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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
FEBRUARY 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM
PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER


A Board Conference Session is scheduled at 6:00 PM.



A G E N D A

 

  1. General Business

    Call to Order - Mr. Posenau
    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
    2. Roll Call
    3. A reminder to please silence your cell phone during the meeting.
    4. Public Comment.  All comments and questions will be addressed to the President. Board and staff members will not normally respond to comments or questions during the meeting unless recognized by the President for this purpose. Comments will be limited, at the discretion of the President, to five minutes or less.
    5. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes.  Approval of the Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of February 12, 2018 and the Regular Monthly Meeting of January 22, 2018.  [Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Treasurer's Report - Mr. Sears

    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; Roll Call Vote]

    Approval of Financial Reports as of January 31, 2018  [File for audit]
    1. Treasurer's Report (All Funds)
    2. General Fund Revenue Report
    3. General Fund Expenditure Report
    4. Summary Report - Capital Project, Capital Reserve, Food Service
    5. Check Summary Report - General Fund, Food Service, Capital Project
    6. Student Activity Account Summary
    7. Budget Transfers
  3. Board President's Report - Mr. Posenau
    1. Resolution of Sympathy and Respect.  Dr. Philip J. Avillo, Jr., former Board member, died on February 17, 2018. In recognition of his twelve years of service to the York Suburban School District with seven years as President, it is recommended that the following Resolution of Sympathy and Respect be adopted and spread upon the minutes of the Board meeting and that a copy be forwarded to his family:

      The York Suburban School Board and Administration express their profound sorrow in the passing of Dr. Philip J. Avillo, Jr. on February 17, 2018. His twelve years of dedicated service and loyalty as a Member of the Board of School Directors from 1982 to 1993 will long be remembered by students, staff, parents, board members and residents of the York Suburban School District.

      [Motion; Roll Call Vote]
    2. The Board met following the Planning Committee Meeting on February 12, 2018 in Executive Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing matters of personnel and real estate. No official action was taken.
    3. The Board met on February 19, 2018 in Executive Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing matters of personnel. No official action was taken.
    4. The Board met prior to this meeting in a Board Conference Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of providing information to members on matters directly related to their official responsibilities. No official action was taken.
    5. New Superintendent Search Update
  4. Acting Superintendent's Report - Dr. Redding
    1. Student Enrollment Report / Cyber Charter Report
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the implementation of a District-operated Autistic Support Program at the intermediate level (Grades 3-5), effective August 22, 2018.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    3. Music Program Concerns announcement - Special Meeting, Tuesday, February 27 @ 5PM - Ed Center Board Room
    4. Technology Department Update - Mr. Henry 
    5. Reports from Administrators
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the proposed York Adams Academy 2018-19 General Operating Budget. The Budget will increase by $9,649 from the previous year and includes a 2.4% raise in staff salaries. Our membership fee will increase by $100 per seat or a total increase of $1,200.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the proposed Lincoln Intermediate Unit 2018-19 General Operating Budget. This budget represents a total budget reduction of $200,000 or 26.37% reduction compared to 2017-18.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Letter of Agreement with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit for Title I Nonpublic Programs and Services to be changed from a one year agreement to a five year agreement. With Federal Regulation changes going into effect, it was determined that having the five years mentioned in the accompanying cover letter at the time the original agreement was signed was not enough, it had to be in the agreement as well.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the two (2) year Agreement with Substitute Teacher Service (STS) beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. This agreement is for Per Diem Substitute Teacher Days at a District Bill Rate of $145.20 per substitute teacher day. This service will assume all of the duties the District currently handles for substitute teachers.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    5. The Administration recommends Board approval of Health Equity to be the Health Savings Account vendor.  The cost would be $2.50 per account per month with a balance waiver starting at $2,500.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    6. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Amendment to the SaaS Software License Agreement with Skyward, Inc. for a three year period beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.  This would hold the rates for three years at $3.75 for the School Business Suite, $2.00 for the Support for the School Business Suite and $2.00 for True Time.  This is the software used by the District for all finances, including payroll.  The total cost per year is based on October 1 student enrollment numbers.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    7. The Administration recommends Board approval of the agreement for purchase of Meraki switches and wireless access points from ePlus, Inc. at a total cost of: $82,808.04. The anticipated net cost after eRate reimbursement is $41,404.02 (50% discount rate). The expense is budgeted in 2017-18 and the revenue will be recognized and budgeted in 2018-19.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    8. The Administration recommends Board approval of the agreement for purchase of Primus Cable and Connectors from KIT Communications at a total cost of: $15,891.17. The anticipated net cost after eRate reimbursement is $7,945.59 (50% discount rate). The expense is budgeted in 2017-18 and the revenue will be recognized and budgeted in 2018-19.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    9. The Administration recommends Board approval of the agreement for purchase of Sophos UTM annual licensing at a total cost of: $7,550.30. The anticipated net cost after eRate reimbursement is $6,229.74 (50% discount rate on network protection and no discount on web protection). The expense is budgeted in 2017-18 and the revenue will be recognized and budgeted in 2018-19.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    10. The Administration recommends Board approval for settlement of the tax assessment appeal litigation (Case No: 2014-SU-003865-26) for Tax Parcel 46-000-JJ-0006.D0-00000, 2905 E. Market Street, Springettsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania, owned by Home Depot USA, Inc. for a total assessed value for tax years 2015 through 2018 as follows:

      2015: $6,696,000
      2016: $6,696,000
      2017: $6,000,000
      2018: $6,000,000

      This means there is no refund for tax years 2015 or 2016. For 2017 we would need to refund $15,833.65 off of the base amount and for 2018 based on the current millage and assessment they would pay $136,497. The District Administration are authorized to take all necessary steps to effectuate this settlement and to resolve this pending tax assessment appeal case.
      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    11. The Administration recommends Board approval for John M. Olewiler, Jr. to be exempt from paying real estate taxes for the property located at 2590 Hartford Road, York, PA (Parcel 46-000-04-0196-00-00000) as approved by the Pennsylvania State Veteran's Commission. This would take effect for the 2018-19 fiscal year which would be a decrease in real estate tax of $3,325.52 at the current millage rate with no homestead exemption.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    12. The Administration recommends Board approval of the bid for new band uniforms to Stanbury Uniforms in the amount of $32,500 for 65 uniforms.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    13. The Administration recommends the Board authorize the Information Technology Department to make purchases up to $125,000 for equipment, educational software, services, or subscriptions, subject to the following:
         -All such purchases shall have been previously approved in the Department’s annual  Board-approved budget.
         -All such purchases shall be made within the year budgeted.
         -All such purchases shall be within the amount budgeted. If a purchase exceeds the amount budgeted, the purchase must be further approved by the Board.
         -All such purchases, if subject to bidding requirements, shall be made via a cooperative purchasing agreement (e.g. Co-Stars) approved by the Board. If a cooperative purchasing agreement is not in effect for the requested purchase, the Board shall be required to review and approve any such purchase.
         -All such purchases do not require execution of a separate contract of terms between the vendor/supplier and the District, with the exception of license agreements renewals. (e.g. Agreements for the purchase in the form of a lease, agreements with indemnification language, liquidated damages, or formal contract language outside of a simple purchase shall require solicitor review and Board approval.)
         -All lease to purchases shall require prior Board approval, even if they meet all of the conditions listed above.
         -All such purchases are approved for payment at the next voting Board meeting following such purchase.
      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    14. The Administration recommends the Board approve authorized purchasers to make purchases up to $2,000 for any one student activity fund activity and to sign any corresponding contract for purchase, subject to the following:
         -All such purchases shall have been previously budgeted in the year of purchase in a budget submitted and approved by the Director of Finance.
         -All such purchases are approved by the Director of Finance, in writing, after notice of the amount of purchase and any corresponding contract requirements.
         -All such purchases are submitted for approval to the Business Office at least one (1) week prior to purchase date.
         -All such purchases do not exceed the budgeted amount.
      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    15. The Administration recommends Board approval of the contract with FnP Productions for a total amount of $800 for sound at the York Suburban Musical on March 2 and 3, 2018.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    16. The Administration recommends Board approval of the contract with FnP Productions for a total amount of $3,400 for an intelligent lighting package at the York Suburban Musical on March 2 and 3, 2018.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    17. The Administration recommends Board approval of the contract with Wisehaven Event Center at a cost of $1,000 for the room and $3.25 per person for food and beverage for the Homecoming Dance to be held on September 29, 2018.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    18. Informational:
      1. Budget Update
      2. Food Service Department Report
        1. Dining Review Report for January
        2. Sales Report
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Elise Atkinson
  7. Committee Reports - Mr. Posenau
    1. Committee Meeting Schedule
    2. Communications Committee Report - Mr. Robinson

      The Activity and Communications Reports are provided.
    3. Facilities Committee Report - Mrs. Freireich
      1. The minutes of January 10 are provided.
    4. Personnel Committee Report - Mr. Robinson

      Please note the Addendum located at the end of the Agenda with additional Personnel items.

      Consent Agenda:  [You have before you the Personnel Report which includes leave of absence, employment, volunteer spring coaches and 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; Roll Call Vote]
      1. Leave of Absence

        Recommend Board approval of the request of Chrystal Gerner, Instructional Support Aide at Valley View Elementary, for an unpaid leave of absence for restoration of health effective March 22, 2018, through approximately April 20, 2018.
      2. Employment
        1. Recommend a correction to the stipend for Anthony Giuffrida, Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach #2, from the approved stipend of $1,982/Step 1 to $2,313 which represents Step 2 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.
        2. Recommend the employment of Maria Sabatino as a Substitute Instructional Support Aide effective February 27, 2018, at the hourly rate of $9.55.
      3. Recommend Board approval of the following Volunteer Spring Coaches for 2017-2018:

        Alex Bahn, Volleyball
        Jamie Evans, Volleyball
        Darren Hake, Baseball
        Christine Krebs, Track & Field
        J. Ander Pindzola, Track & Field
        Adam Walton, Track & Field
        Matthew Weinstein, Volleyball
      4. Recommend Board approval of the following Volunteers for 2017-2018:

        Jennifer Emerson
        Ryan Emerson
        Stephanie Harrington
        Stefanie Martin
        Carrie Poff
        Della Uhlik
    5. Policy Committee Report - Mr. Thoman
      1. The committee recommends the following policy revisions.
        1. 204 Attendance
        2. 302 Employment of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent
        3. 311 Reduction in Staff
        4. 808 Food Services
        5. 916 Volunteers

          [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
      2. Informational - The following Administrative Guidelines have been revised.
        1. Administrative Guideline for 204 Attendance
        2. Administrative Guideline for 324 Personnel Files
    6. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Report 

    LIU Joint Operating Authority Report - Mrs. Freireich
  9. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich
  10. York Adams Tax Bureau Report - Ms. Mason
  11. York County School of Technology Report - Mrs. Schroeder

    The YCST Joint Operating Committee Mini-Board Report of February 22 is provided.
  12. Recognition of Visitors
  13. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule
  14. Public Comment.  All comments and questions will be addressed to the President. Board and staff members will not normally respond to comments or questions during the meeting unless recognized by the President for this purpose. Comments will be limited, at the discretion of the President, to five minutes or less.
  15. Adjournment



    ADDENDUM
     

    TO:                  Members of the York Suburban School Board
    FROM:             Larry R. Redding, D.Ed., Acting Superintendent

    DATE:              February 26, 2018

    SUBJECT        Addendum to the Agenda for the Regular Monthly Meeting of February 26, 2018 
     
  16. VII.  Committee Reports - Mr. Posenau

 
                    D.  Personnel Committee Report - Mr. Robinson

                          2.  Employment 

                               C.  Recommend the employment of Tricia Mitschele as Administrative Assistant for Academic Services at the Education Center, effective on or about March 13, 2018, at the hourly rate of $15.89, pending employment documents.

                               D.  Recommend the employment of Betty Ravert as a Substitute Instructional Support Aide effective on or about February 27, 2018, at the hourly rate of $9.55, pending employment documents.

     

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.