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2017-02-13 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on February 13, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, Steve Bartkus and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, and Bill Mallers.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 6(B): To discuss the individual's status as an employee, a student, or an independent contractor.

Dr. Himsel presented information regarding individuals' status as employees.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting recessed at 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, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, John Hilger, Ron Felger and Steve Bartkus. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, patrons 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 30, 2017 Additional Appropriation Hearing, Board of Finance Meeting and Regular Meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff read commendations for the following: On February 11th, 23 students from Maple Creek Middle School enjoyed success at the ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Vocal/Piano contest with 4 students earning near perfect scores, 16 students earning 1st Division (Superior) ratings, and 3 students earning 2nd Division (Silver) ratings.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

Dr. Himsel welcomed the group of Boy Scouts who are in attendance at tonight's board meeting.

A. RESIGNATIONS Ellen Bopp, Carroll 9th Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 2/3/17. Dawn Merriman, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 2/16/17.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Elizabeth Chaffee

Huntertown

Teacher

3/6-10/17

Lisa Everton

Perry Hill

Teacher

3/23-24/17

Michele Jackson

Huntertown

Food Service Assistant

1/23-31/17

Nikole Martz

Eel River

Teacher

Extension 2/1/17 a.m.

Deanna McDermit

Arcola

Instructional Assistant

2/22/17-3/30/17

Sherri Plummer

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant

1/9-17/17


C. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Carla Plummer

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Oak View Instructional Assistant Office 7 hours/day Effective 2/27/17

Richard "Gene" Sherrill

Transportation

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Bus Route Effective 2/14/17

Brandy Yeiser

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 5.5 hours/day Effective 2/14/17


D. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Chris Etter, Maple Creek 7th Grade Basketball (M), resigned as of 2/1/17. Karsten Lochmueller, Carroll Middle 8th Grade Basketball (M), resigned as of 1/27/17. Blake Williams, Carroll Middle 7th Grade Basketball (M), resigned as of 1/27/17.

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E. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested homebound instruction for: #16-11 Extension, Cedar Canyon Student, at a maximum of 5 hours/week, beginning 3/1/17-4/28/17. Teacher Assignment: Linda Vernasco, Jennifer Bell, Ellen Smith. #16-12, Huntertown Student, at a maximum of 2 hours/week, beginning 1/23/17-2/10/17. Teacher Assignment: April Ellis, Jessica Myers.

Motion to approve items A-E by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

F. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Julie Abbs

Oak View

3/4/17

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices
Showcase, Fort
Wayne, IN

Pam Bell

Carroll High

3/17/17

$ 671.00

Acad. Honors

AP Chemistry
Workshop,
Des Plaines, IL

Holly Brown

Carroll Middle

2/23-24/17

$ 270.00

SE Grant

Autism Team
Training,
Bloomington, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

2/23-24/17

$ 530.00

SE Grant

Autism Team Training,
Bloomington, IN

Sam DiPrimio

Corporation

4/20/17

$ 75.00

Title II Part A

Teacher
Recruitment Day,
Fort Wayne, IN

April Ellis

Special Ed.

2/23-24/17

$ 370.00

SE Grant

Autism Team Training,
Bloomington, IN

Liz Hathaway

Corporation

2/24/17

$ 361.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Collective
Bargaining Seminar

Plainfield, IN

Kate
Johannings
meier

Hickory Center

2/23-24/17

$ 260.00

SE Grant

Autism Team Training,
Bloomington, IN

Kim Lochmueller

Cedar Canyon

5/15-16/17

$ 220.00

Adm. Travel

School Safety Training,
Indianapolis, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

2/24/17

$ 361.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Collective
Bargaining Seminar
Plainfield, IN

Kylie Prescott

Eel River

2/23-24/17

$ 260.00

SE Grant

Autism Team
Training,
Bloomington, IN

Carla Shaheen

Oak View

3/4/17

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices
Showcase, Fort
Wayne, IN

Gloria Shamanoff

Corporation

4/20/17

$ 75.00

Title II Part A

Teacher Recruitment Day, Fort Wayne, IN

Jessica Sherck

Oak View

3/4/17

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Fort Wayne, IN

Stacey White

Oak View

3/4/17

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Fort Wayne, IN

Cori Snyder

Hickory Center

2/23-24/17

$ 455.00

SE Grant

Autism Team Training, Bloomington, IN


G. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommend the following:

 

SCHOOL/GROUP

 

 

DATE(S)

 

 

MODE

 

 

LOCATION

 

Carroll High Show Choir

2/11-12/17

School Bus

Pike High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll Middle

Nanoline Engineering

2/17-19/17

Charter Bus

National Nanoline Engineering Contest, Harrisburg, PA

Carroll High Show Choir

2/25-26/17

School Bus

Lafayette Jefferson High School, Lafayette, IN

Cedar Canyon 4th Grade

3/24/17

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN


Motion to approve items F & G by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

H. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Perry Hill PTO to be used to purchase books for the Literacy Room. Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $4,000 from the Cedar Canyon PTO to be used for professional development. Sam DiPrimio, Director of Secondary Education, requested permission to accept a planning grant in the amount of $42,340.00 from the Lilly Endowment's Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana's K-12 Students to be used to align and coordinate counseling services throughout the district. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Board Member questions asked and answered. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $61,790.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried. Requested permission to advertise to receive bids on 3/13/17 at 11:00 a.m. for the CHS chiller replacement project. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $12,149.21. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

C. 2016 BUDGET REPORT Mr. Mallers presented a report of the 2016 budget.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers offered condolences to the Hurley and Pearson families and welcomed the Boy Scouts.

Audience Comments: None.

Motion to adjourn by Steve Bartkus; seconded by John Hilger

Meeting adjourned.





Board President Board Secretary

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees reconvened at 7:59 p.m. in executive session in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, Steve Bartkus and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, and Bill Mallers.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 2(D): For discussion of strategy with respect to the purchase or lease of real property.

Dr. Himsel and Mr. Mallers presented information regarding the purchase or lease of real property.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 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.




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