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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014- 7:30 PM
RONALD H. PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER


A G E N D A

  1. General Business 

    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 August 18, 2014 and the Special Meeting and Planning Committee Meeting of September 8, 2014. [Public Comment; Approval 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 Financial Reports as of August 31, 2014 [File for audit]
      1. Treasurer's Report (All Funds)
      2. Condensed Board Summary Report - General Fund Revenue
      3. Condensed III Board Summary Report - General Fund Expenditures Report
      4. Condensed III Board Summary Report - Capital Projects, Capital Reserve, Food Service 
      5. Fund Accounting Check Summary Report - General Fund, Capital Projects
      6. Student Activity Account Summary 
  3. Board President's Report - Mr. Miller
    1. Executive Session.  The Board met in Executive Session on August 18, 2014 following the Regular Monthly Meeting and on September 8, 2014 following the Special Meeting and Planning Committee Meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues. The Board met on September 4 and 9, 2014 for Education Workshops.
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Newsweek Ranking - York Suburban High School was recognized by Newsweek with two national distinctions:   America's Top High Schools 2014 - YSHS ranked 67th in U.S. (5th in PA)  and  Beating the Odds - America's Top High Schools for Low-Income Students - YSHS ranked 83rd in U.S.
    2. Summer School Report (High School and Elementary) - Dr. Maloney
    3. Student Enrollment Report
    4. ELL Report - Dr. Maloney 
    5. PA School Boards Association (PSBA) Publication Awards - York Suburban School District received two PSBA awards for "Special-Purpose Publications".   The Award of Honorable Mention was presented to the District for the Annual Report 2014.  The Award of Honorable Mention was presented to the District for the Stall Street Journal, April 2014 edition. 
    6. Memorandum of Understanding for Health Services. The administration recommends the approval of the Memorandum of Understanding between the York Suburban School District and Keystone Christian Academy to take effect September 23, 2014. The District is required by law to provide Health Services to Keystone Christian Academy and the MOU defines the terms of the service provision agreed upon by the two entities. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Issuance of the General Obligation Bonds. The administration recommends adoption of the resolution authorizing the issuance of the general obligation bonds, series of 2014 and 2015 in the aggregate maximum principal amount of $28,260,000 and acceptance of the bond purchase agreements as more fully set forth in the resolution. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]

      While the District is actually borrowing $9.9 million, the parameter resolution is set at $13 million to provide maximum flexibility in bond pricing in order to secure the lowest cost to the District. This resolution also includes the refinancing of approximately $10,825,000 of existing debt; to provide flexibility in pricing, that parameter is set at $15,260,000.

      Resolution
      Bond Series 2014
      Bond Series 2015
    2. Authorization to Solicit Bids for Roof Replacement. The administration recommends approval of the advertising and soliciting of bids for the purpose of replacing the roof at Indian Rock Elementary in June of 2015. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote] 
    3. PA-Educator.net Clearinghouse 2014-15 Contract of Service. The administration recommends approval of the renewal of the PA-Educator.net Clearinghouse 2014-15 Contract of Service for a twelve-month period, July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, in the amount of $2,137 for access to the online clearinghouse of Pennsylvania professional and non-certificated individuals to recruit candidates for employment. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Miss Renjilian
  7. Committee Reports - Mr. Miller
    1. Communications Committee Report - Mrs. Schroeder
      1. The minutes of September 8 are provided.
      2. The Activities Report and Communication Report are provided. 
    2. Personnel Committee - Ms. Shaffer
      1. [Consent Agenda:  You have before you the Personnel Report which includes retirement, resignations, employment, additional substitute teachers, additional guest teachers, intramural football coach for fall, volunteer marching band staff for fall and granting of professional status/tenure. 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

          Recommend Board approval of the retirement of Deborah Shumaker, Custodian at Yorkshire Elementary, effective February 2, 2015.  Ms. Shumaker is retiring after having served 10 years with York Suburban School District.

        2. Resignations

          1. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Shannon Cox, long term substitute Music Teacher, effective September 3, 2014.

          2. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Beth Marshall, Office Aide at the Middle School, effective September 30, 2014.

          3. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Brett Spahr as High School Band Front Director, effective August 30, 2014.

          4. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Ashley Thrush as High School Musical Pit Orchestra Director (1/2), effective August 20, 2014.

        3. Employment

          1. Recommend the employment of Steven Gross as a 12 month part-time Custodian effective September 23, 2014 at the hourly rate of $12.87.

          2. Recommend the appointment of Blythe Hart as High School Drama Production Director at the salary of $2,675 which represents Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          3. Recommend the employment of Elizabeth Howie as an Instructional Support Aide at Yorkshire Elementary at the hourly rate of $10.50, effective September 23, 2014.

          4. Recommend the employment of Lindsey King as Assistant Junior High Girls’ Basketball Coach at the salary of $2,469 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          5. Recommend the employment of Kris Krodel as a Substitute Custodian at the hourly rate of $9.50, effective September 23, 2014.

          6. Recommend the re- appointment of Ashley Markey as Assistant High School Band Director (to be shared with Jesse Pitzer) at the salary of $1,220 which represents 30% of Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.  After being re-appointed at 100%, Mrs. Markey was granted a leave of absence.

          7. Recommend the employment of Kyleigh Meyers as an Instructional Support Aide at the Middle School at the hourly rate of $10.50, effective for the 1st semester of the 2014-2015 school year.

          8. Recommend the appointment of Jesse Pitzer as Assistant High School Band Director (to be shared with Ashley Markey who will be on a leave of absence) at the salary of $1,708 which represents 70% of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          9. Recommend the employment of Miriam Presley as a long-term substitute Music Teacher starting September 8, 2014 through approximately November 19, 2014 at Indian Rock Elementary and Valley View Elementary at the daily rate of $105.

          10. Recommend the employment of John Radkiewicz as a Classroom Assistant at the Middle School at the hourly rate of $16.25, effective for the 1st semester of the 2014-2015 school year.

          11. Recommend the appointment of Felicia Rodriguez as High School Band Front Director, effective September 1, 2014, at the salary of $1,340.80 which represents 80% of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          12. Recommend the appointment of Kevin Willson as High School Yearbook Advisor, effective August 18, 2014, at the salary of $2,541 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          13. Recommend the employment of Taylor Zeldes as an Instructional Support Aide at the Middle School at the hourly rate of $10.50, effective for the 1st semester of the 2014-2015 school year.

        4. Additional Substitute Teachers for 2014-2015  

          Katelin Allison

          Maleah Berger

          Hillary Burnside

          Amy Chapman

          Joelle Currier

          Gina Davis

          Jami Everhart

          Jacqueline Hill

          Amanda Laird

          Miriam Presley

          Julie Schultz

          Debra Young

        5. Additional Guest Teachers for 2014-2015 

          Kimberly Davis

          Jane Johnson

          Susan Krevetski

          Marguerite Mann

          Linda Slenker

        6. Intramural Football Coach for Fall 2014-2015  
          Dishon Hopkins

        7. Volunteer Marching Band Staff for Fall 2014-2015  
          Brandon Perrone

        8. 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 have performed satisfactorily [Section 1108© of the Public School Code of 1949 as amended by Act 16 of 1996]." This professional status should be effective September 22, 2014.

          Lisa Lewis - High School English Teacher
          Hannah Stayer 
          - High School and Middle School Music Teacher
          Erika Styer
           - High School Science Teacher
          Krista Wolfenberger
           - Indian Rock and East York School Nurse

    3. Policy Review Committee - Ms. Bates
      1. Policy Revisions. The Policy Review Committee recommends approval of the following policies. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
        1. No. 200 - Enrollment of Students
        2. No. 201 - Admission of Beginners
        3. No. 202 - Eligibility of Nonresident Students
        4. No. 203 - Immunizations and Communicable Diseases
        5. No. 203.1 - HIV Infection
        6. No. 204 - Attendance
        7. No. 205 - Postgraduate Students
        8. No. 206 - Assignment Within District
        9. Delete No. 207 - Exceptional Children - Due Process
        10. No. 207 - Confidential Communications of Students
        11. No. 208 - Withdrawal From School
        12. No. 209 - Health Examinations/Screenings
        13. No. 209.1 - Food Allergy Management
        14. No. 210 - Medications
        15. No. 210 Attachment
        16. No. 210.1 - Possession/Use of Asthma Inhalers/Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
    4. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Sears
  9. PSBA Legislative Policy Liaison - Mr. Sears
    Selection of PSBA Officers [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
  10. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich
  11. York Area Tax Bureau Report - Ms. Mason
  12. York County School of Technology - Mrs. Schroeder
  13. Recognition of Visitors
  14. Committee Meeting Schedule
    July to December
  15. Public Comment
  16. Adjournment


    There will be an Executive Session immediately following the meeting.


    ADDENDUM

     

    TO:                 Members of the York Suburban School Board

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

    DATE:             September 22, 2014

    SUBJECT:      Addendum to the Agenda for the Board Meeting of September 22, 2014 

     

    VII.   Committee Report

             B.  Personnel Committee Report 
    – Ms. Shaffer

     

                  1.  Consent Agenda

     

                   c.  Employment

                            xiv.  
    Recommend the appointment of Thomas Eyster as HS Musical Pit Orchestra Director (1/2) at the salary of $1,535.50 which represents Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

                            xv.  
    Recommend the employment of Alexis Heidlebaugh as an Instructional Support Aide at the Middle School at the hourly rate of $10.50, effective for the 1st semester of the 2014-2015 school year, pending clearances.

                            xvi.  
    Recommend the employment of Maria Sabatino as an Instructional Support Aide at East York Elementary at the hourly rate of $10.50, effective October 1, 2014, pending clearances.

     

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.