York Suburban Board Of School Directors
 Planning Committee Meeting 
September 12, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on September 19, 2022)

Below is an update from the Planning Committee meeting held on September 12, 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. Oath of Office for Pinal Desai was administered by Susan Conway, Notary Public.
      3. Board Members’ Roll Call
        1. Present: Ellen Freireich, John Posenau, Richard Robinson, James Sanders, Lois Ann Schroeder, Steven Sullivan, Michael Thoman, Pinal Desai. Joel Sears was present via Zoom. 
        2. Absent: None
      4. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
        1. 2 public comments were submitted electronically.
        2. Jamie Evans (Springettsbury Township and YSSD Employee) offered thoughts about the creation of the Director of Curriculum and Instruction position.
      5. Approval of Minutes
        1. The amended minutes were approved for the regular monthly meeting conducted on August 22, 2022.
        2. The minutes were approved for the special meeting conducted on August 29, 2022. 
    2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
      1. Administrative Reports
        1. Dr. Lorfink gave a presentation on the Comprehensive Plan Update.
    4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli

The following items were presented for Board consideration.

    1. The Board unanimously approved 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. (1–Schroeder, 2– Freireich)
    2. The Board unanimously approved 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. (1–Schroeder, 2– Freireich)
    3. The Board unanimously approved 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. (1–Schroeder, 2– Freireich)                                Items b and c were considered one vote.                                                                                                                                                1. An amendment to the original motion to remove the freezer was proposed by Mr. Posenau. The                                      Board unanimously approved this amendment. (1-Richardson, 2-Schroeder)                                                                    2. The original motion with the approved amendment to remove the freezer was unanimously                                               approved by the Board. (1-Richardson, 2-Freireich)
    4. The Board unanimously approved the amendment of the August 22, 2022, 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. (1–Schroeder, 2– Freireich)
    5. The following items were 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 DineCentral 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. 
      10. The Administration recommends the Board approve affiliation agreement with the Hope Squad in the amount of $12,000 for a three year term effective in the 2022-23 
      11. Informational
        1. No informational items were presented.
    6. Student Board Representative Report – Kiley Long
      1. Ms. Long provided information about the following items.
        1. Homecoming week festivities
        2. Fall Sports
        3. Let’s Rev it Up for Link Crew, Friday, September 16th at 6:30pm
        4. FCCLA’s Yard Sale on September 24, 2022
        5. Mini-Thon Gold Out Week 9/26 – 9/30
        6. Battle of the Buildings – October 15th
    7. Committee Reports
      1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
        1. Consent Agenda: The following Personnel items were presented to the Board for consideration. Motions were made to approve the consent agenda. (1–Robinson, 2–Schroeder)
          1. Mr. Sears asked that the following two items be considered separately. 
            1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the creation of a Director of Curriculum and Instruction Position. (1–Robinson, 2–Schroeder)
            2. 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. (1–Robinson, 2–Schroeder)                                                         The Board approved the recommendation of the creation of a Director of Curriculum and Instruction position and the assignment of Dr. Denise Fuhrman to this position by a vote of 7-2 (nay votes: Sanders, Sears).  
          2. The Board unanimously approved the following items as part of the amended consent agenda. (1–Robinson, 2–Schroeder)
            1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the elimination of the Director of Elementary Education Position upon the retirement of Dr. Ketterman. 
            2. 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.
            3. Transfer/Reassignment
              1. 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.
            4. 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.
            5. 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.
              2. 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.
              3. 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.
            6. Volunteers
              1. Recommend approval of the following volunteers.
              2. Amy Anderson
              3. Daniel Anderson
              4. Tiffany Cassel
              5. LeAnne Eck
              6. Vyotta Hawk
              7. Aaron Hungerford
              8. Raven Kraft
              9. Justin Leber
              10. Nicole Naugle
              11. Jamie Shaw
            7. Substitutes 
              1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teachers. 
              2. Heather Barrick
              3. Sarah Bird
              4. Megan Eagan
              5. Jason Grace
              6. Brianne Humpal
              7. Brianna Kluyber
              8. Mary Renda
              9. Madison Vaughen
              10. Savannah VonRohr
            8. Recommend the approval of the following substitute administrative assistant:
              1. Sherrie Koller
            9. 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. Rami Norris, 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
            10. Extracurricular Coaches
              1. Recommend the Board approves the 2022-23 Extra-Curricular Advisors Positions.
            11. Homebound Instructors
              1. Recommend the Board approves the following Homebound Instructor:
                1. Leigh Foy
            12. 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.
            13. Bus Drivers
              1. Recommend the Board approves the following Reliance bus drivers:
              2. Gerald Abenshon
              3. Sean Farves
              4. Sandra Hicks
              5. Janet Tomes
          3. Property & Finance Committee Report – Mr. Sears
            1. The minutes were presented from the meeting held on August 15, 2022.
            2. Jessica Thompson reported on the following topics at the August 15th meeting.
              1. District Gas Pump
              2. High School Swimming Pool
              3. Update on summer work
          4. Additional Committee Reports
            1. No additional reports were provided.
    8. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
      1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following topics.
        1. Amendments to the Right to Know Law
        2. Financial Literacy education
        3. Amendments to the Sunshine Law pertaining to broadcast meetings and public comments.
    9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
      1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on September 6, 2022.
      2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
        1. No report was provided.  
    10. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
      1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on August 30, 2022.
        1. 102 of 160 seats filled. 
        2. York Suburban filled all 15 of their seats.
      2. Mrs. Freireich shared that YSSD’s 15 seats are currently filled.
    11. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
      1. No report was provided.
    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.

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