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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
FEBRUARY 24, 2014- 7:30 PM
RONALD H. PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER

A G E N D A
  1. General Business 
    1. 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 27, 2014, the Planning Committee Meeting of February 10, 2014.  [Public Comment; Approve as submitted/corrected]
  2. Treasurer's Report - Mrs. Clancy  [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]    
    1. Approval of Treasurer's Report as of January 31, 2014 [File for audit]
      1. Treasurer's Report
      2. General Fund Revenue Report (Revenue accounts are budgeted with negative values)
      3. General Fund Expenditures Report (Expenditure accounts are budgeted with positive values)
      4. Other Funds Reports 
      5. Check Summary Report 
    2. Fund Account Reports showing balance as of January 31, 2014
      1. General Fund - $22,614,398.18
      2. Food Service Fund - $219,251.32
      3. Capital Reserve Fund - $123,529.78
      4. Capital Projects Fund-Bond Series of 2006 & 2007 - $629,200.57
    3. Payment of Bills
      1. General Fund-2012-13 - $1,323,745.86
      2. Food Service Fund - $79,387.29
      3. Capital Reserve Fund - $0
      4. Capital Projects Fund-Bond Series of 2006 & 2007 - $0
  3. Board President's Report - Mr. Miller
    1. Executive Session.  The Board met in Executive Session on January 27, 2014 following the Regular Monthly Meeting and on February 10, 2014 prior to and following the Special Meeting and Planning Committee Meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues.
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Student Enrollment Report
    2. Weather Disruptions
    3. District School Performance Profile (SPP) Score
    4. Public Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee Report. The discussion of changes to the high school courses will take place at the March Planning Committee meeting.
    5. Change in Spring Testing Schedule
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Food Service
      1. Dining Review Report for January
      2. Sales Report 
    2. 2014-15 Budget Update
    3. The administration recommends the Board approve engaging the services of Terry Dunkin to prepare an appraisal report of the Memorial Hospital property of a fee not to exceed $10,000. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
    4. The administration recommends the Board approve a consultant contract with ProBuyers, LLC in the amount of $18,500. This is for assisting the district with improving the technical, financial and service aspects of our current copier/printer programs. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Miss Liu
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Committee Meeting Schedule
    2. Communications Committee - Mrs. Schroeder
      1. The minutes of February 10 are provided.
      2. The Activities and Communication Reports are provided.
    3. Facilities Committee - Mrs. Freireich
      1. The minutes of January 22 are provided. 
      2. Weather Related Concerns
      3. Project Planning
    4. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Shaffer
      1. Based on the recommendation of the administration, the Personnel Committee recommends the elimination of the position of Facilities Secretary/Community Education Coordinator effective June 30, 2014. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
      2. [Consent Agenda:  You have before you the Personnel Report which includes a retirement, employment, additional substitute teachers and additional guest teachers. 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 Kay Matthews, second grade teacher at Yorkshire Elementary, effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.  Mrs. Matthews is retiring after having served 28 years in education, all with York Suburban School District. 
        2. Employment
          1. Recommend the employment of Kara Fox as a long term substitute science teacher for Catherine Braun at the high school effective February 20, 2014 through May 20, 2014 at the salary of $49,900 (Prorated based on Step 1 of the Bachelor’s Degree Schedule). 
          2. Recommend the employment of Theresa Witkowski as a substitute secretary for the Facilities Office starting March 31, 2014 through May 30, 2014 at the hourly rate of $9.55. 
        3. Additional Substitute Teachers for 2013-2014                   

          Teresa

          Bollis

          Brittany

          Fishel

          Kelsey

          Holden

          Emily

          Kohlbus

          Ellen Lippy

          Morgan

          Oberlander

          Angela

          Tsoukalos

          Jennifer

          Wivell

          Lauren

          Zortman

           

        4. Additional Guest Teachers for 2013-2014

          Betsy

          Dunkel

          Kathleen

          Hall

           

      3. A Fireside Chat was held on February 11, 2014.

         

    5. Policy Review Committee - Ms. Bates
      1. The minutes of February 4 are provided.
      2. Revised Policies [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
        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 Representatives
        8. Elimination of No. 004.2 - Conflicts of Interest/Anti-Influence - Board Member and Attachment 
        9. Elimination of No. 004.3 - Conflicts of Interest/Anti-Inluence - Superintendent
    6. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Sears 
    1. The LIU Board "...by Dawn's Early Light" Report of February 4 is provided. 
  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. Public Comment
  14. Adjournment



ADDENDUM

 

TO:                 Members of the York Suburban School Board

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

DATE:             February 24, 2014

SUBJECT:      Addendum to the Agenda for the Board Meeting of February 24, 2014 

 

VII.   Committee Reports

         D.  Personnel Committee Report 
– Ms. Shaffer

 

              2.  Consent Agenda

 

                     e:  Leave of Absence

 
                           i.  
Recommend Board approval of the request of Catherine Braun, science teacher at the high school, for an unpaid leave of absence starting on or about May 21, 2014 through the end of the 2013-2014 school year.


                     b.  Employment

                           iii.  
Recommend extension of the employment of Kara Fox as a long term substitute science teacher for Catherine Braun at the high school through the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

 

     

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.