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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
JANUARY 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM
PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER


An Education Session will be held at 6:00 PM, prior to this meeting.


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
    3. Public Comment.  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.
    4. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes.  Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of January 9, 2017 and the Regular Monthly Meeting of December 19, 2016.  [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 any 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 December 31, 2016  [File for audit]
    1. Treasurer's Report (All Funds)
    2. General Fund Revenue Report
    3. General Fund Expenditure Report
    4. Summary Report - Capital Project, Capital Reserve, Food Service
    5. Check Summary Report - General Fund, Food Service, Capital Project
    6. Student Activity Account Summary
    7. Budget Transfers
  3. Board President's Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. The Board met following the Planning Committee Meeting on January 9, 2017 in Executive Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing legal matters. No official action was taken.
    2. The Board met prior to this evening's meeting for an Education Session in Executive Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for education purposes. No official action was taken.
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. School Board Recognition Month
    2. Student Enrollment Report
    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2017-18 calendar as presented.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the graduation of Molly Sargen who successfully met all the requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the York Suburban School District during her first semester of full-time concurrent enrollment at the Pennsylvania State University - York Campus.  [Motion; Discusssion; Roll Call Vote]
    5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the renaming of the French Society to the French Club.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    6. The Administration recommends Board approval of the York Suburban School District Counseling Plan as presented to the Board on November 7, 2016 and is attached here.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    7. Property Tax Legislation:  The Administration is closely monitoring discussions at the state level and the potential impact on district initiatives.
    8. District Goals Mid-Year Review
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the IRS Mileage Reimbursement Rate of $.535 per mile for the 2017 calendar year. The rate for the 2016 calendar year was $.54.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the closing of the National English Honor Society, National French Honor Society, National German Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society Student Activity Accounts to be consolidated into the National Honor Society. Consolidating these accounts into one is the premise that the Honor Societies will work collectively when fundraising. This will also increase the number of students participating in given efforts while not having the students participating in multiple fundraisers across the various organizations.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    3. The Administration submits the proposed 2017-18 York County School of Technology Budget for consideration and approval.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the three year Agreement with Cummins Power Systems, LLC for District wide preventive maintenance services for back-up generators at a total cost of $14,271.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Transportation Plan between York Suburban School District and York County Children and Youth Agency. This plan is designed to govern how transportation will be provided to students in foster care, in order to maintain their placement in their schools of origin, when in their best interest, as mandated by (ESSA 11q2(c)(5)(B)).  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    6. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between York Suburban School District and York County Children and Youth Agency for transportation procedures. The two entities collaborated on the design of the plan.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    7. The Administration recommends Board approval of a contract authorizing the consultative services of Brigitte Englert to work with the administrative team on the enhancement of engagement practices for all students and families. Such services include workshop and meeting facilitation, research and small group discussions.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    8. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Agreement with Executive Coach, Inc. to take High School English students to Manhattan, New York on Thursday, April 6, 2017 for a total cost of $4,580 for two buses.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    9. Informational:

      Food Service Department Report
      1. Dining Review Report for December
      2. Sales Report
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Peyton Stuart
  7. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee Report - Mrs. Schroeder

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

      The Activity and Communications Reports are provided.
    3. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Bates
      1. The minutes of November 29 are provided.
      2. Consent Agenda  [You have before you the Personnel Report which includes retirement, resignation, appointment, employment, building re-assignment, re-appointment of spring coaches, substitute teachers, guest teachers, volunteer spring coaches and volunteers. 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. Retirement
          1. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of Lorena Mummert, Math Teacher at the High School, effective the last day of the 2016-2017 school year.  Mrs. Mummert is retiring after having served 21 years in education and 20 with York Suburban School District.
          2. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of David Wickenheiser, Math Teacher at the High School, effective the last day of the 2016-2017 school year.  Mr. Wickenheiser is retiring after having served 35 years in education, all with York Suburban School District.
        2. Resignation

          Recommend Board approval of the resignation of TW Drumm as High School Percussion (Winter) advisor for the 2016-2017 school year effective December 13, 2016.
        3. Appointment  
          1. The administration recommends the appointment of Dr. Christopher Adams to represent York Suburban School District on the Spring Garden Township Recreation Commission for a period of one year.

          2. Recommend the appointment of Matthew Husler as MS Jazz Band Director (40%) at the salary of $498.80 which represents 40% of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          3. Recommend the appointment of Karen Potts as Summer Enrichment Coordinator effective January 24, 2017 to August 2017 at the stipend of $3,000.

          4. Recommend the appointment of Susan Wolschleger as Elementary Musical Director for the 2016-2017 school year at the salary of $1,087 which represents Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule. 

        4. Employment  

          1. Recommend the employment of Sarah Bosco, who is currently a 50% Kindergarten Teacher, as a full-time Kindergarten Teacher at the salary of $62,625 (B.S. – Step 9) beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

          2. Recommend the employment of Alexander Gibson as Assistant Girls Lacrosse #1 Coach at the salary of $2,836 which represents Step 2 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          3. Recommend the extension of employment of Amy Intrieri as a half-day full-time Substitute Music Teacher at the Middle School effective January 3, 2017, through the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  This will require a retroactive pay adjustment from a daily rate of $52.50 to ½ of the salary of first step of the bachelor’s schedule prorated from September 19, 2016.

          4. Recommend the employment of Barbara Seifert as a Substitute Custodian effective on or about January 9, 2017 at the hourly rate of $10.00.

          5. Recommend the employment of Carrie Smeltzer as a long-term Substitute Music Teacher at the Middle School effective January 9, 2017 through March 15, 2017 at the rate of $105 per day.

          6.  Recommend the employment of Carrie Smeltzer as MS Jazz Band Director (60%) at the salary of $748.20 which represents 60% of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        5. Building Re-assignment   

          Name

          Position

          Building Assignment 9-26-16

          Building Re-assignment effective 1-3-17

          Amy Moffitt

          Instructional Support Aide

          Yorkshire Elementary

          Valley View Elementary

        6. Re-appointment of Spring Coaches for 2016-2017  

          LAST

          FIRST

          POSITION

          SALARY

          STEP

          APPLEBY

          MICHAEL

          MS Assistant Boys & Girls Track

          $3,438

          4

          BEAM

          LUKE

          Head Boys Lacrosse

          $6,535

          4

          BILLET

          ANTHONY

          Assistant Track #2

          $4,052

          4

          COBB

          SCOTT

          Assistant Baseball #1

          $4,281

          4

          DALTON

          LARRY

          Assistant Softball #1

          $4,281

          4

          EVANS

          ANASTASIA

          Intramural Coach

          $1,500

          NA

          EVANS

          JAMIE

          Head Boys Volleyball

          $5,652

          4

          GOOD

          OLIVER

          Assistant Boys Volleyball

          $4,052

          4

          GUYER

          SONIA

          MS Head Girls Volleyball

          $3,252

          4

          JACKSON

          MICHAEL

          MS Head Boys & Girls Track

          $4,791

          4

          MEERBACH

          LAURA

          Head Girls Lacrosse

          $6,535

          4

          NEIDERER

          GINA

          MS Assistant Girls Volleyball

          $2,233

          3

          O'REILLY

          MARK

          Head Boys Tennis

          $4,370

          4

          STAMBAUGH

          LORI

          Assistant HS Track #3

          $4,052

          4

          VANHOUWE

          DANIEL

          Assistant Track #1

          $5,652

          4

          WEITZEL

          JENNIFER

          Head Softball

          $4,805

          3

          WICKENHEISER

          DAVID

          Head Boys & Girls Track

          $7,589

          4

                        
        7. Recommend the employment of the following Substitute Teachers at the daily rate of $100, effective January 24, 2017:

          Amanda Dashler

          Glenn Dietrich

          Melissa Guyer

          Ashly Jones
        8. Recommend the employment of the following Guest Teachers at the daily rate of $100, effective January 24, 2017:

          Kathleen Pajtis

          Carita Williams
        9. Recommend the employment of the following Education Major as a Substitute Teacher at the daily rate of $100, effective January 24, 2017:
          Kristen Koblitz
        10. Recommend Board approval of the following Volunteer Spring Coaches for 2016-2017:
           

          Steven Arbetman

          Boys Tennis

          Alex Bahn

          Boys Volleyball

          Josh Beamesderfer

          Lacrosse

          Darren Hake

          Baseball

          Jed Larkin

          Baseball

          Jared Miller

          Lacrosse

          J. Ander Pindzola

          Track & Field

          Craig Rapp

          Boys Tennis

          Matthew Weinstein

          Boys Volleyball

        11. Recommend Board approval of the following Volunteers for 2016-2017:

          Michael Busse

          Tammy Daugherty

          Christen Hinderer

          Anne Thompson
    4. Policy Review Committee Report - Mr. Thoman

      The Policy Review Committee recommends Board approval of the following policy revisions.
      1. 007 Policy Manual Access
      2. 304 Employment of District Staff
      3. 305 Employment of Substitutes
      4. 306 Employment of Summer School Staff
      5. 317 Conduct/Disciplinary Procedures
      6. 317.1 Educator Misconduct (New)
      7. 827 Conflict of Interest

        [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    5. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Robinson
  9. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich
  10. York Adams 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.  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.
  15. Adjournment
     
     

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.