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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
JANUARY 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM
PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER


A G E N D A
 

  1. General Business

    Call to Order - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    2. Roll Call
  2. Board President's Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. The Board met in Executive Session on December 21, 2015 following the Regularly Monthly Meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal matters. 
    2. PSBA Principles for Governance and Leadership
  3. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. District Affiliated Report - YS Dollars for Scholars - Stephanie Sullivan, President, will provide a report on the work of this organization.
    2. York Academy Regional Charter School Renewal
    3. 2016-17 Calendar DRAFT
    4. English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Needs - The Administration will be seeking Board approval for the addition of teaching services to manage the growth in ESL by contracting services with the LIU for a 0.25 full-time equivalent (FTE) teacher. This will cost the District approximately $20,000 which has been budgeted.
    5. Superintendent Survey Report
  4. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Items being recommended for approval on January 25
      1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate of $.54 per mile for the 2016 calendar year. The rate for the 2015 calendar year was $.575.
      2. The Administration submits the proposed York Adams Academy 2016-17 General Operating Budget for consideration and approval.
      3. The Administration submits the proposed 2016-17 York County School of Technology Budget for consideration and approval.
      4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Agreement with Cummins Power Systems, LLC for District wide preventive maintenance services for back-up generators for a total cost of $4,336.
      5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Proposed Preliminary Budget and the Resolution for the 2016-17 Budget and authorization to file for the Act 1 Referendum Exception for Retirement. The Preliminary Budget Proposal assumes the District will receive approval for the use of one Act 1 real estate tax referendum exception. Until the Final Budget for 2016-17 is approved, the Administration will continue to review and revise the budget. 
    2. Informational Items
      1. Annual Update for RBC Capital Markets - Kenneth Phillips 
      2. 2016-17 Budget Update 
  5. Student Board Representative Report - Elizabeth Huh
  6. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee - Mrs. Schroeder

      The minutes of November 11 are provided.
    2. Communications Committee - Ms. Shaffer

      Reminder - State of the District/Community Budget Meeting - Tuesday, January 19 - 7:00 PM - Valley View Elementary School
    3. Personnel Committee - Ms. Bates
      1. The minutes of November 18 are provided.
      2. Reminder - Breakfast with the Board - Thursday, January 14 - 7:00 AM - Middle School Library
    4. Additional Committee Reports/Announcements
  7. Lincoln Intermediate Unit - Mr. Robinson

    The "...by Dawn's Early Light" highlights of the LIU Board Meeting of January 5 is provided.
  8. York Adams Academy - Mrs. Freireich
  9. York County School Technology - Mrs. Schroeder
  10. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule
  11. Comments and/or Questions from the Public
  12. Adjournment

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of each report.
     
     
    AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WILL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MEETING.
     

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.