York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Committee Meeting
May 9, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on May 23, 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. There were no in-person comments.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the regular monthly meeting conducted on April 25, 2022.
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. The Board unanimously appointed Dr. Scott Krauser as Superintendent for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2026, at a starting salary of $180,000. Additionally, the corresponding contract for Dr. Krauser’s appointment was approved. (1–Posenau, 2–Schroeder)
      1. After the vote, Dr. Krauser made a statement thanking the Board and addressing the community.
    2. The Board unanimously re-appointed Joel Sears as Treasurer for one year beginning July 1, 2022, at no compensation. (1–Posenau, 2–Schroeder)
    3. Mr. Posenau reported that the Board of School Directors completed the Superintendent’s and Assistant Superintendent’s annual performance assessment for the 2021-22 school year. The Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent met or exceeded the objective performance standards as specified in their contracts.
  3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    1. Dr. Krauser recognized the following retirees for their combined 280 years of York Suburban-specific service.
      1. Karen Campbell
      2. Dave Darrah
      3. Barry Girling
      4. Lesli Goodhart
      5. Eric Hoffman
      6. Nancy Karkoska
      7. Amy Loughran
      8. Rich Petersen
      9. Suzann Pranaitis
      10. Dan VanHouwe
      11. Timothy Williams
    2. Mrs. Campbell presented an overview of the 2022-25 Special Education Comprehensive Plan.
    3. Administrative Reports
      1. Dr. Gulley gave a presentation about recent events at Indian Rock Elementary School.
      2. Dr. Ellis shared details about recent events at York Suburban High School, including the 38th academic awards program, prom, graduation, Biology Boot Camp, and athletics.
  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 May 23, 2022.
      1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service agreement with 95% Group to implement support of professional development and materials to assist teachers in improving reading achievement. The amount is not to exceed $2,000.
      2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the tuition agreement with High Roads of Southern York to provide special education services for the 2022 extended school year. The cost will not exceed $4,833.
      3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service contract with Sunbelt Blazer Works to provide a speech language pathologist for the 2022 extended school year program at the per hour rate of $65.00.
      4. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service contract with Sunbelt Blazer Works to provide nursing services for the 2022 extended school year program at the per hour rate of $60.00.
      5. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Assistant Business Manager as an alternate delegate for the York County Tax Collection Committee in accordance with Act 32 § 505(b).
      6. The Administration recommends the Board approve the renewal agreement with STS effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2024. The renewal agreement does not reflect a rate increase.
      7. The Administration recommends the Board approve the 2022-23 participation agreement with York County School of Technology to provide services to students under the National School Lunch Program.
      8. Motion for the Board to approve the transportation contract with Reliance Student Transportation effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2026, as presented.
      9. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service contract with Easterseals to provide interpreting services as presented.
      10. The Administration recommends the Board approve the 2022-23 service contract with Sunbelt Blazer Works to acquire Speech and Language Pathologists at the per hour rate of $75.00 at 7 hours per day.
      11. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Letter of Agreement with Pennsylvania Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, LLC, Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic/Intensive Behavioral Health Services.
      12. The Administration recommends the Board approve the following 2022-23 depositories.
        1. ACNB – Adams County National Bank
        2. PSDLAF – Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund
      13. The Administration recommends the Board authorize the Business Office to perform all year-end budget transfers, make all necessary revisions to the district fund budget upon the auditor’s final adjustments to financial records, and assign fund balance amounts in accordance with the PA Public School Code and PA Department of Education regulation; and further, the Business Office will report said revisions to the Board during the meeting following the completion of the fiscal year audit. 
      14. 2022-23 Final Budget Adoption (some areas intentionally left blank)
        1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the General Fund Budget for 2022-23 including all allocations for planned expenditures of $____________. 
        2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the following 2022-23 tax rates.
          1. Real estate tax rate at _______ mills. This represents a ___% increase, which is at the state Act 1 index of ______; and,
          2. 0.5% Earned Income Tax to remain in effect be placed on all residents of the district; and,
          3. 0.5% Real Estate Transfer tax to remain in effect on all real estate transactions of the district.
        3. The Administration recommends the Board adopt the resolution authorizing the distribution of $159.57 state gaming funds to 5,272 eligible homestead properties and 0 farmstead properties under Section 342 of Act 1.
      15. The Property and Finance Committee recommends the Board authorize the Administration to advertise and solicit bids for the 2023 capital improvement projects no later than October 24, 2022, in the absence of a decision on Future-Focused Planning.
    2. Informational
      1. Mrs. Ciaciulli gave a presentation about the 2021-22 year-to-date budget.
  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–Sanders)
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Jodi Schuler as HR Manager at the Ronald Provard Education Center with an annual starting salary of $82,000. The effective date is May 23, 2022.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Robert Ramp as Coordinator of Buildings and Grounds with an annual starting salary of $61,842. The effective date is to be determined. 
          3. Recommend the Board approve the following 2022 summer enrichment program instructors.
            1. Raymond Medice
            2. Laura Medice
            3. Rachel Fry
            4. Annie Childs
            5. Katie Barrett
            6. Ellissa Kauffman
            7. Chevonne Tyson
          4. Recommend the Board approve the following 2022 summer school instructors. Employees will be paid the hourly rate according to the YSEA bargaining agreement. 
            1. Casey Reider (HS)
            2. Cristina Fiorentino (HS)
            3. Heidi Cebula (HS)
            4. Amber Krzanowski (HS)
            5. Bethann Keiderling (MS)
          5. Recommend the Board approve Karla Coffman as a mentor to April Miller (mentee). Each employee will be paid $600.00.
        2. Resignation
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Adam Koons, Maintenance Mechanic, effective May 31, 2022.
        3. Volunteers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers.
            1. Ciera Nicole Rascoe
            2. Samantha Stotler (the last name was incorrectly listed as Stater on the agenda)
            3. Priscilla West
        4. Substitutes
          1. Recommend the approval of the following STS substitute teachers.
            1. Alexander Kish
            2. Susan Thomas
            3. Madison Vaughen
    2. Property & Finance Committee Report – Mr. Sears
      1. The minutes were presented from the meeting held on April 20, 2022.
      2. Mr. Sears gave an update about the meeting conducted on May 2, 2022.
    3. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  7. Legislative Update
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following items.
      1. House Bill 2468
      2. House Bill 2169
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting on May 3, 2022.
    2. Mrs. Freireich reported that a new business manager, Brent Kessler, has been hired and will start over the summer.
    3. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. No report was provided.
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The minutes were presented from the meeting on April 26, 2022.
    2. Mrs. Freireich reported that graduation is scheduled for June 1, 2022, in the York Learning Center. 
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting on April 26, 2022.
    2. Mrs. Schroeder shared an interesting fact about YCST and information about the hiring of a new Administrative Director, Scott B. Rogers.
  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 8:12 p.m.