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2016-05-09 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, May 9, 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, parents, 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 April 25, 2016 regular meeting and May 6, 2016 executive session as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. CORPORATION POLICY CHANGES - SECOND READING

Mr. Himsel presented the second reading of the Corporation policy Changes.

B. 2016-17 TEXTBOOK ADOPTION Requested permission to adopt the Textbooks as enclosed beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. 2016-17 STUDENT HANDBOOKS Recommended the enclosed Student Handbooks for the 2016-17 school year. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Liz Hathaway moved to amend the motion to postpone consideration of the sections regarding lettering for the Boys and Girls Track and Cross Country pending additional information; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion to amend carried. Vote taken to approve the amended motion. Motion carried.

D. RESOLUTION REGARDING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Recommended the enclosed resolution regarding transportation services. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PTO STUDENT ARTWORK PRESENTATION

Dr. Shamanoff welcomed Jill Cotant, Carroll High PTO Representative. Mrs. Cotant introduced NACS Student Artists and presented their artwork to the board. The artwork will be on display in the NACS Central Office for the upcoming school year.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSMark Donaldson, Hickory Center Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 2/29/16. Mitch Hill, Maple Creek Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year. Victor Hopkins, Carroll Middle Security Officer, resigns as of 5/27/16. Christopher Meihls, Bus Driver, resigned as of 6/1/16. Rhonda Moore, Oak View Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 5/31/16. Rachel Rich, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/27/16. Nico Tigulis, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Eli Arnold, Bus Driver, submitted his intent to retire as of 5/27/16. Melinda Kinder, Oak View Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2015-16 school year. Bette Ransdell, Perry Hill Custodian, submitted her intent to retire as of 5/27/16.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Sheila Claxton

Hickory Center

Teacher

4/29/16-5/20/16

Leigh Gardt

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant

4/14/16-5/6/16

Stacia Herson

Carroll Middle

Teacher

8/22/16-10/11/16

Melinda Hopkins

Carroll High

Teacher

4/26/16 a.m.

Bonnie Johnson

Carroll 9th

Teacher

4/29/16 p.m. and 5/6/16

Doris Lemert

Carroll 9th

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

5/12-27/16

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D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Bob Ahlersmeyer

Carroll High

English

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Jennifer Baron

Carroll High

Geometry

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Alan Bodenstein

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Steven Boomershine

Carroll High

Health

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Jena Buranj

Carroll High

Geometry

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Tonya Burns-Cohrs

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Rollie Clements

Carroll High

Government

Summer Session 1, June 13-16, June 20-July 1, 2016, 70 hours

Economics

Summer Session 2, 14-29, 60 hours

Krisanne Clinkenbeard

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Kristy Cobbs

Carroll High

Health

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Megan Cripe

Carroll High

Economics

Summer Session 1, June 13-July1, 2016, 75 hours

Teri Delagrange

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Laura Dressler

Hickory Center

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/29 p.m. - 5/20/16

Steve Driver

Carroll High

Government

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Zach England

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Chris Etter

Carroll High

Economics

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Kristy Ewing

Carroll High

Algebra I

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Phil Frazier

Carroll High

Summer School Assistant Band, 80 hours

Julie Gordy

Carroll High

English

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Marie Hanes

Carroll High

Algebra II

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Doug Hassell

Carroll High

Summer School Head Band, 80 hours

Cindy Hesterman

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 18-20, 2016, 15 hours

Jennifer Kieffer

Carroll High

Health

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Michael Klein

Carroll High

English

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Logan Lee

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Daniel Lestinsky

Carroll High

Government

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Steve Lubbehusen

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-15, 21-29, 2016, 60 hours

Shane Merryman

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Lindsey Miner

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/25/16 - 5/31/16

Ryan Roy

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Kent Scholz

Carroll High

Algebra I

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Tim Sloffer

Carroll High

Geometry

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Ellen Smith

Special Education

Occupational Therapist additional 10% Total 100% Effective 5/10/16

Matt Taylor

Carroll High

Geometry

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

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E. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kevin Fogle

Carroll High

Assistant Principal 220 days/year Effective 7/1/16

Micah Lackland

Carroll High

Assistant Principal 220 days/year Effective 7/1/16

Tanya Pickett

Carroll High

Carroll 9th

Assistant Principal additional 40 days/year Effective 7/1/16

F. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Carol Daman

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE Preschool 3 hours/day, 2 days/week Effective 5/10/16

Michele Jackson

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 5.5 hours/day Effective 5/10/16

Ann Kline

Carroll High

Summer CPR for Health

Summer Session 1, 5 hours

Summer Session 2, 3 hours

Kevin Kocks

Maple Creek

Custodian 3rd shift 8 hours/day, 12 months/year Effective 7/5/16

Becky Noll

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

Summer Session 1, June 13-July 1, 2016, 75 hours

Summer Session 2, July 11-29, 2016, 75 hours

Aimee Schweitzer

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant Office 7 hours/day Effective 5/16/16

Jeff Smith

Carroll High

Mower 14 hours/week Effective 5/10/16

Tim Sunderland

Transportation

Bus Driver Effective 5/10/16

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Amber Faust, Carroll High Assistant Academic Team Coach - Spell 50%, resigned as of 4/29/16. Jill Jeran, Carroll High Department Chair - Fine Arts, resigned as of 4/20/16. Nico Tigulis, Carroll High Strength & Conditioning Coach and Assistant Varsity Football Coach, resigned as of 5/31/16. Alicia Weimer, Carroll High Assistant Academic Teach Coach - Spell 50%, resigned as of 5/2/16.

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #15-18, Maple Creek Middle Student, at a maximum of 6 hours/week, extension 5/2/16-5/11/16. Teacher assignment: Rebecca Moore. #15-19, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 15 hours/week, beginning 4/28/16-5/16/16. Teacher assignment: Timothy Sloffer; Katie Kelly.

I. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to Post/Hire the following:

  1. 2016 ENL & Secondary Camp:

  • 1 Certified Teacher -June 6-24, 2016, 60 hours

  • 2 Instructional Assistants - June 6-24, 2016, 48 hours each

  1. 2016 ELL K-5 Summer Camp:

    • 5 ELL Instructional Assistants

1 @ 80 hours, June 7-July 21, 2016

1 @ 72 hours, June 7-July 21, 2016

1 @ 60 hours, June 7-July 21, 2016

2 @ 48 hours each, June 7-23 and June 28-July 21, 2016

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

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Amy Alday

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Linda Armbruster

Oak View

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Shannon

Brinneman

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Heather Bucher

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kathryn Conrad

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Brenda Drayer

Hickory Center

Arcola

5/18/16 &

5/23-25/16

$ 300.00

Title II Part A

Problem/Project Based Learning

Training & Certification, Fort Wayne, IN

April Ellis

Carroll Middle

6/13-14/16

$ 239.00

SE Grant

Indiana Deaf Educators & Educational

Interpreters Conf., Indianapolis, IN

Nancy Emerson

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Dane Gerig

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Rebecca Gongwer

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kayli Greener

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kristina Hans

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Angela Johnson

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Ali King

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

5/18/16

$ 465.00

NESP Grant

Prof. Dev.

WIDA Introduction to ELD Standards,

Indianapolis, IN

Malea Kruse

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kristen Lemley

Arcola

6/21-23/16

$ 514.60

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute Training,

Indianapolis, IN

Karen Livingston

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kathryn McIlwain

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Debby Roberts

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kara Screeton

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Brandy Shoaff

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Jennifer Shrawder

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Molly Shoup

Huntertown

Oak View

Hickory Center

5/18/16 &

5/23-25/16

$ 300.00

Title II Part A

Problem/Project Based Learning

Training & Certification, Fort Wayne, IN

Bonnie Souder

Perry Hill

6/21-23/16

$ 218.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Colleen Sullivan

Huntertown

Eel River

Cedar Canyon

5/18/16 &

5/23-25/16

$ 300.00

Title II Part A

Problem/Project Based Learning

Training & Certification, Fort Wayne, IN

Kristie Swoverland

Special Ed.

5/13/16

$ 131.70

SE Grant

Beyond Limits: Reaching High for

Down Syndrome, Indianapolis, IN

Lynne Taylor

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Brenda Weber

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Stacey White

Oak View

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Jamie Wilkins

Oak View

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Brad Zern

Eel River

5/9-10/16

$ 169.70

Adm. Travel

School Safety Academy Advanced

Training, Indianapolis, IN

Jodie Zimmermann

Huntertown

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

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

K. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Chris Himsel, Superintendent, requested permission to accept a donation from Parkview Health in the amount of $6,500.00 to be used for student scholarships and staff professional development. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $36,187.25. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Ron Felger said this resolution is the most drastic action taken by the NACS school board in his 34 years of being on the school board.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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