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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
APRIL 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM
PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER



A G E N D A

 

  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.
    4. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes.  Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of April 3, 2017 and the Regular Monthly Meeting of March 20, 2017.  [Public Comment; Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Treasurer's Report - Mr. Posenau  [Consent Agenda:  Would any Board member like any of these items considered separately or are there any questions any any of these items?  If not, the chair moves approval of the below-mentioned items; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]

    Approval of Financial Reports as of March 31, 2017  [File for audit]
    1. Treasurer's Report (All Funds)
    2. General Fund Revenue Report
    3. General Fund Expenditure Report
    4. Summary Report - Capital Project, Capital Reserve, Food Service
    5. Check Summary Report - General Fund, Food Service, Capital Project
    6. Student Activity Account Summary
    7. Budget Transfers
  3. Board President's Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp

    Appointment of Superintendent.  The Board will vote on the renewal of the contract of Dr. Michele A. Merkle as the Superintendent of the York Suburban School District for a four year term as per the terms set forth in the contract with a 2017-18 salary of $186,000.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
     
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Student Enrollment Report
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the implementation of a district-operated autistic support program at the primary level, effective August 2017.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the addition of a full-time teaching position for the district-operated Autistic Support class at the primary level.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the addition of a full-time teaching position for the district-operated Emotional Support program at the primary level.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2017-18 District Goals.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    6. The Administration recommends Board approval of a calendar change for the 2016-17 school year to exclude early dismissals for seniors for final exams on May 22 and 23.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    7. The Administration recommends Board approval of the continued expulsion of SID# 1641379138 as set forth in the Administrative Disciplinary Hearing Agreement following a hearing conducted by Board appointed hearing officer, Victoria Gross. The Agreement sets forth the details of the recommendation in response to the violation of Act 26 of 1995, Pennsylvania's Safe Schools Act. The student will continue placement at an alternative school through the first quarter of 2017-18. The student may apply to return to York Suburban for the start of the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year if the terms of the adjudication are met.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    8. The Administration recommends Board approval of the confidential Administrative Disciplinary Hearing  Agreement for SID# 9583936715 following a hearing conducted by Board appointed hearing officer, Victoria Gross. The agreement sets forth the details of the recommendation in response to the violation of the District Code of Conduct. The student will be placed in the Trojan Intervention Program (TIP) at the middle school and will be placed on social probation until the end of the current school year. In addition, a Student Assistant Program referral will be completed.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Resolution Authorizing Proposed Final Budget display and advertising for the 2017-18 Budget.  

      Budget Comparison Report
      PDE-2018 - Preliminary 2017-18 General Fund Budget

      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Transfinder Contract and License Agreement for a total amount of $23,495. This agreement is a three year agreement for software to be used in place of Versa Trans as our transportation software with our new transportation contractor.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of ePlus Technology, the successful bidder through PEPPM, at a total cost of $148,737.80 for Cisco/Meraki switches and wireless access points. These are needed to replace existing switches and access points at the High School, Middle School and Valley View Elementary whose components are end of support life.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote] 
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of a one year license agreement with FORCECAST5 in the amount of $7,500.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the bid to Industrial Combustion Speciality, Inc. for the water heater replacement that services the High School, Education Center and Maintenance Building at a cost of $91,400.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    6. The Administration recommends Board approval of a two year extension to the contract for audit services to Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC for 2017-18 in the amount of $25,100 and 2018-19 in the amount of $25,750.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    7. The Administration recommends awarding the General Contractor bid for the East York Kitchen Modifications to East Coast Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $204,200.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote] 
    8. The Administration recommends Board approval of the agreement with Reliance Student Transportation, LLC for pupil transportation for a five year period beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2022.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    9. The Administration recommends Board approval of a contract with Melissa Skimski in the amount of $1,500 for extended year schooling for the summer of 2017.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    10. Informational:
      1. Donation of $500 from the All-Sports Booster Club for a Volleyball Referee Stand.
      2. Food Service Report
        1. Food Service Department Report
          1. Dining Review Report for March
          2. Sales Report
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Peyton Stuart
  7. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Communications Committee Report - Ms. Shaffer

      The Activity and Communications Reports are provided.
    2. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Bates

      1. The March 7 minutes are provided.
      2. Consent Agenda  [You have before you the Personnel Report which includes resignation, appointment, employment, leave of absence, guest teacher and 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. Resignation
          1. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Valerie Rivera as a Custodian at East York Elementary effective March 31, 2017.
          2. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Ian Toner as a Personal Care Assistant at the Middle School effective at the end of 2016-2017 school year.
        2. Appointment  

          Recommend the appointment of Dr. Todd Monos to the position of Elementary Principal at Valley View Elementary effective on or about July 1, 2017 at the salary of $105,500.
        3. Employment
          1.  

            Name:

            Cristina C. Fiorentino

            Education:

            North Harford High School, Diploma; West Virginia University, B.A. in Mathematics; West Virginia University, M.A. in Secondary Education

            Certification:

            Mathematics 7-12

            Contract:

            Temporary Professional Contract

            Salary:

            $64,900 - M.S. – Step 2

            Assignment:

            Mathematics Teacher – High School

            Effective:

            2017-2018

          2.  

            Name:

            Paula A. Katze

            Education:

            Mamaroneck High School, Diploma; Wellesley College, B.A. Economics; Harvard Graduate School of Education, M. Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum

            Certification:

            Mathematics 7-12

            Contract:

            Professional Contract

            Salary:

            $76,900 - M.S. – Step 14

            Assignment:

            Mathematics Teacher – High School

            Effective:

            2017-2018

          3.  

            Name:

            Christopher D. Kurowski

            Education:

            North Pocono High School, Diploma; University of Pittsburgh, B.S. in Chemistry; University of Pittsburgh, PA Instructional I Certificate in Chemistry; Wilkes University, M.S. in Educational Development and Strategies

            Certification:

            Chemistry 7-12

            Contract:

            Professional Contract

            Salary:

            $71,900 – M.S. – Step 9

            Assignment:

            Chemistry Teacher – High School

            Effective:

            2017-2018


          4. Name:

            Melissa S. Skimski

            Education:

            Dover Area High School, Diploma; West Chester University, B.S. in Criminal Justice Immaculata University, M.A. Educational Leadership

            Certification:

            Special Education N-12

            Contract:

            Professional Contract

            Salary:

            $72,900 - M.S. – Step 10

            Assignment:

            Autism Support Teacher – Valley View Elementary

            Effective:

            2017-2018

             
          5. Recommend the employment of Colin Kirkpatrick as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective April 18, 2017.
        4. Leave of Absence
          1. Recommend Board approval of the request of Connie Fickes, 6th Grade Teacher at the Middle School for an intermittent FMLA leave of absence starting on or about March 29, 2017.
          2. Recommend Board approval of the request of Katelyn Hall, 5th Grade Teacher at Indian Rock Elementary for a disability leave starting on or about August  18, 2017 through approximately September 29, 2017 following by an FMLA leave of absence starting on or about October 2, 2017 through approximately October 10, 2017.
        5. Recommend the employment of the following Substitute Teacher at the daily rate of $100, effective April 18, 2017:

          Carolyn Neufeld
        6. Recommend the employment of the following Guest Teacher at the daily rate of $100, effective April 18, 2017:

          Lisa Murr
        7. Recommend Board approval of the following Volunteers for 2016-2017:

          Laura Brown

          Amanda Delridge

          Louise Doweary

          Erin Dubina

          Rachel Fry

          Brandy Hamme

          Christine Hartle

          Angeline Hepner

          Christina Kelley

          Aleecia Moyer

          Denee Myers

          Sabrina Richardson

          Matthew Saunders

          Katie Shiflet

          Julie Thomas

          Krista Vanzanardi

          Jennifer Vredenburg

          Christina Ward

          Ryan Wildermuth

          Heather Yon

          Brodi Zimmer
    3. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Robinson

    The "...by Dawn's Early Light", highlights of the LIU Board meeting of April 4, is provided.
  9. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report - Ms. Mason
  11. York County School of Technology - Mrs. Schroeder
  12. Recognition of Visitors
  13. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule
  14. 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.
  15. Adjournment
     
     

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.