York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 23, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on June 20, 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, Joel Sears, Steven Sullivan, Michael Thoman
      2. Absent: Lois Ann Schroeder
    3. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
      1. 15 public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. Jonathan Oestereich (809 Rathton Rd.) offered thoughts about student altercations at YSHS.
      3. Charlie Stein (Springettsbury Township) offered building program suggestions.
      4. Rebecca Deal (Randolph Dr.) offered thoughts about student altercations at YSMS.
      5. Zori Bair (minor) offered thoughts about student altercations at YSMS.
      6. Ashley Turner (W. Springettsbury Ave.) offered thoughts about student altercations, SROs, and bringing classes together sooner.
      7. Jess Carter (Springettsbury Township) offered thoughts about student altercations at YSMS.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the Planning Committee meeting conducted on May 9, 2022.
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. The following financial reports for April 2022 were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1–Sears, 2–Freireich)
      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 legal matters at 6:30 p.m. on May 23, 2022, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
    2. Mr. Posenau presented a plaque to Neave Casey for her work as the board’s 2021-22 student representative.
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Williams
    1. Dr. Williams presented the Superintendent’s Report, which included information about YSMS and YSHS student misbehaviors.
    2. Administrative Report
      1. Dr. Fuhrman gave a presentation about Acadience testing at East York Elementary School. Afterward, she answered questions from the Board.
      2. Dr. Snedden gave a presentation about recent happenings at York Suburban Middle School and increased student misbehaviors. Afterward, he answered questions from the Board.
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1–Robinson, 2–Sears)
      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.
    2. The Board approved the General Fund Budget for 2022-23, including all allocations for planned expenditures of $66,866,110, by a vote of 6-2 (Nay votes: Sears, Sanders). The total includes a $200,000 budgetary reserve approved by the Board of Directors on April 25, 2022.
    3. The Board approved the following 2022-23 tax rates by a vote of 6-2 (Nay votes: Sears, Sanders). Prior to the vote, a motion was made (1–Sears, 2–Sanders) to amend the original motion to include a 3% tax increase instead of 4%; the amendment failed by a vote of 3-5 (Nay votes: Sullivan, Gee, Freireich, Posenau, Robinson).
      1. Real estate tax rate at 25.0605  mills. This represents a 4% increase which is at the state Act 1 index of 4.0%, 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.
    4. The Board unanimously adopted 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. (1–Robinson, 2–Freireich)
    5. The Board unanimously authorized 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. (1–Sears, 2–Thoman)
    6. The Board unanimously accepted the quote from Trane to replace refrigerant sensors on circuits # 1 and #2 and replace the master oil value on circuit #1 on the middle school chiller. The cost for the repairs will not exceed $7,382.00. (1–Freireich, 2–Robinson)
    7. The Board unanimously approved the renewal of Whitsons Culinary Group as the Food Service Management Company for the 2022-23 fiscal year. (1–Sears, 2–Robinson)
    8. Informational
      1. Mrs. Ciaciulli provided an explanation of the New Teacher Induction Program and the mentor/mentee arrangements used as part of that program. This information was shared as a follow-up to a question posed during the Planning Committee meeting held on May 9, 2022.
      2. The food service sales report and dining report were presented.
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Neave Casey
    1. Ms. Casey provided information about the following items.
      1. Graduation for the Class of 2022
      2. Boys’ volleyball postseason play
      3. Track athletes’ postseason achievements
      4. Closing thoughts
    2. Ms. Casey introduced Kiley Long and Chiara Soares as the new student representatives for the 2022-23 school year.
  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–Gee)
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the employment of Haley Laird, Intensive Learning Support Teacher at York Suburban Middle School, effective for the 2022-23 school year. 
          2. Recommend the employment of Jack Gulley, summer help, at the hourly rate of $11.00 for the 2022 summer. 
          3. Recommend the employment of Andrew Guiddy, summer help, at the hourly rate of $11.00 for the 2022 summer, pending receipt of all clearances.
          4. Recommend the employment of William Shaver, summer help, at the hourly rate of $11.00 for the 2022 summer, pending receipt of all clearances.
          5. Recommend the approval of Marguerita Mann, Guest Teacher, for extended school year instruction for Autistic Support grades K-5 at Valley View Elementary School during the Summer of 2022. The compensation is in accordance with the 2020-21 hourly rates as outlined in the YSEA Bargaining Agreement. 
          6. Recommend the approval of Ashlee Adams, Teacher, for extended school year instruction for Intensive Learning Support grades 5-8 at York Suburban High School during the Summer of 2022. The compensation is in accordance with the 2020-21 hourly rates as outlined in the YSEA Bargaining Agreement.
          7. Recommend the approval of Mary Rafferty, Paraprofessional, for extended school year instruction during the Summer of 2022. Ms. Rafferty will be compensated her hourly rate plus benefits.
          8. Recommend the approval of Nicole Stump, Paraprofessional, for extended school year instruction during the Summer of 2022. Ms. Stump will be compensated her hourly rate plus benefits.
          9. Recommend the approval of Chrystal Gerner, Paraprofessional, for extended school year instruction during the Summer of 2022. Ms. Gerner will be compensated her hourly rate plus benefits.
          10. Recommend the approval of Annie Rodriguez, Paraprofessional, for extended school year instruction during the Summer of 2022. Ms. Rodriguez will be compensated her hourly rate plus benefits
        2. Transfer/Reassignment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the transfer of Jessica Vu from part-time 5-hour Paraprofessional to full-time 7-hour Learning Support Paraprofessional, effective for the 2022-23 school year. There is no change in the hourly rate. 
        3. Resignations
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Jackie Redding, Custodian, effective May 27, 2022.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Mary Beth Reese, Custodian, effective June 30, 2022.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Pamela Stauffer, Paraprofessional, effective May 24, 2022.
        4. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Kimberly Boulding, Paraprofessional at High School, effective August 22, 2022, through September 10, 2022.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Kathryn Mahoney, Gifted Teacher, effective August 19, 2022, through September 6, 2022.
          3. Recommend the approval of the request for a half-year (spring 2023) sabbatical leave for Kelly Paraskevakos, Teacher, for Professional Development.
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend approval of the following volunteers.
            1. Anne House
            2. Brittany Michalak
            3. Heather Snyder
        6. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers. 
            1. Lydia Williams
    2. Communications Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. The minutes were presented from the meeting held on May 17, 2021.
      2. Mr. Robinson provided an update from the meeting held on May 16, 2022.
    3. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  8. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson provided an update about House Bill 2169.
  9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. Mrs. Freireich reported that there was a meeting last week during which the upcoming school year’s budget was passed.
  10. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich reported that six York Suburban students will be attending next week’s graduation. Additionally, almost 70 students will be graduating on June 1, 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 was absent; no report was provided. Mr. Posenau shared that YCST will have a meeting on Thursday.
  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. Aaron Hill offered thoughts about student altercations in schools.
    2. Laura Klinedinst (Woodberry Rd.) offered thoughts about student altercations at YSMS.
    3. Cortney Hendrickson (Spring Garden Township) offered thoughts about student altercations in schools.
    4. Jonathan Oestereich (809 Rathton Rd.) offered thoughts about student altercations in schools.
  17. The meeting was adjourned at 9:13 p.m.