York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Combined Regular Monthly Meeting & Planning Committee Meeting
July 18, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Auditorium

M I N U T E S
(Approved on August 8, 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. 3 public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. No comments were made in person.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the combined Planning Committee meeting and the regular monthly meeting conducted on June 20, 2022, pending the correction of a clerical error in the updated Health & Safety Plan.
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. The following financial reports for June 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 announced a proposal recommended by the solicitor to change how the District retains video recordings of Board meetings. If implemented, each Board meeting would still be recorded for the public but the recording would be purged after the official adoption of the written meeting minutes by the Board of School Directors. A conversation ensued, and some Board members voiced opposition to the change. The Administration was tasked with considering the comments and submitting a new recommendation at an upcoming Board meeting.
    2. There was a discussion about returning to the Board Room in the Ronald Provard Education Center for future Board meetings. Multiple locations were proposed. Ultimately, the Administration was asked to work on a recommendation for a location that would allow for more collaborative interactions between Board members while still having enough room for the public.
    3. Mr. Posenau announced that the Board met in Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. on July 18, 2022, for the purposes of discussing personnel, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
    4. Mrs. Freireich and Mr. Sullivan were appointed as the two Voting Delegates for the PA School Boards Association Delegate Assembly on November 5, 2022.
    5. Mr. Posenau shared information about the election process for PSBA officers. The open voting period will occur from September 9, 2022, until 5 p.m. on October 29, 2022.
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. Dr. Krauser presented the Superintendent’s Report.
    2. The Board unanimously approved the overnight field trip request for YSHS music students/ensembles to perform publicly in Orlando, Florida. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    3. The Board unanimously approved the parade permit with Spring Garden Township for the annual homecoming parade. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    4. The Board unanimously approved the 2022-23 Emergency Instructional Time Template – Section 520.1. (1–Schroeder, 2–Robinson)
    5. The proposed revisions to Policy 218 were presented for a second read. The attachment to the policy, a revised version of the Student Code of Conduct, was also presented for review. Dr. Krauser and Mrs. Jackson answered questions from Board members about the changes to the Student Code of Conduct, and the need for some minor revisions was identified. The policy and the edited Code of Conduct will be presented for a vote to adopt the revisions during the meeting on August 8, 2022.
    6. Dr. Adelle Campbell gave a presentation about student success and District well-being.
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1–Sears, 2–Freireich)
      1. The Administration recommends that the Board approve the renewal agreement with AIA Alera Group Services and Consulting for the 2022-23 school year. The consulting fee will remain at $50,400.
      2. The Administration recommends that the Board re-appoint SEK CPAs & Advisors for the 2021-22 local audit.
      3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the 2022-23 breakfast and lunch prices as presented. There is no proposed increase over the 2021-22 school year.
        1. Lunch
          1. $2.50 Elementary
          2. $2.75 Secondary
          3. $3.90 Adult
        2. Breakfast
          1. $1.40 Elementary
          2. $1.40 Secondary
          3. $1.95 Adult
      4. The Administration recommends the Board approve the one-day event agreement with Refreshing Mountain in the amount of $2,246.54 for our link crew student leaders to participate in a leadership development experience this summer. This activity is funded by the High School budget. 
      5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Real Property Tax Exemption Certificate for parcel #48-000-16-008500-00000 under the Pennsylvania State Veterans’ Commission for Real Estate Tax Exemption.
      6. Approval of the HCR Manorcare Properties, LLC 2021 Tax Appeal Settlement
        1. The administration recommends approval for the settlement of the tax assessment appeal litigation (Case #2020-SU-002097) for Tax Parcel 46-000-25-0040.E0-00000, 2400 Kingston Road, Springettsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania, owned by HCR Manorcare Properties, LLC, for a total assessed value for tax years 2021-24 as follows:
          1. 2021:   $4,450,000
          2. 2022: $4,200,000
          3. 2023: $4,200,000
          4. 2024: $4,824,000
        2. Absent major renovations, improvements, or demolition of the subject property, or a county-wide reassessment, there shall be no further change to the assessment of the subject property until the tax year beginning January 1, 2024. The District Administration and solicitor are authorized to take all steps necessary to effectuate this settlement and to resolve this pending tax assessment appeal case.
      7. The Administration recommends the Board accept the proposal with GuardianCSC for the water management program for the Cooling and Boiler water systems within the School District for the 2022-23 school year. The price will not exceed $12,888.
      8. The Administration recommends the Board adopt the resolution to authorize Dr. Scott Krauser to sign electronic agreements with the  Pennsylvania Department of Education.
      9. The Administration recommends the Board approve the educational services agreements with Specialized Education of Pennsylvania, Inc. dba High Road School of York to provide extended school year services.  
        1. Student A: The term of this agreement is from June 9, 2022, to July 28, 2022. The rate per day is $170 for 19 days and one support staff cost of $1,603 for a total of $4,833.00.
      10. The Administration recommends the Board accept the statement of work from Kuder to provide a K-12 virtual college and career readiness system. This program replaces Naviance and will be funded through the ARP ESSER III grants through June 30, 2024.
    2. Informational
      1. Mrs. Ciaciulli gave presentations about the following topics.
        1. Food Service Sales Report
        2. 2022-23 Food Service Program & Budget
        3. State Budget Update
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Kiley Long
    1. Ms. Long provided information about the following items.
      1. Homecoming on September 10, 2022
      2. The homecoming parade and powder puff on September 8, 2022
      3. FCCLA’s yard sale on September 24, 2022
      4. The third-place finish by Annie Connolly (’22) in the FCCLA National Conference
      5. Mini-THON’s flamingo flocking and car wash fundraisers
  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 Sandy Bouras as a Part-Time Paraprofessional at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the 2022-23 YESPA Agreement.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Anne Busse as Learning Support Teacher at York Suburban High School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.  Master’s, Step 4 plus benefits in accordance with the YSEA Bargaining Agreement.
          3. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Jennifer Hardy as a Full-Time Paraprofessional/Personal Care Assistant at East York Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the 2022-23 YESPA Agreement.
          4. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Kyle Hastings as Full-Time 2nd Shift Lead Custodian at the High School, effective July 19, 2022, at an hourly rate of $16.78 plus benefits in accordance with the 2022-23 YESPA Agreement.
          5. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Patricia Huse as a Part-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the 2022-23 YESPA Agreement.
          6. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Eric Latsha as Middle School Wrestling Head Coach, effective the Winter of the 2021-22 school year, at Step 3 in accordance with the YSEA Bargaining Agreement. $2,980.00.
          7. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Brian Marshall, Fitness Room Supervisor. The hourly rate is based on the extracurricular supervision rate in accordance with the YSEA Bargaining Agreement not to exceed 37 hours for the 2022-23 school year.
        2. Transfer/Reassignment
          1. Recommend the Board approve the transfer of Marion Corsaro from part-time 5-hour Attendance Administrative Assistant at Indian Rock Elementary School to part-time 5-hour Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.  There is no change in the hourly rate.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the transfer of Jami Beaulieu from Accounts Payable/Purchasing to Administrative Assistant for Operations/Child Accounting, at an hourly rate of 24.13. The effective date is to be determined.
        3. Resignations/Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Robert Fox, Head Custodian at East York Elementary School, effective September 30, 2022. Mr. Fox has served nine (9) years at York Suburban.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Jennifer Hall, Art Teacher at East York Elementary School and Yorkshire Elementary School, effective date TBD.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Amy Intrieri, Middle School Musical Co-Director, Middle School Musical Vocal Director, and Middle School Sounds of Tomorrow Director, effective July 12, 2022.
          4. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Jennifer Koller, Learning Support Teacher at the Middle School, effective date TBD.
          5. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Molly McAuliffe, Middle School Musical Co-Director and Middle School Musical Choreography Director, effective July 12, 2022.
          6. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Hannah Siegelman, full-time 12-month Administrative Assistant at the High School, effective July 6, 2022.
        4. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Allison Peters, Teacher at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective August 19, 2022, through October 5, 2022, to be followed by a leave of absence through the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Stephanie Reinert, Teacher at the Middle School, effective August 19, 2022, through November 13, 2022, to be followed by a  leave of absence through the end of the first semester.
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend approval of the following volunteers.
            1. Katelyn Grady
            2. Corey Mohar
        6. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers. 
            1. Lauren Curran
        7. Bus Drivers
          1. Recommend approval of the following Reliance Student Transportation driver.
            1. Brian Gentzyel
        8. Extracurricular
          1. Recommend approval of the reappointments of the 2022-23 fall coaches as presented.
        9. Recommend the Board approve the extension of the ACT 93 Administrative Compensation and Retention Plan through June 30, 2023.
    2. Additional Committee Reports
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  8. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson provided commentary about the harmonious way in which the state budget was passed. He also made a lighthearted connection between the educational funding increase and the participation in Advocacy Day by several York Suburban Board members.
  9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on June 28, 2022.
    2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. No report was provided.
  10. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich reported about 25 students participated in an experiment involving the completion of summer work to earn credits. The program went very well. 
  11. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  12. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. No report was provided.
  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 (Springettsbury Township) asked about the possibility of reverting back to the school start times used prior to the 2021-22 school year.
  17. Board Recognition
    1. Mrs. Schroeder offered the Board’s official congratulations to Annie Connolly (’22) for finishing third in the Focus on Children category of the FCCLA National Conference.
  18. The meeting was adjourned at 9:11 p.m.