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SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM

An Executive Session will be held at 6:30 PM, prior to the meeting.

  1. General Business

    Call to Order
     - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    2. Roll Call  
    3. Public Comment.  All comments and questions will be addressed to the President. Board and staff members will not normally respond to comments or questions during the meeting unless recognized by the President for this purpose. Comments will be limited, at the discretion of the President, to five minutes or less.
  2. Board President's Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. The Board met prior to this meeting in Executive Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing personnel contracts. No official action was taken.
    2. Board Professional Development Plan - Education for Board Members - Goals and Objectives - Policy 004-Membership 
  3. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. District Affiliated Report - Music Boosters - Ronda Abel and Jennifer Meyers, Co-Presidents will provide a brief report on the work of this organization
    2. High School Band Update - Mr. Husler will provide a brief update on the impact of the restructure of the high school marching band.
    3. Student Achievement Reports - Dr. Maloney and Principals
    4. The Administration will be recommending Board approval of the York Academy Regional Charter School Amendment. The Board requested additional information on the funding of the project and it is attached.
    5. Wellness Update - Mr. Adams
    6.  Full Day Kindergarten - Dr. Merkle will provide a brief update on the process to consider the implementation of full day kindergarten.
  4. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Items being recommended for approval on September 26
      1. The Administration recommends Board approval of next year's Budget Calendar.
      2. The Administration recommends the Board amend the 2016-17 Budget as follows to include the Title I Reward School Grant:






        Title I

         $ 49,669


         Title I Sub Salaries 

         $   2,640



         Title I Aide Salaries 




         Title I Social Security 




         Title I Retirement 




         Title I Professional Svs. 











         $ 49,669


         $ 49,669

      3. The Administration recommends the Board approve Integrity Bank as a Depository for 2016-17.
      4. Informational Item  
        1. Donation from Michael Gilliland of four Buddy Benches, one for each elementary school
        2. Donation of school supplies from Complete Dental to Yorkshire Elementary
        3. Donation of school supplies from Luther Memorial Church to the elementary buildings
        4. Donation from Indian Rock PTO for the agendas in the amount of $1,619.50
        5. Administrative Review performed on May 25, 2016 of the Food Service Fund
        6. York Suburban Educational Foundation grants in the amount of $43,998.34 for the following - $10,000 for Moving Minds and Shaping Learners; $2,040 for Applied College Tuition; $7,164 for Escaping Language Limits; $1,500 for Trout in the Classroom; $903 for The Brain Gym; $4,011.26 for Body Systems in Clay; $18,380.08 for Fizz, Boom, Read...Full STEAM Ahead.
  5. Student Board Representative Report - Peyton Stuart
  6. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee - Mrs. Schroeder
      1. The minutes of July 27 are provided. 
      2. The Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee will be recommending approval of the Consolidated School of Business Articulation Agreement.
    2. Finance Committee - Mr. Posenau  

      The minutes of June 22 are provided.
    3. Policy Review Committee - Mr. Thoman
      1. The minutes of June 8 are provided.
      2.  The Policy Review Committee will be recommending approval of the following policy revisions.
        1. 127 Assessments
        2. 130 Homework
        3. 137 Home Education Programs
        4. 137.1 Extracurricular Participation by Home Education Students
        5. 138 Limited English Proficiency Program
        6. 140.1 Extracurricular Participation by Charter/Cyber Charter Students
        7. 142 Migrant Students
    4. Additional Committee Reports/Announcements
  7. Lincoln Intermediate Unit - Mr. Robinson

    The LIU Dawn's Early Light Board Meeting Highlights of September 6 is provided.
  8. Legislative Liaison - Mr. Robinson

    PSBA Leadership Election
  9. York Adams Academy - Mrs. Freireich
  10. York County School Technology - Mrs. Schroeder

    The YCST Joint Operating Committee Mini-Board Report of August 25 is provided. Additional information from YCST is provided:

    YCST Achievement Summary 2015-16
    YCST Goals 2016-17
    YCST School Goals & Initiatives Update 2016-17
  11. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule
  12. Comments and/or Questions from the Public.  All comments and questions will be addressed to the President. Board and staff members will not normally respond to comments or questions during the meeting unless recognized by the President for this purpose. Comments will be limited, at the discretion of the President, to five minutes or less.
  13. Adjournment

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

The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.