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Minutes 2020-01-27

YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
JANUARY 27, 2020 – 7:00 PM
PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER

An Executive Session was held at 6:40 PM.

M I N U T E S
(approved on February 10, 2020)

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  1. General Business
    Call to Order – Mr. Posenau, Board President

    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag  

      Mr. Posenau called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

    2. Roll Call  

      All Members present – Ellen Freireich, John Posenau, Richard Robinson, James Sanders, Steve Scalet, Lois Ann Schroeder, Joel Sears, Steven Sullivan, Michael Thoman, Sophia Guyer (Student Representative)

    3. A reminder to please silence your cell phone during the meeting.

      Mr. Posenau reported above. 

    4. 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.

      An opportunity was provided for public comment. There was none at this time.

    5. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes. Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of January 13, 2020.  [Approval as submitted/corrected]

      The minutes were approved as submitted.

  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    Consent Agenda: [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; Roll Call Vote]
    Approval of Financial Reports as of December 31, 2019 [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, Capital Reserve
    6. Student Activity Account Summary
    7. Budget Transfers

      Motion, Sears, Second, Thoman; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.

  3. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    The Board met prior to this meeting in Executive Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing matters of personnel. No official action was taken.

    Mr. Posenau reported above. 

  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    Dr. Scott Krauser, Assistant Superintendent, will be providing the Superintendent’s Report in the absence of Dr. Williams. 

    1. District Affiliated Organization Report for YS Dollars For Scholars. Stephanie Sullivan, Treasurer, will provide a brief report on the work of this organization.

      Mrs. Sullivan provided a brief report on the work of this organization.

    2. School Board Member Appreciation Month

      Mrs. Erwine reported in recognition of School Board Member Appreciation Month, on behalf of the students, staff, administration, and community, we express our thanks to each School Director for their dedication and commitment to serving the YSSD. In an expression of our thanks and gratitude, a library book at each building will be dedicated to the School Board. THANK YOU for all you do!  

    3. Superintendent’s Report

      Dr. Krauser reported that Dr. Williams will provide the monthly Superintendent’s Report including the State of the District Report at the February Planning Committee meeting.

    4. The Residency Hearing Committee of the Board recommends Board approval of the Residency Adjudication for SID#7859227592, SID#3589146796, and SID#6897926515.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Sears, Second, Freireich; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.

    5. Reports from Administrators

      Dr. Ketterman, Acting MS Principal, expressed thanks to the Board members for their commitments to the students. Stacy Houck, MS’s Acting Assistant Principal, was introduced. Dr. Ketterman shared about the clubs that meet one day every six-day cycle at the end of the day for a 40 minute period. The various clubs include Running, Walking, School Store with cart of school supplies and snacks, Dodgeball, Yoga, Four Square, Fitness, Keyboard, Music/Relaxation, De-Stress, Old School Video Games, Old School TV, G Rated Movies, Beginner & Remedial Chess, Entrepreneur, Recycling, Uno Competition, Courtyard and Coding, Puzzle Partners, Sewing, Student Council, and Yearbook. A variety of clubs are available for various interests of students. Students Danica Landolt-Hue and Rebecca West shared about their involvement in the Service Club, See the Need, Take the Lead. Student Victoria Cooper shared about her involvement in the Aevidum Club. Students Nicole Berkey and Elana Pineda shared information about the upcoming musical, “Frozen Jr” and shared a flyer with Board members.

      Dr. Fuhrman, EY Principal, shared about the “All the Places You Can Go” event where letters were sent to 100 universities requesting t-shirts and pennants to jump-start students and families to think about higher education. A morning assembly was held with a panel that spoke to students. The panel included a local company’s HR person, two ROTC students, York County School of Technology Guidance Counselor, and Central Penn College Admission Officer. A video was shared that thanked Board members for all they do for the students and staff.

  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The Administration submits the proposed 2020-21 York County School of Technology Budget for consideration and approval.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Schroeder, Second, Robinson; Approval.

      Mrs. Ciaciulli reported there is an increase of 2.54%, which is YS’s share.

      Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.

    2. The Administration recommends the Board approval of a meal agreement with High Road School of Southern York whereas the District will provide breakfast at the cost of $2.00 per student and lunch at the cost of $3.75 per student effective February 1, 2020.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Mrs. Ciaciulli reported above. 

      Motion, Schroeder, Second, Robinson: Approval.

      Mrs. Ciaciulli reported this will result with an estimated $30,000 revenue to the cafeteria fund

      Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.

    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the additional bus/van driver for the 2019-20 school year.
      Beverly Dubbs
      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Mrs. Ciaciulli reported above. 

      Motion, Freireich, Second, Sullivan; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.

    4. Informational
      1. Spring Garden Township donated a variety of supplies to Valley View Elementary for a total fair market value of less than $2,000.
      2. Wellspan York Hospital donated $50,000 to assist in a portion of the salary expenses for the District social worker.

        Mrs. Ciaciulli reported above. 

      3. Food Service Department Report
        1. Monthly Dining Review Report
        2. Sales Report 

          Mrs. Ciaciulli reported above. 

      4. Following up on a question at the last meeting, Mrs. Ciaciulli reported the four-year average cost for snow removal from 2015-16 to 2018-19 was $15,843 for an average of 129 hours.
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Sophia Guyer

    Miss Guyer congratulated the nine students that recently were awarded Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The musical groups are preparing for their concert in March. A large number of students are preparing for the “Bye Bye Birdie” musical. Augustine Huh and Bevan Fogdall are representing YS in orchestra and choral festivals. The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has five students preparing to participate in the state conference in March. An Athletic Report was provided.

  7. Committee Reports – Mr. Posenau
    1. Committee Meeting Schedule

      Mr. Posenau reported above. 

    2. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      Please see the Addendum at the end of the agenda for an additional item under the Consent Agenda.
      Consent Agenda: [You have before you the Personnel Report which includes resignation, employment, extracurricular, 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; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Robinson, Second, Schroeder: Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.

      Mr. Robinson welcomed Mr. Snedden to the YS team and provided some background information about him.

      Mr. Snedden shared his excitement to start the transition to the MS Principal position.

        1. Resignation
          1. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Karen Simon, substitute aide, effective January 14, 2020.
          2. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Thomas Lubaszewski, Ski Club Advisor, effective January 8, 2020.
          3. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Joye Eby, Administrative Assistant for Payroll and Bookkeeping, effective January 31, 2020.
        2. Employment
          1. Recommend the employment of Joseph Estlack, TAC  Swim Instructor, at an hourly rate of $9.00, effective January 28, 2020.
          2. Recommend the employment of Susan Enrico, substitute nurse, at a daily rate of $135, effective January 28, 2020.
          3. Recommend the employment of Anne House, Full-time Learning Support Paraprofessional, at an hourly rate of $11.08, effective January 28, 2020.
          4. Recommend the transfer of Rami Norris from Personal Care Assistant to Substitute Aide, at an hourly rate of $9.00, effective January 28, 2020.
          5. Recommend the employment of Michael Snedden, Middle School Principal, at a salary of $120,000, effective on or before March 27, 2020.
        3. Extracurricular  
          First Last Position Tier Step Salary
          Kevin Willson Ski Club Instructor 8 1 $410
        4. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers, effective January 28.
          Patrick Clement Karinda Jordan Kristen Murphy
          Heather Gerber Patricia Ketrick Jason Plotkin
          Ellen Hartle Amy Meyers Matthew Thoman
    3. Property/Finance Committee Report – Mr. Sears
      The minutes of the November 13 Finance Committee meeting are provided.

      Mr. Sears reported above and provided a summary of the January 15 committee meeting.

    4. Additional Committee Reports  
  8. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson

    Mr. Robinson and Mrs. Schroeder attended the celebration of School Board Recognition Month at the Capitol on January 27 that provided an opportunity to meet with PA School Boards Association (PSBA) representatives. Other items shared were PA House Speaker Mike Turzai will not be running again, HB 1897 is mandatory cyber education by 2021-22 which is another unfunded mandate, and Advocacy Day in Harrisburg is March 23 and PSBA is looking for many folks to attend as crowd numbers matter.

  9. Springettsbury Township Water Quality Program – Mrs. Freireich

    An update about the proposed fee to individuals anticipated this spring. The Federal and State Regulations have changed and it is unclear at this point what is to be done. The township decided to cover the new estimate of $1.9 million to eliminate the 697,000 gallons of runoff water and not impose the $50 or $75 fee to individuals.

  10. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report
    LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich

    A meeting was held with the new LIU Executive Director, Dr. West, to discuss the future and his vision of the York Learning Center.

  11. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich 

    A meeting is scheduled for January 28 for reorganization and the proposed 2020-21 budget will be reviewed.

  12. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli

    No report

  13. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    The YCST Joint Operating Committee Mini-Board Report of January 23 is provided. 

    Mrs. Schroeder reported above. A delicious dinner was prepared and served by the students for Board Recognition Month at that meeting. Students from the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Club were present and shared about their recent national competition where they won first place and have plans to host a local competition on April 4. The gymnasium project continues to be a successful one.

  14. Additional Information  
    Activities Report 

    Mr. Posenau reported above. 

  15. Upcoming Events

    Mr. Posenau reported above. 

  16. Recognition of Visitors  
  17. Board Meeting Schedule

    Mr. Posenau reported above. 

    Mr. Posenau reminded fellow Board members of the required training and encouraged their registration on the PSBA website.

  18. 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.

    An opportunity was provided for public comment.

    Jamie Evans, MS Teacher and Association President – Dr. Williams, Dr. Krauser, and Ms. Feehley went out of their way to include teachers in the interview process of the MS Principal position and that is very appreciated. As the District moves forward with the realignment process, the teachers look forward to working with the Administration and Board to share their expertise, opinions, and experience. A thank you was extended to Board members for the tireless hours they give to the District.

    The Board asked Mr. Evans to thank the teachers for their time they provided with the interview process. It is very much appreciated!

  19. Adjournment  

    The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 PM.

/s/ Kathy Ciaciulli, PCSBA, M.Ed.
Board Secretary

Link to Meeting Video