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YORK SUBURBAN SCHOOL BOARD
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
May 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM
PROVARD EDUCATION CENTER



M I N U T E S
(approved on June 20, 2016)

 

  1. General Business

    Call to Order - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag  

      Ms. Leopold-Sharp called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
    2. Roll Call  

      Members present - Emily Bates, Scott Eden, Ellen Freireich, Lynne Leopold-Sharp, John Posenau, Richard Robinson, Lois Ann Schroeder, Cathy Shaffer, Michael Thoman, Elizabeth Huh (Student Representative)

      Members not present - None
    3. Public Comment  

      An opportunity was provided for public comment.

      Dick Grau, 2401 Cambridge Road - spoke about the Distinguished Young Women Scholastic Achievement Competition Program and the work involved for students that participate in the program; questioned transgender student and use of bathroom and shower room. 

      Dr. Merkle responded the District does allow a student transitioning gender to use a restroom with which they identify, depending at which point they are in the transition. Situations are very individualized and there are currently several transgender students in the District and students are handling the situation very well.

      David Ehrhart, 530 Villa Terrace - spoke about oldest daughter in Grade 10 has been accused of plagerism; provided handout to Board members; conversations have taken place with Administration; questioned academic integrity policy.

      Michelle Ehrhart, 530 Villa Terrace - spoke about daughter and plagerism; a mistake should be treated as a mistake, not an unethical offense; requested Board to review information with the Administration; a letter received from a YS 2015 graduate was shared; would be willing to answer any questions.

      Shama Mir, 104 Scarboro Drive - presented a petition with over 80 signatures from community members about YS being a place of learning; continued on a personal note encouraging the District to remain a partner with students in education.

      Louise DuBuske,  651 S. Wheatlyn Drive - spoke about transportation issues with realigned transportation and walking areas with the Administration; safety for students walking without sidewalks for a distance of 1.3 miles to the high school; two students in my neighborhood cross Mt. Rose Avenue to get a bus for transportation; are there special privileges for some students?

      Dr. Merkle reported that the guidelines for walking distances  were revised approxinmately five years ago. It is not appropriate to discuss the specific circumstances of this case in a public Board meeting.

      Jason Bach, 653 Norway Street - shared handout with Board members; spoke about Department of Transportation traffic analysis and safety; requested additional information about minimum walking distance to schools,

      Dr. Merkle responded that information will be reviewed and encouraged an individual meeting to discuss further. 
    4. Discussion and Action on Board Minutes.  Approval of the Minutes of the Special Board Meeting and Planning Committee Meeting of May 9, 2016 and the Regular Monthly Meeting of April 18, 2016.  [Public Comment; Approval as submitted/corrected]

      Ms. Leopold-Sharp reported the minutes will be approved as presented.
  2. Treasurer's Report - Mr. Posenau  [Consent Agenda:  Would any Board member like any of these items considered separately or are there any questions any 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 April 30, 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  

      Motion, Posenau, Second, Robinson. Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
  3. Board President's Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. The Board met following the Special Board Meeting and Planning Committee Meeting on May 9, 2016 in Executive Session as permitted by Section 707 of the Sunshine Act for the purpose of discussing a personnel situation. No official action was taken.

      Ms. Leopold-Sharp reported above.
    2. Recommendation for John Posenau to be appointed Treasurer for one year beginning July 1, 2016 at no compensation.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote] 

      Motion,  Bates, Second, Shaffer; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    3. Elizabeth Huh is attending her last meeting as the Student Board Representative. She will be recognized for her service at this time.

      Ms. Leopold-Sharp thanked Miss Huh for her service as Student Board Representive this year and presented her with a plaque of appreciation for her service.
    4. Recommendation for the July through December 2016 Committee Meeting Schedule to be distributed and advertised.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Ms. Leopold-Sharp reviewed above.

      A discussion took place and points were - suggestion to move Communications Committee meeting from December 5 to December 1 at 4:30 PM; it is preferred to have December committee meetings on the schedule and advertised and cancel if necessary.

      Motion, Bates, Second, Shaffer; Approval with revision as stated. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    5. Group Picture of Board  

      Ms. Leopold-Sharp reviewed above as the Board selfie picture was part of the high school yearbook with its theme of selfies.

      Dr. Merkle asked when the Board would like to schedule their group picture with the new Student Representative. It was decided June 20, prior to the next meeting at 6:40 PM. 
  4. Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle
    1. Student Enrollment Report  

      Dr. Merkle reported above. Kindergarten registration numbers have shown significant growth at Yorkshire while Valley View has remained steady. The Administration will monitor the numbers for another year before taking any specific action.
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the renewal of the York Academy Regional Charter School charter.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Bates, Second, Schroeder; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the proposed 2016-17 District Goals.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Schroeder, Second, Shaffer; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the application for Act 80 days for the 2015-16 school year for the following dates and reasons:

      August 17

      In-service program for all staff

      August 18

      In-service program for all staff

      September 28

      In-service program for elementary

      October 9

      Parent-teacher conferences for elementary; In-service program for secondary

      November 6

      Parent-teacher conferences for secondary; In-service program for elementary

      March 4

      In-service program for all staff

      March 18

      Parent-teacher conferences for Valley View and Yorkshire

      May 31

      In-service program for all staff


      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Bates, Second, Schroeder; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    5. The Administration recommends Board approval of the application for Act 80 days for the 2016-17 school year for the following dates and reasons:

      August 15

      In-service program for all staff

      August 16

      In-service program for all staff

      October 5

      Parent-teacher conferences for all staff

      November 2

      In-service program for all staff

      December 23

      In-service program for all staff

      March 10

      In-service program for all staff

      March 15

      Parent-teacher conferences for Valley View and Yorkshire

      May 26

      In-service program for all staff


      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Shaffer, Second, Schroeder; Approval.

      A discussion continued and points were - if the end of school is changed with make-up days, there no need to submit a new application for Act 80 days.

      Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
  5. Business Office Report - Ms. Mason
    1. The Administration recommends Board approval of a three year contract with Adams County National Bank as the primary bank for the District.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Posenau, Second, Schroeder; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    2. The Administration recommends Board approval of the following Depositories for 2016-17.
      1. Pennsylvania School District Liquid Asset Fund (PSDLAF)
      2. First National Bank

        [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

        Motion, Freireich, Second, Schroeder; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    3. The Administration recommends Board approval of the LIU Joint Purchasing Bids - Custodial Supplies, General Supplies, Paper Supplies and Art Supplies.  
      1. Custodial Supplies - $3,309.03

        CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES BID 2016-2017

         

        HASSINGER & COMPANY, INC.

        $516.70

        HILLYARD INC.

        $1,052.80

        NORTHEAST CHEMICAL & SUPPLY

        $1,290.00

        PYRAMID SCHOOL PRODUCTS, INC.

        $403.93

        QUAKER CITY PAPER CO.

        $165.60

        SINGER EQUIPMENT CO.

        $238.75

        XPEDX-HARRISBURG

        $106.25

        TOTAL

        $3,309.03

      2. General Supplies - $23,049.72

        GENERAL SUPPLIES BID – 2016-2017

         

        CASCADE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

        $669.72

        KURTZ BROS

        $4,092.42

        NATIONAL ART & SCHOOL SUPPLIES, INC.

        $4,450.84

        OFFICE BASICS, INC.

        $1,874.70

        PYRAMID SCHOOL PRODUCTS, INC.

        $3,078.11

        SCHOOL SPECIALTY

        $5,637.54

        STANDARD STATIONERY SUPPLY CO.

        $1,545.11

        THE ART STORE

        $1,701.28

        TOTAL

        $23,049.72

      3. Paper Supplies - $11,470.50

        PAPER BID 2016-2017

         

        KURTZ BROS

        $2,100.25

        LINDENMEYR MUNROE

        $1,368.80

        WB MASON

        $7,224.95

        XPEDX - HARRISBURG DIVISION

        $776.50

        TOTAL

        $11,470.50

      4. Art Supplies - $8,233.50

        ART SUPPLIES BID 2016-2017

         

        BLICK ART MATERIALS

        $272.72

        CASCADE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

        $2,709.47

        KURTZ BROS.

        $660.08

        NATIONAL ART & SCHOOL SUPPLIES, INC.

        $862.48

        OFFICE BASICS, INC.

        $37.20

        PYRAMID SCHOOL PRODUCTS

        $1,446.62

        SCHOOL SPECIALTY

        $1,405.08

        SHEFFIELD POTTERY, INC.

        $283.50

        THE ART STORE, INC.

        $593.55

        TOTAL

        $8,233.50


        [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

        Motion, Freireich, Second, Bates; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    4. The Administration recommends Board approval of the revised Use of Facilities Fee Schedule.   [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Schroeder, Second, Posenau; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    5. The Administration recommends Board approval of The Glatfelter Agency, a Division of Glatfelter Insurance Group, as Broker of Record for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Posenau, Second, Bates; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    6. The Administration recommends Board approval of the renewal of the contract for Whitsons Culinary Group as the Food Service Management Company for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Shaffer; Second, Bates; Approval.

      A discussion continued and points were - the Administration will review the current contract regarding certain level of sales being obtained and additional money being returned to the District.

      Ms. Mason concluded the discussion stating this is the last year of the contract with Whitsons and plans are scheduled for Request For Proposal (RFP) in the fall.

      Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    7. The Administration recommends Board approval of the establishment of the Student Activity Account, Middle School Musical for the purposes of using the funds to buy show rights, provide costumes and sets for the musical and further advance the YSMS musical program.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Schroeder, Second, Bates; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    8. The Administration recommends Board approval of the 2016-17 Food Service Budget of $1,420,955 and set the lunch and breakfast prices as follows:

      Proposed Meal Prices – 2016-17

      $.10 Increase (Lunch)

      Lunch

      Breakfast

      $2.30 Elementary

      $1.40 Elementary

      $2.55 Secondary

      $1.40 Secondary

      $3.80 Adult

      $1.95 Adult


      [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Posenau, Second, Shaffer; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    9. The Administration recommends Board approval of PlanCon Part K, Project Refinancing (Series 2011).  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Freireich, Second, Posenau; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    10. The Administration recommends the Board appointment of the firm, Stock and Leader Attorneys at Law, as Solicitor for the District for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Shaffer, Second, Bates; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    11. The Administration recommends Board approval of the bid to Virco in the amount of $35,062.12 for Middle School cafeteria furniture.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

      Motion, Schroeder, Second, Bates; Approval.

      A discussion continued and points were - this money will be coming out of capital expense; furniture has been reviewed and selected for durability with contemporary styles.

      Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    12. Informational
      1. Patricia L. Myers donated to the High School a Celestron CPC Series Telescope with several accessories valued at approximately $2,800.

        Ms. Mason reported above.
      2. Food Service Department Report
        1. Dining Review Report for April
        2. Sales Report

          Ms. Mason reported above. The sales are up and the District plans to finish strong. A notice was received this morning that the food service program will be under review for audit by the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    13. 2016-17 Budget Discussion

      A discussion took place and points were - thanks was extended to the Administration for all the work with the budget; unable to support the budget at 2.4% tax increase, without taking exception for pension, uncomfortable with taking money from fund balance and taking a one month insurance holiday, money needs to be spent on programs for students and additional staff needs; this is not the time to raise tax above the index; community expects much from the District for a quality education program; six additional positions were requested by the Administration and approved by the Board; one month insurance program was discussed; the Administration needs a clear direction this evening for preparation of budget; the Administration operates with fiscal responsibility and has set forth a fiscally responsible budget and stands by the 2.4% tax increase with six additional teachers; many unknowns exist with the state legislature; increase to average tax payer for a 2.4% tax increase is $82 and 3.42% tax increase is $116, a difference of $34; goal was to have the fund balance at 5% and it currently is 5.5%; the District is currently slightly ahead for 2015-16 at $622,000; not taking exceptions is a concern; do not understand asking the Administration to expand the budget and not looking to grow the fund balance and not looking to add to the insurance trust fund; one month insurance holiday was agreed by all with a little hesitation from one Board member; the discussion ended with taking a one month insurance holiday, 2.4% tax increase and $186,302 from fund balance.

      Dr. Merkle concluded the discussion stating this conversation was difficult. The result is a sound budget will be in place, the District will have a stronger organizational structure, will see improvements in the classrooms and will land at a good place next year. Contract talks will be starting in the fall. We are all better for this difficult discussion and it will help us to be a stronger Board.  
  6. Student Board Representative Report - Miss Huh

    Welcome to Next Year's Student Board Representative - Peyton Stuart

    Miss Huh introduced new Student Board Representative, Peyton Stuart. He is a very diligent student and will be a good representative of the students.

    Dr. Merkle had the pleasure to meet Peyton along with Dr. Ellis and Dr. Maloney. His first obligation is as a student and we look forward to his input. Peyton will meet with Dr. Ellis twice a month to help support and guide him through this process.

    Miss Huh reported everyone enjoyed Prom on Saturday. Some students had concern about the unappealing dance moves and would like to see action taken against suggestive dancing. Thanks was extended for all the parents that planned the Post Prom activity. The first Student Council meeting took place this morning. Senior finals took place today and will conclude tomorrow. Commencement will take place on Thursday. The underclass finals are scheduled on Thursday and Friday. Elizabeth extended thanks to all the Board members for providing a good experience for her this year.
  7. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp
    1. Communications Committee Report - Ms. Shaffer

      The Activity and Communications Reports are provided.

      Ms. Shaffer reported above.
    2. Facilities Committee Report - Mrs. Freireich
      1. The minutes of March 16 are provided.

        Mrs. Freireich reported above.
      2. The Facilities Committee recommends Board approval for the Administration to advertise and solicit for bids for an additional entrance at Yorkshire Elementary and an indoor modification to Valley View Elementary to address safety concerns with the early learning programs.  [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

        Mrs. Freireich reported above.

        Motion, Bates, Second, Posenau; Approval.

        Mrs. Freireich reported these projects were discussed at the Facilities Committee meeting. 

        Dr. Merkle reviewed specifics with diagrams and explained the legitimate concern for these revisions.

        A discussion continued and the point was - an air stop was not in the revision plan at Yorkshire and it was decided to bid both.

        Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    3. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Bates

      Consent Agenda  [You have before you the Personnel Report which includes retirement, resignation, appointment, employment, reassignment, leave of absence, additional guest teachers, additional volunteers and re-appointment of medical personnel.  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]

      Please see additional items on the Addendum at the end of the agenda.

      Motion, Bates, Second, Shaffer; Approval. Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.

      Dr. Merkle acknowledged the two retirements that were approved this evening and wished Mrs. Stipanovic and Mrs. Zirkle all the best. In Dr. Stoltz' absence this evening, Dr. Merkle introduced April Milesky in attendance this evening.

      Dr. Monos introduced and welcomed Lorra Cummings and Stephanie Hosan.

      Dr. Merkle commented on the very successful Professonal Development School partnership with Millersville University and YS under the leadership of Mrs. Gross and elementary and secondary principals. As Dr. Monos shared in his introduction for Stephanie Hosan, the District appreciates the fruits of this initiative.

      Dr. Ellis introduced and welcomed Morgan Waddell.

      1. Retirement

        1. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of Christine Stipanovic, school nurse at the Middle School and Yorkshire, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  Mrs. Stipanovic is retiring after having served 20 years in education and 16 with York Suburban School District.

        2. Recommend Board approval of the retirement of Peggy Zirkle, Math Teacher at the Middle School, effective September 16, 2016.  Mrs. Zirkle is retiring after having served 37 years in education and 25 with York Suburban School District.

      2. Resignation
        1. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of John Beach as a Business, Computer and Information Technology Teacher at the High School and the Middle School, effective May 16, 2016.

        2. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Kristin Marquis, High School Administrative Assistant, effective June 30, 2016.

        3. Recommend Board approval of the resignation of Christopher Rotolo as Head Baseball Coach effective May 18, 2016.

      3. Appointment
        1. Recommend the appointment of Amy Chapman as Middle School Musical Co-Director for the 2016-17 school year at the salary of $833.50 which represents ½ of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        2. Recommend the appointment of Jennifer Harr as MS Student Council Co-Advisor and MS Assistant Student Council Co-Advisor for the 2016-17 school year at the salaries of $415.50 and $225.50, respectively, which represents 1/3 of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        3. Recommend the appointment of Eric Hoffman as MS Student Council Co-Advisor and MS Assistant Student Council Co-Advisor for the 2016-17 school year at the salaries of $415.50 and $225.50, respectively, which represents 1/3 of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        4. Recommend the appointment of Stacy Houck as Middle School Envirothon Coordinator for the 2016-17 school year at the salary of $377 which represents Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        5. Recommend the appointment of Pamela Kutcher as MS Student Council Co-Advisor and MS Assistant Student Council Co-Advisor for the 2016-17 school year at the salaries of $415.50 and $225.50, respectively, which represents 1/3 of Step 1 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        6. Recommend the appointment of Alyce Kenee as Grade K-8 Computer & Information Technology Department Chairperson for the term of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, at the stipend of $1,800.

        7. Recommend the re-appointment of Shelby Marks to the supplemental position to support the community athletic programs that use district facilities at a stipend of $6,250, for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

        8. Recommend the appointment of Molly McAuliffe as Middle School Musical Co-Director for the 2016-17 school year at the salary of $1,389 which represents ½ of Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

      4. Employment  


        1. Name:

          April  J. Milesky

          Education:

          Susquehannock High School, Diploma; Drexel University, B.S. in Elementary Education

          Certification:

          Early childhood PK-4

          Contract:

          Temporary Professional Contract

          Salary:

          $53,200 – B.S. – Step 1

          Assignment:

          Grade 1 – Yorkshire Elementary

          Effective:

          2016-2017



        2. Name:

          Morgan T. Waddell

          Education:

          Kiski Area High School, Diploma; Duquesne University, B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education

          Certification:

          Mathematics 7-12

          Contract:

          Temporary Professional Contract

          Salary:

          $53,200 – B.S. – Step 1

          Assignment:

          High School Mathematics Teacher

          Effective:

          2016-2017

        3. Recommend the employment of Teresa Casolo as a TAC Swim Coach at the hourly rate of $9.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        4. Recommend the employment of Nathaniel Cobb as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        5. Recommend the employment of Andrew Frantz as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        6. Recommend the employment of Joseph Hasson as Middle School Co-Assistant Football Coach #2 at the salary of $1,626 which represents ½ of Step 4 of the Extracurricular Salary Schedule.

        7. Recommend the employment of Stephen Jacoby as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        8. Recommend the employment of Alexandra Kouma as a TAC Swim Coach at the hourly rate of $9.00, effective May 24, 2016.

        9. Recommend the employment of Alexander Maday as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        10. Recommend the employment of Colin Mailman as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        11. Recommend the employment of Tanner Martin as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016, pending completion of employment documents.

        12. Recommend the employment of Thomas Merkle as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        13. Recommend the employment of Bradley Smith as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.

        14. Recommend the employment of Clayton Swartz as a seasonal maintenance crew leader at the hourly rate of $10.00, effective May 19, 2016.

      5. Reassignment  

        Notification to the Board of the reassignment of Denise Stayman from the position of Administrative Assistant for Guidance to the position of Middle School Administrative Assistant at the hourly rate of $21.98 effective on or about June 13, 2016 .
      6. Leave of Absence 

        Recommend Board approval of the request of Kerri Henry, Behavior Management Specialist at Indian Rock, for an FMLA leave of absence starting May 13, 2016 through May 31, 2016.
      7. Additional Guest Teachers for 2015-2016 
        1. Betsy Coldiron

        2. Anita Smith

      8. Additional Volunteers for 2015-2016  
        1. Jessica Born

        2. Suzanne Burt

        3. Nancy Hartinger

        4. James Heilman

        5. Allyson Kern

        6. Linda Lighty

        7. Jessica Lynn

        8. Janine Rice

        9. Alyssa Shorb

        10. Brian Sigley

        11. Janna Slagel

        12. Gary Speed

        13. Heidi Storey

        14. Adam Titter

      9. Re-Appointment of Medical Personnel for 2016-17  
        1.  Recommend the re-appointment of Christian N. Carlisle, DDS, as the school dentist at an examining fee of $10 per student.
        2.  Recommend the re-appointment of East York Family Medicine - Wellspan Medical Group with Dr. Carlene Warner and Dr. Teresa Seydel, as our primary physicians for consultation, supervision of protocols and required school physical examinations (excluding sports physicals) at a consultation fee of $500 per year. The individual physical examination fee is $15 per student.
    4. Policy Review Committee Report - Mr. Thoman

      The Policy Review Committee recommends Board approval of the following policy revisions.
      1. 113.2 Behavior Support
      2. 113.3 Screening and Evaluation for Students with Disabilities
      3. 113.6 Surrogate Parents
      4. 115 Career and Technical Education
      5. 116 Tutoring
      6. 117 Homebound Instruction
      7. 118 Independent Study
      8. 122 Extracurricular Activities
      9. 123 Interscholastic Activities  

        [Motion; Discussion; Roll Call Vote]

        Motion, Thoman, Second, Bates; Approval.

        A discussion took place and the point was - suggestion was made to note in future agendas to have the policies considered separately for action.

        Roll Call Vote, all present, yes. Motion carried 9-0.
    5. Additional Committee Reports  

      Ms. Leopold-Sharp asked if there are any additional committee reports.

      Ms. Shaffer reported there was information in the May 20 PA School Boards Association Daily Edition Bulletin describing a free on-line course about supporting transgender students that included a video by Karen McConnell from Central Dauphin School District that would be very informative for Board members.

      Ms. Bates shared some thoughts about additions to meeting agenda. As mentioned previously, considering policies separately for action under Policy Committee Report. For public comment section, list specifics such as comments are limited to five minutes and there is generally no interaction with questioning.

      Ms. Say, Solicitor shared other possibilities for the public comment time are - please be courteous of others; this is not an opportunity for conversational exchange; this is an opportunity to present information to the Board. 
  8. Legislative Policy - Mr. Robinson

    PA School Boards Association Legislative Platform for 2017  

    Mr. Robinson reviewed above.

    Ms. Leopold-Sharp asked Board members to share additional options with Mr. Robinson and he will share with Board members. 
  9. Lincoln Intermediate Unit Board Report - Mr. Robinson

    Mr. Robinson reported a review of transportation personnel and screening procedures is scheduled and new officers will be elected at the June 7 meeting. Mr. Robinson is representing YS and Dallastown Area School District on the Nominating Committee.
  10. York Adams Academy Report - Mrs. Freireich

    Mrs. Freireich reported there are seven YS students enrolled at YAA and five students are ready to graduate on June 14.
  11. York Adams Tax Bureau Report - Ms. Mason

    Ms. Mason reported a meeting was  held on April 25 at the Adams Tax Bureau. The audit should be completed by the next meeting on July 25.
  12. York County School of Technology - Mrs. Schroeder

    Mrs. Schroeder reported that she will miss the next meeting due to confict with Commencement. Noah Burns, a YS student enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program, will be recognized as a YCST Student of the Month for May.
  13. Recognition of Visitors   
  14. Board Meeting and Committee Schedule  

    Ms. Leopold-Sharp reported above.
  15. Public Comment  

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

    The meeting was adjourned at 9:51 PM.
     

    THERE WILL BE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE MEETING.

    An Executive Session was held following the meeting.


    ADDENDUM

    TO:             Members of the York Suburban School Board

    FROM:        Michele A. Merkle, Ed.D., Superintendent
    DATE:         May 23, 2016
    SUBJECT:   Addendum to the Agenda for the Regular Monthly Board Meeting of May 23, 2016

    III.  Board President's Report - Ms. Leopold-Sharp

           F.   Board Ad Hoc Committee Meeting - June 2 - 4:30 PM

    Ms. Leopold-Sharp reviewed above. The Ad Hoc Committee will review Policy 004 with how to approach school board education and the fiscal implication.
    IV.   Superintendent's Report - Dr. Merkle

           F.   Dr. Merkle will report on the initiative, One School, One Book.

    Dr. Merkle reviewed above and an invitation was extended to Board members to join the high school initiatve, One School, One Book and everyone enjoyed home baked cookies provided by the students.
    VII. Committee Reports - Ms. Leopold-Sharp

           C. Personnel Committee Report - Ms. Bates

                 4.  Employment

                       o.

    Name:

    Lorra B. Cummings

    Education:

    Neshaminy Langhorne High School, Diploma; Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in  Secondary Education (math concentration) and M. Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum; Wilkes University, M.S. in Classroom Technology

    Certification:

    Mathematics 7-12

    Contract:

    Professional Contract

    Salary:

    $79,500 – M.S. + 30 – Step 11

    Assignment:

    Middle School Mathematics

    Effective:

    2016-2017


                     p.

    Name:

    Stephanie N. Hosan

    Education:

    Haverford High School, Diploma; Millersville University, B.S. in Middle Level Education

    Certification:

    Grades 4-8 (All Subject 4-6, Mathematics 7-8)

    Contract:

    Temporary Professional Contract

    Salary:

    $53,200 – B.S. – Step 1

    Assignment:

    Middle School Mathematics

    Effective:

    2016-2017


                   q.  Recommend the employment of Jason Weiss as a seasonal maintenance employee at the hourly rate of $8.50, effective May 24, 2016.
     

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.