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FEBRUARY 10, 2014 - 7:30 PM

 An Executive Session is scheduled at 6:30 PM at Valley View Elementary School.



  1. General Business
    1. Call to Order - Mr. Miller
      1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
      2. Roll Call 
  2. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Proposed Calendar Revisions. The administration recommends board approval of the following revision to the 2013-14 school calendar due to the extreme weather conditions that have forced the cancellation of school:
      1. March 7 - change from professional staff development day to regular school day; and
      2. Add professional staff development day to the day following the last student day of the school year.  

        This change will require immediate and intensive communication to parents including backpack express, Alert Now email and phone call, website and Infinite Campus updates. 

        [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Vote]
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Finance Committee - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
      1. 2014-15 Budget 
        1. Approval of Proposed Preliminary 2014-15 Budget and Resolution. The administration recommends approval of the Proposed Preliminary Budget for 2014-15 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 2014-15 is approved, the administration will continue to review and revise the budget.

          [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Vote] 
    2. Personnel Committee - Ms. Shaffer
      [Consent Agenda:  You have before you the Personnel Report which includes resignation, employment, request for leave for absence and an additional substitute teacher for 2013-14. 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. Resignation
        1. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Jo Ellen Ferguson as an instructional support aide at Yorkshire Elementary effective January 31, 2014.
      2. Employment
        1. Recommend the employment of Nicole Stump as an instructional support aide at Yorkshire Elementary School effective February 11, 2014 at the hourly rate of $10.50.
      3. Request for Leave of Absence
        1. Recommend Board approval of the request of Catherine Braun, science teacher at the high school, for a FMLA leave of absence starting on or about February 11, 2014 and ending on or about May 8, 2014.
        2. Recommend Board approval of the request of Janae’ Kauffman, learning support teacher at the middle school, for an unpaid leave of absence for the 2014-2015 school year.  Mrs. Kauffman will be returning to employment at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.
      4. Additional Substitute Teacher for 2013-2014
        1. Kara Fox
  4. Comments and/or Questions from the Public
  5. Adjournment



 A G E N D A

  1. General Business
    1. Call to Order - Mr. Miller
  2. Board President's Report - Mr. Miller
    1. The Board met in Executive Session following the January 27, 2014 Regular Monthly Meeting and prior to this evening's meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues.
  3. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Administrative Leadership Options Update
    2. Elementary Summer School Restructure
    3. Position Elimination
    4. Due to the weather related cancellation of school on Wednesday, February 5, the public meeting of the Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 PM in High School room 160.
  4. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Update on Governor Corbett's 2014-15 State Budget
  5. New Business - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
  6. Committee Reports
    1. Committee Meeting Schedule
    2. Legislative Committee - Mr. Sears
      1. The meeting with Representative Kevin Schreiber has been rescheduled on February 24, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, prior to the monthly board meeting.
      2. Legislative Report
    3. Personnel Committee - Ms. Shaffer
      1. Transitional Job Descriptions 
      2. A Fireside Chat meeting will be held on February 11 at 6:30 PM.
    4. Policy Review Committee - Ms. Bates
      1. Policy Revisions
        1. No. 800 - Records Retention
        2. No. 000 - Board Policy/Procedure/Administrative Regulations
        3. No. 001 - Name and Classification
        4. No. 002 - Authority and Powers
        5. No. 003 - Functions
        6. No. 004 - Membership
        7. No. 004.1 - Student Board Representative
        8. Elimination of No. 004.2 and Attachment - Conflicts of Interest/Anti-Influence - Board Member and will become part of the Board Operation Guidelines
        9. Elimination of No. 004.3 - Conflicts of Interest/Anti-Influence - Superintendent and will become part of the Board Operation Guidelines
    5. Minutes/Announcements
      1. Communications Committee Minutes - January 13
      2. Facilities Committee Minutes - October 23 
  7. Comments and/or Questions from the Public
  8. Adjournment

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of each report.



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.