York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Committee Meeting
March 14, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on March 28, 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. 1 public comment was submitted electronically.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the regular monthly meeting conducted on February 28, 2021.
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. Mr. Posenau reported the following items.
      1. The Board met in Executive Session on March 8, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing personnel. No official action was taken.
      2. The Board met in Executive Session on March 9, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing personnel. No official action was taken.
      3. The Board met in Executive Session on March 14, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing personnel. No official action was taken.
  3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    1. Dr. Fuhrman and Mr. Hare gave a presentation about the EYES facility dog proposal.
    2. Dr. Ellis gave a presentation about YSHS Keystones results.
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were presented for discussion. They will be brought before the Board for a vote during the meeting scheduled on March 28, 2022.
      1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the renewal contract with Tomlinson Bomberger for District-wide building pest management, fertilizer, weed, and lawn treatments for a total of $12,688, an increase of $234 over the 2021 contract year.
      2. The Administration recommends the Board authorize the Business Office to advertise and solicit Requests for Proposals for Benefits Consulting Services.
    2. Informational
      1. No additional information was provided.
  5. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
    1. Ms. Casey was absent; no report was given.
  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–Schroeder)
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Keith Barnes, Full-time Second-shift Custodian at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective March 15, 2022, with an hourly rate of $15.13 plus $.35 shift differential in accordance with the 2021-22 YSESPA agreement. 
          2. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Christopher Keech, Full-time Paraprofessional at York Suburban High School, effective March 7, 2022, with an hourly rate of $13.00 in accordance with the 2021-22 YSESPA agreement.
          3. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Stephanie Hunt, Science Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective for the 2022-23 school year at Bachelor’s, Step 4 of the YSEA agreement.
        2. Transfers
          1. Recommend the Board approve the transfer of Jessica Runkle from Coordinator of Building and Grounds to Director of Facilities with an annual salary of $87,100 in accordance with the Act 93 Administrative Compensation Plan. The effective date is to be determined. 
          2. Recommend the Board approve the transfer of Theresa Jackson from Acting Elementary Principal to Principal at Valley View Elementary School effective July 1, 2022, with an annual salary of $118,000 in accordance with the Act 93 Administrative Compensation Plan.
        3. Resignations
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Valerie Croft, Emotional Support Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective March 22, 2022.
        4. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA request for Allison Peters, Teacher at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective on or around May 10, 2022.
        5. Extracurricular
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Jim Poster, YSHS Boys Lacrosse Head Coach, effective for the 2021-22 school year with a salary of $5,145 representing Tier 2, Step 3 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Brandon Rauhauser, YSHS Baseball Assistant Coach #2, effective for the 2021-22 school year with a salary of $4,355 representing Tier 3, Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
          3. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Dale Heird, YSHS Boys Tennis Head Coach, effective for the 2021-22 school year with a salary of $4,355 representing Tier 3, Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule. 
          4. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Lilian Levan, YSHS Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach #2, effective for the 2021-22 school year with a salary of $2,103 representing Tier 4, Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
        6. Volunteers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers.
            1. Justin Koller
            2. Trisha Bosserman
            3. Laura Schmidt
            4. Laura Tate
            5. James Zimmerman
            6. Shanna Terroso
        7. Substitutes
          1. Recommend the approval of the following STS substitutes teachers.
            1. Arianna Hondares
            2. Laura Sinkovitz
            3. Megan Staats
            4. Elizabeth Pappion
            5. Emily Goulden
            6. Tammy Tyson
            7. Savannah Vonrohr
            8. Catherine Herber
        8. Recommend the Board approve and set the 2022 hourly pay rate for summer custodial workers to $11.00 per hour.
    2. Policy Committee Report – Mr. Thoman
      1. The following policy revisions were presented for a third read. There will be a vote to adopt the revisions during the meeting on March 28, 2022.
        1. Policy 006 – Meetings
        2. Policy 201 – Admission of Beginners
        3. Policy 610 – Purchases Subject to Bid/Quotation
        4. Policy 611 – Purchases Budgeted
        5. Policy 626 – Federal Fiscal Compliance
        6. Policy 903 – Public Participation in Board Meetings
    3. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  7. Legislative Update
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following items.
      1. Advocacy Day in Harrisburg on April 25, 2022
      2. Legislature’s debates about educational spending
      3. Supreme Court ruling on Pennsylvania’s 2022 redistricting map
      4. Independent Regulation Review Commission and regulations for charter and cyber charter schools
      5. Closing arguments for school funding trial
      6. Omnibus spending bill
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented for the board meeting held on March 1, 2022.
    2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. The JOA will hold its first in-person meeting in almost two years later this month.
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich reported that all 19 of York Suburban’s seats are currently filled.
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. 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. There were no comments.
  16.  Employee Recognition
    1. Mrs. Freireich recognized Jessica Runkle who was in the audience. Ms. Runkle will be the new Director of Facilities.
  17. The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.