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     MINUTES


    EXECUTIVE SESSION


    The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, August 29, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger, and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel.


    I.C. 5-15-1.5-6.1(b) 9: To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

     

    The board reviewed information on the performance evaluation of an individual employee.

     

    No other business was discussed.

     

    Meeting adjourned 6:58 p.m.                       

     

    The undersigned certify that no other subject matter of business was discussed in the executive session other than the subject matter of business specified in the public notice of the executive session.


     

                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Board President                                                                             Board Secretary

     

    REGULAR MEETING

     

    The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, August 29 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and John Hilger.  Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff and Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff and a reporter.

     

    Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

     

    President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the August 8, 2016 and August 22, 2016 regular meetings as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


    RAKtavists Presentation

    Mrs. Carrie Wisehart, Carroll High Teacher, along with Carroll High Students, presented information about the RAKtavists Club at Carroll High School. “RAKtavists” stands for Random, Acts, of Kindness.


    PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

    A. RESIGNATIONS Susan Crowell, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 9/5/16. Debra Gross, Bus Driver, Resigned as of 8/10/16. Katherine Petrov, Maple Creek Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/26/16.

    B.  LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

    NAME

    SCHOOL

    POSITION

    LEAVE DATES

    Lindsey Eads

    Cedar Canyon

    Teacher

    11/21/16-5/26/17

    Katy Geisleman

    Cedar Canyon

    Teacher

    Extension 1/4/17

    Carlene Gray

    Arcola

    Instructional Assistant

    8/23/16, 8/26/16, 8/31/16, 9/1/16, 9/2/16, 9/6/16

    Karie Harding

    Maple Creek

    Teacher

    10/14/16-11/22/16

    Lori Hirschy

    Cedar Canyon

    Instructional Assistant

    9/15-23/16

    Kathy Jones

    Carroll High

    Food Service Assistant

    8/11/16-11/8/16

    Ashley Kas

    Carroll High

    Teacher

    11/7/16-2/17/17

    Sarah Kerschner

    Cedar Canyon

    Teacher

    10/17/16-3/30/17

    Wendy Metzger

    Hickory Center

    Instructional Assistant

    8/23/16-9/2/16

    Kaylia Stuffel

    Eel River

    Instructional Assistant

    8/29/16-9/2/16

    Tara Turner

    Carroll High

    Teacher

    Extension 1/4/17

    Ashly Wilson

    Oak View

    Teacher

    9/28/16-12/22/16

     

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    C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

    NAME

    SCHOOL

    POSITION

    Kristin Bowland

    Carroll High

    Guidance Counselor 204 days/year Effective 8/30/16 or the first day after being released

    from FWCS

    Kayleigh Krouse

    Arcola

    Perry Hill

    Long-term Substitute Speech/Language Therapist Effective 8/31/16-5/26/17

    Amy Richman

    Maple Creek

    Computer Teacher Retroactive to 8/10/16

    D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

    NAME

    SCHOOL

    POSITION

    Paulette Amans

    Carroll High

    Custodian 5 hours/day Effective 9/6/16

    Becky Anderson

    Carrroll 9th

    Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Yvonne Anderson

    Hickory Center

    Instructional Assistant SE additional .5 hour/day, total 6.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Holly Brown

    Carroll Middle

    Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Taylor Chitwood

    Eel River

    Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Mary Collins

    Maple Creek

    Instructional Assistant SE additional .5 hour/day, total 4.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Juli Dysert

    Hickory Center

    Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Jamie Goble

    Technology

    TRANSFER to Hickory Center Instructional Assistant SE 6.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Justine Gregory

    Carroll Middle

    Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 2 hours/day, 3 days/week Effective 8/30/16

    Krissy Hernandez

    Cedar Canyon

    Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day

    Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day, total 5 days/week

    Effective 8/30/16

    Donna Johnson

    Oak View

    Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Grace Lazoff

    Maple Creek

    Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Kristie Lehman

    Carroll Middle

    Instructional Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Christina Minser

    Eel River

    Nurse 6 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Tiffany Naval

    Carroll High

    TRANSFER to Carroll High Food Service Assistant 5.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Christine

    Newmark

    Perry Hill

    TRANSFER to Carroll High Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Rachel Palermo

    Hickory Center

    Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Brenda Robbins

    Huntertown

    Instructional Assistant SE 3.5 hours/day Effective 9/1/16

    Julie Schneider

    Cedar Canyon

    TRANSFER to Oak View Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Linda Shank

    Oak View

    Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Tephanie Shumaker

    Cedar Canyon

    Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day

    Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Leslie Singer

    Perry Hill

    Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day

    Instructional Assistant Breakfast .5 hour/day Effective 8/30/16

    Cynthia Sparks

    Carroll High

    Instructional Assistant SE Job Coach additional 1.75 hours/day

    total 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Amber Sproat

    Carroll Middle

    Custodian 4 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Ashley Swanson

    Carroll High

    Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

    Judy Thompson

    Cedar Canyon

    Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day

    Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Effective 9/7/16

    Miranda Wilkins

    Carroll Middle

    Instructional Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 8/31/16

    E.  PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE

    Requested permission to Post/Hire the following:

    • Transportation

      • 1 Carroll High/Carroll Middle Bus Route

      • 1 Carroll High Bus Route

      • 3 Bus Drivers/Non-Routed

    • Special Education

      • Hickory Center - Instructional Assistant SE additional .5 hour/day, 4 days/week (general fund)

      • Huntertown – Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day (special ed.)

      • Occupational Therapist 12 hours/week (special ed.)

    F.  EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Tammy Etter, Maple Creek Academic Team Coach, resigned as of 8/15/16. Cristi Green, Arcola Drama/Talent Show 50%, resigned as of 8/24/16. Bryan Koehlinger, Carroll Middle Academic Team Coach, resigned 1 of 2.5 positions as of 8/22/16. Karsten Lochmueller, Carroll Middle Academic Team Coach, resigned 1 of 2.5 positions as of 8/22/16. Kaylin Nichols, Eel River Drama/Talent Show 50%, resigned as of 8/23/16. Emily Pasquali, Maple Creek Swim, resigned as of 8/10/16. Dusty Walls, Carroll High FBLA 50%, resigned as of 7/27/16.

     

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    G.  EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

    Recommended the following:       

    NAME

    SCHOOL

    POSITION

    Linda Armbruster

    Oak View

    Young Authors  Sponsor 50%

    Assigned Mentor

    Amy Archbold

    Arcola

    Student Council Sponsor 50%

    Jennifer Ashley

    Cedar Canyon

    Young Authors Sponsor

    Tori Bagan

    Carroll High

    Assistant Swimming

    Christina Baloski

    Eel River

    Art

    Judy Barak

    Oak View

    Assigned Mentor

    Alex Beeching

    Arcola

    Science Fair Leader

    Sarah Bennett

    Eel River

    Student Council Sponsor 40%

    Kathy Brothers

    Huntertown

    Assigned Mentor

    Mark Bruns

    Perry Hill

    Science Fair Leader

    Heather Bucher

    Cedar Canyon

    Assigned Mentor

    Courtney Conrad

    Perry Hill

    Assigned Mentor

    Gretchen Davenport

    Eel River

    Assigned Mentor

    Zach Elder

    Arcola

    Student Council Sponsor 50%

    Academic Team Coach

    Nicole Germann

    Arcola

    Assigned Mentor

    Sean Gibson

    Carroll High

    Swimming Volunteer

    Rebecca Gongwer

    Huntertown

    Assigned Mentor

    Mary Halter

    Huntertown

    Assigned Mentor

    Nanette Houser

    Arcola

    Young Authors Sponsor

    Andrea Hudson

    Huntertown

    Student Council Sponsor 34%

    Kristi Hurley

    Oak View

    Young Authors Sponsor 50%

    Charles Kaduk

    Arcola

    Academic Team Coach

    Dan Kieffer

    Cedar Canyon

    Student Council Sponsor 25%

    Susan Kilmer

    Hickory Center

    Young Authors Sponsor

    Nicole Kirk

    Arcola

    Assigned Mentor

    Bridget Knepper

    Perry Hill

    Assigned Mentor

    Nichole Kruger

    Perry Hill

    Assigned Mentor

    Anna Lake

    Arcola

    Academic Team Coach

    Amanda Lange

    Eel River

    Student Council Sponsor 40%

    Kathryn Larkins

    Cedar Canyon

    Student Council Sponsor 25%

    Stacey Leahy

    Arcola

    Music After School Programs/Contests/Activities

    Kristen Lemley

    Oak View

    Music After School Programs/Contests/Activities 50%, now 100%

    Sara McKrill

    Perry Hill

    Young Authors Sponsor

    Kristopher McNiece

    Maple Creek

    Assigned Mentor

    Wendy Meek

    Eel River

    Assigned Mentor

    Chelsea Meighen

    Carroll Middle

    Assigned Mentor

    Holly N. Miller

    Maple Creek

    Assigned Mentor

    Laren Molinari

    Oak View

    Science Fair Leader 50%

    Rhonda Moser

    Maple Creek

    Academic Coach 3 @ 100% each

    Kaylin Nichols

    Eel River

    Student Council Sponsor 20%

    Nicholas Owen

    Huntertown

    Academic Coach

    Christine Parker

    Hickory Center

    Assigned Mentor

    Tonya Resac

    Huntertown

    Student Council Sponsor 33%

    Luana Schone

    Cedar Canyon

    Student Council Sponsor 25%

    Kara Screeton

    Huntertown

    Science Fair Leader

    Young Authors Sponsor

    Carla Shaheen

    Oak View

    Student Council Sponsor 50%

    Pandy Sinish

    Cedar Canyon

    Student Council Sponsor 25%

    Greta Sirois

    Arcola

    Assigned Mentor

    Kim Smead

    Eel River

    Assigned Mentor

    Nikki Strasser

    Eel River

    Young Authors Sponsor

    Assigned Mentor

    Lynne Taylor

    Huntertown

    Student Council Sponsor 33%

    Ryan Taylor

    Carroll High

    FBLA Sponsor 50%

    Gary Teeple

    Maple Creek

    Assigned Mentor

    Terri Topp

    Oak View

    Science Fair Leader 50%

    Heidi Weber

    Maple Creek

    Assigned Mentor

    Stacey White

    Oak View

    Student Council Sponsor 50%

    Stephanie Zee

    Maple Creek

    Team Leader 8-1

    Jodie Zimmermann

    Huntertown

    Assigned Mentor

     

    Motion to approve items A-G by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

     

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    H.  TRAVEL REQUESTS

    Requested approval of the following:

     

    EMPLOYEE

     

     SCHOOL

     

     DATE

     

    TOTAL

      AMT

     

       FUND

     

                       PURPOSE

    Diane Barton

    Hickory Center

    9/1/16

    $   100.00

    Prof. Dev.

    CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

    Nancy Becker

    Oak View

    10/5-7/16

    $     60.00

    SE Grant

    ICASE Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Amanda Brown

    Cedar Canyon

    10/13/16

    $     40.00

    Prof. Dev.

    Annual Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

    Tonya Chastain

    Hickory Center

    9/1/16

    $   102.50

    Prof. Dev.

    CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

    Kristy Cobbs

    Cedar Canyon

    11/3-4/16

    $   310.00

    Prof. Dev.

    IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Jada Conner

    Special Ed.

    10/5-7/16

    $   842.00

    SE Grant

    ICASE Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Katie Day

    Carroll Middle

    9/2/16

    $   165.00

    SE Grant

    Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors

    Pendleton, IN

    Christine DeTurk

    Hickory Center

    9/1/16

    $     57.50

    Prof. Dev.

    CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

    Brenda Drayer

    Hickory Center

    9/1/16

    $     15.00

    Prof. Dev.

    CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

    April Ellis

    Carroll High

    9/2/16

    $   169.00

    SE Grant

    Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors

    Pendleton, IN

    Ron Felger

    Corporation

    9/26-27/16

    $   990.00

    Adm. Travel

    ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Maureen Fulk

    Maple Creek

    9/7-8/16

    $   674.29

    SE Grant

    Fundamentals of TEACCH Strategies, Indianapolis, IN

    Liz Hathaway

    Corporation

    9/26-27/16

    $   990.00

    Adm. Travel

    ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Denise Hayes

    Hickory Center

    9/1/16

    $   100.00

    Prof. Dev.

    CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

    Jeremy Heidenreich

    Carroll Middle

    11/3-4-16

    $   392.50

    Prof. Dev.

    Indiana School Counselors Association Fall

    Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Chris Himsel

    Corporation

    9/26-27/16

    $   520.00

    Adm. Travel

    ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Laura Lemert

    Oak View

    9/9/16

    $   146.60

    Prof. Dev.

    Elementary School Counselor Retreat, Indianapolis, IN

    Karsten Lochmueller

    Carroll Middle

    9/27/16

    $   200.20

    Prof. Dev.

    IASP Academic Bowl Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Jessica McClure

    Hickory Center

    9/1/16

    $     60.00

    Prof. Dev.

    CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

    Rhonda Moser

    Maple Creek

    9/27/16

    $   357.50

    Prof. Dev.

    Academic Coaches Conference, Indianapolis, IN

    Brandy Shoaff

    Huntertown

    9/7/16

    $   195.00

    Prof. Dev.

    Digital Citizenship, Decatur, IN

    Cori Snyder

    Hickory Center

    9/7-8/16

    $   575.00

    SE Grant

    Fundamentals of TEACCH Strategies, Indianapolis, IN

    Amber Starkel

    Carroll Middle

    10/13/16

    $     58.10

    Prof. Dev.

    Annual Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

    William Toler

    Maple Creek

    9/9/16

    $   235.00

    Adm. Travel

    IAPSS Prospective Superintendents Workshop

    Indianapolis, IN

    Courtney Veith

    Carroll High

    9/9/16

    $   100.00

    Adm. Travel

    IAPSS Prospective Superintendents Workshop

    Indianapolis, IN

    Jamie Wilkins

    Oak View

    9/9/16

    $   235.00

    Adm. Travel

    IAPSS Prospective Superintendents Workshop

    Indianapolis, IN

    I.  FIELD TRIP REQUESTS

    Requested approval of the following:

    SCHOOL/GROUP

     DATE(S)

         MODE

                                 LOCATION

    Hickory Center

    9/23/16

    Charter Bus

    IN State Museum, Indianapolis, In

    Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

    Eel River 5th Grade

    9/29/16

    Charter Bus

    Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

    Carroll High Art Students

    10/14/16

    Charter Bus

    Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

    Carroll High Japanese Students

    10/14/16

    Charter Bus

    Chicago Botanic Garden and Mitsuwa Market Place, Chicago, IL

    Carroll Middle 6th Grade

    10/20/16

    Charter Bus

    Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, Dayton, OH

    Hickory Center 5th Grade

    11/18/16

    Charter Bus

    Marengo Caves, Marengo, IN

    Maple Creek Choir

    4/29/17

    Charter Bus

    Kings Island, Mason, OH


    Motion to approve items H & I by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


    BUSINESS REPORT

     

    A. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT      

    Recommended renewal of the enclosed School Resource Officer (SRO) agreement with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department for the 2016-17 school year. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

    B. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION

    Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $5,047.04. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

     

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    C. CORPORATION PURCHASES

    Building Corporation Purchases - $6,643.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

    D. CORPORATION PAYMENTS

    Building Corporation Payments - $7,850.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

     

    Motion to approve claims and payroll, subject to audit, by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

     

    Board Comments: Kent Somers offered condolences to NACS staff who have recently lost family members.

     

    Audience Comments: None

     

    Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger.

     

    Meeting adjourned.                         

     


                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Board President                                                                             Board Secretary