Message from the Superintendent
That is why we are dismayed to learn that a contracted School Safety Office, Michael Valenti, who had worked at Penncrest High school between 2006 and 2014 has been charged with rape and multiple child-sex offenses.
It is important to note that none of these offenses occurred on District property and that the individual has not worked within our district for several years. To the best of our knowledge, none of our students were victims of these offenses.
In compliance with Pennsylvania Law, Department of Education Regulations, and Rose Tree Media School District Policies, Mr. Valenti went through the required background checks for criminal record and child abuse history clearances, commonly known as Act 34 and Act 151. Those background checks gave no indication of any previous criminal behavior.
Mr. Valenti was not an employee of our District, he was a contractor provided through Substitute Teacher Service. If you or your students have any further information about this – Please contact the local law enforcement or the Superintendent’s office at 610-627-6001.