York Suburban Board Of School Directors

Planning Committee Meeting

September 12, 2022 – 7 p.m.

York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

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. Oath of Office for Pinal Desai by Susan Conway, Notary Public. 
        3. Roll Call
        4. A reminder to please silence your cell phone during the meeting.
        5. 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.
        6. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes
          1. Approval of the minutes of the regular monthly meeting conducted on August 22, 2022. [Approval as submitted/corrected]
          2. Approval of the minutes of the special meeting conducted on August 29, 2022. [Approval as submitted/corrected]
    2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
      1. Administrative Reports
        1. Dr. Lorfink – Comprehensive Plan Update
    4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
      1. The following items are being presented for Board consideration.
        1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service contract with DebtBook to provide assistance with the implementation and full compliance with GASB 87 – Leases. The service is a one-year term in the amount of $3,000 to be funded from the Business Office budget. 
        2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the proposal from Leer Electrical to provide electrical services for the installation of the Indian Rock walk-in cooler and freezer in the amount not to exceed $3,356.00 as approved by the Property and Finance Committee. This project will be funded through the Food Service Fund. 
        3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the proposal from Nieman Refrigeration to provide equipment and installation of the Indian Rock walk-in cooler and freezer in the amount not to exceed $11,700 as approved by the Property and Finance Committee.  This project will be funded through the Food Service Fund.
        4. The Administration recommends the Board amend the August 22, 2022 approval of the Wellspan Medical Group service agreement. Wellspan Medical Group provides student physicals for students in grades Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 11 for students who do not have a primary care physician.  Additionally, Wellspan Medical Group will sign off on the district’s standing orders for over-the-counter and emergency medications annually. There is no change to the cost presented.
      2. The following items are being presented for discussion. They will be recommended for approval during the regular monthly meeting scheduled for September 19, 2022.
        1. The administration recommends the Board approve the Affiliation Agreement between the York Suburban School District and York College of Pennsylvania.
        2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Service Agreement with Culinary Digital Inc, to provide FD Signage and Integration with Dine Central Menu planning software for the 2022-23 School Year. The cost will not exceed $650 (includes a one time installing fee of $250) to be funded through the Food Service Fund. 
        3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the tuition agreement with New Story, LLC to provide a special education classroom at the rate of $405.00 per day.
        4. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service contract with Sunbelt to provide telepractice Speech Language Pathologist services. The term of this agreement is from August 29, 2022 to June 2,2023. The rate per hour is $87.75 and not to exceed 20 hours per week. 
        5. The Administration recommends the Board approve the National Alliance of Mental Illness of York-Adams Counties PA to provide PAUSE services for mental health support services to students, and families of the district for the school years 2022-2024. The cost will not exceed $45,469.00.
        6. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Memorandum of Understanding with York/Adams Mental Health – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Program to provide case management services. 
        7. The Administration recommends the Board approve the purchase of the electric scissor lift in the amount of $11,500 to be funded by the Capital Projects Fund. 
        8. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2022-23 IDEA Non-Competitive Method (Sole Source) Agreement as a procurement method for services provided by the Lincoln Intermediate Unit funded by IDEA allocation.
        9. The Administration recommends Board enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the purposes of implementing the Peers Advocating for Ur Success Everyday Program (PAUSE).  This service will be funded through the Behavioral and School Climate Grant as presented on August 22, 2022. 
      3. Informational
  1. Student Board Representative Report – Kiley Long or Chiara Soares
  2. 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. The Administration recommends the Board approve the elimination of the Director of Elementary Education Position upon the retirement of Dr. Ketterman. 
        2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the creation of a Director of Curriculum and Instruction Position. 
        3. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Brittany Foor as a Full-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at the Middle School, effective September 13, 2022, at an hourly rate of $15.53 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement

          2. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Nicole Fuller as a Full-Time Accounts Payable Specialist at the Education Center, effective September 12, 2022, at an hourly rate of $17.43 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.

          3. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Jake Putsch as a Science Teacher at the Middle School, effective date TBD.  Bachelor’s, Step 1, $59,145, plus benefits under the 2021-22 YSEA Agreement.

          4. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Maliyah Yin as a Full-Time Paraprofessional/Personal Care Assistant at the Middle School, effective September 12, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
        4. Transfer/Reassignment
          1. The Administration recommends that Dr. Denise Fuhrman be assigned to the position of Director of Curriculum and Instruction with a salary of $142,000, prorated with a start date on or before October 21, 2022. 
          2. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Sarah Watson, Part-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School to Full-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective September 22,  2022, with no change in hourly rate.
        5. Resignations/Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Claribel Bourdier, Part-Time 12-Month Custodian at East York Elementary School, effective
            September 6, 2022.

          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Stacy Heisey, Full-Time Paraprofessional at the High School, effective August 25, 2022.

          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Christopher Keech, Full-Time Paraprofessional at the High School, effective August 30, 2022.
        6. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Nathan Hoover, Social Science Teacher at the High School, effective November 21, 2022, through February 3, 2023.
  1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Patricia Murray, 1st Grade Teacher at Valley View Elementary School, effective October 31, 2022, through January 20, 2023.

  2. Recommend the Board approve the intermittent FMLA leave request for Beth Peritz, Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective August 22, 2022, through February 15, 2023.
  1. Volunteers
    1. Recommend approval of the following volunteer.
      1. Amy Anderson
      2. Daniel Anderson
      3. Tiffany Cassel
      4. LeAnne Eck
      5. Vyotta Hawk
      6. Aaron Hungerford
      7. Raven Kraft
      8. Justin Leber
      9. Nicole Naugle
      10. Jamie Shaw
  1. Substitutes 
    1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers.
      1. Heather Barrick
      2. Sarah Bird
      3. Megan Eagan
      4. Jason Grace
      5. Brianne Humpal
      6. Brianna Kluyber
      7. Mary Renda
      8. Madison Vaughen
      9. Savannah VonRohr
    2. Recommend the approval of the following substitute administrative assistant:
      1. Sherrie Koller
    3. Recommend the re-approval of the following substitutes:
      1. Robert Bissey, Substitute Custodian
      2. Susan Casey, Substitute Paraprofessional/Administrative Assistant
      3. Rosemarie Drusedum, Substitute Nurse
      4. Rebecca Flynn, Substitute Paraprofessional/Administrative Assistant
      5. Kathryn Garber, Substitute Nurse
      6. Sandra Grove, Substitute Paraprofessional/Administrative Assistant
      7. Lydia Leik, Substitute Paraprofessional/Administrative Assistant
      8. Kenneth Linebaugh, Substitute Custodian
      9. Diana Loomis, Substitute Administrative Assistant
      10. Maya Lopez, Substitute Custodian
      11. Norris, Rami, Substitute Paraprofessional
      12. Betty Ravert, Substitute Paraprofessional/Administrative Assistant
      13. Mary Renda, Substitute Health Assistant
      14. Kathleen Stayman, Substitute Nurse
      15. Anne Thompson, Substitute Administrative Assistant
  1. Extracurriculars
    1. Recommend the Board approves the 2022-23 Extra-Curricular Advisors
      Positions. 
  2. Homebound Instructors
    1.  Recommend the Board approves the following Homebound Instructor:
      1. Leigh Foy
  3. Department Leaders/Content Coordinators
    1.  Recommend the Board approve the re-appointment of Jennifer Hall,
      Content Coordinator Art K-12 for the 2022-23 school year, with
      a stipend of $1,400.
  4. Bus Drivers
    1. Recommend the Board approves the following Reliance bus drivers:
      1. Gerald Abenshon
      2. Sean Farves
      3. Sandra Hicks
      4. Janet Tomes 
  1. Property & Finance Committee Report – Mr. Sears
    1. The minutes are presented from the meeting held on August 15, 2022.
  2. Additional Committee Reports
  3. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
  4. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting held on September 6, 2022.
    2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
  5. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting held on August 30, 2022.
  6. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
  7. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting held on July 28, 2022. 
  8. Recognition of Visitors
  9. Upcoming Events
  10. Board Meeting & Committee Meeting Schedules
  11. 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.
  12. Adjournment

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2 Comments

  1. Kathy Pindzola on September 10, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    I’m disappointed to see that the administration is not taking advantage of the potential cost savings that could result in Dr. Ketterman’s retirement. The decision to replace that position with a Director of Curriculum and Instruction indicates a prioritization of administrative positions over other much needed positions, such as teachers and/or counselors. This vacancy should be seen as an opportunity to consider creative solutions to providing guidance and leadership in curriculum that does not necessitate a $142,000 administrator. A smaller investment of a “bonus” type incentive for an existing building principal (or department chair), for example, could provide the needed leadership in that discipline. Alternatively, you could consider a redistribution of duties among more than one existing administrator position. It seems that every year there are recommendations for needed teaching positions that are not approved and this year in particular there were cuts to positions which resulted in larger class sizes. When a teacher leaves, those positions are not automatically filled…and yet when an admin vacancy occurs, there is no delay in creating a new job description, requesting approval for an equivalent expenditure, and naming a replacement.



  2. Jake on September 10, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    As a parent of a student at Indian Rock, I’m concerned with the high numbers in each class. Then as I see in the agenda there is a new position being created: Director of Curriculum and Instruction. If the district is trying to get a balanced budget, you should not be creating a new position. You should just be eliminating the Director of Elementary Education Position. If you can’t even have enough teachers to have reasonable class sizes, then you shouldn’t be creating this new position. Teachers and students should not be the only ones forced to take on more by having such large class sizes; administration needs to make sacrifices as well.



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