York Suburban Board Of School Directors

Regular Monthly Meeting

September 19, 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. 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 Planning Committee meeting conducted on September 12, 2022. [Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. Consent Agenda: 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. Approval of Financial Reports as of August 31, 2022. [File for audit]
        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. Student Activities Fund Revenue Report
        7. Student Activities Fund Expenditure Report
        8. Food Service Sales Report and Dining Report
  3. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. The Board met in Executive Session at 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2022, for the purpose of discussing personnel, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken. 
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. Administrative Reports
      1. Graduation Requirements, Act 55 Pathways, AP Courses – Dr. Ellis
      2. HOPE Squad – Mrs. Miranda Jenkins
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. Consent Agenda: You have before you the Business Office Report. Would any Board member like any of these items considered separately or are there any questions on any of these items?  If not, I ask that a motion be made to approve the below-mentioned items. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
      1. 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 installation fee of $250) to be funded through the Food Service Fund. 
      2. 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.
      3. 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. 
      4. 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.
      5. 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. 
      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.  (link to agreement forthcoming)
      7. The Administration recommends the 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. 
      8. The Administration recommends the Board approve the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) 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 and will be funded through the ARP ESSER Behavioral Health and School Climate Grant.
    2. 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 school year.  The affiliation agreement gives us the rights to curriculum, staff and student training, materials, and more. The first two years the affiliation will be funded through the ESSER II grant. In the third year, the affiliation agreement will be funded through the Middle School and High School budget.  The affiliation agreement gives us the rights to curriculum, staff and student training, materials, and more.
    3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the proposal from Nieman Refrigeration for the purchase of the Walk-in Freezer for Indian Rock Elementary at a cost not to exceed $15,000.  This purchase will be funded through the Food Service Fund. 
    4. The Administration recommends the Board approve the service agreement with AMN Healthcare, Inc., to acquire Speech and Language Pathology services. 
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Kiley Long or Chiara Soares
  7. 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 Michelle Gering as a Full-Time Paraprofessional at the High School, effective
            September 19, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.80 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
          2. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of James Weakley as a Full-Time 2nd Shift Custodian at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective September 20, 2022, at an hourly rate of $15.53 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
          3. Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Leah Pritchett as the Assistant Business Manager, effective October 17, 2022, at a rate of $117,000 and benefits in accordance with the Act 93 contract. 
        2. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Oliver Good, Teacher at the High School, effective October 5, 2022, through October 14, 2022.
        3. Volunteers
          1. Recommend approval of the following volunteer.
            1. Brian Kauffman
        4. Substitutes
          1. Recommend approval of the following STS substitute teacher.
            1. Scott Michael Labenski
        5. Substitute Paraprofessionals/Administrative Assistants
          1. Recommend the approval of the following substitute.
            1. Hailey Flynn
        6. Extracurricular
          1. Recommend the approval of the following salary corrections provided here.  Incorrect salaries were originally approved on July 18, 2022.
  8. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson

  9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report
    1. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
  10. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
  11. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
  12. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
  13. Recognition of Visitors
  14. Upcoming Events
  15. Board Meeting & Committee Meeting Schedules
  16. 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.
  17. Adjournment

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1 Comment

  1. Katherine on September 19, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    In tonight’s meeting, Dr Krauser mentioned the enrollment and class size at Indian Rock. As someone who has two students at Indian Rock I am beyond concerned about the classroom sizes. I am sure all kid’s needs are being met by the wonderful staff at Indian Rock, however, it is not just a few classrooms that are above guidelines. All the classrooms are above guidelines. It is not unheard of to have 28 or 29 kids in a class at IR. When the school board decided not to replace two teaching positions at IR to help balance the budget you as a school board did so at the expense of our children’s education. Our children might be having their needs met, but what made YS great was the teachers getting to know and really know our kids. What made YS attractive to people looking to move into our district was the small class sizes. Now you are telling our teachers and staff to do more with less. You keep adding children to classrooms that are already over the guidelines you tout as to what makes YS great. You keep adding kids to classrooms that are already tight and small. With every student you bring into a classroom you are making sure that our teachers and staff must make decisions that impact our children’s learning experience. To make matters worse, you as a board will vote tonight on whether or not to approve an assistant business manager’s salary at $117,000 and last month decided to replace a position in the administration building at the cost of over $140,000. Please tell me how you as a board can continue to add leadership positions in our administrative building when classrooms are overflowing with students and the guidelines are not being followed.



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