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 YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD

Regular Monthly Meeting

February 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Ronald H. Provard Education Center


There will be an Executive Session at 6:30 PM. 
 

A G E N D A
 

  1. General Business

    Call to Order - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    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 Planning Committee Meeting of February 8, 2016 and the Regular Monthly Meeting of January 25, 2016.  [Public Comment; Approval as submitted/corrected]
  2. Treasurer's Report - Mr. Posenau  [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]

    Approval of Financial Reports as of January 31, 2016  [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 - Ms. Leopold-Sharp

    Executive Session.  The Board met in Executive Session on February 8, 2016 following the Planning Committee Meeting and prior to this evening's meeting for the purpose of discussing personnel and/or legal issues.
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Primary School Division Report - Thinking on Your Feet, Classroom of the Future and Ditch the Desks, Movement in the Classroom - Cheryl Johnson, Amy Schnetzka
    2. Superintendent Evaluation
    3. Legislative Update
    4. Student Enrollment Report
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. The Administration recommends Board approval of the proposed 2016-17 Lincoln Intermediate Unit General Operating Budget.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the Resolution authorizing the issuance of the York Suburban School District General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016, for the purpose of currently refunding the District's 2011 General Obligation Bonds.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    3. The Administration recommends Board award the bid to Lugalia Mechanical in the amount of $424,600 for the Middle School Boiler Replacement.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    4. The Administration recommends Board award the bid to East Coast Contracting in the amount of $253,900 for the High School Auxiliary Gym Renovation.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    5. The Administration recommends Board award the bid to TGW Corporation in the amount of $59,000 for the Middle School Partial Roof Replacement.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    6. The Administration recommends the Board award the bid to A-Turf in the amount of $546,995 for the Trojan Field renovations.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
    7. The Administration recommends Board approval of the contract for Chamber Theatre Productions, Inc. in the amount of $4,500 for the private presentation of Encore!! at the Middle School at a date and time to be determined between September 19-30, 2016.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      See Addendum below.
       
    8. Informational:
      1. 2016-17 Budget Update
      2. Governor's Budget Update
      3. Food Service Department Report
        1. Dining Review Report for January
        2. Sales Report
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Miss Huh
  7. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee - Mrs. Schroeder
      1. The Academic Standards & Curriculum Committee recommends Board approval of the purchase of the Houghton Mifflin Science Fusion Program for grades 6-8 for the 2016-17 school year at an approximate cost of $40,000.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]
      2. Mrs. Schroeder will provide a brief report on the Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee meeting held on Wednesday, February 17.
    2. Communications Committee - Ms. Shaffer
      1. The Activity and Communications Reports are provided.
      2. Mrs. Shaffer will provide a report on the Breakfast with the Board held at Valley View on Thursday, February 18.
    3. Personnel Committee - Ms. Bates

      Consent Agenda  [You have before you the Personnel Report which includes resignations, employment, leave of absence, additional substitute teachers, additional volunteer coaches for winter/spring and additional 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. Resignations
        1. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Kent Gable, Head Golf Coach effective February 16, 2016.

        2. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Elizabeth Howie, Instructional Support Aide at Yorkshire Elementary, effective March 3, 2016.

        3. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Janet Toner, Business, Computer, and Information Technology Teacher at the Middle School, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

      2. Employment  

        1. Recommend the employment of Keifer Dunklebarger as a Substitute Custodian effective February 23, 2016, at the hourly rate of $10.00.

        2. Recommend the employment of Lacie Harlacker as a Custodian at Yorkshire Elementary at the hourly rate of $13.10, effective March 1, 2016.

        3. Recommend the employment of Lynzea Jackson as a Substitute Custodian effective February 23, 2016, at the hourly rate of $10.00.

        4. Recommend the employment of Todd McCarrey as a Substitute Custodian effective February 23, 2016, at the hourly rate of $10.00.

        5. Recommend the employment of Gretchen Williams as a 3.25 hour per day substitute Learning Support Teacher at East York Elementary, effective February 19, 2016 through the end of the 2015-2016 school year, at the daily rate of $48.46.

      3. Leave of Absence  

        Recommend Board approval of the request of Julia Bentz, Spanish Teacher at the High School for a FMLA leave of absence starting August 15, 2016 through November 18, 2016.
      4. Additional Substitute Teachers for 2015-2016 

        Elizabeth Anderson

        Elizabeth Howie

        Kristen Maxwell

        John Radkiewicz
      5. Additional Volunteer Coaches for Winter/Spring 2015-2016  

        Michael Jury, Wrestling

        Jarod Penson, Baseball

        Matthew Petersen, Baseball
      6. Additional Volunteers for 2015-2016  

        Kimberly Becker

        Betsy Coldiron

        Karen Connolly

        Nicole Genovese

        Chrystal Gerner

        Katie Gladfelter-Watts

        Nichole Howard

        Austin Hunt

        Michelle Huntzicker

        Heather Moore

        Maria Moye

        Christina Riccio

        Andrew Shorb

        Kendra Sirolly

        Andrew Sprich

        Jonathan Stermer

        Jackie Strebig

    4. Policy Review Committee - Mr. Thoman

      The Policy Review Committee recommends Board approval of the following policy revisions.
      1. 001 Name and Classification
      2. 003 Functions
      3. 004.1 Student Board Representatives
      4. 214 Class Rank
    5. Additional Committee Reports
  8. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Robinson
  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. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule
  14. Public Comment
  15. Adjournment
     


    ADDENDUM

     

     

     

    TO:                 Members of the York Suburban School Board

     

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

     

    DATE:            February 22, 2016

     

    SUBJECT:    Addendum to the Agenda for the Regular Monthly Board Meeting of February 22, 2016 

     

      

    V.   Business Office Report - Ms. Mason

     

    H.   Approval of the Equity Industrial Tax Settlement. The administration recommends approval for settlement of the tax assessment appeal litigation (Case Nos. 2011-SU-004601-26 and 2012-SU-004089-26) for Tax Parcels 48-000-JI-0020.00-00000, 46-000-JI-0020.00-T0001, 46-000-JJ-0020.C0-00000, 46-000-JI-0020.00-00000, and 46-000-JI-0020.D0-00000, 601-651 Memory Lane (South Side of Route 30), Springettsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania owned by Equity Industrial A York, LLC, for a total fair market value for tax years 2012 through 2016 as follows:

    2012 - $4,344,743 (tax parcel 46-000-JJ-0020.C0-00000 only)
    2013 - $41,875,000
    2014 - $42,800,000
    2015 - $42,800,000

    2016 - $42,800,000

    The appropriate common level ratio will be applied to the fair market value to arrive at the assessed values for tax years 2012 through 2016. The District administration and solicitor are authorized to take all steps necessary to effectuate this settlement and to resolve this pending tax assessment appeal case. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

     

     

    I.   Approval of the Jessica and Friends Community Tax Settlement. The administration recommends approval for settlement of the tax assessment appeal litigation (Case No. 2015-SU-003724-26) for Tax Parcel 48-000-07-0011.A0-00000, 1625 East Market Street, Spring Garden Township, York County, Pennsylvania owned by Jessica and Friends Community, consenting to the owner’s request of making the aforementioned property tax exempt.

    The District administration and solicitor are authorized to take all steps necessary to effectuate this settlement and to resolve this pending tax assessment appeal case. [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

     

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.