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2017-04-24 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on April 24, 2017, at 6:00 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; John Bloom, and Nicholas Hursh.


I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 11: To train school board members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of the members as public officials.

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.

Mr. Bloom presented information about the role of the members as public officials. In addition, Mr. Bloom presented information with respect to the purchase or lease of real property.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting adjourned 7:08 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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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:08 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, John Miller, Lisa Harris, staff, students, and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Kent Somers called the meeting to order.

Motion to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017 regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Jessi Butler, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 4/21/17. Maria Fox, Hickory Center Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/2/17. Michele Jackson, Huntertown Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 5/1/17. Alicia Kirkland, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/17. Rachel Pratt, Oak View Teacher, resigned as of 5/26/17.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Nancy Emerson, Cedar Canyon Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of 5/26/17.

Sheila Gagen, Eel River Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of 5/26/17.

C. TERMINATION Michelle Sanchez, Carroll 9th Food Service Assistant, employment terminated effective 4/21/17.

D. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Linda Armbruster

Oak View

Teacher

4/13/17 p.m.

Wendy Burchett

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

4/10-13/17

Sheila Claxton

Hickory Center

Teacher

Extension 4/17/17-5/26/17

Amber Faust

Carroll 9th

Teacher

4/10-13/17

Denise Hutton

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

4/19/17-5/25/17

Cathy Messmann

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant

5/8-12/17

Jessica Myers

Huntertown

Teacher

4/10/17 p.m.-4/11/17

Jenifer Warner

Carroll Middle

Custodian

3/29-31/17

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E. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Laura Dressler

Hickory Center

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension 4/17-17-5/26/17

F. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Rebecca Molter

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE additional. 1.75 hours/day 2 days/week Effective 4/25/17

Susan Rose

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 4/25/17

Kerry Steele

Transportation

TRANSFER to Special Education Bus Route Effective 4/25/17

Brandy Yeiser

Huntertown

Summer Custodian 7 hours/day, 4 days/week, 6 weeks Effective 5/30/17

Recommended correction to the transfer recommendation for Jennifer Harning, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, retroactive to 3/28/17.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Jennifer Kieffer, Carroll High Student Council Sponsor 50%, resigned as of 5/26/17. DeAnna Koons, Carroll Middle Newspaper Sponsor, resigned 50% as of 5/26/17.

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION # 16-15, Eel River Student, at a maximum of 3.75 hours/week beginning 4/24/17-5/22/17. Teacher assignment: Kim Rohrer. # 16-16, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week beginning 5/1/17-8/1/17. Teacher assignment: Melinda Hopkins; Rollie Clements; Nancy Scholz; Liz Taylor; Lisa Barranda.

I. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to Post/Hire the following: Carroll High/NACS Natatorium Certified and Classified staff for the 2017 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memo.

Motion to approve items A-I by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jaime Brunson

Perry Hill

6/20-22/17

$ 123.75

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Andy Deatrick

Technology

5/4/17

$ 247.80

Tech CPF

Indiana CTO Clinic, Indianapolis, IN

Lori Hesse

Hickory Center

5/11-12/17

$ 305.60

SE Grant

Research to Practice, Muncie, IN

Corrie Schlatter

Perry Hill

6/20-22/17

$ 450.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Seth Slater

Technology

5/4/17

$ 129.00

Tech CPF

Indiana CTO Clinic, Indianapolis, IN

Amy Sobczak

Hickory Center

5/5/17

$ 150.00

Prof. Dev.

Brain to Brain with CLASS, Goshen, IN

Casey Stansifer

Technology

5/4/17

$ 129.00

Tech CPF

Indiana CTO Clinic, Indianapolis, IN

Kim Wade

Cedar Canyon

5/10/17

$ 112.50

Prof. Dev.

Beyond the Initial Tech Shine

Fort Wayne, IN

Amanda

Wiesenberg

Perry Hill

6/20-22/17

$ 433.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Zent

Oak View

5/11-12/17

$ 330.00

SE Grant

Research to Practice, Muncie, IN

K. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Speech & Debate

5/5-7/17

Activity Bus or

Automobile

Extemporaneous Tournament of Champions

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Motion to approve items J & K by Ron Felger; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

L. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Subaru of Fort Wayne "Loves Learning" project in the amount of $750.00 to be used to purchase Science Books or equipment for Perry Hill classrooms. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

John Miller, NACS Chief Operations Officer, presented an update regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) program.


BUSINESS REPORT

A. 2017 SUMMER MECHANICAL PROJECTS Recommended Shambaugh & Son at a bid of $597,291 for the 2017 Summer Mechanical Projects; which includes replacement of the Oak View chiller, and replacement of the Natatorium and Hickory Center boilers. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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B. BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT Requested permission to advertise for a Bus Replacement Plan Amendment Hearing to be held on May 22, 2017. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

C. CIRCUIT BREAKER WAIVER Recommended approval of the Written Request for Waiver from Implementation of Protected Taxes Under IC 6-1.1-20.6-9.9 submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PURCHASES Recommended deduct credit change orders of $12,110 and $4,210 to A. Hattersley and Sons for the CHS chiller replacement project. Motion to approve by Steve Bartkus; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

E. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $18,237.87. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers expressed condolences to Tim Gross and his family at the recent loss of his father.

He also congratulated Nancy Emerson and Sheila Gagan for their upcoming retirements and thanked them for their service to the NACS community.

Audience Comments: None

Superintendent's Comments: Dr. Himsel thanked all of the NE Indiana Legislative Delegation for their work and commitment to the NE Indiana Region during the 2017 session of the General Assembly.

Dr. Himsel stated that the school board has been watching the growth in the NACS district and is reviewing options for the future. In the short term, at least Huntertown Elementary School will have portable classrooms beginning with the upcoming school year.

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

Meeting adjourned.




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