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2017-04-10 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger and Steve Bartkus. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Kent Somers called the meeting to order.

Mr. Somers asked everyone to join in a moment of silence in honor of John Hilger, School Board Member, who recently passed away.

Motion to approve the minutes of the March 27, 2017 regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Tami Hartley, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 4/13/17. Julie Pack, Hickory Center Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/22/17.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Hannah De Lucenay

Carroll High

Teacher

8/15/17-9/29/17

Bonnie Johnson

Carroll 9th

Teacher

3/20-24/17

Krista Kittredge

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

4/20-27/17

Kathryn Larkins

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

4/27/17-5/1/17

Amy Lawson

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

3/27/17-5/26/17

George Nicodemus

Carroll High

Custodian

Extension 3/14/17-4/7/17

Julie Yant

Transportation

Bus Driver

4/25/17-5/25/17

C. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Theadoshia Goings

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 4/11/17

D. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION

Jason Corah, Carroll Middle Yearbook Sponsor, resigned as of 5/26/17.

E. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Hayley Johnson

Carroll Middle

Drama Volunteer

Jon Timmerman

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

F. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

# 16-14, Hickory Center Student, at a maximum of 3 hours/week beginning 3/27/17-5/25/17.

Teacher assignment: Noelle Hartman.

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

Christine DeTurk

Hickory Center

5/5/17

$ 107.50

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brain Web Day, Goshen, IN

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

4/28/17

$ 118.30

SE Grant

Spring Autism Leaders State Meeting

Indianapolis, IN

Justin Sloffer

Technology

7/9-13/17

$3,300.00

Tech CPF

PowerSchool University, Chicago, IL

Tara Turner

Carroll High

7/10-13/17

$1,730.40

Acad. Honors

AP Art History Summer Institute

Chicago, IL

H. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Show Choir

4/21-23/17

Charter Bus

National Competition for Show Choirs, Chicago, IL

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

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SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. ELECTRONIC BOARD PACKETS Recommended the purchase of the BoardDocs electronic file management system, and related training opportunities, for management of and access to information related to the work of the Board. The recommendation includes providing the Superintendent, or his designee, with the authority to prepare and to purchase or refurbish, as needed for each board member, computing devices necessary to implement successfully the BoardDocs system. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


BUSINESS REPORT

A. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $5,146.00. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers expressed condolences to the NACS staff members, Terri Damman, Kathy Fanning and Melisa Jackowiak, who recently lost family members. Mr. Somers also offered condolences to the family of John Hilger, School Board Member. In additional, Board Members shared memories of serving on the NACS School Board with John along with other comments regarding his service.

Audience Comments: None

Superintendent's Comments: Dr. Himsel, on behalf of NACS employees, also expressed condolences to the NACS staff members who recently lost family members and to the family of John Hilger.

Motion to adjourn by Steve Bartkus; seconded by Liz Hathaway.

Meeting adjourned.



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