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February 8, 2016 - 7:00 PM

  1. General Business

    Call to Order
     - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    2. Roll Call  
  2. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Bates

    [Consent Agenda:  You have before you the Personnel Report which includes appointment, resignation, employment, leave of absence, additional substitute teachers and additional volunteers. Would any board member like any of these items considered separately or are there any questions on any of these items?  If not, the chair moves approval of the below-mentioned items; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
    1.  Appointment  

      Recommend the appointment of Denise Fuhrman to the position of Principal at East York Elementary effective July 1, 2016 at the salary of $114,000.
    2.  Resignation  

      Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Anthony Kowalewski as Head Boys Soccer Coach, effective February 2, 2016.
    3. Employment  
      1. Recommend the employment of Rebecca Chester as a long term substitute Art Teacher at the middle school from approximately March 6, 2016 to approximately May 5, 2016, at the daily rate of $105.

      2. Recommend the employment of Jeanne Dyer as a substitute Instructional Support Aide and Reading Aide at the hourly rate of $9.55, effective February 9, 2016.

      3. Recommend the employment of Tijay Hildebrand as a long-term substitute Social Studies Teacher at the middle school from approximately April 30, 2016 through the end of the 2015-2016 school year, at the daily rate of $95.  If the long-term assignment is more than 19 days, the daily rate will be $105, retroactive to day 1.

      4. Recommend the employment of Angela Pessognelli as a Reading Aide at Indian Rock Elementary at the hourly rate of $10.50, effective February 3, 2016.

    4. Leave of Absence  

      1. Recommend Board approval of the request of Robert Fox, Head Custodian at East York Elementary for a FMLA leave of absence starting February 1, 2016 through approximately March 2, 2016.

      2. Recommend Board approval of the request of Kayla Ichter, 2nd Grade Teacher at Valley View Elementary for a FMLA leave of absence starting August 15, 2016 through September 26, 2016.

    5. Additional Substitute Teachers for 2015-2016  

      Jeanne Dyer

      Megan Gibbs

      Tijay Hildebrand

    6. Additional Volunteers for 2015-2016  

      Eleesa Collins

      Amy Kitner

      Stephanie Navratil

  3. Comments and/or Questions from the Public
  4. Adjournment

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 - 7:00 PM


  1. General Business

    Call to Order - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
  2. Board President's Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
  3. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle

    York Academy Regional Charter School Renewal Update  
  4. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Items being recommended for approval on February 22
      1. The Administration submits the proposed 2016-17 Lincoln Intermediate Unit General Operating Budget for consideration and approval.
      2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Resolution authorizing the issuance of the York Suburban School District General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016, for the purpose of currently refunding the District's 2011 General Obligation Bonds.
      3. The Administration recommends awarding the bid to Lugalia Mechanical in the amount of $424,600 for the Middle School Boiler Replacement.
      4. The Administration recommends awarding the bid to East Coast Contracting in the amount of $253,900 for the High School Auxiliary Gym Renovation.
      5. The Administration recommends awarding the bid to TGW Corporation in the amount of $59,000 for the Middle School Partial Roof Replacement. 
    2. Discussion

      Trojan Turf Field Replacement
    3. Informational Items

      2016-17 Budget Update 
  5. Student Board Representative Report - Elizabeth Huh
  6. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee - Mrs. Schroeder
      1. The Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee will be recommending approval of the purchase of the Houghton Mifflin Science Fusion Program for grades 6-8 for the 2016-17 school year at an approximate cost of $40,000.
      2. Reminder - Annual Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee meeting - Wednesday, February 17 - 6:30 PM - High School room 160
    2. Communications Committee - Ms. Shaffer

      The minutes of November 3 are provided.
    3. Facilities Committee - Mrs. Freireich

      The Board had the opportunity to review the draft Facilities Committee meeting minutes of January 21. The committee is bringing forth the plans for the Middle School Cafeteria project and the secure entrance projects for the Middle School, East York and Yorkshire. To update the Board, Ms. Mason will present the timeline for the projects and Mr. Seth Wentz will present the design plans.
    4. Policy Review Committee - Mr. Thoman
      1. The minutes of December 1 are provided.
      2. The Policy Review Committee will be recommending approval of the following policy revisions.
        1. 001 Name and Classification
        2. 003 Functions
        3. 004.1 Student Board Representatives
        4. 214 Class Rank
    5. Additional Committee Reports/Announcements
  7. Lincoln Intermediate Unit - Mr. Robinson

    The " Dawn's Early Light" Highlights of the LIU Board Meeting of February 2 is provided.
  8. York Adams Academy - Mrs. Freireich
  9. York County School Technology - Mrs. Schroeder

    The YCST Joint Operating Committee Mini-Board Report of January 28 is provided.
  10. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule
  11. Comments and/or Questions from the Public
  12. Adjournment

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of each report.

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