School District.

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  • Reopening Plan for 2020-21 School Year

    At its meeting on August 3, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved a plan for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Click the headline for more information.

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  • GV Board of School Directors Reaffirms Commitment to Equity

    At its meeting on June 29, the Great Valley Board of School Directors passed a resolution that reaffirms the District’s commitment to building a school community characterized by equitable practices and inclusive and respectful learning environments.

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  • GVSD Shares Plan for Off-Season Student Participation

    The Great Valley School District shared a plan at the June 29 School Board meeting that will allow the district to welcome students and staff back for off-season voluntary athletic practice and marching band practice.

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  • Summer Updates

    A section of our website is designed to share information and updates related to the summer of 2020 and the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Board Approves Appointment of Assistant Superintendent

    At its meeting on June 8, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Dr. Joanna Wexler as Assistant Superintendent for the Great Valley School District. Wexler will assume the position currently held by Dr. Daniel Goffredo, who will advance to the role of Superintendent in July.

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  • Board Approves Appointment of Superintendent

    At its meeting on June 1, the Great Valley Board of School Directors approved the appointment of Dr. Daniel F. Goffredo as the new superintendent for the Great Valley School District.

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  • Board Adopts Budget for 2020-2021

    At its meeting on June 1, the Great Valley Board of School Directors adopted a budget for the 2020-2021 school year. By lowering non-program expenditures by $2.5 million, the Board was able to limit its budget increase to 1.22%, which is significantly below the Act 1 Index of 2.6%. With a millage rate of 21.81, Great Valley's tax rate is the lowest of all Chester County school districts in the current year.

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  • Board Names Acting Superintendent

    The Great Valley School Board announced it has appointed Assistant Superintendent Dr. Daniel Goffredo as Acting Superintendent in the School District, effective for the 2020-2021 school year. The announcement comes as Superintendent Dr. Regina Speaker Palubinsky accepts a new position as Executive Director of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, also effective beginning in July.

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  • Information Sharing: GVMS Schedule and Music

    The Great Valley School District is aware of a petition circulating in our community that is based on erroneous and partial information. In response to the information we have received, we want to clarify that there is absolutely no discussion related to cutting programs. We are in a planning process related only to a middle school schedule. Click the headline for more information.

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  • Coronavirus Update and Resources

    The GVSD remains focused on creating healthy environments for our students, staff, and community. We are taking proactive measures. Learn more about our efforts and our request to families in partnering with us. Resources are also available.

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  • Feasibility Study

    In response to growing enrollment and the aging infrastructure of its schools, the Great Valley School District is working with the architectural firm SCHRADERGROUP of Manayunk to facilitate a feasibility study.

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  • Budget to Stay within Act 1 Index

    At its meeting on January 9, the Great Valley Board of School Directors adopted a resolution related to the development of the 2020-2021 school district budget. Click the headline to learn more.

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  • We're on Social Media!

    There are many ways to get the latest news and information about GVSD schools. The district supports staff members who wish to create and maintain social media accounts for their classroom, department, sport or club as a way to share what's happening in our schools with parents, students and Great Valley community members. Click the headline to learn more!

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  • Speaker Series Events Scheduled for 2019-2020

    The Great Valley School District will once again host a Speaker Series during the 2019-2020 school year that will focus on both the physical and mental well-being of the community. In partnership with local community organizations and mental health experts, the Speaker Series will offer evening learning opportunities for parents, staff, and the community. Click the headline for more information and to register.

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