York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 24, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on November 14, 2022)

Below is an update from the regular monthly meeting held on October 24, 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, Joel Sears, and Pinal Desai. 
      2. Absent: Michael Thoman
    3. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
      1. 1 public comment was submitted electronically.
      2. 4 Public comments were submitted electronically on the October 10, 2022 meeting agenda after the conclusion of the meeting. 
      3. Jeff Strine (Spring Garden Township) inquired about the bid proposal process.
    4. Approval of Minutes
      1. The minutes were approved for the planning committee meeting conducted on October 10, 2022. 
  2. Treasurer’s Report – Mr. Sears
    1. The following financial reports for September 2022 were unanimously approved by the Board as part of a consent agenda. (1 – Sears, 2 – Schroeder)
      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
  3. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. Mr. Posenau announced that 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.
  4. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. Dr. Krauser presented the Superintendent’s Report.
    2. Dr. Lorfink provided an overview on the 2023-2026 YSSD Comprehensive Plan.
    3. The Board unanimously approved the overnight field trip request from the Model UN Club. (1-Schroeder, 2-Freireich) 
  5. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were unanimously approved by the Board as a part of a consent agenda. (1 – Schroeder, 2 – Sears)
      1. The Administration recommends the Board extend the current snow removal contract with M.K. 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 Board unanimously approved the 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. (1-Sears, 2- Desai)
    3. The Board unanimously approved the 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. (1-Sears, 2-Desai)
    4. Informational
      1. Mrs. Ciaciulli provided information on the following items.
        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
  6. Student Board Representative Report – Chiara Soares
    1. Ms. Soares provided information about the following items.
      1. Battle of the Building, October 15
      2. Fall Sports
      3. NHS Trick or Treating
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. The Board unanimously approved the following items as part of a consent agenda. (1 – Robinson, 2 – Sears)
        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 approval of the following volunteer.
            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 approval of the following STS substitute teacher.
            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. Mr. Robinson provided an update from the meeting held on October 17, 2022.
    3. Policy Committee Report – Mr. Posenau presented the following policy revisions for a second 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
  8. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following items.
    2. Senate Bill 1243
    3. November’s Let’s Talk Session
  9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. No report was provided.
  10. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. Mrs. Freireich shared that all 15 York Suburban seats are filled and they are planning the December graduation.
  11. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  12. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. No report was provided.
  13. Mr. Posenau thanked everyone for attending the meeting.
  14. A list of upcoming events was provided.
  15. The board meeting and committee meeting schedules were provided.
  16. An opportunity was provided for public comment.
    1.  No comments were made. 
  17. The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

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