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2016-02-29 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, 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 February 8, 2016 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


COMMENDATIONS


Dr. Gloria Shamanoff read the following commendations: Maple Creek Middle students for their success at the recent ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Vocal/Piano Contest. Carroll Middle teacher, Ms. Susan Buttermore, for her recent recognition as Co-Teacher of the Year by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's Scholastic Art program. Mr. Himsel also commended the CHS Boys Swim team, CHS Culinary Arts team, and CHS Speech team for their successes at recent contests.


ELL SUMMER CAMP PRESENTATION


Nancy Eagle, NACS Curriculum Coordinator, and Barb Kiplinger, CHS World Language Teacher, presented information regarding the NACS ELL Summer Camps.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS


A. RESOLUTION Recommended the enclosed resolution seeking permission to transfer a teacher's sick leave from the former employer. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. RESIGNATIONS Holly Houser, Data Specialist, resigned as of 3/14/16. Jamie Lee, Maple Creek Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/11/16. Michelle Lim, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 2/26/16. Julie Yant, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 2/26/16.


C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Michelle Abel

Carroll High

Teacher

2/19/16

Mindy Bushee

Maple Creek

Teacher

2/15/16

Tracy Cass

Transportation

Bus Driver

2/8-12/16

Kathy Fanning

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant

Extension 2/2/16-4/8/16

Mitch Hill

Maple Creek

Teacher

3/3-31/16

Krista Kittredge

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

3/1-8/16

Marsha Kowalsky

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

2/15-26/16

Doris Lemert

Carroll 9th

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

3/11-18/16

Pamela Lengacher

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

3/21-25/16

Carol McCracken

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

3/7-10/16

Krista Price

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

2/2-5/16

Barb Richardson

Cedar Canyon

Custodian

2/8/16-3/25/16

Tamara Royer

Carroll High

Secretary

2/22/16-3/18/16

Bonnie Souder

Perry Hill

Counselor

2/17/16-3/2/16

Molly Shoup

Huntertown

Oak View

Perry Hill

Teacher

5/2-6/16

Judy Thompson

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

2/22-26/16 & 4/18-25/16

Tessa Wight

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

2/22/16


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D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jessica Berwick

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/1/16

Dominique

Beverly

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/1/16

Melinda

Chrisman

Perry Hill

Custodian 4.25 hours/day & Instructional Assistant

Breakfast .5 hour/day Total 4.75 hours/day Effective 3/1/16

Heather Edgar

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/1/16

Angela Etter

Eel River

Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/1/16

Laura Gehrig

Cedar Canyon

Summer Custodian 7 hours/day, 4 days/week, 6 weeks Eff. 6/2/16

Kelli Langley

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Food Service Secretary 8 hours/day Effective 3/1/16

Sandra Main

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 3/1/16

Robin Riley

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 3/1-31/16

Justin Sloffer

Corporation

Technology Systems Support 8 hours/day, 260 days/year Eff. 3/15/16

E. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS


Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Brandon Basham

Carroll Middle

Principal 260 days/year Effective 7/1/16

Brandon Bitting

Carroll High

Principal 260 days/year Effective 7/1/16

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Certified and classified staff for the 2016 ELL Summer Camps as outlined in the enclosed memo. Special Education: Perry Hill Teacher 50% (general fund) Huntertown Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day (special ed. fund) Oak View Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day (special ed. fund).


G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Alyssa Ables, Carroll Middle Assistant Soccer (F), resigned as of 2/8/16. Megan Fizer, Maple Creek Cheerleader Coach, resigned as of 2/16/16.


H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS


Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tom Bussen

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (M) 50%

Dan Green

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (M) 50%

Scott Jester

Maple Creek

Head Soccer (M)

Bob Messmann

Carroll Middle

Assistant Soccer (F)

Rick Myers

Maple Creek

Head Soccer (F)

Christopher Norrick

Maple Creek

Track Volunteer (M)

Nathan Peirce

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (F)

Jason Timmer

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (M)

I. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #15-12, Carroll Middle Student, at a maximum of 5 hours/week, beginning 2/22/16-5/27/16. Teacher assignment: Jeremy Heidenreich; Brian Sherck.


Motion to approve items B-I by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


Mr. Himsel welcomed Brandon Basham and Brandon Bitting in their new positions.


J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Amy Behnke

Special Ed.

3/11/16

$ 75.00

SE Grant

Sensory Workshop for Professionals

and Parents, Fort Wayne, IN

Ronda Berish

Carroll Middle

3/1/16

$ 30.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp, Fort Wayne, IN

Michelle Brown

Huntertown

Carroll Middle

3/1-2/16

$ 240.00

SE Grant

Pragmatic Organization Dynamic

Display Wksp, Indianapolis, IN

Deb Clark

Perry Hill

3/1/16

$ 30.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp, Fort Wayne, IN

Leslie Clark

Carroll High

3/15/16

$ 678.50

Acad. Travel

AP US History Experienced Workshop

Des Plaines, IL

Tara Follrod

Carroll High

3/1/16

$ 30.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Sherry Fretz

Huntertown

3/11/16

$ 155.00

SE Grant

Sensory Workshop for Professionals and

and Parents, Fort Wayne, IN

Cathy Hart

Cedar Canyon

3/1/16

$ 30.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp, Fort Wayne, IN

Brian Hill

Carroll Middle

5/16/16

$ 168.00

Adm. Travel

School Safety Basic Training Session 2

Indianapolis, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

3/10/16

$ 361.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA/IAPSS Collective Bargaining

Seminar, Plainfield, IN

Leeanne Koeneman

Carroll High

3/1/16

$ 30.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp, Fort Wayne, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd


Neal Kronmiller

Arcola

3/3/16

4/26/16

4/27/16

$ 765.00

Staff Dev.

Water Chemistry Treatment Problem

Solving, Sampling & Flow Measurement

Fort Wayne, IN

Kelli Langley

Corporation

3/7-9/16

$ 977.50

Food Service

Meal Magic Training, Grand Haven, MI

Bill Mallers

Corporation

3/10/16

$ 361.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA/IAPSS Collective Bargaining

Seminar, Plainfield, IN

Deborah Neumeyer

Corporation

4/20/16

$ 130.00

Title II Part A

Teacher Candidate Interview Day

Danville, IN

Deborah Neumeyer

Corporation

4/25-26/16

$ 125.00

Title II Part A

IU and Purdue Teacher Recruitment Day

Lafayette, IN and Bloomington, IN

Wendy Platt

Carroll 9th

3/1/16

$ 40.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp, Fort Wayne, IN

Cheryl Ruselink

Carroll High

3/10/16

$ 382.50

Acad. Honors

AP Mock Reading, Indianapolis, IN

Gloria Shamanoff

Corporation

4/25-26/16

$ 202.48

Title II Part A

IU and Purdue Teacher Recruitment Day

Lafayette, IN and Bloomington, IN

Nikki Strasser

Eel River

4/6/16

$ 179.99

Prof. Dev.

Close Reading & Text-Dependent

Questioning, Fort Wayne, IN

Cindy Thompson

Maple Creek

3/1/16

$ 40.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp, Fort Wayne, IN

Jill Trahin

Arcola

3/1/16

$ 30.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Regional Wksp, Fort Wayne, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

5/9-10/16

$ 198.00

Adm. Travel

School Safety Advanced Academy

Indianapolis, IN

K. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Eel River 5th Grade

3/30/16

Charter Bus

Marengo Caves, Marengo, IN

Hickory Center 3rd Grade

4/14/16

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum and The Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Oak View 4th Grade

4/15/16

School Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Eel River 1st Grade

5/6-7/16

Parents

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne, IN

Cedar Canyon 5th Grade

5/13/16

Charter Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI


Motion to approve items J & K by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. RESOLUTION Recommended enclosed Resolution regarding state assessment and accountability systems. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


BUSINESS REPORT


A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $82,964.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $24,699.63. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


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


Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None


Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.


Meeting adjourned.





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