York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Regular Monthly Meeting
January 24, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

A G E N D A

As per the District’s current Health and Safety Plan, masks are required in all of the District’s buildings. Thank you for your cooperation.

  1. General Business
    1. Call to Order – Mr. Posenau, Board President
      1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
      2. Roll Call
      3. A reminder to please silence your cell phone during the meeting.
      4. Public Comments
        1. 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.
      5. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes
        1. Approval of the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting conducted on January 10, 2021. [Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. 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]
      1. Approval of Financial Reports as of December 31, 2021. [File for audit]
        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
  3. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. The Board met in Executive Session on January 17, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing personnel. No official action was taken.
    2. Recognition of former School Director, Dr. Steven Scalet.
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    1. The Administration recommends that the masking threshold in the current Health and Safety Plan be changed from a seven-day rolling new case rate per 100K of 400 to a seven-day rolling new case rate per 100K of 600. If the change is approved, masking will be required whenever York County’s seven-day rolling new case rate per 100K is greater than 600 cases. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    2. Future-Focused Planning Update – Dr. Krauser
    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the disciplinary measures for SID# 2931240389 as set forth in the Administrative Disciplinary Hearing Agreement following a hearing conducted by Dr. Scott Krauser. The Agreement sets forth the details of the recommendation in response to the violation of the York Suburban Code of Conduct and Act 26 of the Commonwealth of PA. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the overnight field trip requests from Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and Model United Nations. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. Local Audit Presentation – SEK, Teena Curnow, Craig Witmer 
    2. Consent Agenda: You have before you the Business Office Report. Would any Board member like any of these items considered separately or are there any questions on any of these items? If not, I would ask that a motion be made to approve the below-mentioned items. [Roll Call Vote]
      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.
    3. The Administration submits the proposed 2022-23 York County School of Technology budget for consideration and approval. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. Informational
      1. Food Service Dining and Sales Report
      2. 2022-23 General Fund Budget Presentation 
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
  7. Committee Reports – Mr. Posenau
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. Consent Agenda: You have before you the Personnel Report. 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]
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend Board approval of the appointment of Jennifer Tuchscherer as a Temporary Long-Term Teacher Substitute effective January 24, 2022, through September 30, 2022, with a salary of $26,148 for the 2021-22 school year and $11,113 for the 2022-23 school year representing a prorated Bachelor’s, Step 1 of the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Marisa Haggerty as Elementary Autistic Support Teacher at Valley View Elementary School with a salary of $72,520, which represents Master’s, Step 4 of the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement. The effective date is to be determined.
        2. Resignations
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Joshua Fisher as Science Teacher at York Suburban High School effective March 6, 2022.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Katelyn Hall as Elementary Learning Leader effective January 12, 2022.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Jessica Bobb as Assistant Field Hockey Coach #2 effective January 19, 2022.
          4. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Tom Guerin as Head Boys Golf Coach effective January 10, 2022.
        3. Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Richard Petersen, Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective at the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year. Mr. Petersen is retiring after serving 21 years with York Suburban School District.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Eric Hoffman, Teacher at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective at the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year. Mr. Hoffman is retiring after serving 32 years with York Suburban School District.
        4. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the approval of the FMLA request for Arianna Good, Teacher at East York Elementary, effective January 27, 2022, through February 10, 2022. 
          2. Recommend the approval of the FMLA request for Kayla Pavlosky, Teacher at Indian Rock Elementary, effective on or around March 17, 2022, for maternity leave.
          3. Recommend the approval of the FMLA request for Jaqueline James, Guidance Counselor at Valley View Elementary, effective December 20, 2021, through January 14, 2022.
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend approval of the following volunteers.
            1. Georgia Gaskin
            2. Darcie Cipollini
            3. Karla Shelley
            4. Lindsey Katherman
            5. Christine Stough
            6. Leah Wentz
            7. Angela Klinefelter
            8. Lauren Feroli
            9. Tara Dutta
            10. Stephanie Sullivan
            11. LaToya DeLauder
        6. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers. 
            1. Michael Shelton
            2. Beth Ann Myers
    2. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
  9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report
    1. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
  10. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
  11. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
  12. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
  13. Recognition of Visitors
  14. Upcoming Events
  15. Board Meeting & Committee Meeting Schedules
  16. Public Comments
    1. 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.
  17. Adjournment

 

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5 Comments

  1. Jonathan Stayer on January 24, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    98 Eisenhower Drive

    Would it be possible for the Board to project the submitted written public comments on the screen at public board meetings either immediately before or during the meeting as has been done in the past? This would be helpful to members of the audience to better comprehend the range of opinions being expressed across the district. Thank you.



  2. Katie on January 24, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Can the board please enforce the 5-minute rule for all comments tonight as well as no comments made from the crowd during the meeting? For several meetings, individuals have continued on past their 5 minutes with no care for the rules set forth by the board.
    Also, if someone posts a comment online, do they still have the opportunity to not speak during meetings? If you post your public comment in one place, shouldn’t that be the same as making your comment during the meeting?



  3. Lori Ehrlich on January 23, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    700 Hoffman Road, Spring Garden Twp.

    I would like to address this comment to Mr. Robinson. Thank you for speaking out with your recent letter to the editor of the York Dispatch. It is about time that someone addressed the ongoing disruption that we have been seeing at every school board meeting (and also at what was supposed to have been an informational meeting about the future of our district). This constant disruption of each and every board meeting has taken valuable time away from the board’s ability to work on other important issues.

    I agree with Mr. Robinson’s assertion that credentials matter. While the school board always is — and always HAS BEEN — willing to listen to what the public has to say, ultimately, it is necessary for them to base their decisions on research and information by qualified professionals. They cannot cater to the uninformed whims of unqualified people just because they are shouting loudly. Most of these people who verbally attack our board have never set foot inside any of our school buildings to volunteer their time, yet suddenly they feel qualified to decide what’s best for our district?

    These vocal community members throw the phrase “mental health” around as though this is a new issue facing our student population since the onset of Covid, but meanwhile, Mr. Robinson and many other members of our board have been strong advocates for the addition of mental health services in our district for YEARS. Where were these community members rallying for the “mental health of our students” several years ago when it was up for debate whether to have a full-time social worker in our schools?

    I look forward to the day when the board can get back to other important issues at hand. I look forward to when our community will take the time to look at the details of the Future Focus Planning proposal (that have been available to the community for months) and formulate REAL questions and REAL comments about the proposal so that the board can work with the district administration to come up with a plan that satisfies both the needs of the district AND also addresses the concerns of the parents.

    This kind of constructive collaboration cannot be possible unless the board is given the time to actually do the job they were elected to do instead of having to endure hours of public harassment. They were elected to maintain the quality of a York Suburban education. They were not elected to serve the whims of the loudest complainers in our community.

    Thank you.



  4. Emerson Babich on January 23, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Will the school board and its members affirm that they are public servants and work for the people that they represent?



  5. Warren Bulette on January 22, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    1775 S Queen St

    When will the public get published answers to questions sent for Jan. 12 public meeting that was canceled