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2016-08-08 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer and Ron Felger. John Hilger was not present for the start of the meeting. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, reporter, student and patrons.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the July 25, 2016 executive session and regular meeting as amended and the July 26, 2016 work session and executive session as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSRich Andrews, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/1/16. Jennifer Colby, Arcola Instructional Assistant Breakfast, resigned as of 8/4/16. Jennifer (Trimmer) Cooksey, Oak View Teacher, resigned as of 8/2/16. Melanie Creek, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/5/16. John Franklin, Carroll High Guidance Counselor, resigned as of 8/5/16. Cami Gardner, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/1/16. Lisa Gray, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/8/16. Danielle Hildebrand, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/1/16. Sara Hough, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/2/16.

Susan Kelty, Carroll 9th Nurse, resigned as of 8/5/16. Sandy Main, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/8/16. Krista Price, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/1/16. Michele Scott, Maple Creek Teacher, resigned as of 7/26/16. Chrisy Thomas, Huntertown Custodian & Crossing Guard, resigned as of 8/3/16. Judy Thompson, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/3/16. Abby Tigulis, Maple Creek Teacher, resigned as of 8/2/16. Dustin Walls, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 7/27/16. Karen Ward, Cedar Canyon Teacher, resigned as of 7/29/16.

B. RETIREMENT Judy Ott, Hickory Center Food Service Assistant, submitted her intent to retire effective 7/25/16.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Amber Faust

Carroll 9th

Teacher

9/26/16-11/22/16

Stacia Herson

Carroll Middle

Teacher

Leave Extension 8/10-19/16

Jessica Myers

Huntertown

Teacher

10/10/16-12/21/16

Jessica Sherck

Oak View

Teacher

10/4/16-1/4/17

Terri Topp

Oak View

Teacher

8/11/16-9/9/16

Amanda Yager

Transportation

Bus Driver

8/11/16-9/2/16

D. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire Certified and Classified Staff beginning with the 2016-17 school year as per the enclosed memos.

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

E. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Christine Binns

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Katherine Bork

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Nicole Burt

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/10/16-1/4/17

Mallari Daley

Carroll High

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Nicole Federspiel

Maple Creek

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/10/16 or the first work day after she is released from

her EACS contract

Katie Foust

Perry Hill

2nd Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Donovan Gentis

Carroll High

English Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Charles Kaduk

Arcola

2nd Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Holly Koenemann

Oak View

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/11/16-9/9/16

Kathryn Larkins

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Cedar Canyon 5th Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Stacey Leahy

Arcola

Music Teacher 50% Effective 8/10/16

Nikole Martz

Eel River

Kindergarten Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Amber Oswald

Eel River

4th Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Nick Owen

Huntertown

3rd Grade Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Larry Rusher

Hickory Center

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/10/16-10/21/16

Meaghan Sholl

Carroll High

Family & Consumer Science Teacher Effective 8/10/16

Jasmine Sloffer

Huntertown

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

Liane Stewart

Carroll High

English Teacher Effective 8/10/16

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F. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

ChaDella Adams-Long

Eel River

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Kellie Ashton

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Amy Barcelona

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Ashley Buncich

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 4.5 hours/day, Instructional Assistant Crossing Guard .5 hour/day

total 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Wendy Burchett

Oak View

Instructional Assistant 1 hour/day Effective 8/11/16

Terri Damman

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day, Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day

total 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Lilly Dollens

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 4 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Jennifer Engelsrud

Eel River

Instructional Assistant 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Linda Fortney

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Lisa Gamulkiewicz

Oak View

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Maria Geese

Eel River

Instructional Assistant 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Jennifer Geller

Hickory Center

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Kim Goodwin

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Justine Gregory

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 3.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Amanda Hendricks

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Susan Hoffman

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Jennifer Johnson-Richey

Oak View

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Margaret Karr

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Literacy 2.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Megan Kemery

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Oak View Food Service Manager 6.5 hours/day Effective 8/9/16

Sharon Knox

Hickory Center

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE Preschool 6 hours/day, 4 days/week Effective 8/11/16

Anna Lake

Arcola

Instructional Assistant 3.5 hours/day, Instructional Assistant Breakfast .5 hour/day

Effective 8/11/16

Amy Lawson

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Chris Lechner

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Literacy 2.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Christine Leffers

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Huntertown Custodian 7.25 hours/day 38 weeks/year Effective 8/9/16

Instructional Assistant Crossing Guard .5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

total 7.75 hours/day

Jennifer Lew

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Lori Logue

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant 1.25 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Duane Martin

Huntertown

2nd Shift Custodian additional .5 hour/day, total 4.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Christina Mavrakis

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE 2.75 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Deanna McDermit

Arcola

Instructional Assistant 2.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Wendy Metzger

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Liz Milliman

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Brianne Mitcham

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Eel River Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Christine Newmark

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess additional .25 hour/day, total 2.5 hours/day

Effective 8/11/16

Sandra Niblick

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Allison Pannabecker

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant 4.75 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Kelly O'Neill

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 4 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Rita Reinking

Eel River

Instructional Assistant 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Debbie Sanderson

Eel River

Instructional Assistant 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Diane Scharlach

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

AmandaSchortgen

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Dawn Shannon

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Penny Shilling

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant Library 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Mona Snell

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 4.75 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Renee Sprowl

Transportation

Bus Driver Carroll High/Carroll Middle Route Effective 8/11/16

Kaylia Stuffel

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Stephanie Swinehart

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Barbara Wearley

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

Kimberly Williams

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Oak View Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 8/11/16

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Sean Gibson, Carroll High Assistant Swim (M), resigned as of 8/5/16. Matt Taylor, Carroll High Assistant Track (M), resigned as of 7/25/16. Abby Tigulis, Maple Creek 8-1 Team Leader and Academic Coach, resigned as of 8/2/16

H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jeremy Brickey

Maple Creek

7th Grade Football Volunteer

Carrie Wisehart

Carroll High

English Department Chair

I. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #16-01, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 1 hour/week, beginning 8/15/16-10/14/16. Teacher assignment: Bonnie Johnson.

Motion to approve items E-I by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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J. TRAVEL REQUESTS

Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Sam DiPrimio

Corporation

8/29/16

$ 182.50

Adm. Travel

IN School Safety Advanced Training, Indianapolis, IN

Brian Hill

Carroll Middle

8/29-30/16

$ 178.00

Adm. Travel

IN School Safety Advanced Training, Indianapolis, IN

Carter Jones

Maple Creek

8/29/3-16

$ 247.50

Adm. Travel

IN School Safety Advanced Training, Indianapolis, IN

Brad Zern

Eel River

8/29-30/16

$ 163.00

Adm. Travel

IN School Safety Advanced Training, Indianapolis, IN

K. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS

Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Band

11/5-6/16

School Bus

Bands of America Super Regional, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Band

11/11-12/16

School Bus

Bands of America Super Regional, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Show Choir

3/15-20/17

Charter Bus

FAME Show Choir National Championship Series, Orlando, FL

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

L. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Eel River PTO in the amount of $1,525.00 to be used for to purchase playground equipment. Bill Toler, Maple Creek Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of televisions valued at $10,310.00 from the Maple Creek PTO. Brandon Bitting, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Allen County Farm Bureau in the amount of $1,500.00 to be used for FFA expenses. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. PARKVIEW HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL AGREEMENT Requested approval of the enclosed Parkview Health Care Personnel Agreement. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

John Hilger joined the board meeting during the 2017 Budget Advertisement presentation.

A. 2017 BUDGET ADVERTISEMENT

Requested permission to advertise the submitted 2017 budget - Notice to Taxpayers of Tax Levies (Form 3). Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $16,936.36. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

C. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $37,186.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; 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 wished all students, staff and administrators a good school year.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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