York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 25, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on May 9, 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. No public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. Cortney Hendrickson (Spring Garden Township) offered thoughts about the budget and taxes.
    4. President’s Statement
      1. Mr. Posenau shared thoughts about budget restrictions and the long-term planning that must be done.
    5. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the Planning Committee meeting conducted on April 11, 2022.
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. The following financial reports for March 2022 were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1–Sears, 2–Schroeder)
      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 item.
      1. The Board met in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel at 6 p.m. on April 25, 2022, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    1. Neal Gross, a music education representative from Menchey Music, presented the 2022 Best Communities for Music Education Award to the York Suburban Music Department on behalf of the National Association of Music Merchants. Teachers Rebecca Lauver, Ashley Markey, Hannah Stayer, and Ashley Thrush were on hand to receive the award.
    2. Dr. Williams presented the Superintendent’s Report, which included an overview of 2021 Keystone testing results.
    3. The Board unanimously approved the overnight field trip request from the York Suburban High School’s FCCLA organization. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    4. Administrative Report
      1. Mrs. Jackson gave a presentation about recent happenings at Valley View Elementary School.
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
      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. Mrs. Ciaciulli gave a presentation about the proposed final 2022-23 general fund budget.
    3. The Board unanimously approved a budgetary reserve of $200,000 for unanticipated expenses in the 2022-23 General Fund Budget. (1–Schroeder, 2–Sullivan)
    4. The Board approved by a 7-2 vote (Nay votes: Sanders, Sears) the Proposed Final General Fund Budget for 2022-23, including all allocations for planned expenditures of $66,666,110, which includes a proposed tax increase of 4%. (1–Schroeder, 2–Sullivan)
    5. The Board unanimously approved 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 23, 2022. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    6. Informational
      1. Food Service Sales Report and Dining Report
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
    1. Ms. Casey provided information about the following items.
      1. Recent success by York Suburban’s chapter of the Technology Student Association
      2. Recent Student Council elections
      3. Upcoming boat races
  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–Schroeder)
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Bethany Salaga as Guidance Counselor 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 Sarah Roi as Science Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective for the 2022-23 school year at Master’s, Step 3 of the YSEA agreement.
        2. Volunteers
          1. Recommend approval of the following volunteers.
            1. Jacqueline Bortner
            2. Rashida Lawrence
            3. Kathryn Martin
            4. MacGregor Brillhart
        3. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers. 
            1. John Coon
            2. Victoria Donovan
            3. Andrew Whalen
            4. Eman Haleem
            5. Allyson Carlson
        4. Bus Drivers
          1. Recommend approval of the following drivers for Reliance Student Transportation.
            1. Angela Boston
    2. Property & Finance Committee Report – Mr. Sears
      1. The minutes were presented from the meeting held on March 16, 2022.
      2. Mr. Sears provided an update from the meeting held on April 20, 2022, including his thoughts about the District’s financial situation and his belief that additional financial support is unlikely to come from the state.
    3. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  8. Legislative Update
    1. Mr. Robinson provided his thoughts about Advocacy Day, which was attended by four members of the York Suburban Board of School Directors: Mr. Sears, Mrs. Schroeder, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Robinson.
    2. Mr. Robinson invited Mr. Sears, Mrs. Schroeder, and Mr. Sullivan to share their thoughts about Advocacy Day, which they did.
  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 there will be a board meeting tomorrow, April 26, 2022.
  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 there will be a board meeting tomorrow, April 26, 2022.
  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. Bryan Platt (Magnolia, DE) posed questions about the interactions of a board member with community members.
    2. Charlie Stein (Springettsbury Township) offered suggestions to help reduce the budget.
    3. Melanie Bair (Springettsbury Township) offered thoughts about a variety of topics, including YSHS guidance counselors, mental health, the District’s finances, and more.
  17. President’s Statement
    1. Mr. Posenau gave a statement about the requirements and expectations of a school director.
  18. The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 p.m.