York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Committee Meeting
January 10, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on January 24, 2022)

  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, Quentin Gee, John Posenau, Richard Robinson, James Sanders, Joel Sears, Steven Sullivan, Michael Thoman
      2. Absent: Lois Ann Schroeder
    3. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
      1. 8 public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. Kayla Koller (429 Edgehill Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
      3. Josh Golob (108 Elmwood Blvd) offered thoughts about masking.
      4. Aaron Hill (3204 Rex Dr) posed a question about masking.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the regular monthly meeting held on December 20, 2021.
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. Mr. Posenau ceded his time to Dr. Williams. 
  3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    1. Mrs. Campbell gave a presentation about COVID-19 updates.
    2. The Board approved revisions to the 2021-22 Health and Safety Plan by a vote of 5-3 (Nay votes: Sanders, Sears, Thoman). After the motions (1–Robinson, 2–Sullivan) but before the vote, Mr. Posenau opened the floor for additional public comments, which are listed below.
      1. Dawn Bentivegna (2620 Durham Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
      2. Cortney Hendrickson (1585 Wyndham Dr) offered thoughts about masking.
      3. Nicole McCleary (1540 Dunster Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
      4. Zori Bair offered thoughts about masking.
      5. Pinal Desai (740 Willowbrook Wy) offered thoughts about masking.
      6. Melanie Bair (513 Wynwood Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
      7. Rebecca Deal (373 Randolph Dr) offered thoughts about masking.
      8. Nick Spagnola (760 Hillcrest Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
      9. Ken Bair (513 Wynwood Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
      10. Josh Golob (108 Elmwood Blvd) posed questions about masking.
      11. Adam Harcourt (810 Upland Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
      12. Ashley Turner (433 W. Springettsbury Ave) offered thoughts about masking.
    3. The Administration recommended Board approval of the overnight field trip requests from Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and Model United Nations. These trips will be voted on during the meeting scheduled for January 24, 2022.
    4. The Board unanimously approved the following representatives to serve on the York County School of Technology Joint Operating Committee. The three-year term will retroactively begin on January 1, 2022, and last through December 31, 2024. If these individuals forego reelection or do not secure reelection to the YSSD Board of School Directors in 2023, their term on the York County School of Technology Joint Operating Committee will conclude on December 4, 2023. (1–Robinson, 2–Freireich)
      1. Lois Ann Schroeder, Representative
      2. John Posenau, Alternate
    5. The Board unanimously approved the 2022 proposed committee meeting schedule. (1–Sears, 2–Sullivan)
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli (read on her behalf by Mr. Staab)
    1. The following items were presented for discussion. They will be voted on during the meeting scheduled for January 24, 2022.
      1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Educational Services Agreement with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 to provide professional development training as required by the Title III grant. The services will not exceed $ 2,000 and will be funded through the Director of Elementary Services budget. 
      2. The Administration recommends the Board deny the request to waive the tax penalty fee on parcel #48-000-26-0042.00-00000 in the amount of $431.25.  
      3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the 2022 IRS mileage of 58.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2022, as required by Board Policy 331- Job-Related Expenses.
    2. Informational
      1. No additional information was provided.
  5. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
    1. Ms. Casey was absent; no report was provided.
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. The Board unanimously approved the following items as part of a consent agenda. (1–Robinson, 2–Sears)
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Sarah Watson as Part-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective January 3, 2022, with an hourly rate of $13.00 plus benefits in accordance with the 2021-22 YSESPA agreement.
        2. Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Nancy Karkoska, Teacher at York Suburban Middle School, effective at the close of the 2021-22 school year. Mrs. Karkoska is retiring after serving 33 years in education, 16 years with York Suburban School District.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Leslie Goodhart, Guidance Counselor at York Suburban Middle School, effective at the close of the 2021-22 school year.  Ms. Goodhart is retiring after serving 30 years in education, 23 years with York Suburban School District. 
          3. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Thomas Guerin, Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective October 3, 2022.  Mr. Guerin is retiring after serving 32 years in education, 28 with York Suburban School District. 
          4. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Suzann Pranaitis, Guidance Counselor at York Suburban High School, effective June 30, 2022. Ms. Pranaitis is retiring after serving 33 years in education, with 24 years at York Suburban School District. 
          5. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Amy Loughran, Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective at the close of the 2021-22 school year. Ms. Loughran is retiring after serving 38 years in education, with 36 at York Suburban School District.
        3. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the approval of the FMLA request for Ashley Jayne, Teacher at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective on or around March 13, 2022, for maternity leave.
          2. Recommend the approval of the FMLA request for Tammy Stehr, Teacher at the Middle School, effective December 15, 2021, through January 12, 2022.
          3. Recommend the approval of the FMLA request for Melinda Wise, Teacher at Valley View Elementary School, effective January 5, 2022.
        4. Substitutes
          1. Recommend the approval of the STS substitutes teachers as follows: 
            1. Alan Goldkind
    2. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  7. Legislative Update
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following items.
      1. The House will vote on redistricting this week.
      2. Senate Bill 999 has been introduced.
      3. The governor will introduce his final budget.
      4. The trial about fair funding continues.
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting on January 4, 2022.
    2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. No report was provided.
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting on December 14, 2021.
    2. Mrs. Freireich reported the following.
      1. York Suburban has purchased four extra seats for a total of 19; all seats are now in use.
      2. Eastern York School District has inquired about buying extra seats.
      3. West Shore School District has become a full-fledged member
      4. A monthly newsletter is being distributed to all students and parents.
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. Mrs. Ciaciulli was absent; no report was provided.
  11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. Mrs. Schroeder was absent; no report was provided.
  12. Mr. Posenau thanked everyone for attending the meeting.
  13. A list of upcoming events was provided.
  14. The board meeting and committee meeting schedules were provided.
  15. An opportunity was provided for public comment.
    1. Nicole McCleary (1540 Dunster Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
  16. The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.