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2016-06-13 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, June 13, 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, 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 May 23, 2016 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSJody Andrews, Arcola Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/27/16. Cindy DiPrimio, Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/31/16. Danielle Eme, Perry Hill Teacher, resigned as of 6/7/16. Kayla Geisen, Carroll High, Carroll Middle, Maple Creek Teacher, resigned as of 6/3/16. Christine Gilsinger, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/27/16. Nicole Holt, Hickory Center Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 6/1/16. Deanna McDermit, Arcola Instructional Assistant, resigned Lunch/Recess as of 5/27/16. Krystal Schwartz, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/9/16.

B. RETIREMENTSally Warner, Bus Driver, submitted her notice of retirement effective May 31, 2016.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Katy Geisleman

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

8/10/16-12/21/16

Kristi Miller

Arcola

Perry Hill

Speech Therapist

8/31/16-5/26/17

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Lisa Barranda

Carroll High

Math Teacher additional 50% Effective 8/10/16

Natalie Brewer

Huntertown

2nd Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Jaime Brunson

Perry Hill

1st Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Jeb Campbell

Carroll High

Computer Science Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Carey Charlton

Huntertown

4th Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Branden Davis

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Katherine Day

Carroll Middle

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Zachary Elder

Arcola

5th Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Kristy Ewing

Carroll High

REVISED

Algebra 1

Summer Session 1, June 13-June 29, 2016, 70 hours

Austin Harrison

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Nathan Hartman

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/10/16

SuAnn Nichols

Oak View

TRANSFER to Literacy Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Brittany Padgett

Cedar Canyon

4th Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Maranda Partin

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Rachel Pratt

Oak View

5th Grade Teacher

Kylie Prescott

Special Ed.

Speech Therapist 10 hours, June 13-July 8, 2016

Sherry Shade

Carroll High

Algebra 1

Summer Session 1, June 30, 2016, 5 hours

Jasmine Sloffer

Carroll High

Health

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

Quinn Ruich

Huntertown

Kindergarten Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Justin Smith

Carroll High

English Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Russell Swing

Carroll High

American Sign Language Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Lionel Zhao

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/10/16

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kelly Hart

Transportation

Bus Driver - Summer School June 13-July 1, 2016

Robert Hooven

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day Effective 6/14/16

Sheila Schaeffer

Carroll High

Secretary additional 12 weeks/year, now 12 months/year Eff. 7/1/16

Jordan Sproat

Hickory Center

Custodian 5.5 hours/day Effective 8/2/16

Karen Stromberg

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 7 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Jennifer Zent

Special Ed.

School Psychologist Full-time Effective 8/10/16

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Racheal Hill, Maple Creek Drama Director, resigned 50% as of 5/25/16. Abby Johnson, Carroll Middle 8th Grade Basketball (F), resigned as of 4/25/16. Barb Kiplinger, Carroll High Foreign Language Department Chair, resigned 46% as of 6/10/16. Chelsea Meighen, Carroll Middle Cross Country (M), resigned as of 5/19/16.

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G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jon Degitz

Carroll High

12th Grade Sponsor 50%

Kristy Ewing

Carroll High

12th Grade Sponsor 50%

Shelby Frank

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Sally Gerber

Carroll High

Guidance Department Chair

Darlene Lankenau

Carroll High

Assistant Academic Team Coach - Spell Bowl

Jeremy McFarren

Carroll High

Fine Arts Department Chair

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

Carroll High: Instructional Assistant Office additional 1 hour/day. Instructional Assistant Classroom additional 1 hour/day.

I. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

#15-20, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 15 hours/week beginning 5/23/16-8/10/16. Teacher assignment: Tim Sloffer; Jeremy Heidenreich, Jodi Heeter.

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

J. FACILITY USE REQUEST Arcola Volunteer Fire Department requested permission to use the Arcola School parking lot and grounds for the annual Tractor Pull 7/7-9/16 and that the fee be waived. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

K. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Sara Chronister

Maple Creek

8/31/16

$ 119.00

Prof. Dev.

World Language & Global Mindset

Decatur, IN

Megan Cripe

Carroll High

7/11-14/16

$1,019.00

Acad. Honors

AP Summer Institute, Chicago, IL

Jodie Doolin

Hickory Center

6/27/16

$ 108.00

Prof. Dev.

High Ability Mathematics

Zionsville, IN

Jill Eakright

Arcola

Oak View

6/21-23/16

$ 583.44

Prof. Dev.

PE Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Trinda Goings

Eel River

6/21-23/16

$ 300.00

Prof. Dev.

PE Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Hamlin

Carroll High

7/18-21/16

$1,194.75

Acad. Honors

AP Summer Institute, Muncie, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

6/23/16

$ 115.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute Adm. Day

Indianapolis, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

8/29-30/16

$ 220.00

Adm. Travel

IN Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

8/29-30/16

$ 158.90

Adm. Travel

IN Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Kristen Lemley

Oak View

7/22/16

$ 25.00

Prof. Dev.

New Sounds Music Reading Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Kim Lochmueller

Cedar Canyon

8/29-30/16

$ 220.00

Adm. Travel

IN Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Joe Meyer

Huntertown

8/29-30/16

$ 240.00

Adm. Travel

IN Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Beldina Omondi

Carroll High

7/19-21/16

$ 726.00

Prof. Dev.

CCR Bridge Math Ready

Indianapolis, IN

Jordan Rhodes

Carroll High

7/11-14/16

$1,831.00

Acad. Honors

AP Summer Institute, Chicago, IL

Cheryl Ruselink

Carroll High

7/11-14/16

$1,000.00

Acad. Honors

AP Summer Institute, Muncie, IN

Colleen Sullivan

Cedar Canyon

6/20/16

$ 99.18

Title II Part A

High Ability Mathematics

Greenfield, IN

Colleen Sullivan

Cedar Canyon

7/22/16

$ 119.04

Title II Part A

IN High Ability ELA Units Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

6/16/16

$ 135.50

Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Jamie Wilkins

Oak View

8/29-30/16

$ 183.00

Adm. Travel

IN Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Kyan Yauchler

Carroll High

6/17/16

$ 90.00

Prof. Dev.

Polish Up Your Project/Plan for a New

One K-12, Decatur, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Kyan Yauchler

Carroll High

7/13/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Equity & Engagement in All Classrooms

Decatur, IN

L. FIELD TRIP REQUEST

Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

7/2-8/16

Activity Bus

Airplane

FCCLA National Leadership Conference, San Diego, CA

Motion to approve items K and L by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

M. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept donations from the Cedar Canyon PTO in the amount of $2,500.00 to be used for technology equipment and $3,000.00 to be used for library books and supplies. Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Perry Hill PTO in the amount of $6,870.00 to be used for playground equipment. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

N. TEXTBOOK RENTAL Recommended the enclosed textbook rental fee amendment. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Superintendent Chris Himsel and the School Board honored the 2015-16 NACS Teachers of the Year. Nicole Croy - Art Teacher at Carroll High; Malea Kruse - 5th Grade Teacher at Huntertown; Daniel Lestinsky - Social Studies and Computer Teacher at CMS; Rachel Saunders - 1st Grade Teacher at Arcola.

B. KRIS THIELE MEMORIAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STIPEND

Superintendent Chris Himsel and the School Board honored the recipients of the Kris Thiele Memorial Professional Development Stipend. Ami Gomez - Carroll High Optimum Learning Center Teacher; Carrie Wisehart - Carroll High English Teacher.

C. CORPORATION POLICY CHANGES - SECOND READING

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

BUSINESS REPORT

A. 2016-17 STUDENT FEES Recommended the enclosed 2016-17 school year student fees. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

B. RESOLUTION CAPITAL PROJECTS Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $49,787.82. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $7,000.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $238,115.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers thanked everyone involved with the 2016 graduation ceremony.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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