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DECEMBER 9, 2013 - 7:30 PM

(approved on December 16, 2013)

  1. General Business
    1. Call to Order - Mr. Miller
      1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

        Mr. Miller called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
      2. Roll Call

        Members Present - Emily Bates, Jennifer Clancy, Ellen Freireich, Lynne Leopold-Sharp, Roger Miller, Lois Ann Schroeder, Joel Sears, Cathy Shaffer
      3. The purpose of this Special Meeting is to interview candidates, nominate, appoint and swear in a new Board member.

        Mr. Miller reported above and stated this is an important decision for the Board. Mr. Miller thanked everyone that applied as candidates for the vacancy on the Board of School Directors.
  2. Interviews of Board Candidates - Mr. Miller
    1. Candidates for the Vacancy on the York Suburban School Board for the Term to Expire December 2015
      1. David Bene
      2. Joshua Carney
      3. Emily Clark
      4. James Elliott
      5. Josh Leik
      6. Michelle Lenzi
      7. John Posenau
      8. Gregory Potts

        Mr. Miller provided an overview of the interview process that will be utilized this evening.
    2. Interview Process - Mr. Miller
      1. Two minute opening statement from each candidate

         Each candidate gave an opening statement.
      2. Interview questions with each candidate providing a very brief response (1 1/2 mins)

        Candidates provided responses to four questions.
      3. Thirty second closing statement from each candidate

        Each candidate provided a closing statement.

        Mr. Miller announced that the Board will take a five minute break. (8:28 PM to 8:33 PM)
  3. Nomination(s) from the Board - Mr. Miller
    1. Nomination(s) will be made by Board member(s).

      Mr. Miller reconvened the meeting at 8:33 PM.

      Mr. Miller announced that nominations are opened.

      Mrs. Clancy nominated Emily Clark.

      Ms. Bates nominated John Posenau.

      Mr. Sears nominated Gregory Potts.

      Mrs. Shaffer nominated Joshua Carney.

      Mr. Miller announced that nominations are now closed.
    2. Public Comment

      An opportunity was provided for public comment.  There was none at this time.
    3. Roll Call Vote will be called on the nomination(s) in the order they were received

      Candidate Emily Clark - Roll Call Vote, Bates-no; Clancy-yes; Freireich-yes; Schroeder-no; Shaffer-no; Miller-no; Sears-no; Leopold-Sharp-yes - Nomination did not pass (3-5).

      Candidate John Posenau - Roll Call Vote, Sears-no; Schroeder-yes; Clancy-no; Shaffer-yes; Freireich-no; Bates-yes; Leopold-Sharp-yes; Miller-no - Nomination did not pass (4-4).

      Candidate Gregory Potts - Roll Call Vote, Leopold-Sharp-no; Sears-yes; Clancy-yes; Miller-yes; Shaffer-no; Schroeder-no; Bates-no; Freireich-no - Nomination did not pass (3-5).

      Candidate Joshua Carney - Roll Call Vote, Sears-no; Shaffer-yes; Leopold-Sharp-no; Freireich-no; Clancy-no; Miller-yes; Bates-yes; Schroeder-yes - Nomination did not pass (4-4).

      Mr. Miller reported no candidate received five votes and per solicitor we will now vote on the two candidates that received the most votes - John Posenau, Joshua Carney.
    4. Five votes are necessary for a nomination to carry

      Candidate John Posenau - Roll Call Vote, Schroeder-yes; Leopold-Sharp-yes; Bates-yes; Freireich-yes; Sears-yes - Nomination passed with 5 votes. 
  4. Swearing in of New Board Member (by Mrs. Wendy Erwine, Notary Public)

    John Posenau was sworn in as a member of the York Suburban School District Board of School Directors for the term to expire December 2015.
  5. Public Comment

    An opportunity was provided for public comment. There was none at this time.

    Mr. Miller congratulated each candidate for their participation in the process this evening and encouraged all the candidates to consider running in the next election where five Board members will be elected. The Board is looking forward to working with Mr. Posenau.

    Mrs. Schroeder added that at least three sitting board members currently were passed over in a similar interview process and pursued running in the election and have given long-standing service to the District. Mrs. Schroeder asked the candidates to consider that.

    Mr. Miller concluded the meeting by thanking everyone for participating in the process this evening.
  6. Adjournment

      The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.



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.