York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Committee Meeting
November 14, 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 regular monthly meeting conducted on October 24, 2022. [Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Board President’s Report – Mr. Posenau
    1. The Board met in Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. on November 7, 2022, for the purpose of discussing personnel as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
    2. The Board met in Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. on November 14, 2022, for the purpose of discussing personnel 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. Adams and Dr. Monos
    2. Donations:
      1. The TSA student activity club received a $1000 grant from The Engineering Society of York to host the York County Punkin’ Chunkin’ championships. The grant was used to pay for supplies related to running the event, and all remaining money will be divided between participating schools to help reimburse building supplies. 
      2. The TSA student activity club received a donation from Precision Custom Components, LLC for $250.
      3. Patient First donated $1,000 to Yorkshire Elementary School as a “Partnership Donation.”
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items are being presented for discussion. They will be recommended for approval during the regular monthly meeting scheduled for November 28, 2022.
      1. The Administration recommends the Board adopt the resolution to authorize the waiver of additional charges for the late payment of real estate taxes in certain circumstances to comply with ACT 57 or 2022. 
      2. The Administration recommends approval of the educational services agreement with Specialized Education of Pennsylvania, Inc. dba High Road School of Southern York to provide extended school year services to student A. The term of this agreement is from May 9, 2022, to July 28, 2022. The rate per day is $128.
      3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the updated 2022-23 bus/van driver listing. 
      4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Top Youth Speakers Agreement to conduct one 60-minute assembly for grades 6-8 students on February 2, 2023. The fee is $4,900 and will be funded through the ESSERS III Grant.  
      5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2022-23 IDEA-B Pass-Through Funds Agreement with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12. These funds must be used to supplement the provision of special education and related services for eligible school-aged students. The total 2022-23 allocation is $583,582.33. This is an increase of $4,904.81 over 2021-22.
      6. The Administration recommends Board approval for the 2022-23 IDEA-Section 619 Pass Through Funds Agreement with Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12. These funds must be used to support kindergarten-eligible children, either receiving special education services through the LEA or remaining an extra year in Early Intervention (Act 30). The total 2022-23 allocation is $4,860.00. 
      7. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Affiliation Agreement between York Suburban School District and Elizabethtown College. 
      8. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2023-24 Budget Timeline as presented. 
      9. The Administration recommends the Board adopt the resolution certifying the tax rate for the 2023-24 budget will not have a tax increase that exceeds the index of 5.0%
      10. The Administration recommends Board appoint Leah Pritchett as the primary delegate and Kathy Ciaciulli as the alternate delegate of the YATB delegates. 
      11. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with Allegheny Intermediate Unit for telephone voice interpretation services with TransPerfect Remote Interpreting for an annual fee of $120. Actual usage costs are at a rate not to exceed $.95 per minute for all languages. There is a .5 cent increase from the prior year. 
      12. The Administration recommends the Board authorize the business office to participate in the Lincoln Intermediate Unit Purchasing Consortium for the 2023-2024 general, classroom, custodial, art, and copy paper bids.
    2. The following items are being presented for Board consideration. [Roll Call Vote]
      1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Group Benefits Administration License and Service Agreement to permit a nonexclusive, limited-use license to Employee Navigator application and related Benefits Administration Services offered by Alera Group for an annual fee of $10,716.
  5. Student Board Representative Report – Kiley Long or Chiara Soares
  6. Committee Reports – Mr. Posenau
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. The minutes are presented from the meeting held on April 4, 2022.
      2. Update from the meeting held on November 7, 2022.
      3. 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 approve Beth Papadiamantis as a Full-Time Paraprofessional/PCA at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective November 29, 2022, with an hourly rate of $13.40.
          2. Recommend the Board approves the appointment of Tammie Sheckells as Accounts Payable Specialist at the Education Center, effective November 21, 2022, pending clearances, with an hourly rate of $17.43.
        2. Transfer/Reassignment
          1. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Rebecca Flynn from Substitute Paraprofessional to Full-Time Paraprofessional/PCA at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective November 14, 2022, with an hourly rate of $13.40.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the transfer of Eric Smith from Full-Time 12-Month General Maintenance Mechanic to HVAC Mechanic, effective October 24, 2022, with an hourly rate of $23.40.
        3. Resignations/Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Nathan Hoover, Social Science Teacher at the High School, effective at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Amy Intrieri, Music Teacher at the Middle School, effective date TBD.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Linda Koller, Part-Time Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective December 2, 2022.
          4. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Jodi Schuler, Human Resources Manager at the Education Center, effective November 18, 2022.
          5. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Kelli Tuffy, Part-Time Library Paraprofessional at Yorkshire Elementary School, effective November 15, 2022.
          6. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Christine Vaughn, Full-Time Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective November 1, 2022.
          7. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Bridgette Walkins, Part-Time 2nd Shift Custodian at East York Elementary School, effective October 24, 2022.
        4. Leaves of Absence
          1. Recommend the Board approve the intermittent FMLA leave
            request for Duane Kyle, Groundskeeper/Delivery at the Education Center, effective November 4, 2022, through May 4, 2023.
          2. Recommend the Board approve the FMLA leave request for Beth Peritz, Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective December 5,  2022, through February 24, 2023.
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following volunteers:
            1. Gina Alunni
            2. Meeshaun Beattie
            3. Kathleen Becker
            4. Casey Bowman
            5. Danielle Carroll
            6. Mindy Christian
            7. Brian Flynn
            8. Eileen Flynn
            9. Alicia Gallo
            10. Brittany Grove
            11. Chaz Grove
            12. Brittany Gurreri
            13. Gerald Henderson
            14. Rachel Landis
            15. Nicole Long
            16. Janelle Makowski
            17. Stephen Makowski
            18. Whitney Markle
            19. Margaret Medina-Edwards
            20. Emma Poff
            21. Noah Rice
            22. Megan Sheely
            23. Jutta Stallman
            24. Megan Waltemyer
            25. Elizabeth Wildasin
        6. Substitutes 
          1. Recommend the approval of the following STS substitute teachers:
            1. Pamela Mowery
            2. Michael Rudler
            3. Alicia Spagnola
            4. Jennifer Thoman
        7. Extracurriculars
          1. Recommend the Board approve the following as Game Help.
            1. Michael Kolb
          2. Recommend the approval of the following Elementary Advisor appointments.
            1. Elementary Envirothon Coordinator (EY 5th grade), Rachel Fry, $487.00 (Step 2, Tier 8)
            2. Elementary Envirothon Coordinator (EY 3rd/4th grade), Amy Slagel, $487.00 (Step 2, Tier 8)
            3. Elementary Envirothon Coordinator (5th grade), Heidi Woodrome, $487.00 (IR Step 2, Tier 8)
          3. The Administration recommends the Board rescind the employment offer of Kyler Killian, Middle School Wrestling Assistant Coach.
          4. Recommend the Board approve the following salary correction. The incorrect salary was originally approved on September 12, 2022. The correct salary is HS Jazz Band, Matt Husler, $2,460.00.
        8. Bus Drivers
          1. Recommend the approval of the following Reliance Student Transportation drivers:
            1. Jody Frank
      4. The following items are recommendations from the Personnel Committee for Board Discussion on November 14, 2022, with a formal vote at the November 28, 2022, board meeting. 
        1. The Personnel Committee recommends the board approve the revisions to the Supervisors and Confidential Employees (formerly known as Tier II) Compensation plan effective July 1, 2022. 
        2. The Personnel Committee recommends the board approve the reclassification and correspondence salary adjustments of the following individuals: 
          1. Athletic Director, from Tier II to Act 93, effective January 1, 2023.
          2. Administrative Assistant for Operations/Child Accounting, from YSESPA to Supervisors and Confidential Employees, effective January 1, 2023.
          3. School Psychologist, from Tier II to YSEA Bargaining Agreement, effective July 1, 2023.
          4. Social Worker, from Tier II to YSEA Bargaining Agreement, effective July 1, 2023.
        3. The Personnel Committee recommends the board approve a long-term substitute for Indian Rock Elementary for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.
        4. The Personnel Committee recommends the board approve the creation of a second internal Social Worker.
    2. Property & Finance Committee Report – Mr. Sears
      1. Update from the meeting held on November 7, 2022.
  7. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting held on November 1, 2022.
    2. LIU Joint Operating Authority Report – Mrs. Freireich
  9. York Adams Academy Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights are presented from the meeting held on October 25, 2022.
  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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6 Comments

  1. Alicia on November 14, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    I understand the board is considering adding a long term substitute for third grade at Indian Rock. I believe the students and teachers absolutely would benefit from this. The class sizes are way too large. However, I am disappointed that a 3rd grade long term substitute was not found prior to the beginning of the school year. The district knew there were five 2nd grade classrooms at Valley View and knew the needs of those particular students. The district also knew that one of the third grade teachers was going to be on leave for the 2022-2023 school year. I believe the long term substitute should have been approved then because now our children will need to adjust to a new teacher and new classmates after the year is already well underway. This class of young learners has already been through so much in their short schooling careers. Is there a plan for next year when these particular students are in 4th grade? As of now there are only four 4th grade classrooms at IR.



  2. Liz on November 14, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    My son is in third grade at Indian Rock and has 27-30 kids in his class at any given time. Clearly this number of students is not conducive to an optimal learning/teaching experience and something must be done. We moved into YSSD for its reputation for smaller class sizes and are disappointed to see it slipping away.

    While I am in support of hiring a long term sub immediately, I do have concerns about how this process is implemented. I am confused as to why this wasn’t something that was addressed and planned for prior to the start of the school year.



  3. Sara on November 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    I am very disappointed in the increasing size of our elementary school classes. My 5th grade student currently has 27 students in his classroom. We specifically moved to YSSD for the small class sizes and spectacular reputation. These large class sizes are setting our students and wonderful teachers up for failure as differentiation of instruction is extremely difficult. Please address this concern with urgency.



  4. Stefanie on November 14, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    York Suburban has always prided themselves on “community” schools and small class sizes. Over the past few years, these priorities have shifted, and my son is currently in the 3rd grade with 26 other students in his class. At one point they had 29 students total. While I understand many things have changed due to covid, we sought out YSSD for small class sizes, among other things. Our teachers are fantastic and I know are always striving to do their best for every student, but if the funds are available, I strongly encourage the administration to hire a long term sub atleast in the short term, and then additional teachers for next year. Class sizes above 25 have never been our standard practice and we should strive to do anything possible to continue that in our present time and for years to come.



  5. Jenna Durst on November 14, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    1228 Copper Beech Drive

    I would like to express my support for the addition of a long-term substitute at Indian Rock Elementary School for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. My son is currently a third grader and his class size has only increased since the start of school (last I checked there were 29 students). In my opinion, having 29 students in one classroom far too many for one teacher to handle. The third-grade teachers at Indian Rock are fantastic, but they are only human and to expect them to bear this burden is unfair. It is also not fair to our current third grade students who only had in-school learning through March of their kindergarten year and then in pieces of their first-grade year. These are formative grade levels and the worst thing we can do at this point is keep them in class sizes so large that individualized learning is challenged. In addition, there were five 2nd grade classes last year at Valley View. I’m not sure how it was decided that only four classes would be adequate for 2022-2023, but what is the plan for next year? As much as I hate the idea of making the kids start all over with a new teacher and a new class mid-year, I don’t think it is favorable for anyone to start a precedent that 30 kids per classroom is good practice. It is certainly not what I expect from York Suburban School District. Thank you!



  6. Katie on November 14, 2022 at 11:37 am

    I would like to speak in favor of hiring a long-term substitute teacher for Indian Rock Elementary. The class sizes for our 3rd and 4th-grade classes are too large. We have wonderful teachers at Indian Rock, but with almost 30 kids in each class, it is too much for any one teacher. Please consider funding additional teachers for Indian Rock permanently. Next year we will have the same concerns if we only have 4 teachers in both 3rd and 4th grade. We need at least 5 classes in each grade.



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