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2017-01-30 Minutes

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION HEARING

The Northwest Allen County Schools Board met for an Additional Appropriation Hearing on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Those present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, John Hilger and Steve Bartkus. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff and a reporter.

President Kent Somers called the hearing to order. Bill Mallers presented the Additional Appropriation information. Board member questions were asked and answered. There were no audience comments. Kent Somers adjourned the hearing.

BOARD OF FINANCE MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Schools Board met for the annual Board of Finance organizational meeting on Monday, January 30, 2017 immediately following the Additional Appropriation Hearing in the Central Office Board Room. Those present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, John Hilger and Steve Bartkus. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff and a reporter.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Per NACS Bylaw 0151.1, Officers of the Board of Finance are the same as the Board of School Trustees. Motion to approve the Officers of the Board of Finance the same as the Board of School Trustees by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried. Mr. Mallers recommended Garrett State Bank as the depository selection. Motion to accept by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried. Mr. Mallers presented checks issued by NACS that have not been cashed in a two-year time period that need board approval for deletion. Motion to delete checks as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried. Mr. Mallers reported on the investments and interest earned as follows: General Fund $49,005.02 and Health Insurance Fund $14,538.51; Total $63,543.53. Per NACS Investment Income Policy # 6144, recommended investment income be receipted into the General Fund; with the exception of investment income calculated and receipted separately for the Health Insurance Fund. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried. There was no Miscellaneous Financial Business.

Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway.

Meeting adjourned.





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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, January 30, 2017 immediately following the Board of Finance Meeting in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, John Hilger and Steve Bartkus. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, 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 January 9, 2017 reorganization meeting and regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Linda Aven, Bus Driver, resigned her ACLA route effective 1/13/17. Eva Loveday, Arcola Custodian, resigned as of 1/23/17. Rachel Palermo, Hickory Center Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 2/9/17.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Nicole Cody

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

3/1-10/17

Amanda Hendricks

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

2/15-24/17

Jill Jeran

Carroll High

Teacher

5/18-19/17

Nikole Martz

Eel River

Teacher

1/5-31/17

Shelly Roberson

Carroll 9th

Secretary

2/7-10/17

Elizabeth Scare

Carroll High

Teacher

3/13/17-5/26/17

Linda Shank

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

1/27/17-2/2/17

Theresa Shultz

Eel River

Food Service Assistant

Bus Driver

Extension 1/16-31/17

Kelsey Smith

Transportation

Bus Driver

12/13/16-1/27/17

Dave Trietsch

Transportation

Bus Driver

2/22/17-3/1/17

Mandy Yager

Transportation

Bus Driver

1/11-13/17


C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Lindsey Miner

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/11-31/17

Eryn Mirra

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 2/20/17-5/26/17

Victoria Pepper

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/31/17-5/26/17


D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Michele Jackson

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 1/31/17

Jillian Lane

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 1/31/17

Brandy Meerzo

Transportation

Bus Driver - ACLA Route Effective 1/31/17

Kari Reith

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 1/31/17

Marilyn Russell

Carroll 9th

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 1/31/17

Amber Sproat

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Hickory Center Instructional Assistant SE Preschool

6 hours/day, 4 days/week Effective 2/7/17


E. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Dan Gulyas

Carroll Middle

Maple Creek

Dive Coach

Dive Coach

Ray Wardell

Carroll High

Assigned Mentor 50%


F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll High Certified and Classified staff for the 2017 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memo. Maple Creek - Bus Route. Hickory Center Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day through 4/21/17 (general fund). Eel River Instructional Assistant SE 4.5 hours/day (general fund).

Motion to approve items A-F by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

G. FACILITY USE REQUEST Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to use Perry Hill Elementary facilities for Camp Invention June 19-23, 2017 and that the fee be waived. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Brandon Basham

Carroll Middle

2/20-22/17

$ 740.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

2/21-22/17

$ 750.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN

Brenda Drayer

Hickory Center

Eel River

2/8/17

$ 179.00

Title II Part A

Incorporating Genius Hour, Fishers, IN

April Ellis

Carroll High

2/17/17

$ 116.00

SE Grant

Behavior Consultants Training

Noblesville, IN

Amanda Harley

Carroll Middle

2/21-22/17

$ 460.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

6/22/17

$ 110.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

11/19-

21/17

$ 990.00

Adm. Travel

IASP Fall Leadership Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Colleen Jacks

Arcola

Cedar Canyon

Huntertown

2/8/17

$ 179.00

Title II Part A

Incorporating Genius Hour, Fishers, IN

Nichole Kruger

Perry Hill

2/21-22/17

$ 460.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN


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Travel Requests Cont'd

Tanya Pickett

Carroll 9th

5/15-16/17

$ 270.00

Adm. Travel

Advanced School Safety Specialist Academy

Indianapolis, IN

Ryan Roy

Carroll High

2/21/17

$ 482.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN

Brian Sherck

Carroll Middle

2/21-22/17

$ 650.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN

Jessica Sherck

Oak View

2/21-22/17

$ 720.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN

Molly Shoup

Huntertown

Oak View

Perry Hill

2/8/17

$ 179.00

Title II Part A

Incorporating Genius Hour, Fishers, IN

Greta Sirois

Cedar Canyon

Arcola

2/15/17

$ 200.00

Prof. Dev.

Reignite Your Passion Workshop

Fort Wayne, IN

Amy Thomas

Maple Creek

2/21-22/17

$ 460.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN

William Toler

Maple Creek

5/15-16/17

$ 252.50

Adm. Travel

Advanced School Safety Specialist Academy

Indianapolis, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

5/15-16/17

$ 270.00

Adm. Travel

Advanced School Safety Specialist Academy

Indianapolis, IN

Heidi Weber

Maple Creek

2/21-22/17

$ 720.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion, Indianapolis, IN


I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Band

2/18-19/17

School Bus

Carroll Winter Guard WGI Regional Competition

Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, IN

Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

3/7-11/17

Activity Bus

Indiana FCCLA State Conference, Muncie, IN

Carroll High Band

3/11-12/17

Activity Bus

Indoor Winter Percussion WGI National/Regional Competition

Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Band

3/31/17-

4/1/17

Activity Bus

Indoor Winter Percussion State Championships

Terre Haute, IN

Arcola 4th Grade

4/18/17

Charter Bus

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

Huntertown 4th Grade

5/9/17

Charter Bus

Indianapolis Children's Museum and Indiana State House

Indianapolis, IN


Motion to approve items H & I by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a grant in the amount of $700.00 from the Target Foundation to be used for 1st Grade learning activities.

Jamie Wilkins, Oak View Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Oak View will be using this donation to enhance the students' understanding of college and career readiness. Jada Conner, Director of Special Education, requested permission to accept the donation of a riding vehicle from Peg Perego. The estimated value of this donation is $915.75. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried. Kent Somers thanked the donors for their contributions.

K. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES Recommended the enclosed Conflict of Interest disclosure statements completed for Steve Bartkus, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Upon board approval these statements will be filed with the State Board of Accounts and the Allen County Circuit Court. Motion to approve the Conflict of Interest Disclosure for Steve Bartkus by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Steve Bartkus abstained. Motion carried. Motion to approve the Conflict of Interest Disclosure for Ron Felger by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Ron Felger abstained. Motion carried. Motion to approve the Conflict of Interest Disclosure for Kent Somers by Steve Bartkus; seconded by John Hilger. Kent Somers abstained. Motion carried.

Chris Himesl congratulated the Carroll High School Wrestlers for qualifying for sectionals.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Additional Appropriation Resolution. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

B. RESOLUTION TO CARRY FORWARD 2016 APPROPRIATION Recommended approval of the enclosed resolution to carry forward 2016 appropriations to the 2017 calendar year. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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C. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $162,489.86. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $34,850.44. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers expressed condolences to the Geisleman, Hesterman and Jensen families.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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