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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
FEBRUARY 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM
RONALD H. PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER
 
A G E N D A

  1. General Business 

    Call to Order
     - Mr. Miller 
    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag 
    2. Roll Call
    3. Public Comment
    4. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Monthly Meeting of January 26, 2015 and the Planning Committee Meeting of February 9, 2015. [Public Comment; Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Treasurer's Report - Mr. Posenau  [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; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]

    Approval of Financial Reports as of January 31, 2015
     [File for audit]
    1. Treasurer's Report (All Funds)
    2. Condensed Board Summary Report - General Fund Revenue
    3. Condensed III Board Summary Report - General Fund Expenditures Report
    4. Condensed III Board Summary Report - Capital Projects, Capital Reserve, Food Service 
    5. Fund Accounting Check Summary Report - General Fund, Food Service, Capital Projects
    6. Student Activity Account Summary 
    7. Budget Transfers
  3. Board President's Report - Mr. Miller
    1. Addendum - see below
    2. Executive Session.  The Board met in Executive Session on January 26, 2015 following the Regular Monthly Meeting and on February 9, 2015 following the Planning Committee Meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues.
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle 
    1. Student Enrollment Report
    2. As a result of two separate disciplinary situations, Dr. Michele Merkle, Board appointed hearing officer recommends the following:

      The Administration recommends Board approval of the immediate expulsion of Student #211469 as set forth in the Administrative Disciplinary Hearing Agreement following a hearing conducted by Board appointed hearing officer, Michele Merkle. The student has been placed at an alternative school.   [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]

      The Administration recommends Board approval of the disciplinary sanctions issued to Student #210360 as set forth in the Administrative Disciplinary Hearing Agreement following a hearing conducted by Board appointed hearing officer, Michele Merkle.  [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    3. Memorandums of Understanding
      1. The Administration recommends approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the York Suburban School District and the Spring Garden Township Police Department to take effect July 1, 2015. This MOU replaces the MOU between the two entities that has been in place from July 2013-15. The MOU is a required component of the Safe Schools initiative. [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
      2. The Administration recommends approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the York Suburban School District and the Springettsbury Township Police Department to take effect July 1, 2015. This MOU replaces the MOU between the two entities that has been in place from July 2013-15. The MOU is a required component of the Safe Schools initiative. [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    4. Early Learning Initiative. Dr. Ketterman will provide a brief update on this project.
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason 
    1. Authorization to Solicit Bids for High School Secure Visitor Entrance and Office Renovations. The Administration recommends approval of the advertising and soliciting of bids for the purpose of renovations to the high school for a high school secure visitor entrance and office renovations to begin June of 2015.  [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    2. Approve Agreement with Wellspan Health.  The Administration recommends the Board approve extending the term of the current agreement with Wellspan Health for Sports Medicine and Medical Services for 2015-16 and 2016-17 at a cost of $32,288 per year.  [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    3. Approval of David Maines Assoc. for the Indian Rock Roof Project.  The Administration recommends awarding the bid to David Maines Assoc. in the amount of $768,308 for the Indian Rock Roof Project.  

      Bid Tabulation Sheet
      [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    4. Approval of Schlouch Incorporated for Track Renovations.  The Administration recommends awarding the bid to Schlouch Incorporated in the amount of $513,578 with both alternates for the Track Resurfacing Project. [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    5. Approve Contract with Universal Community Behavioral Health, The Meadows. The Administration recommends the Board approve this contract which is an update to an existing contract from 2011.  Updates were made to reflect current daily servings, number of days served and unit price for an estimated total of $17,550.  This is an increase of $5,161.  [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    6. Approval of the Country Club of York Tax Settlement. The Administration recommends approval for settlement of the tax assessment appeal litigation (Case No. 2104-SU-1619-26) for Tax Parcel 48-000-31-0004.00-00000, located in Spring Garden Township, York County, Pennsylvania owned by Country Club of York, Pennsylvania for total assessed values for school years 2013-2014 through 2015-2016 and beyond as follows:

      For the period September 2013 through June 2014, school year 2013-14, the assessment will be $4,844,000.

      For 2014-15 school year the assessment will be $4,995,200.

      For 2015-16 school year and beyond the assessment will be $4,928,000.

      [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
    7. Informational:
      1. All-Sports Booster Club - accepted donation in the amount of $1,608 for Fitness Center equipment - half rack and bench and spot arms
      2. Food Service Department Report
        1. Dining Review Report for January
        2. Sales Report  
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Miss Renjilian
  7. Committee Reports - Mr. Miller
    1. Communications Committee Report - Mrs. Schroeder

      The Activities Report and Communication Report are provided. 
    2. Facilities Committee Report - Mrs. Freireich

      The minutes of January 21 are provided.
    3. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Shaffer 

      [Consent Agenda:  You have before you the Personnel Report which includes retirement, resignation, employment, request for leave of absence, re-appointment of spring coaches and additional substitute teacher. 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; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
      1. Retirements  

        1. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of William Boll, Assistant Director of Facilities, effective June 30, 2015.  Mr. Boll is retiring after having served 28 years with York Suburban School District.

        2. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of Roger Kresge, Network Administrator, effective September 30, 2015.  Mr. Kresge is retiring after having served 11 years with York Suburban School District. 

        3. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of Lisa Lewis, English Teacher at the high school, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Mrs. Lewis is retiring after having served 14 years in education and 4 with York Suburban School District.

        4. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of Karen Moyer, 1st Grade Teacher at Yorkshire Elementary, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Mrs. Moyer is retiring after having served 35 years in education and 27 with York Suburban School District.

      2. Resignation  

        1. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Jesse Pitzer as Assistant Marching Band Director effective January 23, 2015.

        2. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Julie Romero, Spanish Teacher at the middle school and high school, effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

      3. Employment  

        1. Recommend the employment of Robert Alkhas as Co-Assistant Baseball Coach at the salary of $1,922 which represents Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        2. Recommend the employment of Joshua Beamesderfer as Junior Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Coach at the salary of $2,306 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        3. Recommend the employment of Alexander Gibson as Assistant Girls’ Lacrosse Coach at the salary of $1,980 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        4. Recommend the employment of Jared Miller as Assistant Boys’ Lacrosse Coach at the salary of $1,980 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

      4. Request for Leave of Absence 

        1. Recommend Board approval of the request of Jessica Bobb, Classroom Assistant at the middle school, for a FMLA leave of absence starting February 4, 2015, through approximately February 19, 2015.

        2. Recommend Board approval of the request of Alicia Erickson, Instructional Support Aide at Yorkshire Elementary, for an unpaid leave of absence from February 25, 2015 through March 6, 2015.

        3. Recommend Board approval of the request of Lillian Lopez, Custodian at the middle school, for a FMLA leave of absence starting March 11, 2015, through approximately April 14, 2015.

        4. Recommend Board approval of the request of Jessica Reimer, Kindergarten Teacher at Valley View Elementary, for a FMLA leave of absence beginning August 17, 2015 through November 10, 2015, followed by an unpaid leave of absence through January 15, 2016.  Mrs. Reimer will be returning to employment on January 19, 2016.

      5. Re-Appointment of Spring Coaches for 2014-15  

        Christopher Rotolo

        Head Baseball

        Step 4

        $5,578

        Scott Cobb

        JV Baseball

        Step 4

        $4,205

        Laura Meerbach

        Head Girls’ Lacrosse

        Step 4

        $6,460

        Elizabeth Milkowski

        JV Girls’ Lacrosse

        Step 4

        $3,843

        Mark O’Reilly

        Head Boys’ Tennis

        Step 4

        $4,295

        David Wickenheiser

        Head Track

        Step 4

        $7,514

        Daniel VanHouwe

        Assistant Track

        Step 4

        $3,633

        Anthony Billet

        Assistant Track

        Step 4

        $3,633

        Michael Jackson

        Head JH Track

        Step 4

        $4,716

        Michael Appleby

        Assistant JH Track

        Step 4

        $3,363

        Jamie Evans

        Head Boys’ Volleyball

        Step 4

        $4,922

        Oliver Good

        Assistant Boys’ Volleyball

        Step 3

        $3,003

        Sonia Guyer

        Head JH Girls’ Volleyball

        Step 4

        $2,977

      6. Additional Substitute Teacher for 2014-15

        Kimberly Levan
    4. Policy Review Committee Report - Ms. Bates


      Policy Revisions. The Policy Review Committee recommends approval of the following policies. [Motion, Discussion, Public Comment, Roll Call Vote]
      1. Delete 327 - Management Team / 527 - Mid-Level Supervisors
      2. 335 - Family and Medical Leaves
      3. 336 - Personal Necessity Leave
      4. 337 - Vacation 
      5. 338 - Sabbatical Leave
      6. 338.1 - Professional Development Leave
      7. 338.2 - Classroom Occupational Exchange Leave
      8. 339 - Uncompensated Leave
      9. 340 - Responsibility for Student Welfare
      10. 341 - Benefits for Part-Time Employees
      11. 342 - Jury Duty
      12. 343 - Paid Holidays
      13. Delete 346/446/546 - Wage Continuation
      14. 347 - Workers' Compensation Transitional Return-To-Work Program
      15. 348 - Unlawful Harassment
      16. 348 - Attachment
      17. 351 - Drug and Substance Abuse
      18. 601 - Fiscal Objectives
      19. 602 - Budget Planning
      20. 603 - Budget Preparation
      21. 604 - Budget Adoption
      22. 605 - Tax Levy
      23. 606 - Tax Collection
      24. 607 - Tuition Income
      25. 608 - Bank Accounts
      26. 610 - Purchases Subject to Bid/Quotation
      27. 611 - Purchases Budgeted
      28. 612 - Purchases Not Budgeted
      29. 613 Cooperative Purchasing
      30. 614 - Payroll Authorization
      31. 615 - Payroll Deductions
      32. 616 - Payment of Claims
      33. 617 - Petty Cash
      34. 618 - Student Activity Funds
      35. 620 - Fund Balance
    5. Additional Committee Reports 
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Sears
  9. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich
  10. York Area Tax Bureau Report - Ms. Mason
  11. York County School of Technology - Mrs. Schroeder
  12. Recognition of Visitors
  13. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule
  14. Public Comment
  15. Adjournment


    ADDENDUM

     

    TO:                 Members of the York Suburban School Board

    FROM:           Michele A. Merkle, Ed.D, Superintendent

    DATE:            February 23, 2015

    SUBJECT:    Addendum to the Agenda for the Board Meeting of February 23, 2015 

     

     

     

    III.  Board President’s Report – Mr. Miller

     

    A.     Approval of the Agreement with YSEA – The Board negotiating team recommends approval of the proposed Agreement between the Board of School Directors of the York Suburban School District and the York Suburban Education Association 2015-16 through 2017-18.  The proposed Agreement includes salary increases in each of three years as well as concessions in healthcare benefits as outlined below: 

     

      Changes in Salary and Benefits:

     

     

    Year 1

    Year 2

    Year 3

    Salary

    1.5%

    1.75%

    1.75%

    Deductible - In

    Network

    **************

    (Out-of -network the deductibles double)

    $500 Individual

    $1000 Family

    ********************

    $1000 Individual

    $2000 Family

    $500 Individual

    $1000 Family

    ***********************

    $1000 Individual

    $2000 Family

    $500 Individual

    $1000 Family

    ************************

    $1000 Individual

    $2000 Family

    Co-pays

    $35 Specialist

    $50 Urgent Care

    $100 Emergency Room (waived if admitted)

    $35 Specialist

    $50 Urgent Care

    $100 Emergency Room (waived if admitted)

    $35 Specialist

    $50 Urgent Care

    $100 Emergency Room (waived if admitted)

    Premium Share

    8%

    8%

    10%

    Spousal Exclusion

    (If offered coverage through their employer)

    None

    $150 Surcharge per month

    $150 Surcharge per month

     

     

The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.