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2016-03-14 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer, and John Hilger. Ron Felger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, 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 29, 2016 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS


A. RESIGNATIONS Carey Charlton, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/31/16. Linda Kissell, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/4/16. Steve Pickett, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/14/16.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Tonya Bobilya

Carroll Middle

Custodian

4/13-15/16

Trinda Goings

Eel River

Teacher

4/22-29/16

Kelly Hart

Transportation

Bus Driver

Extension 3/1-11/16

Shelly Roberson

Carroll 9th

Secretary

3/23-28/16

Leslie Semprini

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

3/7-18/16

Stacey Zelt

Hickory Center

Speech/Language Pathologist

2/17/16 pm-2/18/16

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Carey Charlton

Huntertown

Long-term substitute teacher Effective 4/11/16-5/31/16

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Mary Collins

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 3/15/16

Jennifer Johnson-Richey

Oak View

Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day, total 4 hours/day Effective 3/15/16

Karla Wearley

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 7 hours/day Eff. 3/15/16

Megan Wharry

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 3/15/16

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Certified and classified staff for the 2016 Elementary Summer School as outlined in the enclosed memo.


F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Steve Pickett, Social Studies Department Chair, Assistant Academic Coach - Social Studies, and Senior Class Sponsor 50%, resigned as of 6/14/16.


G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Terika Blauvelt

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Richard Goodwin

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track (M)

Abbey Graves

Carroll Middle

Assistant Drama Volunteer

Carla Shaheen

Oak View

Drama/Talent Show Director 50%

Eric Smead

Carroll Middle

Drama 50%

Stacey White

Oak View

Drama/Talent Show Director 50%

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #15-13, Huntertown Student, at a maximum of 4.5 hours/week, beginning 3/3/16-5/27/16. Teacher assignment: Jodie Doolin. #15-14, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 1 hour/week, beginning 3/9/16-5/27/16. Teacher assignment: Bonnie Johnson.


Motion to approve items A-H by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jennifer Bell

Cedar Canyon

4/14-16/16

$ 150.00

SE Grant

IN Speech-Language Hearing Conf., Indianapolis, IN

Michelle Brown

Huntertown

4/14-16/16

$ 259.00

SE Grant

IN Speech-Language Hearing Conf., Indianapolis, IN

Ron Felger

Corporation

4/9-11/16

$2,801.97

Adm. Travel

National School Board Assn. Conf., Boston, MA

Phillip Frazier

Carroll High

3/16/16

$ 669.49

Acad. Honors

AP Music Theory Workshop, Des Plaines, IL

Stacey Zelt

Hickory Center

4/14-15/16

$ 150.00

SE Grant

IN Speech-Language Hearing Conf., Indianapolis, IN


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J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Band

4/1-2/16

School Bus

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Cedar Canyon 4th Grade

4/15/16

Charter Bus

Imagination Station, Toledo, OH

Huntertown 5th Grade

4/20-21/16

School Bus

Camp Crosley, North Webster, IN

Huntertown 3rd Grade

4/28/16

School Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Eel River 4th Grade

4/29/16

Charter Bus

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis & Indiana State House

Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items I & J by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


K. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Sam DiPrimio, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Indiana Youth Institute in the amount of $750.00 to be used for photography education conference expenses for Nicole Croy.


Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT


A. ANNEXATION Mr. Himsel provided an overview of information provided earlier in the day by the City of Fort Wayne in regards to their proposed annexation.


BUSINESS REPORT

A. NATATORIUM ROOFING PROJECT BIDS Recommended Fort Wayne Roofing & Sheet Metal at a bid of $208,400 for the natatorium Roofing project. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


B. RESOLUTION CAPITAL PROJECTS Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $19,428.75. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


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

Board Comments: Kent Somers commented that he appreciated the time given by the City of Fort Wayne with representatives of NACS.

Audience Comments: None


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


Meeting adjourned.





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