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JUNE 20, 2011 - 7:30 PM



  1. General Business 
    1. Call to Order - Mr. DeHaas
      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 Board Meeting of May 16, 2011.  [Approve as submitted/corrected]
    2. Treasurer's Report - Mr. Miller  [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, a motion to approve the below-mentioned items; second; and roll call vote] 
      1. Approval of Treasurer's Report as of 05/31/11 [File for audit]  The Treasurer's Report, Summary Report and Check Summary are provided. 

        Fund Account Reports showing balance as of 05/31/11
        Food Service Fund - $210,336.93
        Capital Reserve Fund - $315,938.05
        Capital Projects Fund-Bond Series of 2006 & 2007 - $4,671,467.07

        Payment of Bills
        General Fund-2010-11 - $1,112,490.02
        Food Service Fund - $125,702.57
        Capital Reserve Fund - $0
        Capital Projects Fund-Bond Series of 2006 & 2007 - $631,405.06
  2.   Board President's Report - Mr. DeHaas
    1. Executive Session.  The Board met in executive session following the May 16, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting and on May 23, 2011 and during the Finance Committee Meeting on June 8, 2011 for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues and on May 26, 2011 and prior to this meeting for the purpose of discussion with the teacher's association. 
  3. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Orban
    1. Enrollment Report.  The monthly enrollment report is provided.
    2. York Suburban Education Foundation.  Spring grant awards included EITC grants in the amount of $18,590 and non-EITC grants in the amount of $10,302 for a total of $28,892. 
    3. Approval of Graduates of the Class of 2011.   The administration recommends the Board approve the list of graduates of the Class of 2011 and that a listing be placed in the minutes of tonight's meeting. [Motion and Vote]
  4. Student Board Representative Report - Mr. Hogg
  5. Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee Report - Mrs. Clancy  
    1. The minutes of the May 19 Curriculum Committee meeting are provided.
    2. The next Curriculum Committee meeting is scheduled August 18 at 11:00 AM
  6. Buildings and Grounds Committee Report - Mrs. Freireich
    1. Valley View Elementary Renovation Project Update.  Mrs. Freireich will provide a project update.   The monthly executive summary is provided.  Mr. Houser will be available for any questions.
    2. PlanCon Part I:  Interim Reporting.  The Department of Education PlanCon process requires the submission of an interim report when the total structure contract costs for a project reaches 3% ($206,718) or $300,000 whichever is less.  The current approved contract changes through May exceed this amount.  David Schrader, architect for the project will be reviewing PlanCon Part I.
    3. Valley View Elementary Project Change Orders.  The administration recommends the approval of the proposed change orders in the amount of $46,890.77 for the Valley View renovations and additions project.  The individual change orders are provided.  [Motion and Vote]
    4. The next Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting is scheduled June 29 at 3:45 PM.
  7. Communications Committee Report - Mrs. Schroeder
    1. The Activities Report is provided.
  8. Finance Committee Report - Mr. Miller
    1. Proposal for 2012 PSBA Legislative Platform.  The Finance Committee recommends the approval of a proposal to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association concerning cyber charter school funding.  [Motion and Vote]
    2. The next Finance Committee meeting is scheduled July 27 at 7:30 AM.
  9. Personnel Committee Report - Mrs. Shaffer
    1. The Personnel Committee recommends that the Board retain, appoint and elect Dr. Kathryn L. Orban in the position of Superintendent of Schools for a four year term and approve the Superintendent Contract for July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2015.  [Motion and Vote]
    2. The Personnel Committee Report listing resignations and a reassignment is provided.
    3. Consent Agenda:  You have before you the Personnel Report which includes employment, granting of professional status/tenure, appointment of department chairs and resource personnel,  and re-appointment of winter season coaches for 2011-12.  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; roll call vote.
    4. Employment
      1. Name:  Catherine E. Braun

        Education:  Sayreville War Memorial High School, Diploma; Rutgers University, B.S. in Natural Resource Management; Montclair State University, M.S. in Biology

        Certification:  Biology 7-12; Earth and Space Science 7-12; General Science 7-12

        Experience:  William Penn Senior High School, York, PA, Biology and General Science Teacher; Millbrook High School, Raleigh, NC, Biology Teacher; Auburn High School, Auburn, NY, Biology Teacher; Conerly Road and Pine Grove Manor Elementary Schools, Franklin Township, NJ, Science Lab Specialist; Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park, NJ, General Science Teacher

        Contract:  Professional Contract

        Salary:  $62,865 - M.S. - Step 5

        Assignment: Science Teacher

        Building:  High School

        Effective:  2011-12 
      2. NameErika S. Styer

        Education:  Eastern York High School, Diploma; Millersville University, B.S.E. in Biology Education

        Certification:  Biology 7-12

        Contract:  Temporary Professional Contract

        Salary:  $48,040 - B.S. - Step 1

        Assignment:  Science Teacher

        Building:  High School

        Effective:  2011-12
      3. Recommend the employment of Nancy Figdore as Assistant Head Cook at the High School at the hourly rate of $13.15 effective June 6, 2011;
      4. Recommend the employment of Nancy Geesey as Assistant Head Cook at the Yorkshire Elementary School at the hourly rate of $13.00 effective August 29, 2011;
      5. Recommend the employment of Angela Gurnavage as a Food Service Employee at the Yorkshire Elementary School at the hourly rate of $9.15 effective August 29, 2011;
      6. Recommend the employment of Amy Lambert as a Food Service Employee at the High School at the hourly rate of $9.15 effective August 29, 2011;
      7. Recommend the employment of Robin Lewis, who is currently a half-time Custodian at the Indian Rock Elementary School, as a full-time Custodian at the Education Center at the hourly rate of $12.14 beginning June 13, 2011;
      8. Recommend the employment of Kay Mahanes as a Food Service Employee at the Yorkshire Elementary School at the hourly rate of $9.15 effective August 29, 2011;
      9. Recommend the employment of Alexis Morrow, who is currently a half-time Kindergarten Teacher at the Valley View at Yorkshire Elementary School, as a full-time Second Grade Teacher at the Valley View Elementary School at the salary of $49,495-B.S.-Step 2 beginning with the 2011-2012 school year;
      10. Recommend the employment of Mark O'Reilly as Assistant Athletic Director at the salary of $32,000, effective for the 2011-2012 school year.  A copy of the job description is provided;
    5. Granting of Professional Status/Tenure.  Recommend awarding of professional status/tenure to the following temporary professional employees who have completed six consecutive semesters of employment in the York Suburban School District and "during the last four months of the third year has performed satisfactorily [Section 1108 of the Public School Code of 1949 as amended by Act 16 of 1996]."  This professional status should be effective June 20, 2011.

      Cynthia Abeles
      Shane Jansen
      Kate Newland
      Gina Sipple
      Jessica Smith
      Laura Tate

    6. Department Chairs.  Recommend the following teachers be hired for a three-year term (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014) as Department Chair, effective 2011-2012. 
      1. 6-8 Language Arts - Karen Page - Annual Compensation, $1800
      2. 6-8 Math - Debra Young - Annual Compensation, $1800
      3. 6-8 Science - Kathleen Green - Annual Compensation, $1800
      4. 6-8 Social Science - Cynthia Eifert - Annual Compensation, $1800
      5. 9-12 English - Elizabeth Bedell - Annual Compensation, $2400
      6. 9-12 Math - David Wickenheiser - Annual Compensation, $2400
      7. 9-12 Science - Leslie Gentzyel - Annual Compensation, $2400
      8. 9-12 Social Science - Sarah Rodenburgh - Annual Compensation, $2400
      9. K-12 Art - Karen Fornadel - Annual Compensation, $2000
      10. K-12 Business & Computer - Kevin Willson, Annual Compensation, $2000
      11. K-12 Music - Ashley Thrush - Annual Compensation, $2000
      12. K-12 PE/Health - Daniel VanHouwe - Annual Compensation, $2000
      13. 6-12 Technology Ed - Tac Thomas - Annual Compensation, $1800
      14. 6-12 World Language - Heather Kinneman - Annual Compensation, $1800
      15. 9-12 Guidance - Tina Soullaird - Annual Compensation, $1600
      16. 9-12 Special Education - Donna Haun - Annual Compensation, $1600 
    7. Resource Personnel.  Recommend the following teachers be hired for a three-year term (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014) as Resource Personnel, effective 2011-12. 
      1. K-2 Language Arts - Patricia Murray - Annual Compensation, $400
      2. K-2 Math - Wendy Hauck - Annual Compensation, $400 
      3. K-2 Science - Cheryl Johnson - Annual Compensation, $400
      4. K-2 Social Science - Charlene Benjamin - Annual Compensation, $400
      5. 3-5 Language Arts - Louise Hasenfuss - Annual Compensation, $600
      6. 3-5 Math - Mitzi Karr - Annual Compensation, $600
      7. 3-5 Science - Stacy Houck - Annual Compensation, $600
      8. 3-5 Social Science - Amy Uffelman - Annual Compensation, $600
      9. K-12 ESL - Sallie Spanswick - Annual Compensation, $1000 
    8. Re-Appointment of Winter Season Coaches for 2011-2012. 
      1. Thomas Triggs - Head Basketball
      2. Kevin Wood - Junior High Basketball
      3. Paul Kuhn - Assistant Junior High Basketball
      4. Erik Kuntz - Junior High Wrestling
      5. Craig Brennan - Head Swimming Boys and Girls
      6. Mike Appleby - 1st Assistant Swimming
      7. Hope Kowalewski - Assistant Swimming
      8. Craig Eckbold - Assistant Swimming
      9. Robert Rudisill - Head Basketball
      10. Jessica Barley - Assistant Basketball
      11. Kent Ketterman - Junior High Basketball
      12. Brett Young - Assistant Junior High Basketball
      13. Leslee Yoder - Head Cheerleading
      14. Rebecca Flynn - Co-Middle School Cheerleading
      15. Melissa Martin - Co-Middle School Cheerleading 
    9. The next Personnel Committee meeting is scheduled August 18 at 2:00 PM.
  10. Planning Committee Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Overnight Field Trip Request.  The administration recommends the approval of the trip request.  [Motion and Vote] 
    2. York Academy Regional Charter School 2011-2012 Revised Calendar.  The administration recommends the approval of the revised calendar for 2011-2012 for York Academy Regional Charter School to allow additional professional development days and additional student-led conference days.  This is a revised calendar from one that was presented in the November 2009 application. [Motion and Vote]
    3. The next Planning Committee meeting is scheduled July 11 at 7:30 PM.
  11. Policy Review Committee Report - Ms. Bates
    1. Policy Revisions.  The Policy Review Committee recommends adoption of the following revised policies and new policy.  [Motion and Vote] 
      1. No. 913 - Relations with Nonschool Organizations-Groups-Individuals 
      2. No. 913.1 - Distribution of Literature and Commercial Advertising 
      3. No. 913.2 - Commercial Sponsorship Agreements 
      4. No. 237 - Electronic Devices
      5. No. 226.1 - Video Surveillance 
    2. The minutes of the Policy Review Committee Meeting on May 24 and June 13 are provided. 
    3. The next Policy Review Committee meeting is scheduled August 1 at 11:00 AM.
  12. York Area Tax Bureau Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
  13. York County School of Technology - Mr. Royer
    1. The Mini-Board Report dated May 26 is provided by the York County School of Technology Joint Operating Committee.
  14. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich
  15. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report
    1. " Dawn's Early Light" outlining the highlights of the June 7 LIU Board Meeting is provided.
  16. Legislative Policy Committee Report - Mrs. Clancy
  17. Business Office Report - Mr. Younkin
    1. Market Street Sports Group Agreement.  The administration recommends the Board approve the agreement with Market Street Sports to provide marketing services to the District for commercial sponsorships.  [Motion and Vote]
    2. Springettsbury Township Tax Collector Settlement.  The administration recommends the acceptance of the proposed Settlement Agreement between the District and Margaret Cousler, Springettsbury Township Tax Collector, and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America to resolve the lawsuit docketed to No. 2009-SU-5632-08 in the Court of Common Pleas of York County.  [Motion and Vote]
    3. Appointment of Tax Collector for Springettsbury Township.  The administration recommends the appointment of Michelle Ross as tax collector for the 2011-12 school tax bills for Springettsbury Township.  [Motion and Vote]
  18. Title Report.  Dr. Maloney
  19. Recognition of Visitors
  20. Adjournment


Revised 6/20/11


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.