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2016-03-28 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, March 28, 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, and a reporter.


Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.


President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the March 14, 2016 regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


COMMENDATIONS


Dr. Gloria Shamanoff read the following commendations: Carroll Middle students, Sharah Bhuiya, Rei Griswold and Claire Lapp, received National Silver Key awards in the Scholastic Art contest. Maple Creek Middle 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band, 6th Grade Choir and Concert Choir for their success at the recent ISSMA Contests. Carroll High students, Lauren Gill, Mariah Kindschy, Emily Misner and Payton Parris earned National Silver Medals; Claire MacDonald and Jasper Schroeder earned National Gold Medals; Caroline Otter earned a Silver Medal; Savannah Furniss earned a Silver Medal with Distinction; and Lauren Gill earned an extra distinction by being awarded a National Silver American Visions Medal in the Scholastic Art contest. Carroll High students, senior Megan Green earned National Gold Medal for her critical essay and freshman Mady Emley earned National Silver Medal for her short story, in the Scholastic Writing competition.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS


A. RESIGNATIONS Tricia Anderson, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 4/18/16. Melinda Chrisman, Perry Hill Custodian and Instructional Asst. Breakfast, resigned as of 4/1/16.


B. INTENT TO RETIRE Larry Wickert, Bus Driver, submitted his intent to retire effective 3/31/16.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Dan Bradtmiller

Oak View

Custodian

3/28-31/16

Daniel Canaveral

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

3/7-18/16

Kathy Fanning

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant

4/21-29/16

Melinda Kinder

Oak View

Teacher

4/18-19/16

Tammy Royer

Carroll High

Secretary

Extension 3/21-23/16

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Joseph Copeland

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Effective 3/29/16

Amanda Hendricks

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE 2.75 hours/day Effective 3/29/16

Stephanie Kissell

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5.75 hours/day Effective 3/29/16

Christina Mavrakis

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 3/29/16

John Schumaker

Carroll High

Mower 20 hours/week Effective 4/1/16

Alix Smith

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Eff. 3/29/16

E. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Christina Baloski, Eel River Art, resigned as of 2/22/16.


F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Megan Cheviron

Carroll High

Track Volunteer

John Lauer

Eel River

Art

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #15-15, Cedar Canyon Student, at a maximum of 1.75 hours/week, beginning 3/18/16-5/27/16. Teacher assignment: Kristie Swoverland; Bridgett Shultz; Katy Geisleman; Jennifer Bell; Ellen Smith.


Motion to approve items A-G by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


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H. 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

Scott Bushong

Maple Creek

4/12/16

$ 217.90

Tech Fund

Technology Integration , Decatur, IN

Kathryn Conrad

Cedar Canyon

4/12/16

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

Technology Integration, Decatur, IN

Virginia Corby

Huntertown

4/14-16/16

$ 150.00

SE Grant

IN Speech/Language Hearing Conf.

Indianapolis, IN

Andy Deatrick

Carroll High

4/5/16

$ 25.00

Prof. Dev.

Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Bloomington, IN

Danielle Eme

Perry Hill

5/6/16

$ 240.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brain Web Day, Westfield, IN

Danielle Eme

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Amanda Glenn

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Kristina Hans

Huntertown

6/21-23/16

$ 329.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Becky Hauguel

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Ali King

Cedar Canyon

4/12/16

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

Technology Integration, Decatur, IN

Bridget Knepper

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

4/11/16

$ 158.00

SE Grant

Executive Function Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Laura Lemert

Oak View

4/21/16

$ 40.00

Prof. Dev.

Serving Youth in the Social Media Age

Fort Wayne, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

5/11-13/16

$1,068.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Conf., French Lick, IN

Jessica McClure

Hickory Center

4/21/16

$ 40.00

Prof. Dev.

Serving Youth in the Social Media Age

Fort Wayne, IN

Lindsey Noll

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Ann Poor

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Cindy Powers

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Margie Radike

Special Ed.

4/11/16

$ 90.00

SE Grant

Executive Function Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Caitlin Radke

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Melissa Ringle

Carroll High

4/19/16

$ 58.00

Title II

IN Library Federation Conference, Garrett, IN

Melissa Ringle

Carroll High

5/4/16

$ 138.00

Title II

Digital Content Curation Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Seth Slater

Carroll High

4/5/16

$ 196.48

Prof. Dev.

Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Bloomington, IN

Casey Stansifer

Carroll High

3/30/16-

4/4/16

$ 116.55

Title II Part A

ASCD Conference, Atlanta, GA

Casey Stansifer

Carroll High

4/5/16

$ 135.08

Prof. Dev.

Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Bloomington, IN

Julie Striggle

Corporation

5/11-13/16

$1,068.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Conf., French Lick, IN

Karen Williams

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Stacey Zelt

Hickory Center

4/14-15/16

$ 150.00

SE Grant

IN Speech/Language Hearing Conf.

Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve item H by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Band

4/14-15/16

School Bus

Indoor Winter Percussion Performance, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Carroll High FCCLA

4/21-23/16

Activity Bus

Indiana FCCLA State Officer Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Culinary Arts

4/28/16-

5/2/16

Activity Bus

Airplane

National ProStart Competition, Grapevine, TX

Hickory Center 4th Grade

5/13/16

Charter Bus

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

Motion to approve item I by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.


J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Tanya Pickett, Carroll High Assistant Principal, requested permission to accept a Perkins Grant in the amount of $40,881.00 to be used for the Career and Technical Education Program. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


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BUSINESS REPORT


A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $1,092,080.50. Capital Projects Fund Purchases - $450,434.00. Recommended a $90.00 textbook rental charge be assessed to sustain the one to one computer program. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $6,000.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


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


Board Comments: Kent Somers suggested that all taxpayers attend an informational meeting regarding the proposed annexation.


Audience Comments: None


Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger.


Meeting adjourned.





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