York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Committee Meeting
April 11, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on April 25, 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.
      2. Ashley Turner (Springettsbury Ave) offered thoughts about teacher eliminations.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the regular monthly meeting conducted on March 28, 2022.
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. Mr. Posenau reported the following items.
      1. The Board met in Executive Session on April 11, 2022, at 5:30 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. The following item was presented for discussion. It will be presented for a vote during the meeting on April 25, 2022.
      1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the overnight field trip request from the York Suburban High School’s FCCLA organization.
    2. Dr. Krauser gave a Future-Focused Planning update.
    3. Administrative Reports
      1. Dr. Adams shared information about recent happenings at York Suburban High School, including Mini-THON, pending exams, Junior Achievement, Trojan Theatre, commencement, and more.
      2. Dr. Gulley gave a presentation about recent events at Indian Rock Elementary School.
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were presented for discussion. They will be presented for a vote during the meeting on April 25, 2022
      1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2021-22 educational services agreements with New Story, LLC. The charge for a special education classroom program provided by New Story within School is $380.00 per day. 
      2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the educational service agreement with Yellow Breeches Education Center, Inc. The daily rate per student is $163.27. In addition, the District agrees to purchase transportation at a daily student cost of $109.00. 
      3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the educational services agreements with Specialized Education of Pennsylvania, Inc. dba High Road School of York.  
        1. Student A: The term of this agreement is from December 2, 2021, to May 27, 2022. The rate per day is $165 for 111 days for a total of $18,315.00.
        2. Student B: The term of this agreement is from March 16, 2022, to May 27, 2022. The rate per day is $165 for 51 days for a total of $8,415.00.
        3. Student C: The term of this agreement is from March 21, 2022, to May 27, 2022. The total tuition is $58,000 (prorated 48 days) with a PCA at $218.00 per day.
    2. Informational
      1. Mrs. Ciaciulli gave a presentation about the 2022-23 proposed final general fund budget. Additionally, a supplemental handout was distributed to Board members. The budget presentation included the following recommendations.
        1. The Administration recommends Board approval of a $200,000 budgetary reserve for unanticipated expenses in the 2022-23 General Fund Budget.
        2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Proposed Final General Fund Budget for 2022-23 including all allocations for planned expenditures of $66,843,130, which includes a proposed tax increase of 3.83% ($1,499,041) and use of fund balance of $1,795,097.
        3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the resolution authorizing the Administration to advertise and publicly display the Board’s intentions of adopting the 2022-23 Final General Fund Budget at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled on May 9, 2022.
      2. At the conclusion of the budget presentation, Mr. Sears offered his suggestions about how to partially mitigate the tax impact by better distributing it among various stakeholders and funds.
  5. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
    1. Ms. Casey reported on the following topics.
      1. Junior Achievement at YSHS
      2. 2022 Mini-THON
      3. Link Crew’s York Revolution Fundraiser
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. The minutes were presented from the meeting held on February 7, 2022.
      2. Mr. Robinson gave an overview of the meeting held on April 4, 2022. He also read a statement about the elimination of positions and class sizes.
      3. The Board unanimously approved the following items as part of a consent agenda. (1–Robinson, 2–Freireich)
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Christina Ulsh as English Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective for the 2022-23 school year at Master’s, Step 1 of the YSEA agreement.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Christina Wawrzyniakowski as Guidance Counselor at York Suburban Middle School, effective for the 2022-23 school year at Master’s, Step 3 of the YSEA agreement.
          3. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Teresa Bollis as Emotional Support Teacher at York Suburban High School, with no change in salary, effective April 11, 2022.
        2. Resignation
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Nina Murray, HR Specialist at the Education Center, effective April 22, 2022.
        3. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Nicole Taylor, Teacher at Valley View Elementary, effective April 26, 2022, through May 10, 2022.
        4. Extracurricular
          1. Recommend the Board approve Dishon Hopkins as MS Head Football Coach for the 2022-23 school year with a salary of $4,355 representing Tier 3, Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
          2. Recommend the Board approve Susan Harvey as Game Help for the Spring Season at the following rates.
            1. Ticket Taker/Seller – $30
            2. Track and Field Official Timer – $35
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers.
            1. Andrew Harris
            2. Amy Wolfgang
            3. Andrew Warren
            4. Kayla Koller
            5. Nicholas Spagnola
            6. Stephen Wilt
            7. LeeAnn Wilt
            8. Tyler Smith
            9. Kathryn Bowen
        6. Substitutes
          1. Recommend the approval of the following STS substitutes teachers.
            1. Bessie Walker
            2. Megan White
            3. Michelle Scanlan
            4. Elvina Coleman-Lee
            5. Jenna Wilder
        7. Bus Driver
          1. Recommend approval of the following Reliance Student Transportation driver.
            1. Erica Clark
        8. The Administration recommends Board approval of a $700.00 stipend to Erick Rodenburgh for providing coverage for the Director of Facilities/Coordinator of Building & Grounds from April 5-18, 2022.
        9. The Personnel Committee recommends Board approval of the elimination of the following positions through attrition.
          1. 4 Elementary FTEs (Full-Time Equivalent)
          2. 2 Secondary FTEs (Full-Time Equivalent)
        10. The Personnel Committee recommends Board approval of the addition of the following positions effective for the 2022-23 school year. 
          1. HS Intensive Learning Support 
          2. HS Emotional Support Teacher 
          3. School Psychologist (Formerly Behavior Specialist/Internal Coach) 
          4. MS Learning Support Teacher 
          5. School Psychologist (approved October 4, 2021, funding through ESSER II and ESSER III)
          6. MS Math Interventionist (ESSER III Grant)
          7. Intensive Learning Paraprofessional (2)
          8. Emotional Support Paraprofessional 
          9. AA for Operations (retitle to Child Accounting/Central Registration Specialist)
        11. The Administration recommends Board approval of the job title change for the Human Resources Specialist to a Human Resources Manager.  This position will be classified as a Level I in the Tier II group.
    2. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  7. Legislative Update
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following items.
      1. House Bill 2169
      2. Senate Bill 297
      3. Senate Bill 1143
      4. House Education Committee’s rejection of changes proposed by the Independent Regulation Review Commission
      5. Advocacy Day on April 25, 2022
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. No report was provided.
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on March 29, 2022.
    2. Mrs. Freireich reported that 25-30 students are ready for graduation. There could be 50+ spring graduates.
  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. The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m.