Minutes 2023-03-13

York Suburban Board Of School Directors
Planning Committee Meeting
March 13, 2023 – 7 p.m.
Ronald H. Provard Education Center

(Approved on March 27, 2023)

Below is an update from the Planning Committee meeting held on March 13, 2023. The meeting was conducted in the Ronald H. Provard Education Center. For additional information, please reference the school board website or the full video of the meeting.

  1. General Business – Mrs. Schroeder, Board President
    1. Mrs. Schroeder called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
    2. Board Members Roll Call
      1. Present: Lois Ann Schroeder, John Posenau, Joel Sears. Richard Robinson, Steven Sullivan, Pinal Desai, and Ellen Freireich. 
      2. Absent: Michael Thoman, James Sanders.
    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 February 27, 2023.
  2. Board President’s Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. The Board met in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on March 13, 2023, for the purpose of discussing legal matters and personnel as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act. No official action was taken.
  3. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Krauser
    1. The Board unanimously approved the confidential Administrative Disciplinary Hearing Agreement for SID# 2145806164, following a hearing conducted by Board-appointed hearing officer, Dr. Rebecca Lorfink. The Agreement sets forth the details of the recommendation in response to the violation of the York Suburban Code of Conduct and Act 26 violation of the Commonwealth of PA. (1 – Freireich, 2 – Sears)
    2. The Board unanimously approved the Dual Credit Affiliation Agreement with The Pennsylvania State University to provide dual credit coursework to certain qualified York Suburban high school students. This agreement shall commence on the effective date and shall continue for a period of five (5) years. (1 – Sears, Freireich)
    3. The following policy revisions were presented for a second read with the intent that there will be a vote to adopt the revisions during the meeting on March 27, 2023. 
      1. Policy 005 – Organization 
      2. Policy 011 – Principles for Governance and Leadership
        1. Discussed the wording of policy 011 to correct a typographical error.
      3. Policy 200 – Enrollment of Students
      4. Policy 202 – Eligibility of Nonresident Students
      5. Policy 204 – Attendance
      6. Policy 217 – Graduation Requirements
      7. Policy 221 – Dress and Grooming
      8. Policy 233 – Suspension and Expulsion
      9. Policy 810 – Transportation
    4. A first read was done on Policy 251 but has been put on hold and removed from the above list for the second read pending further updates and revisions from PSBA (Pennsylvania School Boards Association) and our local solicitor. Miranda Jenkins, School Social Worker, was present to provide a comprehensive definition of homelessness as it pertains to Policy 251.   
  4. Business Office Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. The following items were presented for discussion. They will be recommended for approval during the regular monthly meeting scheduled for March 27, 2023. 
      1. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Linkage Agreement with Pennsylvania Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, LLC, Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic/Intensive Behavioral Health Services. 
      2. The Administration recommends the Board approve the Tuition Agreement with New Story, LLC to provide special education services to “Student A” at a daily rate of $330.00 beginning February 21, 2023 through May 31, 2023. 
      3. The Administration recommends the Board approve the following: the staffing terms and conditions of the Assignment agreement with USA Staffing Services, LLC to provide staffing services from USA, by and through the services of their affiliate BlueCloud; and the Assignment & Bill Rate Summary with BlueCloud Staffing to provide a School Nurse LPN at an hourly rate of $65.00 at 7.5 hours per day. The contract begins March 13, 2023 and ends May 31, 2023.
      4. The February 2023 Dining Report was provided for review. 
  5. Student Board Representative Report 
    1. Ms. Long provided information on the following items:
      1. Seussical The Musical had successful performances.
      2. Wrestler, Naylee Ierley, placed 4th in the Girls State Championship.  
      3. Girls Basketball fell short in the state playoffs against Mars.
      4. Girls Swim Team placed 2nd in Districts. Boys Relay Team placed 8th.
      5. Wrestler, Tyler Adams, placed 12th in the state.
      6. Spring Sports update
      7. Recognized new athletic director, Ron Coursey
      8. Alex Bien earned 1st chair at the PMEA Central Region Orchestra Festival and is advancing to States. Rebecca West advanced to 5th chair.
      9. YSEF – Mod Pizza Fundraiser, Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Personnel Committee Report – Mr. Robinson
      1. The Board unanimously approved a Personal Care Assistant at the rate established in the York Suburban Educational Support Association. (1 – Freireich, 2 – Desai) 
      2. Consent Agenda: The following Personnel items were presented to the Board for consideration. Mrs. Ciaciulli reported the support staff substitute rates for Custodial, Administrative Assistants, and Paraprofesssionals are $ 14.00 per hour; $13.00; and $10.00 per hour respectively. Motions were made to approve the consent agenda. (1 – Robinson, 2 – Desai)
        1. Employment
          1. Recommend the Board approve Heather Townsend as an Autistic Support Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School with an hourly rate of $16.00/hr. as per the YSESPA Agreement. 
          2. Recommend the Board approve Theresa Callahan as Learning Support Teacher at the High School effective the start of the 2023-2024 school year, at $73,220/yr, which represents Master’s step 1 of the YSEA bargaining agreement.
          3. Recommend the Board approve Sabrina Muntz as Substitute Nurse with a base daily rate of $135.
          4. Recommend the Board approve Cathy Butler as the Director of Accounting Services for the district, at $115,000/yr, in accordance with the Act 93 Administrative Compensation Plan. 
          5. Recommend the Board approve Rebecca Flynn as Substitute Paraprofessional according to the approved support substitute rates.
        2. Resignations/Retirements
          1. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Chrystal Gerner, Paraprofessional at Valley View Elementary School, effective 3/23/23.
          2. Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Rebecca Flynn as a full-time Autistic Support Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective 3/16/23.
          3. Recommend the Board accept the retirement of Jane Hoffman, Paraprofessional at the Middle School, effective at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year. Ms. Hoffman is retiring after serving 35 years in public education, of which she has served 34 years with the York Suburban School District. 
        3. Leave of Absence
          1. Recommend the board approve unpaid leave of absence for Erin Ashby, part-time Paraprofessional at East York School, effective 4/1/23 through 5/13/23. 
          2. Recommend the board approve unpaid leave of absence for Patricia Selegrath, part-time Library Paraprofessional at Valley View School, effective 4/13/23 until the end of the 22-23 school year. 
          3. Recommend the board approve Family Medical Leave of absence for Beth Peritz, Paraprofessional at Indian Rock Elementary School, effective 2/28/23 through 3/7/23.
        4. Extracurricular
          1. Recommend the Board approve the reclassification/revision of the High School Link Crew as presented:
            1. Erika Hallman    Link Crew #1 (0.5) $1,117.50
            2. Cristina Herb      Link Crew #1 (0.5)  $1,117.50
            3. Scott Wagner       Link Crew #2 (0.5) $1,117.50
            4. Amy Kendrick     Link Crew #2 (0.25) $558.75
        5. Volunteers
          1. Recommend the Board approve the following volunteers as presented: 
            1. Wendy Berg
            2. Natalie Duffy
            3. Steven Rice
            4. Matt Hunter
            5. Jessica Lynn
            6. Ashley Medina
            7. BobbiJo Metzler
            8. Olga Nimmons
            9. Calisha Owens
            10. Jessica Saunders
            11. Abby Schrum
            12. Douglas Shenton
        6. Substitutes
          1. Recommend the Board approve the following STS Substitutes: 
            1. Hannah Smith
            2. Annika Nave
            3. Nishat Khan
  7. Legislative Update – Mr. Robinson
    1. Mr. Robinson provided updates about the following topics:
      1. The Governor proposed his budget making education a priority with inclusions of career paths, increased wages, and mental health supports. No provision for charter reform.
      2. Senate Bill 375
      3. Senate Resolution 48
      4. Senate Bill 387
      5. Senate Bill 389
      6. Let’s Talk! – YS Community Discussion to be held on Wednesday, March 22 at the YSMS from 6:00-7:30. Topic is THC/Nicotine Vaping.   
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report – Mrs. Freireich
    1. The highlights were presented from the meeting held on March 7, 2023. 
    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 February 28, 2023.
    2. The 15 YS seats continue to be filled. 
    3. YAA anticipates 40-50 students graduating in the Spring; 20 of those students have already met the requirements.  
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report – Mrs. Ciaciulli
    1. No report was provided.
  11. York County School of Technology Report – Mrs. Schroeder
    1. No report was provided.
  12. Mrs. Schroeder 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.  Sarah Reinecker of 1101 Farquhar Dr. provided a chronological timeline to depict the ever-changing needs of our students over the years and how the District, its staff, and the community have responded to these changing needs. Mrs. Reinecker stressed the importance of taking these needs into consideration when it is budget planning time.       
  16. The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.


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