York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Committee Meeting
August 8, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Auditorium

A G E N D A

  1. General Business
    1. Call to Order – Mr. Posenau, Board President
      1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
      2. Roll Call
      3. A reminder to please silence your cell phone during the meeting.
      4. Public Comments
        1. All comments and questions will be addressed to the President. Board and staff members will not normally respond to comments or questions during the meeting unless recognized by the President for this purpose. Comments will be limited, at the discretion of the President, to five minutes or less.
      5. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes
        1. Approval of the minutes of the combined Planning Committee meeting and the regular monthly meeting conducted on July 18, 2022. [Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. The Board met in Executive Session at 6 p.m. on August 8, 2022, for the purposes of discussing personnel, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
    2. Resignation of Board Member
      1. Mr. Posenau recommends the Board accept the resignation of Quentin Gee as a member of the York Suburban Board of School Directors pursuant to his letter dated July 25, 2022. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
      2. Discussion of the process to fill a vacant Board member seat
    3. Discussion and Voting on PSBA Officer Candidates
      1. More information about the election process can be found at this link. The open voting period will occur from September 9, 2022, until 5 p.m. on October 29, 2022.
  3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. Proposal for the continuation of the current Board meeting video retention practices
    2. Update on potential spaces for future Board meetings
    3. The Administration recommends the Board approve Dr. Rebecca Lorfink as the District’s School Safety Coordinator. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. Administrative Reports
      1. Dr. Ketterman and Ms. Bedell
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items are being presented for discussion. They will be recommended for approval during the regular monthly meeting scheduled for August 22, 2022.
      1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the agreement with the Giant Company to administer flu shots to York Suburban employees. 
      2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Spring Math Data Access Agreement to provide the authorized consultants with Read-Only access to Spring Math Data as required for consulting services for the 2022-23 school year.
      3. The Administration recommends that Board approve the renewal agreement with ABA Support Services, LLC for a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at $110 per hour up to 10 hours per week of ongoing consultation to include; observations, data collection, staff training, meeting with school personnel, and preparation of reports as requested by the school district. The contract is effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
      4. The 2022-23 Service Agreement with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 for the Language Instruction Educational Program at the rate of $92.00 per hour. This includes certificated instructional staff, assessment, consulting, advising, supervisory, and support services to the District. 
      5. The Administration recommends the Board approve the 2022-23 service agreement with Allegheny Intermediate Unit, operator of PA Educator.net, for a total fee of $2,375.00.  
      6. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service agreement with Johnson Controls to provide preventative maintenance for the Middle School Chiller. 
      7. The Administration recommends the Board approve the annual subscription with FMX for maintenance requests, planned maintenance, event scheduling, and annual arbiter integration. 
      8. The Administration recommends the Board approve the 2022-23 Food Service Budget as presented. The budget reflects a free breakfast option for all K-12 students.
      9. The Administration recommends the Board authorize the Business Office to amend the 2022-2023 PDE 2028 to reflect the State budget adoption signed into law on July 8, 2022.  This reflects an increase in Basic Education Funding of $1,106,336 and Special Education Funding of $116,981. Additionally, the District was awarded Physical Safety in the amount of $ 147,460 and a Mental Health grant in the amount of $ 147,460.
    2. Informational
  5. Student Board Representative Report – Kiley Long or Chiara Soares
  6. Committee Reports – Mr. Posenau
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. Consent Agenda: You have before you the Personnel Report. Would any Board member like any of these items considered separately or are there any questions on any of these items? If not, the chair moves approval of the below-mentioned items. [Roll Call Vote]
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Emily Arnold as a Learning Support Teacher at Indian Rock Elementary School at Bachelor’s, Step 1 in the amount of $59,145, and benefits under the 2021-22 YSEA Bargaining Agreement. 
          2. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Claribel Bourdier as a Part-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at East York Elementary School, effective August 15, 2022, at an hourly rate of $15.53 plus benefits under the YESPA Agreement.
          3. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Gary Calhoun as a Part-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at Valley View Elementary School, effective August 15, 2022, at an hourly rate of $15.53 plus benefits under the YESPA Agreement.
          4. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Celeste Gomez-Reinos as a Full-Time 12-Month Administrative Assistant at the High School, effective August 15, 2022, at an hourly rate of $17.43 plus benefits per the YESPA Agreement.
          5. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Roxann Shearer as a Part-Time 10-Month Administrative Assistant at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits per the YESPA Agreement.
          6. Recommend the Board extend the appointment of Jennifer Tuchscherer as a Temporary Long-Term Teacher Substitute effective September 30, 2022, through the end of the 2022-23 school year, Bachelor’s, Step 1 in the amount of $59,145 and benefits under the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement. 
          7. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Anne Mitzel as Science Teacher at York Suburban Middle School at Bachelors step 2 in the amount of $61,045 and benefits per the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement. 
          8. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Paige Bodenschatz as Learning Support Teacher at York Suburban Middle School at Masters step 2 in the amount of $ 70,520 and benefits under the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement.
        2. Transfer/Reassignment
          1. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Kathy Leland from a Part-Time Paraprofessional at the Middle School to a Full-Time Paraprofessional at the Middle School, effective August 22, 2022.  There is no change in the hourly rate.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Nicole Love from a Full-Time 12-Month 1st Shift Custodian at the Middle School to Head Custodian at Valley View Elementary School, effective August 9, 2022, with an hourly rate of $19.41 plus benefits under the 2022-23 YESPA agreement.
        3. Resignations/Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Erik Ekstrom, Middle School Boys Basketball Assistant Coach, effective July 17, 2022.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Katie Gladfelter-Watts, Full-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective August 9, 2022.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Eleanor Gunn, Full-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective July 26, 2022.
          4. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Barney Peace, Science Teacher at the High School, effective date TBD.
          5. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Alisa Roeser, Part-Time Paraprofessional at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective July 29, 2022.
          6. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Nicholas Staab, Coordinator of Communications and Administration Services at the Education Center, effective August 12, 2022.
          7. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Bonnie Stone, Full-Time Health Assistant at Yorkshire Elementary and Middle School, effective August 16, 2022.
          8. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Alex Weinrich, Substitute Custodian (District Stage Technician), effective August 12, 2022.
          9. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Steve Weinrich, MS Musical Set Design & Construction, effective August 12, 2022.
        4. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the request for Amy Kendrick, Librarian at the High School, for a Professional Development Sabbatical, effective for the Fall Semester of the 2022-2023 school year.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Hazel Price, Full-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at the Middle School, effective July 27, 2022, through September 7, 2022.
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend approval of the following volunteer.
            1. Alyse Enterline
            2. Tracy Groft
            3. Anthony Pierce
            4. Jennifer Pierce
        6. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers.
            1. Mary Grace Azzara
            2. Samantha Bechtel
            3. Megan Pamepinto
            4. Kirk Saylor
            5. Michele Schanbacher
            6. Tiffany Shoff
            7. Lindsay Smolensky
        7. Extracurricular Coaches
          1. Recommend the Board approves the appointments of the 2022-23 fall coaches as presented.
            1. Dan VanHouwe
              1. Head Coach, Golf
              2. Tier 3, Step 4
              3. Pay: $4,355.00
            2. Denise Kreider
              1. Head Coach, Field Hockey
              2. Tier 2, Step 4
              3. Pay: $6,053.00
        8. 2022-23 Mentors, Mentees, Teacher Collaborators
          1. Recommend the Board approves the 2022-23 stipends for new teacher collaborators, transfer collaborators, mentors, and mentees. Additionally, these employees will receive $110.00 for a preparation day.
        9. 2022-23 Building Reassignments
          1. Recommend the Board approve the 2022-23 building reassignments as presented.
        10. Department Leaders/Content Coordinators 
          1. Recommend the Board approve the reappointment/appointments of the 2022-23 stipends as presented.
    2. Additional Committee Reports
  7. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting held on August 2, 2022.
    2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
  11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting held on July 28, 2022. 
  12. Recognition of Visitors
  13. Upcoming Events
  14. Board Meeting & Committee Meeting Schedules
  15. Public Comments
    1. All comments and questions will be addressed to the President. Board and staff members will not normally respond to comments or questions during the meeting unless recognized by the President for this purpose. Comments will be limited, at the discretion of the President, to five minutes or less.
  16. Adjournment

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jonathan Stayer on August 8, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Springettsbury Township

    At the school board meeting on May 23, 2022, Superintendent Timothy Williams promised that “Dr. Snedden . . . will be a part of a more formal presentation [about addressing “root causes of poor {student} behavior”] during the school board meeting on July 18, 2022″ (see Superintendent’s Report dated May 23, 2022). Dr. Snedden made no such report at the July meeting, nor were the discipline problems at the middle school adequately addressed–at least in the mind of this member of the public. Contrary to Dr. Campbell’s presentation, I don’t think that all of the discipline problems can be attributed to “stress.” Didn’t the Great Depression cause much stress for our grandparents and great-grandparents, yet they seemed to have attended school without resorting to foul language, antisocial behavior and violence. I would like to see the school board and the administration address this problem more directly and more forcefully at this evening’s meeting.



  2. Jennifer Aulthouse on August 6, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Cambridge Rd., Springettsbury Township

    My comment pertains to last month’s discussion regarding the proposal to erase video recordings of the board meetings upon the publication of the minutes.

    I echo both Mr. Sanders’ and Mr. Sears’ comments from the meeting, and ask that the recordings be kept available for public viewing. A rolling purge after a substantial amount of time would be appropriate; however, there are various ongoing issues where having a verbatim recording of the actual discussion to reference, rather than simply a summary as described in the minutes, would certainly be beneficial.

    Thank you.