York Suburban Board Of School Directors
 Regular Monthly Meeting 
August 22, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on September 12, 2022)

 

Below is an update from the regular monthly meeting held on August 22, 2022. The meeting was conducted in the high school cafeteria. For additional information, please reference the school board website or the full video of the meeting.

  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, 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. No public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. No comments were made in person.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the Planning Committee meeting conducted on August 8, 2022. 
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. The following financial reports for July 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 that the Board met in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on August 22, 2022, for the purposes of discussing personnel, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. Dr. Krauser presented the Superintendent’s Report.
    2. PCCD Physical Safety and Behavioral Health and School Climate Grants
      1. Dr. Lorfink, Dr. Campbell, and Mrs. Ciaciulli gave a presentation on the PCCD Physical Safety and Behavioral Health and School Climate Grants
    3. Science Standards Update
      1. Mrs. Adrienne Myers gave a presentation on how science is changing due to Pennsylvania recently adopting the new science standards. Mrs. Myers answered questions from Board members about the changes. 
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1–Freireich, 2–Schroeder)
      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 $2375.00.
      6. The administration recommends the Board approve the 2022-23 Food Service as presented.  The budget reflects a free breakfast option for all K-12 students.
      7. 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.
      8. The administration recommends the Board approve the service agreement with Johnson Controls to provide preventative maintenance for the Middle School Chiller not to exceed $4,218.00.
      9. The administration recommends the Board approve the annual subscription with FMX for maintenance requests, planned maintenance, event scheduling, and annual arbiter integration.  
    2. The Board unanimously  approved the Real Property Tax Exemption Certificate for parcel # 46-000-01-033200-00000 under the Pennsylvania State Veterans’ Commission for Real Estate Tax Exemption. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    3. The Board unanimously approved the agreement with Wellspan Medical Group– with Karli Fickes, CRNP and Abbey LeCompte to perform student physical examinations for the 22/23 school year at a consultation fee of $500 per year. The individual physical examination fee is $15 per student. There is no change in pricing from the current school year. (1-Freireich, 2-Sears)
    4. The board unanimously approved the agreement with Faithful Transportation Contract for the 22/23 school year to provide special transportation at a daily rate of $209.00 and a daily rate of $220 for wheelchair-accessible vans. If daily mileage reaches 90 miles or greater, the cost will be $1.90 for each additional mile. Aides for vehicles will be provided at the rate of $19.35 per hour. The cost per vehicle each day the school is closed for a “virtual day” for any reason will be $115.00. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    5. The board amended the adult breakfast price from $ 1.95 to $2.07 and the adult lunch price from $3.90 to $4.02 as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education Food & Nutrition Department. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    6. The Board unanimously approved the replacement of the HS Natatorium Sentry Aqua Guard Disinfection Chamber at the cost not to exceed $17,630.55. This purchase will be made using Capital Projects Funds. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    7. The Board unanimously approved the purchase of a 3-Ton Tilt Trailer at the cost not to exceed $5,969.00. This purchase will be made using Capital Projects Funds. (1–Schroeder, 2–Freireich)
    8. The Board unanimously approved the 2022-23 bus/van driver listing. (1-Robinson, 2-Sears)
    9. The Board unanimously approved the service agreement between Northeastern York School District and York Suburban School District. York Suburban School District will provide special education services to three students within the Autistic Support program at the cost of $25,985 each student for the 2022-23 school year. Any related services not included in the basic classroom costs will be billed separately following this agreement. (1–Robinson, 2–Schroeder)
    10. The Board unanimously approved the planned expenditures for the Physical Safety and Behavioral Health and School Climate PCCD Grants as presented. (1-Robinson, 2-Freireich)
    11. The Board unanimously approved the service agreement with IU 13 to conduct a Behavioral Health Assessment at a cost not to exceed $12,000. This is a requirement of the Behavioral Health and School Climate Grant. (1-Schroeder, 2-Robinson)
    12. Informational
      1. Mrs. Ciaciulli provided information on Spring Math.
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Chiara Soares
    1. Ms. Soares provided information about the following items.
      1. Marching Band preview night and game performances
      2. Fall Sports
      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 Gold Out Night on September 30, 2022. 
      6. Homecoming Festivities (September 8 – September 10)
      7. Recognized student instrumentalists who played during a Staff Luncheon on August 22, 2022.
      8. Freshman orientation on August 24, 2022.
      9. First Day for all students on August 25, 2022.
  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 approves the appointment of Erin Ashby as a Part-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective August 31, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
          2. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Hilary Chevaux 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 YESPA Agreement.
          3. Recommend the Board rescind the resignation of Jennifer Hall, Art Teacher at East York Elementary School and Yorkshire Elementary School.
          4. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Stacy Heisey as a Full-Time Paraprofessional at the High School, effective August 22, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
          5. Recommend the Board Approves the appointment of Heather Hertzog as the Full-Time 12-Month Administrative Assistant for Pupil Services and Technology at the Education Center, effective Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at an hourly rate of $23.50 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
          6. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Georgette Howard 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 YESPA Agreement.
          7. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Elizabeth Pappion as a Long-Term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher at Yorkshire Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year.  Master’s, Step 1, $69,520, plus benefits under the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement. 
          8. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Jodi Yoffe as a Long-Term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher at Valley View Elementary School for the 2022-23 school year.  Master’s, Step 1, $69,520, plus benefits under the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement. 
          9. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Rochelle Wert as a Part-Time 10-Month Attendance Administrative Assistant at East York Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, at an hourly rate of $14.00 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
          10. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Katie Wolfe as a Full-Time Paraprofessional/Personal Care Assistant at Valley View Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
        2. Transfer/Reassignment
          1. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Tara Berman, Part-Time 10-Month Attendance Administrative Assistant at East York Elementary School to Full-Time 10-Month Administrative Assistant to the Principal at East York Elementary School, effective August 15, 2022, with an hourly rate of $18.00 plus benefits under the YESPA Agreement.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Barrie Davis, Full-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at the Middle School to Part-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at the Middle School, effective September 13, 2022, with no change in hourly rate.
          3. 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 $20.41 (SALARY CORRECTION) plus benefits under the YESPA agreement.
          4. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Karen Potts from a Full-Time 10-Month Administrative Assistant at East York Elementary School to Coordinator of Communications and Administration Services at the Education Center, effective August 15, 2022, with a rate of $49,893.00 in accordance with the Tier II Compensation Plan.
          5. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Kim Velasquez from a Full-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at Yorkshire Elementary School to a Full-Time 12-Month 1st Shift Custodian at the Middle School, effective September 13, 2022, with no change in rate.
        3. Resignations/Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Nicole Fry, Assistant Business Manager at the Education Center, effective September 30, 2022.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Tawn Ketterman, Director of Elementary Education at the Education Center, effective December 5, 2022.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Jaime Morais, Full-Time Paraprofessional at the High School, effective August 12, 2022.
          4. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Annie Rodriguez, Full-Time Paraprofessional/Personal Care Assistant at the Middle School, effective August 10, 2022.
          5. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Jennifer Tuchscherer, Temporary Long-Term Substitute Teacher, effective August 9, 2022.
        4. Leaves of Absence
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend approval of the following volunteer.
            1.  Jeffrey Pflaum
            2. Alice Song Hartye
            3. Alice Martin
            4. Shara Hartman
        6. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers. 
            1. Kathleen Baran Bowser
            2. Elisa Roeser
            3. Kaitlyn Simpson
            4. Linda Sprenkle
        7. Substitute Custodians
          1. Recommend the approval of the following substitute custodians:
            1. Jackie Redding
        8. Bus Drivers
          1. Recommend approval of the following Reliance Student Transportation driver.
            1. Tanya Cox
        9. Extracurricular
          1. Recommend the Board approve the reappointment of Torance Harvey as Co-Assistant Athletic Director for the 2022-2023 school year, at a rate of $3,750.00.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the reappointment of  Scott Payne as Co-Assistant Athletic Director for the 2022-2023 school, at a rate of $3,750.00.
        10. The Administration recommends the creation of one Full-Time
          Paraprofessional/Personal Care Assistant position at Valley View
          Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, due to student’s need.  This position will remain a valid position contingent upon the student remaining a student of York Suburban School District.
        11. Content Coordinators
          1. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Angie Adams, Content Coordinator Guidance K-12 for the 2022-23 school year, with a stipend of $1,400.
        12. 2022-23 Teacher Collaborator
          1. Angie Adams, New Teacher Collaborator at a stipend of $1,350.00
  1. Policy Committee – Mr. Thoman
    1. The Policy Committee recommends Board approval of the following policy revisions. (1-Thoman, 2-Sullivan)
      1. Policy 218 – Student Discipline/Code of Conduct
  1. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson reported the following information:
      1. Mr. Robinson began his report by recognizing the retirement of Dr. Ketterman and thanking her for her years of service with York Suburban School District.
      2. There are no House Education Committee or Senate Education Committee meetings scheduled. 
      3. State Senator Lindsey Williams introduced legislation to continue providing free meals as the federal program is due to expire. 
  2. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. No report was provided.
  3. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich reported that York Adams Academy started August 22, 2022 with 20 new enrollees. They are excited for a great year with new elective courses being offered. The summer program is being re-evaluated. 
  4. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  5. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. No report was provided.
  6. Recognition
    1. Dr. Krauser extended an additional thank you and words of appreciation to Dr. Ketterman. 
  7. Mr. Posenau thanked everyone for attending the meeting.
  8. A list of upcoming events was provided.
  9. The board meeting and committee meeting schedules were provided.
  10. An opportunity was provided for public comment.
    1. Aaron Hill (Springettsbury Township) commented on follow-up to disciplinary issues at the Middle School as per the discussion at the May 23, 2022 Board Meeting.
    2. Sarah Reinecker (1101 Farquhar Drive) recognized Dr. Ketterman and Adrienne Myers. 
    3. The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

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