York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Meeting
November 14, 2022 – 7 p.m.
York Suburban High School – Cafeteria

M I N U T E S
(Approved on November 28, 2022)

 

Below is an update from the Planning Committee meeting held on November 14, 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, and Joel Sears. Pinal Desai was present via Zoom.
      2. Absent: None
    3. An opportunity was provided for public comments.
      1. Six 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 October 24, 2022.
  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. Krauser recognized the public school community’s efforts in celebrating American Education Week and thanked all contributors to our student’s education.
      2. Dr. Adams provided a summary of Fall Extracurricular Activities. 
      3. 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 item was presented for Board consideration. 
      1. The Board unanimously approved 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. (1- Robinson, 2 – Sullivan)
    2. The following items were 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.
  5. Student Board Representative Report 
    1. Ms. Long provided information on the following items:
      1. NHS Haunted Hallways
      2. Punkin’ Chunkin’
      3. Trojan Theatre Production
      4. Recap of Fall Sports and post-season
      5. Orchestra Festival
      6. No Shave November
      7. Winter Sports
      8. NHS Blood Drive
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. The minutes were presented from the meeting held on April 4, 2022.
      2. An update was given from the meeting held on November 7, 2022.
      3. 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 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. Extracurricular Coaches
          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 were recommended by 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. An update was given from the meeting held on November 7, 2022.
  7. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following topics.
      1. Election results
      2. House Bill 1829
      3. Senate Bill 696
      4. PSBA’s legislative platform was passed.
      5. Let’s Talk Discussion Forum on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 PM  
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on November 1, 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 October 25, 2022.
    2. Planning for December graduation.
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. Mrs. Ciaciulli provided an update from the York Adams Tax Bureau meeting held on October 31, 2022.
  11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. Mini-Board Report from October 27, 2022
    2. Mrs. Schroeder announced that there is a meeting next week at which time they will be onboarding the new Superintendent.
  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.
  16. Ashley Turner (West Springettsbury Ave.) provided comments on the following: the Top Youth Speaker Agreement, Rachel’s Challenge Assemblies, the addition of a district social worker, and a long term sub for Indian Rock.  
  17. The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.

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