York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Regular Monthly Committee Meeting
October 24, 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 October 10, 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 September 30, 2022. [File for audit]
        1. Treasurer’s Reports – August (Revised)
        2. Treasurer’s Reports – September
        3. General Fund Revenue Report
        4. General Fund Expenditure Report
        5. Summary Reports
          1. Capital Project, Capital Reserve, Food Service
        6. Check Summary Reports
          1. General Fund, Food Service, Capital Project, Capital Reserve
        7. Student Activities Fund Revenue Report
        8. Student Activities Fund Expenditure Report
        9. Food Service Sales Report and Dining Report
      2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
        1. The Board met in Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. on October 24, 2022, for the purpose of discussing a legal matter, as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
      3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
        1. Administrative Reports
          1. Dr. Lorfink – Comprehensive Plan Update
          2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the overnight field trip request from the Model UN Club. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
      4. 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 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.
        2. The Administration recommends approval for settlement of the tax assessment appeal litigation (Case No. 2021-SU-001776) for Tax Parcel 48-000-08-0009.00-00000, 400 Elmwood Blvd., Spring Garden Township, York County, Pennsylvania, owned by Inch’s Properties, LLC, for a total assessed value for the tax year 2022 in the amount of $640,230. Absent major renovations, improvements, or demolition of the subject property, renovations or improvements that have been completed but not yet assessed, or a county-wide reassessment, there shall be no further change to the assessment of the subject property until the tax year beginning January 1, 2023.  The District Administration and solicitor are authorized to take all steps necessary to effectuate this settlement and to resolve this pending tax assessment appeal case. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
        3. The Administration recommends approval for settlement of the tax assessment appeal that involves three (3) parcels consisting of the Regents Glen Golf Course: Parcel 48-34-85, 703 Golf Club Drive; Parcel 48-34-87, 1000 Golf Club Drive; and Parcel 48-34-80 Glenview Drive, for a one-time refund of $24,754.89. The District Administration and solicitor are authorized to take all steps necessary to effectuate this settlement and to resolve this pending tax assessment appeal case. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
        4. Informational
          1. 2023-24 Budget Brief 
          2. The final cost of the electric scissor lift was $12,300. This is $800 above the original quote approved by the board on September 19, 2022 . 
          3. September 2022 Dining Report
      5. Student Board Representative Report – Kiley Long or Chiara Soares
      6. 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 Brandon Gerber as the Assistant Coach for Girls Basketball at the High School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 winter season, at Tier 3, Step 1 of the extracurricular salary schedule with a rate of $2,613.00.
              2. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Austin Hunt as the Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach #2, effective at the beginning of the 2021-22 spring season, at Tier 4, Step 1 of the extracurricular salary schedule with a rate of $2,103.00.
              3. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Kyler Killian as the Assistant Coach for Wrestling at the Middle School, effective at the beginning of the 2022-23 winter season, at Tier 5, Step 2 of the extracurricular salary schedule with a rate of $1,935.00.
            2. Transfers/Reassignments
              1. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Jennifer Hardy from Full-Time Paraprofessional/PCA at East York Elementary School to Full-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective November 20, 2022, with no change in hourly rate.
              2. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Duane Kyle from Full-Time 2nd Shift Custodian at the Education Center to Groundskeeper/Delivery at the Education Center, effective October 17, 2022, with an hourly rate of $17.23.
            3. Resignations/Retirements
              1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Tyler Bradley, Environthon Coordinator at East York Elementary School, effective October 3, 2022.
              2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Brandon Hill, Assistant Coach for Girls Basketball at the High School, effective October 6, 2022.
              3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Matthew Marshall, Athletic Director at the High School, effective date no later than January 1, 2023.
              4. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Bonnie-Ellen Martin, Payroll & Benefits Accountant at the Education Center, effective November 11, 2022.
              5. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Stephanie Reinert, 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher at the Middle School, effective October 26, 2022.
              6. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Korbin Shearer, NHS Advisor at the High School, effective November 10, 2022.
              7. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Sarah Watson, Full-Time Paraprofessional at East York Elementary School, effective November 18, 2022.
            4. Leaves of Absence
              1. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Arianna Good, Learning Support Teacher at East York Elementary School, effective January 3, 2022, through April 30, 2023.
            5. Volunteers
              1. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers:
                1. Rachel Andricos
                2. Kathleen Baker
                3. Jennifer Brillhart
                4. Catherine Bowen
                5. Kathryn DiVirgilius
                6. Megan Eckbold
                7. Tashya Mair
                8. Rustico Mirasol
                9. Sabrina Muntz
                10. Jennifer ODonnell
                11. Logan Opitz
                12. Dennis Porter, Jr.
                13. Aliki Tsoukalos-Burtner
                14. Alexis Winters
            6. Substitutes
              1. Recommend the approval of the following STS substitute teachers: 
                1. Nicholas Cook
                2. Zachary Jackson
                3. Laura Rose
                4. Erika Rudolph
              2.  Recommend the approval of the following substitute custodians:
                1. Christopher Weakland 
            7. Bus Drivers
              1. Recommend the approval of the following Reliance Student Transportation drivers:
                1. Maria Diffenderfer
                2. Pamela Duncan
                3. Mark Potter
                4. Andrea Shenberger
        2. Communications Committee – Mr. Robinson 
          1. The minutes were presented from the meeting held on May 16, 2022.
          2. Update from the meeting held on October 17, 2022.
        3. Policy Committee Report – Mr. Thoman
          1. The following policy revisions are being presented for a second read. They will be presented for an additional read on November 14, 2022, with the intent that there will be a vote to adopt the revisions during the meeting on November 28, 2022. 
            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
        4. Additional Committee Reports
      7. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
      8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report
        1. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
      9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
      10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
      11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
      12. Recognition of Visitors
      13. Upcoming Events
      14. Board Meeting & Committee Meeting Schedules
      15. 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.
      16. Adjournment

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1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Aulthouse on October 22, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    2681 Cambridge Rd.

    My comment is in regard to the elimination of class rank. I do recall the discussion over the past couple of years in the Academics & Curriculum meetings over possibly eliminating class rank. If I remember correctly, this decision is being made in part due to mental health issues in students (an unhealthy competitiveness among students), and also with the belief that many universities are no longer considering class rank of any major importance.

    For whatever it may be worth, I would just note that going through the college application process last year with my son (Class of 2022), we found that class rank was indeed taken into consideration at some of the universities he applied to; if not rank number specifically, then being within a certain top percentage of your overall class. He was awarded an extra $4000 in scholarship money specifically for being the salutatorian by the university he is now attending. It is unclear to me if the elimination of class rank also entails no longer recognizing and/or recording a valedictorian and salutatorian or notating where a student falls within a specific class percentage. But if so, it would be a shame for those qualifying students to potentially lose out on some additional funding.



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