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2017-07-10 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger, Steve Bartkus and Kristi Schlatter. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, patrons 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 June 19, 2017 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Jason Bodnar, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 7/18/17. Kelly O'Neil, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/17/17. Jeremy Stockert, Bus Driver, resigned as of 6/19/17. Kaylia Upchurch, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/3/17.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Barry Harmeyer, Cedar Canyon Custodian, submitted his intent to retire effective 7/28/17.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUEST Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Genevieve Waidelich

Eel River

Teacher

9/11/17-10/20/17

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kayla Black

Perry Hill

3rd Grade Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Alan Bodenstein

Carroll High

Revised

Physical Education

Summer School Session 1, June 12-14 & June 19-30, 2017

65 hours

Tonya

Burns-Cohrs

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer School Substitute Teacher June 15, 2017 5 hours

Summer School Substitute Teacher June 22 & 23, 2017 10 hours

Zach England

Carroll High

Revised

Physical Education

Summer School Sessions 1 & 2

June 12-21, June 26-30 & July 10-18, 2017 140 hours

Lynne Friske

Carroll High

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Brittany Hibbs

Eel River

Music Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Rebecca Knott

Oak View

1st Grade Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Denise Mohr

Carroll High

Family & Consumer Science Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Lindsey Motl

Carroll Middle

Carroll High

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Dawn Potter

Carroll High

Summer School Session 2

July 10-28, 2017 75 hours

Carter Ringle

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Melissa Robison

Carroll 9th

TRANSFER to Carroll Middle Counselor Effective 7/11/17

Jeremy Yates

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll High Dean of Students Effective 7/11/17

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sarah Busse

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Eff. 7/12/17

Dawn Johnson

Carroll High/OLC

Instructional Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 8/16/17

Pam Manor

Transportation

TRANSFER to Bus Driver for Cedar Canyon and Carroll High Routes Effective 8/16/17

Jill Murphy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Literacy 2.5 hours/day Effective 8/16/17

Bryan Noll

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Eff. 7/17/17

Renee Sprowl

Transportation

TRANSFER to Bus Driver for Arcola, Carroll Middle and Carroll High Bus Routes

Effective 8/16/17

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: 1 additional Eel River Bus Driver.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS David Brooks, Carroll High Assistant Cross Country (M), resigned as of 6/29/17. Austin Harrison, Maple Creek 8th Grade Assistant Football Coach, resigned as of 6/25/17. Christopher Hicks, Carroll Middle Assistant Wrestling Coach, resigned as of 6/23/17.

H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Richard Goodwin (Andy)

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track (M)

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Extracurricular Recommendations Cont'd

Recommended the following for the 2017-18 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Bobby Ables

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Wrestling Volunteer

Heather Anderson

Carroll High

Jr. Varsity Soccer (F) 50%

Cassie Antos

Carroll High

Head Softball

Tori Bagan

Carroll High

Assistant Swim

Brian Booker

Carroll High

Soccer (M) Volunteer

Jeremy Brickey

Maple Creek

7th Grade Football Volunteer

David Brooks

Carroll High

Head Cross Country (M)

Tom Bussen

Maple Creek

Head Cross Country (M)

Joe Caprino

Carroll High

Assistant Wrestling

Ryan Cavender

Carroll High

Assistant Track (M)

Zach England

Carroll High

Soccer (M) Volunteer

Mike Finefrock

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Mike Franke

Carroll High

Jr. Varsity Soccer (M) 50%

Kim Fransen

Carroll High

Head Cheerleading 50%

Ron Frickey

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Nate Garman

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

John Gibson

Carroll High

Head Swim (F)

Head Swim (M)

Richard Goodwin (Andy)

Carroll High

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track (F)

Assistant Track (F)

Adam Gray

Carroll High

9th Grade Basketball (M)

Dan Green

Maple Creek

Head Cross Country (F)

Dan Gulyas

Carroll Middle

Dive

Greg Haney

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Brian Harris

Carroll High

Assistant Volleyball

Mike Hausfeld

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Edward Hendry (Ted)

Carroll High

Assistant Track (F)

Jeff Herring

Carroll High

Basketball Volunteer (F)

Beth Howard

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Kurtt Hirschy

Carroll High

Assistant Football

Scott Jester

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Abby Johnson

Carroll Middle

Newspaper Sponsor 50%

Yearbook Sponsor 50%

Chad Kohli

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

DeAnna Koons

Carroll Middle

Newspaper Sponsor 50%

Yearbook Sponsor 50%

Jordan Lehman

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Ryan Long

Carroll High

Winter/Spring Color Guard Director

Sam Lubbehusen

Carroll High

Basketball Volunteer (F)

Matt McCarter

Carroll High

Head Volleyball

Becky McClain

Carroll High

Dive 50%

Andy McManama

Carroll High

Maple Creek

Baseball Volunteer

8th Grade Assistant Football

Jeff Meeks

Carroll High

Golf (M) Volunteer

Shane Merryman

Carroll High

Jr. Varsity Basketball (M)

Bob Messman

Carroll High

Jr. Varsity Soccer (F) 50%

Phil Miguel

Carroll High

Jr. Varsity Football

Scott Mitchell

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Tom Monnier

Maple Creek

7th Grade Assistant Football

Dan Nixon

Carroll High

9th Grade Football

Jason Pace

Carroll High

Summer/Fall Instrumental Director

Andy Papagianis

Carroll High

Assistant Football

Matt Pape

Carroll High

Basketball Volunteer (F)

Jim Potter

Carroll High

Jr. Varsity Football

Assistant Track (M)

Bobbie Poynter

Carroll High

9th Grade Basketball (F)

Armando Rangel

Maple Creek

7th Grade Assistant Football

Mark Redding

Carroll High

Head Basketball (F)

Bailey Rosenbaum

Maple Creek

Cheerleading

Joe Rudolph

Carroll High

Assistant Football

Brittany Sandel

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Rosemary Scheele

Carroll High

Head Gymnastics

Scott Scheele

Carroll High

Assistant Gymnastics

Justin Shippy

Carroll High

Head Golf (M)

Rick Smith

Carroll High

Head Soccer (F)

Elizabeth Sturgis

Carroll High

Head Cheerleading 50%

Maria Till

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Jon Timmerman

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

Nicole Trice

Carroll High

Assistant Softball

Jason Walcutt

Carroll High

Assistant Varsity Soccer (M)

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Extracurricular Recommendations Cont'd

Mike Wallace

Carroll High

Basketball Volunteer (F)

Dale Warner

Carroll High

Assistant Tennis (M)

Assistant Tennis (F)

Christian Wilson

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Jeremy Yates

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Kayla Yates

Carroll High

Assistant Softball

Phil Yoder

Carroll High

Head Cross Country (F)

Motion to approve items A-H by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Kristi Schlatter. Motion carried.

I. FACILITY USE REQUEST Arcola Volunteer Fire Department requested permission to use the Arcola School parking lot and grounds for the annual Tractor Pull retroactive to 7/6-8/17 and that the fee be waived. Motion to approve by Steve Bartkus; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jason Corah

Carroll Middle

7/24-25/17

None

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

2017 eTechnology Conference, Warsaw, IN

Caleb Evans

Eel River

8/1/17

None

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

Chrome Lab Tech Conference, Ann Arbor, MI

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

8/31/17-

9/1/17

None

Adm. Travel

School Safety Specialist Academy

Indianapolis, IN

Tom North

Transportation

11/3-7/17

None

Transportation

National Association for Pupil Transportation

Conference, Columbus, OH

Nikki Strasser

Eel River

8/1/17

None

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

Chrome Lab Tech Conference, Ann Arbor, MI

Amanda

Waybright

Eel River

8/1/17

None

Digital Grant

Chrome Lab Tech Conference, Ann Arbor, MI

Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. TEXTBOOK ADOPTION AMENDMENT Recommended the enclosed Textbook Adoption Amendment. Motion to approve by Kristi Schlatter; seconded by Steve Bartkus. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS

Recommend the following:

  • Health insurance plan premium increase of 5% for the October 1, 2017 renewal with Anthem.
  • Prescription Drug co-pay change and a two-tiered provider system:
  • o $15 generic/$30 brand/$60 non-formulary for Preferred Providers

    o $25 generic/$40 brand/$70 non-formulary for Non-Preferred Providers

  • Prescription Drug benefit to include Anthem products of: Clinically Equivalent, Essential Drug List, Home Delivery Choice


  • Renew the annual Consulting Services Agreement with RESutton & Associates, effective October 1, 2017 for $19,000.00


    Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Chris Himsel thanked the Association for being active in keeping health care costs down. Motion carried.

    B. FOOD SERVICE REPORT FOR 2017-18

  • Recommended the following for the 2017-18 school year:


    Dairy Prairie Farms - escalator bid

    Food & Supplies Gordon's (GFS) - HPS bid

    Bread Klosterman Bakery

    Page 4 July 10, 2017

    Food Service Report Cont'd

  • Recommended the following meal prices for the 2017-18 school year:


    Lunch Prices Breakfast Prices
    Elementary $1.80 Elementary $1.35
    Middle School $1.85 Middle & High School $1.40
    High School $1.90 Adults $1.95
    High School $2.20 Reduced-All Grades $.30
    Reduced-All Grades $ .40
    Adults $3.40
  • Recommended the Child Nutrition Program Procurement Plan.


    Motion to approve by Steve Bartkus; seconded by Kristi Schlatter. Motion carried.

    C. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $15,854.12. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

    D. ENERGY GROUP AGREEMENT Recommended renewal of the enclosed agreement with Maverick Energy as part of the Community Energy Gas Group. Motion to approve by Kristi Schlatter; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

    E. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments $474,789.32 Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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

    Board Comments: None

    Audience Comments: None

    Superintendent's Comments: Chris Himsel reported that maintenance continues on buildings, Transportation is on target for Bus Inspection, the Agenda for the New Teacher Orientation is being finalized and Bill Mallers continues to prepare the upcoming budget. Reminder that 2017-18 Registration will begin on August 7th. In addition, Chris offered condolences to Dr. Shamanoff at the passing of her aunt.

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

    Meeting adjourned.





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