York Suburban Board of School Directors
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 22, 2021 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Auditorium

M I N U T E S
(Approved on December 6, 2021)

  1. General Business – Mr. Posenau, Board President
    1. Mr. Posenau called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
    2. Board Members’ Roll Call
      1. Present: Ellen Freireich, John Posenau, Richard Robinson, James Sanders, Steven Scalet, Lois Ann Schroeder, Joel Sears, Steven Sullivan, Michael Thoman
      2. Absent: None
    3. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
      1. Three public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. Pinal Desai (740 Willowbrook Way) offered thoughts about masking and vaccine availability.
      3. Sarah Reinecker (1101 Farquhar Drive) offered thoughts about administering vaccines within schools.
    4. The minutes were approved for the meeting held on November 8, 2021.
    5. The Board unanimously approved the Administration’s recommendation to add item 5B to the agenda. (1 – Sears, 2 – Schroeder)
  2. Honor Roll of School Board Service Presentation – Will Smeltzer, PSBA
    1. Mr. Smeltzer recognized Mrs. Freireich (24 years), Mr. Posenau (8 years), and Mr. Sears (8 years) for their lengthy service on the Board of School Directors.
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. Mr. Sears provided updated balances for several key funds.
    2. The following financial reports for October 2021 were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1st – Sears, 2nd – Schroeder)
      1. Treasurer’s Reports
      2. General Fund Revenue Report
      3. General Fund Expenditure Report
      4. Summary Reports
        1. Capital Project, Capital Reserve, Food Service
      5. Check Summary Reports
        1. General Fund, Food Service, Capital Project, Capital Reserve
      6. General Input Budget Transfers
      7. Student Activities Fund Revenue Report
      8. Student Activities Fund Expenditure Report
  4. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. Mr. Posenau reported that the Board met in Executive Session on November 22, 2021, at 6 p.m. as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing personnel and legal matters. No official action was taken.
    2. Mr. Scalet offered parting thoughts as this will be his final meeting as a member of the Board of School Directors.
  5. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams (presented on his behalf by Dr. Krauser)
    1. Dr. Krauser, representatives of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates, and representatives of PFM Financial Advisors LLC gave presentations on behalf of the Future-Focused Planning Committee.
    2. The Board unanimously approved the settlement agreement between the District and the parents of a student. (1 – Freireich, 2 – Schroeder)
  6. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were unanimously approved as part of a consent agenda. (1 – Sears, 2 – Freireich)
      1. The Administration recommends the Board authorize the Business Office to participate in 2022-23 Intermediate Unit 12 joint purchasing consortium bids for paper, general, classroom, art, and custodial bids.  
      2. The Administration recommends the Board adopt the resolution certifying the tax rate for the 2022-23 budget will not have a tax increase that exceeds the index of 4.0%
      3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the 2021-22 IDEA Section 619 Pass-Through Funds Agreement with Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 for funds to support kindergarten eligible children, 5 years of age, either receiving special education services through the LEA or remaining an extra year in Early Intervention. The total revenue to the District is $7,854.00. This amount reflects an increase of $ 4,254 from the prior year. 
      4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2021-22 IDEA Non-Competitive Method (Sole Source) Agreement as a procurement method for services provided by the Lincoln Intermediate Unit funded by IDEA allocation. 
      5. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Master Service Agreement with Sourcewell Technology for Spring Math software effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025 school year in the amount of $11,457 annually. 
      6. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with Allegheny Intermediate Unit for telephone voice interpretation services with TransPerfect Remote Interpreting for an annual fee of $120. Actual usage costs are at a rate not to exceed $.90 per minute for all languages. There is no change from the prior year. 
      7. The Administration recommends the Board approve the educational services agreement with Specialized Education of Pennsylvania, Inc. dba High Road School of York.  The term of this agreement is from September 27, 2021, to May 27, 2022. The rate per day is $165 for 157 days for a total of $25,905.
    2. The Board unanimously approved the service contract with Sunbelt to acquire a School Psychologist at the per hour rate of $85.00 at 7 hours per day for 114 days. The amount is not to exceed $67,830 for the 2021-22 school year and will be funded through the ESSER II and ESSER III grants. (1 – Robinson, 2 – Freireich)
    3. Informational
      1. The following information was provided by Mrs. Ciaciulli.
        1. Food Service Dining Report and Sales Report
        2. $454,785 of unexpected revenue was received due to a deed transfer for 601-631 Memory Lane, York, PA. The Administration will recommend that this amount be transferred to the Capital Reserve Fund for future construction projects.
        3. Substitute rates are still being evaluated; a recommendation is expected at a meeting in December.
  7. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
    1. Ms. Casey provided the following updates.
      1. The girls’ volleyball team made it to the state quarterfinals.
      2. Mini-THON’s No-Shave November fundraiser is going well.
      3. Auditions for the high school musical will be held soon.
      4. The Winter Wonderland event hosted by LINK Crew went well.
  8. Committee Reports
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. Mr. Robinson provided special recognition for David Darrah’s 20 years of service and Barry Girling’s 41 years of service.
      2. The Board unanimously approved the following as part of a consent agenda (1st – Robinson, 2nd – Schroeder). 
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Hua “Rachel” Kuang as full-time 7-hour Paraprofessional at York Suburban High School, effective November 29, 2021, at an hourly rate of $13.00 in accordance with the 2021-22 YSESPA Agreement. 
          2. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Kathryn Mahoney as Elementary Gifted Teacher at York Suburban School District, with a salary of $75,895 representing, Master’s +15, Step 4 of the 2021-22 York Suburban Education Association Collective Bargaining Agreement. The effective date is to be determined.
        2. Transfers
          1. Recommend the Board approve the transfer of Duane Kyle, 2nd Shift Custodian, from Valley View Elementary School to the Education Center, with no change in hourly rate, effective date to be determined.
        3. Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Barry Girling, Director of Facilities, effective March 31, 2022. Mr. Girling will be retiring after serving 41 years with York Suburban School District.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of David Darrah, Teacher at York Suburban Middle School, effective at the conclusion of the 2021-22 School Year. Mr. Darah will be retiring after serving 20 years with York Suburban School District.
        4. Resignations
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Ryan Bologa, Assistant Baseball Coach #2, effective November 16, 2021.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Alison Mak, Part-Time Paraprofessional at Yorkshire Elementary, effective December 3, 2021.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Michelle D’Ettorre, Part-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary, effective November 19, 2021.
        5. Extracurricular
          1. Recommend the Board accept the following appointments.
            1. Anne Mitzel – HS Assistant Swimming Coach #2, effective for the 2021-22 school year, with a salary of $2,613.00 representing Tier 3, Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
            2. Darian Doleman – MS Boys Basketball Head Coach, effective November 19, 2021, with a salary of $2,980 representing Tier 4, Step 3 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule. 
            3. Cody Waltimyer – HS Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, effective November 19, 2021, with a salary of $3,701 representing Tier 3, Step 3 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
        6. Volunteers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers: 
            1. Brittany Seirgrist
            2. Susan Ness
            3. Holly Weinrich
            4. Lennie Spagnola
        7. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board accept the extended leave request for Lauren Arvanites, effective through January 30, 2022.
        8. Substitutes
          1. Recommend the approval of the STS substitutes teachers as follows: 
            1. Lilian Levan
            2. Emily Hill
            3. Andrea Rider
            4. Martin Lebow
            5. Christina Simons
        9. Recommend the Board approve the MOA for the Maintenance Mechanics effective with the YSESPA contract approved on October 11, 2021. 
    2. Academics Standards & Curriculum Committee – Mr. Scalet
      1. Mr. Scalet provided updates about what was discussed during the meeting on November 15, 2021. The topics included course proposals, benchmark progress updates, and an overview of the science of reading at the elementary level.
      2. The minutes were presented from the meeting conducted on September 20, 2021.
    3. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  9. Legislative Update
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following items.
      1. The legislature will not be in session until December 13, 2021.
      2. House Bill 416, Senate Bill 248, House Bill 2045, Senate Bill 247, Senate Bill 324, Senate Bill 786, H.R. 269, H.R. 2070
      3. Rep. Diamond is introducing legislation regarding the parental refusal of medical procedures and vaccinations
      4. Rep. Hill-Evans was intrigued by Dr. Sullivan’s proposal to treat cyber charter schools as cost-plus contractors.
  10. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. Mrs. Freireich reported that the reorganization meeting is scheduled for December 7, 2021.
  11. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich reported that all 15 of York Suburban’s slots are currently filled. Thus far, 20 students are eligible for graduation.
    2. Mrs. Freireich also thanked both Barry Girling and Mr. Scalet for their service.
  12. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. Mrs. Ciaciulli reported that there was a meeting on October 25, 2021. EIT collections are up, and York Suburban has seen an increase as well.
  13. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. No report was provided.
  14. A list of upcoming events was provided.
  15. Mr. Posenau provided reminders about the reorganization meeting scheduled for December 6, 2021; it will be preceded by a Personnel Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. He also thanked everyone for attending the meeting.
  16. The board meeting and committee meeting schedules were provided.
  17. An opportunity was provided for public comment.
    1. No comments were made.
  18. The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.