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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
MARCH 17, 2014- 7:30 PM
RONALD H. PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER

A G E N D A
(Revised - Monday, March 17)

  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  February 24, 2014 and the Planning Committee Meeting of March 3, 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 February 28, 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 February 28, 2014
      1. General Fund - $17,585,657.73
      2. Food Service Fund - $213,429.00
      3. Capital Reserve Fund - $123,529.78
      4. Capital Projects Fund-Bond Series of 2006 & 2007 - $629,441.14
    3. Payment of Bills
      1. General Fund-2012-13 - $1,130,125.61
      2. Food Service Fund - $96,126.82
      3. Capital Reserve Fund - $0
      4. Capital Projects Fund-Bond Series of 2006 & 2007 - $3,478.00
  3. Board President's Report - Mr. Miller
    1. Executive Session.  The Board met in Executive Session on February 24, 2014 following the Regular Monthly Meeting, March 3, 2014 following the Planning Committee Meeting, March 10, 2014, March 11, 2014 and March 14, 2014 for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues.
    2. Recognition of National Merit Students.  Congratulations to the following National Merit Finalists!
      1. Jonathan Q. Arthur, son of Cyrus and Lori Arthur
      2. Hannah B. Barclay, daughter of Peter and Kathryn Barclay 
      3. Kevin G. Kearns, son of Cindy Pol and James Kearns
    3. Appointment of Superintendent. The Board willl vote on the appointment of Dr. Michele Merkle as the Superintendent of the York Suburban School District as per the terms set forth in the contract at a salary of $157,500. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Student Enrollment Report
    2. Staff Survey Summary Report
    3. School Performance Profile Recognition Ceremony.  Carolyn Dumaresq, Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Education, will be visiting York Suburban on March 24 at 1:00 PM to honor the district's four buildings with SPP scores above 90.
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Food Service
      1. Dining Review Report for February
      2. Sales Report 
    2. Agreement with York Jewish Community Center, Inc.  The administration recommends the Board approve the License Agreement with York JCC. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
    3. Award of Art Bids.  The administration recommends the Board approve awarding art supplies for a total of $5,266. (See attached tabulation) [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
    4. Donation received from Trojan Soccer Club in the amount of $400. 
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Miss Liu
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Committee Meeting Schedule
    2. Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee Report - Mrs. Clancy
      1. New High School Course Proposals. The Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee recommends Board approval of the following new High School Course Proposals. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
        1. Anatomy & Physiology
        2. Biotechnology
        3. Essentials of Mathematics
        4. Independent Physical Education
        5. AP Music Theory
        6. AP Psychology
        7. AP Statistics
    3. Communications Committee Report - Mrs. Schroeder
      1. The minutes of March 3 are provided.
      2. The Activities and Communication Reports are provided.
    4. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Shaffer 
      1. The Personnel Committee met in Executive Session on March 6, 2014 for the purpose of discussing personnel issues.
      2. [Consent Agenda:  You have before you the Personnel Report which includes appointments, employment, reassignment, additional substitute teachers and volunteer coaches. 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. Appointments
          1. Recommend the appointment of LaDawn Huber to a supplemental position as secretary to community education for spring and summer programs effective March 25, 2014 through August 22, 2014 at the stipend of $3,600.
          2. Recommend the appointment of Shelby Marks as substitute facilities management secretary effective March 25, 2014 through June 30, 3014 at the stipend of $1,250. 
        2.  Employment
          1. Recommend the employment of Michael Kale as Junior Varsity Lacrosse Coach at the salary of $2,283 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
        3. Reassignment
          1. Notification to the Board of the reassignment of Kathy Pugh from the position of Secretary to the High School Principal to the position of Secretary to the Middle School Principal effective July 1, 2014.
        4. Additional Substitute Teachers for 2013-2014
          1. Jessica Fauth
          2. Rhada Hartmann
          3. Margaret Staley
        5. Volunteer Coaches for Spring 2013-2014
          1. Steven Arbetman - Boys Tennis
          2. Derrik Bobb - Track and Field
          3. Craig Rapp - Boys Tennis
          4. Matthew Weinstein - Boys Volleyball
    5. Planning Committee Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
      1. YS School Board Statement of Principles [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
      2. Leadership Structure. The administration recommends board approval of the restructure of the administrative leadership of the district to eliminate the position of Assistant Superintendent for Administration and to approve Option 2 of the four options presented and discussed at the February planning meeting.  Approval of this recommendation will result in a strong leadership structure while realizing significant savings to the district. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote] 
    6. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Sears 
    1. The LIU Board "...by Dawn's Early Light" Report of March 4 is provided. 
  9. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich
    1. 2014-15 Proposed General Fund Budget.  [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
  10. York Area Tax Bureau Report - Ms. Mason
  11. York County School of Technology - Mrs. Schroeder
    1. The YCST Joint Operating Committee Mini-Board Report for the February 27 is provided.
  12. Recognition of Visitors
  13. Public Comment
  14. 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.