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2017-02-27 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on February 27, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, Steve Bartkus and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers and John Miller.


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, Mr. Mallers and Mr. Miller presented updated information regarding the purchase or lease of real property.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting recessed at 7:02 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 27, 2017 at 7:02 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, 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 February 13, 2017 Executive Sessions and Regular Meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff read commendations for the following:

  • Carroll Middle School Students recently enjoyed success at the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest where 29 students earned silver medals, 11 students earned gold medals and 19 Ensembles earned gold medals.

  • Carroll Middle School Nanoline team competed in the Regional competition at Purdue University on February 4th earning the TEAMWORK Award. The Nanoline team was chosen to compete at the National Finals in Harrisburg, PA on February 18th where they earned the TEAMWORK Award once again.

  • For the past 20 school years, Mr. Karsten Lochmueller has coached the Carroll Middle School 8th grade boys' basketball team. Joining him for 17 of those years was Mr. Blake Williams as coach of the 7th grade Carroll Middle School boys' basketball team. Both coaches have decided to step down and end their tenure as coaches. They are recognized for their support, enthusiasm, hard work, dedication, and impact on the student-athletes that have played under these coaches. Carroll Middle School was able to celebrate them with a sendoff party at their last home game that included packed stands of former players, including some of the players from their first year teams. These two will continue to impact the life of our community by continuing to teach at Carroll Middle School. We thank them for their years of service.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. INTENT TO RETIRE Sue Dowling, Youth Services Center Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of 5/26/17. Denise Hayes, Hickory Center Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of 5/26/17.

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B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Megan Cripe

Maple Creek

Dean of Students

3/20/17-5/26/17

Gretchen Davenport

Eel River

Teacher

2/7 pm-8/17

Teresa Ellenberger

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

3/16-20/17

Jana Fey

Transportation

Bus Driver

3/15-22/17

Melisa Jackowiak

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant

1/30/17-2/1/17, 2/15/17, 2/17/17-3/10/17

Deborah Roberts

Hickory Center

Teacher

3/20/17

Jamie Schaefer

Oak View

Teacher

4/10/17-5/26/17

Annette Sorich

Carroll High

Food Service

3/13-17/17

Kerry Steele

Transportation

Bus Driver

3/27/17-5/25/17

Amy Williams

Transportation

Bus Driver

3/17-24/17



C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

NEW/REPLACING

Elizabeth Taylor

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 3/13/17-5/26/17

Liz Scare



D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jessica Baker

Carroll Middle

Custodian 4 hours/day 38 weeks/year Effective 2/28/17

Mary Jane Brown

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional .5 hour/day 3.5 hours/day total Eff. 2/28/17-4/21/17

Hannah Cattell

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 4.5 hours/day Effective 2/28/17

Heather Edgar

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Huntertown Food Service Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 2/28/17

Patricia Flaherty

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 2.5 hours/day

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 1.5 hours/day

Effective 3/3/17

Jill Glass

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant Office 7 hours/day Effective 2/28/17

Angelyn Hoekema

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Carroll High OLC Instructional Assistant 3.5 hours/day

Effective 2/28/17

Danielle Jones

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional 2 hours/day 5 hours/day total Eff. 2/28/17-4/21/17

Teresa Kage

Arcola

Custodian 7.25 hours/day Effective 2/28/17

Rachel Palermo

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 2/28/17



E. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Amber Starkel, Carroll Middle Cross County (F), resigned as of 2/16/17.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION

Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Andy Goodwin

Carroll High

Assistant Track (F)



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

G. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Nicole Croy

Carroll High

3/8-10/17

$ 1,835.50

Prof. Dev.

Ind. Youth

Institute

National Society of Photographic Education

Conference, Orlando, FL

Phil Frazier

Carroll High

6/26-29/17

$ 1,425.02

Acad. Honors

AP Music Theory Summer Institute

Chicago, IL

Patty Hauser

Corporation

3/2-3/17

4/11-12/17

$ 1,135.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Treasurer's Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Casey Stansifer

Corporation

4/25/17

$ 235.00

Tech. CPF

Leadership in a Digital World

West Lafayette, IN



Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Board member questions asked and answered. Motion carried.

H. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Dance Team

3/10-11/17

School Bus

State Dance Team Championships

New Castle High School, New Castle, IN

Carroll High Percussion Band

4/19-22/17

Activity Bus

World Indoor Percussion Championships

University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Eel River 4th Grade

4/28/17

Charter Bus

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis & Indiana State House

Indianapolis, IN

Perry Hill 3rd Grade

5/4/17

Charter Bus

Sauder Village, Archbold, OH



Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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I. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Brandon Bitting, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $750.00 from Indiana Youth Institute to be used for photography education conference expenses for Nicole Croy. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. FUTURE SCHOOL CALENDARS

Recommended the enclosed 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 school calendars. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. UPDATE ON OUTDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Brian Bolander from Barton-Coe-Vilamaa along with Andy Bearman from Commonwealth Engineers presented their findings on how NACS could update Carroll High School's outdoor athletic facilities.


BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $19,024.42. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $21,154.75. 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 Ron Felger. Motion carried.

Board Comments: Kent Somers thanked retiring teachers, Mrs. Sue Dowing and Mrs. Denise Hayes, for their service and dedication to the Northwest Allen County Schools Corporation.

Audience Comments: None

Superintendent's Comments: Dr. Himsel recognized the following: Carroll High School Boys' Swim Team who finished 7th in the state. Carroll High School Show Choir for earning Runner-Up at the Lafayette Jefferson High School Invitational. Riley Lefever, 2013 Carroll High graduate, who qualified for the NCAA Wrestling finals; if he wins, he will be a four-time National Champion.

Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by Steve Bartkus.

Meeting adjourned.



Board President Board Secretary


EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees reconvened at 8:16 p.m. in executive session in the Central Office. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, Steve Bartkus and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers and John Miller.

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.

Discussion continued regarding the purchase or lease of real property.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 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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