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

M I N U T E S
(Approved on August 22, 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. 2 public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. No in-person comments were made.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the combined Planning Committee meeting and the regular monthly meeting conducted on July 18, 2022.
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. Mr. Posenau announced that the Board met in Executive Session at 6 p.m. on August 8, 2022, to discuss personnel, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
    2. Board Member Resignation
      1. The Board unanimously accepted the resignation of Board Member Quentin Gee. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
      2. Afterward, Mrs. Freireich and Mr. Robinson thanked Mr. Gee for his service, and a discussion ensued about the process to fill a vacant Board member seat. It was announced that there will be a special Board meeting held on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 7 p.m. to interview candidates and swear in an appointee.
      3. 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.
  3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. Dr. Krauser announced that the current video retention practices will remain in place. The potential changes discussed on July 18 will not be implemented.
    2. Dr. Krauser updated the Board on the search for a more suitable Board meeting room. Many areas were considered but had to be eliminated due to space limitations, logistical issues, and other variables. Ultimately, the YSHS cafeteria will continue to be the primary meeting spot.
    3. The Board unanimously approved Dr. Rebecca Lorfink as the District’s School Safety Coordinator. (1–Freireich, 2–Sullivan)
    4. Dr. Tawn Ketterman and Ms. Betsy Bedell gave a presentation about how schools are working to build stronger community connections.
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were 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
      1. No informational items were presented.
  5. Student Board Representative Report – Chiara Soares
    1. Ms. Soares provided information about the following items.
      1. Band Camp
      2. First days for fall sports teams
      3. Mini-THON leadership session
      4. Flamingo Flocking fundraiser for Mini-THON
      5. Student schedules
      6. School calendar reminders
      7. Homecoming date and related activities
  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–Schroeder)
        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 volunteers.
            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
      1. No additional reports were provided.
  7. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following topics.
      1. School funding case and the appeals likely to follow
      2. Federal Act 55
      3. The ease of PA teaching requirements for teachers from out-of-state
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on August 2, 2022.
    2. Mrs. Freireich shared that the LIU has a new business manager.
    3. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report
      1. No report was provided.
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich shared that YSSD will have 15 seats for the upcoming school year.
  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 held on July 28, 2022.
    2. Mrs. Schroeder shared that a recently approved reorganization of the school’s administration will result in cost savings. She also highlighted some of the school’s recent hires.
  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. No comments were made.
  16. The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.