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

M I N U T E S
(Approved on February 14, 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, Lois Ann Schroeder, Joel Sears, Steven Sullivan, Michael Thoman
      2. Absent: None
    3. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
      1. 5 public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. Brock McCleary (1540 Dunster Rd) offered thoughts about the mental health of students.
      3. Cortney Hendrickson (1585 Wyndham Dr) offered thoughts about masking and Mr. Robinson’s op-ed.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the Planning Committee meeting held on January 10, 2022.
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. Mr. Sears provided updated balances for several key funds.
    2. The following financial reports for December 2021 were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1–Sears, 2–Thoman)
      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. Mr. Posenau reported the following items.
      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. The recognition of former School Director, Dr. Steven Scalet, will be postponed until a future meeting.
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    1. Dr. Williams presented the superintendent’s report.
    2. Dr. Krauser gave an update on the Future-Focused Planning process. A virtual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on February 23, 2022, and a morning and evening session will be held on April 7, 2022. 
    3. The Administration recommended 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. Masking would be required whenever York County’s seven-day rolling new case rate per 100K is greater than 600 cases. (1–Schroeder, 2–Robinson)
      1. An amendment to the original motion was suggested by Mr. Sears and approved by a vote of 6-3 (Nay votes: Posenau, Schroeder, Thoman), which added language about masking enforcement designed to ensure 100% compliance with properly worn masks. (1–Sears, 2–Sanders)
      2. A second amendment to the original motion was proposed by Mr. Sears (1–Sears, 2–Sanders), which would have added language about requiring N95 or equivalent masks. The motion was later withdrawn (1–Sears, 2–Sanders) with the expectation that a cost analysis of this possibility would be provided by the Administration at a later date.
      3. Prior to voting, an opportunity was given for public comments.
        1. Melanie Bair (513 Wynwood Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
        2. Aaron Hill (3204 Rex Dr) offered thoughts about masking.
        3. Nick Spagnola (760 Hillcrest Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
        4. Jessica Carter (1851 Eastern Blvd) offered thoughts about masking.
        5. Cortney Hendrickson (1585 Wyndham Dr) offered thoughts about masking.
        6. Cathy Shaffer (171 Edgewood Dr) made a comment about meeting procedures.
        7. Patrick Harrison (1413 First Ave) offered thoughts about Mr. Robinson’s op-ed.
        8. Alicia Spagnola (760 Hillcrest Rd) offered thoughts about masking.
        9. Andrew Ruth (1222 Oakwood Ln) offered thoughts about masking.
      4. The original motion combined with the approved amendment failed by a vote of 4-5 (Nay votes: Freireich, Posenau, Sanders, Schroeder, Thoman).
    4. The Board unanimously approved the disciplinary measures for SID# 2931240389 as set forth in the Administrative Disciplinary Hearing Agreement following a hearing conducted by Dr. Scott Krauser. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    5. The Board unanimously approved the overnight field trip requests from Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and Model United Nations. (1–Schroeder, 2–Sullivan)
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. Teena Curnow gave a presentation about the recent local audit.
    2. The following items were unanimously approved as part of a consent agenda. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
      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 Board unanimously approved the proposed 2022-23 York County School of Technology budget. (1–Schroeder, 2–Robinson)
    4. Informational
      1. The food service sales report was presented.
      2. Mrs. Ciaciulli gave a presentation about the development of the 2022-23 general fund budget.
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
    1. Ms. Casey provided information about recent and upcoming athletic events as well as the SnoCo dance, which is scheduled for February 17, 2022.
  7. 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 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 the 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 the approval of the following STS substitutes teachers.
            1. Michael Shelton
            2. Beth Ann Myers
    2. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  8. Legislative Update
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following items.
      1. Senate Bill 324
      2. Senate Bill 726
      3. Senate Bill 696
      4. Senate Bill 527
      5. The trial for equitable funding
  9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. No report was provided.
  10. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich reported that all 19 of York Suburban’s seats are filled, and the proposed budget will be finalized during YAA’s next meeting.
  11. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  12. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. Mrs. Schroeder reported that YCST appreciates the Board’s support through the approval of the proposed budget.
  13. Mr. Posenau thanked everyone for attending the meeting.
  14. A list of upcoming events was provided.
  15. The board meeting and committee meeting schedules were provided.
  16. An opportunity was provided for public comment.
    1. Dawn Bentivegna (2620 Durham Rd) offered thoughts about masking and Mr. Robinson’s op-ed.
    2. Cortney Hendrickson (1585 Wyndham Dr) posed questions related to ESSER funding.
    3. Nick Spagnola (760 Hillcrest Rd) posed questions about weapons.
    4. Cathy Shaffer (171 Edgewood Dr) offered congratulations for the local audit.
    5. Melanie Bair (513 Wynwood Rd) posed questions about masking.
    6. Natalie Dennis (1409 First Ave) offered thoughts about finding common ground.
  17. The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.