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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OCTOBER 20, 2014 - 7:30 PM
RONALD H. PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER

An Executive Session will be held at 6:30 PM, prior to this meeting.

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 September 22, 2014 and the Planning Committee Meeting of October 6, 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 September 30, 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 September 22, 2014 following the Regular Monthly Meeting,on October 1, 2014 for an Education Workshop/Executive Session, on October 6, 2014 following the Planning Committee Meeting and prior to this evening's meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues.
    2. Appointment of Nomination Committee. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
    3. Recognition of Service.

      Philip H. Spare, Esquire - Solicitor
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Congratulations to the 2014 National Merit Students!
      1. 2014 National Merit Program Commended Students

        Jessica Clancy, daughter of Keith and Jennifer Clancy
        Michael Peck, son of Michael and Susan Peck
      2. 2014 National Merit Program Semifinalist

        Alison Liu, daughter of Ambrose Liu and To-Nhu Vu 
    2. Student Enrollment Report
    3. Wellspan Signs. Closing on the final piece of the contract between Wellspan and the District, Wellspan provided four banners at a cost of $1000 per banner. Two banners are hanging in the High School Stadium, one at the Trojan Field and one at the Middle School Field. 
    4. Early Learning Initiative Timeline
    5. Administrative Transition
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. Johnson Control Presentation
    2. Informational:

      Bond Rating - For the 2014 Bond Issue, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services notified the District that our Bond Rating is A with a Stable Outlook. This is unchanged from the upgrade that took place earlier in the year.
    3. Closing of Student Activity Account - RENEWW.  This item was discussed at the August Planning Committee Meeting. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
    4. Authorization to Solicit Proposals for a York Suburban School District Early Learning Program. The administration recommends approval of advertising and soliciting for proposals for the purpose of a York Suburban School District Before and After School Child Care and Half Day Kindergarten Enrichment programs with the possible option of a summer program for 2016 and beyond and the addition of a pre-school program in the fall of 2016 or 2017. [Motion; Discussion; Public Comment; Roll Call Vote]
    5. Food Service Department Report
      1. Dining Review Report for August and September
      2. Sales Report
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Miss Renjilian
  7. Committee Reports - Mr. Miller
    1. Communications Committee Report - Mrs. Schroeder
      1. The minutes of October 6 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 resignation, employment, re-appointment of winter coaches, additional substitute teachers, additional guest teacher, volunteer coaches for winter and spring and building volunteers. 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

          Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Cathy Livingston, Instructional Support Aide at Yorkshire Elementary, effective October 17, 2014.

        2. Employment

          1. Recommend the appointment of Amy Chapman as Middle School Musical Music Director at the salary of $1,048 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          2. Recommend the employment of Alicia Erickson as an Instructional Support Aide at Yorkshire Elementary at the hourly rate of $10.50, effective October 21, 2014.

          3. Recommend the appointment of Jacqueline Geiple as Green Club Advisor at the salary of $258 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          4. Recommend the employment of Colby Herrington as a Substitute Custodian at the hourly rate of $9.50, effective October 21, 2014.

          5. Recommend the employment of Hope Kowalewski as Assistant Swimming Coach at the salary of $4,175 which represents Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          6. Recommend the re-appointment of Molly McAuliffe as Middle School Musical Director at the salary of $1,602 which represents 100% of Step 2 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.  After being re-appointed as a shared position at 50%, the staff member who was sharing the position with Ms. McAuliffe resigned.

          7. Recommend the employment of Alexis Snell as Assistant Cheerleading Coach at the salary of $2,038 which represents Step 2 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

          8. Recommend the employment of Mary Wasti as an Office Aide at the Middle School at the hourly rate of $10.50 effective October 21, 2014.

        3. Re-Appointment of Winter Coaches for 2014-15

          Dustin Boeckel

           Head Boys Basketball

          Step 4

          $7,634

          Kevin Wood

          JH Boys Basketball

          Step 4

          $4,384

          Jamie McFadden

          Assistant JH Boys Basketball

          Step 4

          $4,114

          Jessica Barley

          Head Girls Basketball

          Step 4

          $7,634

          Nicholas Staab

          JV Girls Basketball

          Step 3

          $4,972

          Amy Scerbo

          JH Girls Basketball

          Step 4

          $4,384

          Brian Gentzyel

          Head Wrestling

          Step 4

          $6,374

          Michael King

          Assistant Wrestling

          Step 4

          $3,576

          Erik Kuntz

          JH Wrestling

          Step 4

          $4,298

          Ryan Fant

          Assistant JH Wrestling

          Step 3

          $2,811

          Craig Brennan

          Head Swimming

          Step 4

          $8.779

          Mike Appleby

          1st Assistant Swimming

          Step 4

          $5,439

          Jeanette Day

          Assistant Swimming

          Step 2

          $2,922

          Leslee Yoder

          Head Cheerleading

          Step 4

          $3,827

          Janell Sitler

          JH Cheerleading

          Step 3

          $1,956

        4. Additional Substitute Teachers for 2014-2015

          Valerie Eberly

          Lisa Little

          Kay Matthews

          Elise Olsen

          Alexandra Rockwell

          Bryan Tuer

          Christopher Wagner

        5. Additional Guest Teacher for 2014-2015
          Edward Fox

        6. Volunteer Coaches for Winter 2014-2015

          Thomas Staab

          Girls Basketball

          Joseph Hasenfuss

          Boys Basketball

          Michael Mountz

          Wrestling

          Melissa Martin

          Wrestling

        7. Volunteer Coach for Spring 2014-2015

          Roger Marquis

          Baseball

        8. Building Volunteers for 2014-2015
          Kimberly McKenna
          Amanda Rivera

    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. 000 - Board Policy/Procedure/Administrative Regulations
        2. 002 - Authority and Powers
        3. 004 - Membership
        4. 100 - Comprehensive Planning
        5. 102 - Academic Standards
        6. 105 - Curriculum
        7. 105.1 - Review of Instructional Materials by Parents/Guardians and Students
        8. 106 - Guides for Planned Instruction
        9. 107 - Adoption of Planned Instruction
        10. 108 - Adoption of Textbooks
        11. 109 - Resource Materials
        12. 112 - Guidance Counseling
        13. 113 - Special Education
        14. 114 - Gifted Education
        15. 119 - Current Events
        16. 121 - Field Trips
        17. Delete current 124 - Summer School
        18. 124 - Alternative Instruction Courses
        19. 140 - Charter Schools
        20. 146 - Student Services
    4. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Sears

    The "...by Dawn's Early Light", highlights of the LIU Board Meeting of October 7, 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. Committee Meeting Schedule
    July to December
  14. Public Comment
  15. 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.