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2016-08-29 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, August 29, 2016, at 6:00 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.

I.C. 5-15-1.5-6.1(b) 9: To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

The board reviewed information on the performance evaluation of an individual employee.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting adjourned 6:58 p.m.

The undersigned certify that no other subject matter of business was discussed in the executive session other than the subject matter of business specified in the public notice of the executive session.





Board President Board Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, August 29 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 and 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 August 8, 2016 and August 22, 2016 regular meetings as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

RAKtavists Presentation

Mrs. Carrie Wisehart, Carroll High Teacher, along with Carroll High Students, presented information about the RAKtavists Club at Carroll High School. "RAKtavists" stands for Random, Acts, of Kindness.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSSusan Crowell, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 9/5/16. Debra Gross, Bus Driver, Resigned as of 8/10/16. Katherine Petrov, Maple Creek Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/26/16.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Lindsey Eads

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

11/21/16-5/26/17

Katy Geisleman

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

Extension 1/4/17

Carlene Gray

Arcola

Instructional Assistant

8/23/16, 8/26/16, 8/31/16, 9/1/16, 9/2/16, 9/6/16

Karie Harding

Maple Creek

Teacher

10/14/16-11/22/16

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

9/15-23/16

Kathy Jones

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

8/11/16-11/8/16

Ashley Kas

Carroll High

Teacher

11/7/16-2/17/17

Sarah Kerschner

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

10/17/16-3/30/17

Wendy Metzger

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant

8/23/16-9/2/16

Kaylia Stuffel

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

8/29/16-9/2/16

Tara Turner

Carroll High

Teacher

Extension 1/4/17

Ashly Wilson

Oak View

Teacher

9/28/16-12/22/16

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C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kristin Bowland

Carroll High

Guidance Counselor 204 days/year Effective 8/30/16 or the first day after being released

from FWCS

Kayleigh Krouse

Arcola

Perry Hill

Long-term Substitute Speech/Language Therapist Effective 8/31/16-5/26/17

Amy Richman

Maple Creek

Computer Teacher Retroactive to 8/10/16

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Paulette Amans

Carroll High

Custodian 5 hours/day Effective 9/6/16

Becky Anderson

Carrroll 9th

Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Yvonne Anderson

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional .5 hour/day, total 6.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Holly Brown

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Taylor Chitwood

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Mary Collins

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant SE additional .5 hour/day, total 4.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Juli Dysert

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Jamie Goble

Technology

TRANSFER to Hickory Center Instructional Assistant SE 6.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Justine Gregory

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 2 hours/day, 3 days/week Effective 8/30/16

Krissy Hernandez

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day, total 5 days/week

Effective 8/30/16

Donna Johnson

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Grace Lazoff

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Kristie Lehman

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Christina Minser

Eel River

Nurse 6 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Tiffany Naval

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll High Food Service Assistant 5.5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Christine

Newmark

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Carroll High Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Rachel Palermo

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Brenda Robbins

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 3.5 hours/day Effective 9/1/16

Julie Schneider

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Oak View Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Linda Shank

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Tephanie Shumaker

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Leslie Singer

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day

Instructional Assistant Breakfast .5 hour/day Effective 8/30/16

Cynthia Sparks

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant SE Job Coach additional 1.75 hours/day

total 5 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Amber Sproat

Carroll Middle

Custodian 4 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Ashley Swanson

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 8/30/16

Judy Thompson

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day

Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Effective 9/7/16

Miranda Wilkins

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 8/31/16

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE

Requested permission to Post/Hire the following:

  • Transportation

    • 1 Carroll High/Carroll Middle Bus Route

    • 1 Carroll High Bus Route

    • 3 Bus Drivers/Non-Routed

  • Special Education

    • Hickory Center - Instructional Assistant SE additional .5 hour/day, 4 days/week (general fund)

    • Huntertown - Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day (special ed.)

    • Occupational Therapist 12 hours/week (special ed.)

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Tammy Etter, Maple Creek Academic Team Coach, resigned as of 8/15/16. Cristi Green, Arcola Drama/Talent Show 50%, resigned as of 8/24/16. Bryan Koehlinger, Carroll Middle Academic Team Coach, resigned 1 of 2.5 positions as of 8/22/16. Karsten Lochmueller, Carroll Middle Academic Team Coach, resigned 1 of 2.5 positions as of 8/22/16. Kaylin Nichols, Eel River Drama/Talent Show 50%, resigned as of 8/23/16. Emily Pasquali, Maple Creek Swim, resigned as of 8/10/16. Dusty Walls, Carroll High FBLA 50%, resigned as of 7/27/16.

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G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Linda Armbruster

Oak View

Young Authors Sponsor 50%

Assigned Mentor

Amy Archbold

Arcola

Student Council Sponsor 50%

Jennifer Ashley

Cedar Canyon

Young Authors Sponsor

Tori Bagan

Carroll High

Assistant Swimming

Christina Baloski

Eel River

Art

Judy Barak

Oak View

Assigned Mentor

Alex Beeching

Arcola

Science Fair Leader

Sarah Bennett

Eel River

Student Council Sponsor 40%

Kathy Brothers

Huntertown

Assigned Mentor

Mark Bruns

Perry Hill

Science Fair Leader

Heather Bucher

Cedar Canyon

Assigned Mentor

Courtney Conrad

Perry Hill

Assigned Mentor

Gretchen Davenport

Eel River

Assigned Mentor

Zach Elder

Arcola

Student Council Sponsor 50%

Academic Team Coach

Nicole Germann

Arcola

Assigned Mentor

Sean Gibson

Carroll High

Swimming Volunteer

Rebecca Gongwer

Huntertown

Assigned Mentor

Mary Halter

Huntertown

Assigned Mentor

Nanette Houser

Arcola

Young Authors Sponsor

Andrea Hudson

Huntertown

Student Council Sponsor 34%

Kristi Hurley

Oak View

Young Authors Sponsor 50%

Charles Kaduk

Arcola

Academic Team Coach

Dan Kieffer

Cedar Canyon

Student Council Sponsor 25%

Susan Kilmer

Hickory Center

Young Authors Sponsor

Nicole Kirk

Arcola

Assigned Mentor

Bridget Knepper

Perry Hill

Assigned Mentor

Nichole Kruger

Perry Hill

Assigned Mentor

Anna Lake

Arcola

Academic Team Coach

Amanda Lange

Eel River

Student Council Sponsor 40%

Kathryn Larkins

Cedar Canyon

Student Council Sponsor 25%

Stacey Leahy

Arcola

Music After School Programs/Contests/Activities

Kristen Lemley

Oak View

Music After School Programs/Contests/Activities 50%, now 100%

Sara McKrill

Perry Hill

Young Authors Sponsor

Kristopher McNiece

Maple Creek

Assigned Mentor

Wendy Meek

Eel River

Assigned Mentor

Chelsea Meighen

Carroll Middle

Assigned Mentor

Holly N. Miller

Maple Creek

Assigned Mentor

Laren Molinari

Oak View

Science Fair Leader 50%

Rhonda Moser

Maple Creek

Academic Coach 3 @ 100% each

Kaylin Nichols

Eel River

Student Council Sponsor 20%

Nicholas Owen

Huntertown

Academic Coach

Christine Parker

Hickory Center

Assigned Mentor

Tonya Resac

Huntertown

Student Council Sponsor 33%

Luana Schone

Cedar Canyon

Student Council Sponsor 25%

Kara Screeton

Huntertown

Science Fair Leader

Young Authors Sponsor

Carla Shaheen

Oak View

Student Council Sponsor 50%

Pandy Sinish

Cedar Canyon

Student Council Sponsor 25%

Greta Sirois

Arcola

Assigned Mentor

Kim Smead

Eel River

Assigned Mentor

Nikki Strasser

Eel River

Young Authors Sponsor

Assigned Mentor

Lynne Taylor

Huntertown

Student Council Sponsor 33%

Ryan Taylor

Carroll High

FBLA Sponsor 50%

Gary Teeple

Maple Creek

Assigned Mentor

Terri Topp

Oak View

Science Fair Leader 50%

Heidi Weber

Maple Creek

Assigned Mentor

Stacey White

Oak View

Student Council Sponsor 50%

Stephanie Zee

Maple Creek

Team Leader 8-1

Jodie Zimmermann

Huntertown

Assigned Mentor

Motion to approve items A-G by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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H. TRAVEL REQUESTS

Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Diane Barton

Hickory Center

9/1/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

Nancy Becker

Oak View

10/5-7/16

$ 60.00

SE Grant

ICASE Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Amanda Brown

Cedar Canyon

10/13/16

$ 40.00

Prof. Dev.

Annual Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

Tonya Chastain

Hickory Center

9/1/16

$ 102.50

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

Kristy Cobbs

Cedar Canyon

11/3-4/16

$ 310.00

Prof. Dev.

IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

10/5-7/16

$ 842.00

SE Grant

ICASE Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Katie Day

Carroll Middle

9/2/16

$ 165.00

SE Grant

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors

Pendleton, IN

Christine DeTurk

Hickory Center

9/1/16

$ 57.50

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

Brenda Drayer

Hickory Center

9/1/16

$ 15.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

April Ellis

Carroll High

9/2/16

$ 169.00

SE Grant

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors

Pendleton, IN

Ron Felger

Corporation

9/26-27/16

$ 990.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Maureen Fulk

Maple Creek

9/7-8/16

$ 674.29

SE Grant

Fundamentals of TEACCH Strategies, Indianapolis, IN

Liz Hathaway

Corporation

9/26-27/16

$ 990.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Denise Hayes

Hickory Center

9/1/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

Jeremy Heidenreich

Carroll Middle

11/3-4-16

$ 392.50

Prof. Dev.

Indiana School Counselors Association Fall

Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

9/26-27/16

$ 520.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA/IAPSS Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Laura Lemert

Oak View

9/9/16

$ 146.60

Prof. Dev.

Elementary School Counselor Retreat, Indianapolis, IN

Karsten Lochmueller

Carroll Middle

9/27/16

$ 200.20

Prof. Dev.

IASP Academic Bowl Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jessica McClure

Hickory Center

9/1/16

$ 60.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Ambassador Coaches Meeting, Goshen, IN

Rhonda Moser

Maple Creek

9/27/16

$ 357.50

Prof. Dev.

Academic Coaches Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Brandy Shoaff

Huntertown

9/7/16

$ 195.00

Prof. Dev.

Digital Citizenship, Decatur, IN

Cori Snyder

Hickory Center

9/7-8/16

$ 575.00

SE Grant

Fundamentals of TEACCH Strategies, Indianapolis, IN

Amber Starkel

Carroll Middle

10/13/16

$ 58.10

Prof. Dev.

Annual Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

William Toler

Maple Creek

9/9/16

$ 235.00

Adm. Travel

IAPSS Prospective Superintendents Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

9/9/16

$ 100.00

Adm. Travel

IAPSS Prospective Superintendents Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Jamie Wilkins

Oak View

9/9/16

$ 235.00

Adm. Travel

IAPSS Prospective Superintendents Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS

Requested approval of the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Hickory Center

9/23/16

Charter Bus

IN State Museum, Indianapolis, In

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Eel River 5th Grade

9/29/16

Charter Bus

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

Carroll High Art Students

10/14/16

Charter Bus

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Carroll High Japanese Students

10/14/16

Charter Bus

Chicago Botanic Garden and Mitsuwa Market Place, Chicago, IL

Carroll Middle 6th Grade

10/20/16

Charter Bus

Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, Dayton, OH

Hickory Center 5th Grade

11/18/16

Charter Bus

Marengo Caves, Marengo, IN

Maple Creek Choir

4/29/17

Charter Bus

Kings Island, Mason, OH

Motion to approve items H & I by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT

Recommended renewal of the enclosed School Resource Officer (SRO) agreement with the Allen County Sheriff's Department for the 2016-17 school year. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION

Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $5,047.04. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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C. CORPORATION PURCHASES

Building Corporation Purchases - $6,643.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PAYMENTS

Building Corporation Payments - $7,850.00. 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 offered condolences to NACS staff who have recently lost family members.

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.





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