York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Meeting
October 10, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Pending approval on October 24, 2022)

 

Below is an update from the Planning Committee meeting held on October 10, 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, Steven Sullivan, Michael Thoman, Pinal Desai, and Joel Sears. 
      2. Absent: None
    3. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
      1. No public comments were submitted electronically.
      2. No in-person comments were made. 
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the regular monthly meeting conducted on September 19, 2022.
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. Discussion and voting on PSBA Officer candidates. 
      1. The Board unanimously came to a consensus, and Mrs. Ciaciulli submitted the vote electronically on October 10, 2022.
  3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. Administrative Reports
      1. Meeting the Needs of YSSD Students
        1. The following presentations were provided: Dr. Lorfink discussed the changing demographics and plans to address the change; Dr. Adelle Campbell discussed Gifted Education Services; Mrs. Sherry Campbell discussed Special Education services. 
      2. Donations: 
        1. A $400.00 donation from Weis Markets was earned by Indian Rock Elementary School families.
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were presented for Board consideration. 
      1. The Board unanimously approved the Affiliation Agreement between the York Suburban School District and York College of Pennsylvania. (1-Schroeder, 2-Sullivan)
      2. The Board unanimously approved the Supplemental Staffing Provider Assignment Confirmation for Educational Services with AYA Healthcare to provide a HRA-RN for Yorkshire Elementary and the YS middle school at an hourly rate of $85.50 and an OT rate of $128.25 with a minimum of 37.5 hours per week. The assignment start date is October 31, 2022 and the end date is May 31, 2022 or prior with a 30 days written notice. (1-Robinson, 2-Freireich)
    2. The following items were presented for discussion. They will be recommended for approval during the regular monthly meeting scheduled for October 24, 2022.
      1. The Administration recommends the Board extend the current snow removal contract with M.J. Delp Construction for (1) year, December 1, 2022 through November 30,2023. The new rate for trucks/equipment per piece is $120 per hour, an increase of $10 per hour. The price will remain the same at $700 per ton of salt/anti-skid material placed. 
      2. The Administration recommends the board approve change order # 3512-2-HC-001 from Lugaila Mechanical, Inc. for $1,258.00 on the Central Plant Chiller project. The change order is for the cost of repairs to the cooling tower.  
      3. The Administration recommends the Board authorize the Business Office to advertise and solicit bids for the HS Door Replacement project. 
      4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the District positions and personnel permitted to use the District’s procurement cards and their corresponding spending limits as directed in Policy 625, Procurement Cards.
  5. Student Board Representative Report 
    1. Kiley Long and Chiara Soares were unable to attend the meeting. Dr. Krauser presented on their behalf and provided information on the following:
      1. Battle of the Buildings on Saturday, October 15.
  6. 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. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Rebecca Gembe as a Full-Time Paraprofessional at the High School, effective October 11, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement. 
          2. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Matthew Kauffman as a Co-Assistant Coach #2 for Football at the Middle School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 football season, at Tier 4, Step 3 of the extracurricular salary schedule with a rate of $1,490.00.
          3. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Jordan Lagana as a Co-Assistant Coach #2 for Football at the Middle School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 football season, at Tier 4, Step 2 of the extracurricular salary schedule with a rate of $1,227.50.
          4. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Daniel McHugh as a Co-Assistant Coach #1 for Boys Basketball at the High School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 winter season, at Tier 3, Step 2 of the extracurricular salary schedule with a rate of $1,524.50.
          5. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Corey Neiderer as an Assistant Coach for Boys Basketball at the Middle School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 winter season, at Tier 5, Step 4 of the extracurricular salary schedule with a rate of $2,763.00.
          6. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Margaret Sikora as a Part-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective October 3, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
          7. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Kristen Trevino as a Full-Time Paraprofessional at the High School, effective October 17, 2022, at an hourly rate of $13.40 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement. 
          8. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Bridgette Walkins as a Part-Time 12-Month 2nd Shift Custodian at East York Elementary School, effective October 11, 2022, at an hourly rate of $15.53 plus benefits in accordance with the YESPA Agreement.
        2. Transfer/Reassignment
          1. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Elizabeth (Betsy) Bedell from Assistant Principal at the Middle School to Principal at East York Elementary School, effective date TBD, with an annual salary of $117,000.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Catherine Braun from an EL Teacher at Yorkshire Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School to an EL Teacher at Valley View Elementary School and the Middle School, effective September 27, 2022. 
          3. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Rick Love from a Full-Time 12-Month 1st Shift Custodian at the High School to the Head Custodian at East York Elementary School, effective October 3, 2022, with an hourly rate of $21.11.
        3. Resignations/Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Nicole Fry, Assistant Business Manager at the Education Center, effective October 7, 2022 (resignation date updated from September 30, 2022).
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Nicole Fuller, Full-Time 12-Month Accounts Payable Specialist at the Education Center, effective September 29, 2022.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Georgette Howard, Part-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective September 16, 2022.
          4. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Mary Rafferty, Full-Time Paraprofessional/PCA at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective September 28, 2022.
          5. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Amanda Shouck, High School Boys Volleyball Assistant Coach #1, effective September 26, 2022.
          6. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of James Weakley, Full-Time 2nd Shift Custodian at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective September 30, 2022.
        4. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Linda Shiflett, Technology Assistant at the Education Center, effective October 24, 2022, through November 22, 2022.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Lee Ann Rogers, Teacher at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective October 11, 2022, through October 31, 2022.
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers:
            1. Amy Abel
            2. Kelly Bray
            3. Ryan Dixon
            4. Erin Doutrich
            5. Scott Eden
            6. Elizabeth Gangloff
            7. Natasha Garcia
            8. Chawna Griffith
            9. Nabat Henderson
            10. Megan Horn
            11. Anessa Inman
            12. Jenna Jansen
            13. Jeffrey Kochenour
            14. Aaron Kraft
            15. Edward Mahon
            16. Danielle Nelson
            17. Luisa Olivo-Wolf
            18. Ketzy Ortiz
            19. Emily Strickhouser
            20. Nikki Wagman
            21. Nicole Weisz
        6. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend the approval of the following STS substitute teachers: 
            1. Amy Anderson
            2. Daniel Anderson
            3. Richard Barney
            4. Rachel Bitner
            5. Michael Connors
            6. Molly Cripe
            7. Michele Dodge
            8. Kristin Harrold
            9. Sarah Heim
            10. Taylor Henderson
            11. Sandra Hernandez
            12. Jason Julseth
            13. Ryan Kennedy
            14. Ashley Krueger
            15. Laura Lipinski
            16. Sara Luster
            17. Stephanie Magor
            18. Laney Seifert
            19. Keanu Ybarra
        7. Extracurricular Coaches
          1. Recommend the Board approves the re-appointments of the 2022-23 fall coaches as presented:

            Sport

            Coach

            Position

            Tier

            Step

            Pay

            Football – HS

            Jerrin Toomey

            Co-Assistant Coach #3 (50%)

            3

            4

            $2,177.50

            Field Hockey – HS

            Jessica Bobb

            Assistant Coach #1

            3

            4

            $4,355.00

        8. Bus Drivers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following Reliance Student Transportation Drivers.
            1. Lori Castiglia
            2. Ahlaina Markle
    2. Academics Standards & Curriculum Committee – Dr. Sullivan
      1. The minutes are presented from the meeting held on June 6, 2022.Highlights were presented from the meeting held on October 3, 2022.
    3. Policy Committee Report – Mr. Thoman
      1. The minutes are presented from the meeting held on February 1, 2022.
      2. Update from the meeting held on October 4, 2022.
        1. Presented the following policy revisions to the full Board for first read. 
          1. Policy 214 – Class Rank – Recommendation for policy to be retired.
          2. Policy 626 – Federal Fiscal Compliance
          3. Policy 626.1 – Travel Reimbursement – Federal Programs
          4. The administration recommends the Board approve to retire Policy 626.3, Policy 626.4, and Policy 626.6 with the recommendation for these policies to be converted into Administrative Guidelines attached to Policy 626. 
          5. Policy 827 – Conflict of Interest
            1. The broader definition of the term Immediate Family was acceptable. 
  7. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following topics.
      1. The need for charter school reform and accountability.
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on October 4, 2022.
    2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
      1. No report was provided.  
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on September 27, 2022.
    2. Mrs. Freireich shared that YSSD’s 15 seats are filled. New members will be joining the Board.
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. Mrs. Schroeder provided information on an adult education program that focuses on veterans and families of veterans.
  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 8:44 p.m.
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