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2016-09-28 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

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

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

Before the meeting began President Kent Somers asked a moment of silence in honor of the two Arcola Elementary students who tragically passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016.

President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2016 executive session, hearings and regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSJessica Berwick, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 9/28/16. Justine Gregory, Carroll Middle Bus Monitor, resigned as of 9/19/16. Carla Howard, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 9/26/16. Cynthia Papke, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant and Bus Monitor, resigned as of 10/21/16.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Jamie Goble

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant

9/20-30/16

Ali Pannabecker

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

10/7-12/16

Kim Riebersol

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant

9/7/16-11/30/16

Paige Ruich

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

12/2/16-5/26/17

Linda Vernasco

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

11/14/16-12/1/16

Natalie Zehr

Transportation

Bus Driver

12/12-16/16

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Margaret Cromer

Cedar Canyon

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 10/25/16-11/11/16

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 11/14/16-12/1/16

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 12/2/16-5/26/17

Michel Haney

Cedar Canyon

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 10/17/16-3/30/17

Lorri Nash

Oak View

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Retroactive to 9/27/16-1/4/17

Deonna

Ramseyer

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Retroactive 9/26/16-11/22/16

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Cynthia Caswell

Carroll 9th

Nurse 6.5 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Melanie Creek

Huntertown

Nurse additional .5 hour/day now 6.5 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Heather Edgar

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Cedar Canyon Food Service Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Justine Gregory

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Stacey Gumbert

Transportation

Bus Driver Cedar Canyon Preschool Midday Run Effective 9/29/16

Kelly Hart

Transportation

Bus Driver Cedar Canyon Preschool AM Run Effective 9/29/16

Denise Hutton

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Nicole Klitzing

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Huntertown Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Doris Lemert

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Oak View Instructional Assistant Literacy 2.5 hours/day

Instructional Assistant 2.5 hours/day, total 5 hours/day, Eff. 9/29/16

Travis Myers

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Effective 9/29/16

Beth Powers

Huntertown

Secretary/Treasurer 8 hours/day, 40 weeks/year Effective 10/31/16

Lori Reece

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor PM .75 hour/day Effective 9/29/16

Krystal Roark

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Mara Sigmon

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant ELL 3 hours/day Effective 10/14/16

Christie Welker

Carroll 9th

TRANSFER to Carroll High Food Service Assistant 7 hours/day Effective 9/29/16

Jerry Wood

Transportation

Bus Driver Cedar Canyon and Carroll High Routes Effective 9/29/16

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following Hickory Center - Special Education Instructional Assistant 5 hours/day (general fund). Maple Creek - Instructional Assistant ELL additional 2 hours/day. Maple Creek - Extracurricular - Three (3) Academic Coaches - Lego League. Carroll High - Special Education Instructional Assistant increase a current 2.5 hours/day, 4 days/week position to a 4 hours/day, 5 days/week position (general fund). Carroll High - Special Education Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day (general fund)

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F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION

Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Steven Boomershine

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Basketball (F)

Jason Corah

Carroll Middle

Academic Coach 100 %

Academic Coach 67%

Michael Kane

Carroll Middle

Engineering Club Volunteer

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #16-03, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 5 hours/week, beginning 9/20/16-1/6/17. Teacher assignment: Jennifer Baron.

Motion to approve items A-G by Paul Sloffer seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

April Ellis

Carroll High

9/29-30/16

$ 335.00

SE Grant

Autism Team Training, Bloomington, IN

April Ellis

Carroll High

10/5/16

$ 79.00

SE Grant

Smart-ears Workshop, Webinar

Tara Follrod

Carroll High

10/6/16

$ 40.00

Food Svc. Travel

ISNA Fall Regional Workshop, Leo, IN

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

10/06/16

$ 199.00

Title III

2016 EL Conference, West Lafayette, IN

Leeanne Koeneman

Corporation

11/3-5/16

$ 898.00

Food Svc.

ISNA State Conference, French Lick, IN

Janine Murphy

Huntertown

10/4/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Grades K-5, Decatur, IN

Wendy Platt

Carroll 9th

10/6/16

$ 40.00

Food Svc. Travel

ISNA Fall Regional Workshop, Leo, IN

Melissa Ringle

Carroll High

11/9-10/16

$ 340.00

Title II Part A

Indiana Library Federation Annual

Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Seth Slater

Corporation

10/12-14/16

$ 533.71

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Perry Hill 4th Grade

9/23/16

Charter Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

10/4-5/16

Activity Bus

FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Perry Hill 5th Grade

10/7/16

Charter Bus

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

Carroll High FFA

10/19-22/16

Activity Bus

2016 National FFA Convention

Conseco Field House, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve item H & I Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Mr. Himsel reported that additional resources have been provided at Arcola Elementary the last two days. Staff and students are doing as well as can be expected given the circumstances. Prayers are with the family and friends of the children who passed away on Monday.

A. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Recommended approval of the enclosed Memorandum of Understanding between NACS and NACEA. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUNDING Recommended enclosed resolution for the refunding of the 2007, 2008, 2008A bond issues. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation purchases - $37,356.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation payments - $12,259.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers expressed condolences to the family, friends, NACS staff and Arcola community at the passing of the two children.

Audience Comments: Brian Thornton, 11418 Tweedsmuier Run, Fort Wayne, 46812, shared information about his child.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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