Office of Business and Operations

Updated Purchasing Thresholds for Bids and Quotes

Published on January 11, 2023 in Office of Business and Operations

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced updated bid and quote thresholds, effective on January 1, 2023. Purchases between $10,000 and $22,500 require a minimum of 3 competitive quotes, or use of a cooperative purchasing agreement. Any purchase over $22,500 requires public bidding or a competitive RFP process, requiring a minimum of 8 weeks to complete. The Purchasing Threshold Matrix has been updated… Continue Reading Updated Purchasing Thresholds for Bids and Quotes

Reminder: External Professional Development

Published on December 14, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

All employees are required to enter a request for off-site external professional development (i.e. not at a district building).  The tile on the Intranet will lead you to the Smartsheet dashboard that contains instructions, resources, and the initial submission form.  It is important to start this process well in advance – at least four (4) weeks – to allow time… Continue Reading Reminder: External Professional Development

2022 W2 and Personal Tax Withholding Information

Published on November 16, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

Final Pay of the Year Please review your federal withholdings to ensure that you have had enough federal tax withheld for the current calendar year.   You can find a tax estimator calculator on the IRS website that will allow you to do a preliminary tax calculation to review your tax liability for the 2022 1040. If you need to have additional tax… Continue Reading 2022 W2 and Personal Tax Withholding Information

District Parking Vehicle Decal

Published on October 5, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

It is important for Admin Staff to have a District decal hanging from the rearview mirror of their vehicle to identify your association with SDoL when parking at Carter & MacRae. If your primary site does not have a decal, email cramossime@sdlancaster.org (Cathy Ramos-Sime) with your name, site, vehicle make and model, and license plate number. A decal will be… Continue Reading District Parking Vehicle Decal

Grant Approval Process

Published on October 5, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

Please reference the Grant Approval Process Overview – Document. If you have any questions regarding a grant, approval process, deadlines, and ensuring submission. Please contact Cathy Ramos-Sime, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Finance at cramossime@sdlancaster.org or Ext. 82715

Enrollment & Central Records Email

Published on September 21, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

Did you know there is an email for enrollment and central records requests? Please feel free to use and share this email for questions and matters related to enrollment and requests for records: Enrollment-Centralrecords@sdlancaster.org

Smartsheet WorkApps Live on Intranet

Published on September 1, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

We have launched a new Smartsheet feature called WorkApps that enables us to build apps to store essential Smartsheet items and customize access to these items by assigning different roles to users (e.g. principals and office assistants). You can find WorkApps by using the tile located on the intranet or within your Smartsheet account. Here is a brief video explaining… Continue Reading Smartsheet WorkApps Live on Intranet

Business Office Welcomes Cathy Ramos-Sime

Published on August 24, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

The Business Office welcomes Cathy Ramos-Sime to the team!  Cathy is the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Finance, Kim Reynolds.  Cathy was previously employed at Washington Elementary.  In her role, Cathy will support the grant process, business office tasks and communications as well as project management for the Director of Finance.  Please welcome Cathy to the team!

Reminder: IRS Mileage Rate for Business Travel in 2022-Updated July 1, 2022

Published on August 24, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations, Uncategorized

For the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year. Use one Mileage Between Buildings Verification sheet for each month (January 1-31 on one sheet; February 1-29 on another sheet etc.) Please do not crossover months or… Continue Reading Reminder: IRS Mileage Rate for Business Travel in 2022-Updated July 1, 2022

Grant Approval Process Hub

Published on August 10, 2022 in Office of Business and Operations

The new Grant Approval Process Hub is now live on the SDoL Intranet. On this hub, you can: Access documents and videos on the grant approval process Complete a form to receive approval to submit a grant application View key information on the grants that you currently manage Please take time to view the information, and reach out to sdolgrants@sdlancaster.org… Continue Reading Grant Approval Process Hub