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2016-11-28 Minutes

PUBLIC MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in a Public Meeting on Monday, November 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 and a reporter.

President Kent Somers called the hearing to order. Bill Mallers presented information on the proposed employment contract between the governing body and the school superintendent. President Kent Somers stated that the school board appreciates Chris Himsel and thanked him for his service to Northwest Allen County Schools. There were no audience comments. Kent Somers adjourned the meeting.

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, November 28, 2016 immediately following the public meeting 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 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 November 14, 2016 hearing and regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSChristopher Greuter, Carroll High Long-term Substitute Teacher, resigned as of 1/4/17.

Kathy Jones, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 11/9/16.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Joesph Copeland

Technology

Technology Specialist

11/11-18/16

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

11/28/16-3/30/17

Theresa Shultz

Transportation

Eel River

Bus Driver

Food Service Assistant

12/5/16-1/13/17

Heather Trent

Transportation

Bus Driver

Courier

1/18-25/17

Jennifer Zent

Oak View

School Psychologist

12/5-9-16

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Deonna Ramseyer

Carroll High

PLTW Teacher Effective 1/5/17

Dustin Walls

Carroll High

Business Teacher Effective 1/5/17

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kelly Cox

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 4.25 hours/day

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 1.5 hours/day

Effective 11/29/16

Terri Damman

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Eff. 11/29/16

Elizabeth Davis

Transportation

TRANSFER to Secretary 4 hours/day, 12 months/year Eff. 1/3/17

Tricia Ealing

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2.5 hours/day Effective 12/5/16

Krystal Roark

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Eff. 11/29/16

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Eel River Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess additional .5 hour/day. Communications Coordinator 12 months/year.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Lindsey Noll

Maple Creek

8th Grade Basketball (F)

Lauren Vernasco

Maple Creek

7th Grade Basketball (F)

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

#16-03 Extension, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 11/14/16-6/5/17. Teacher assignment: Melinda Hopkins, Brian Booker, Meaghan Sholl.

Motion to approved 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(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Julie Abbs

Oak View

12/12/16

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Jeb Campbell

Carroll High

6/19/16 -

7/1/16

$ 5,503.55

Prof. Dev.

PLTW CSP Core Training

West Lafayette, IN

Paulette Hambrock

Huntertown

12/5/16

$ 130.00

Food Service

Leadership Skills, Warsaw, IN

Dave Hey

Corporation

1/8-10/17

$ 1,419.00

Prof. Dev.

Cenergistic 2017 Winter National

Training Conference, Fort Worth, TX

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

12/7/16

$ 161.00

Prof. Dev.

Building a Growth Mindset Classroom

Decatur, IN

Megan Kemery

Oak View

12/5/16

$ 130.00

Food Service

Leadership Skills, Warsaw, IN

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

12/9/16

$ 118.05

SE Grant

Autism Leaders State Meeting

Indianapolis, IN

Nichole Kruger

Perry Hill

12/7/16

$ 210.00

Prof. Dev.

Building a Growth Mindset Classroom

Decatur, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

12/13/16

$ 266.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO School Finance Issues

Plainfield, IN

Robert McKerr

Carroll High

11/21/16

$ 330.00

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Kathleen Perfect

Arcola

11/30/16

$ 469.00

Prof. Dev.

The Leader in Me Symposium

Indianapolis, IN

Rebecca Perkins

Carroll High

6/19/16 -

7/1/16

$ 5,355.66

Prof. Dev.

PLTW CSP Core Training

West Lafayette, IN

Amy Saleh

Arcola

11/30/16

$ 349.00

Prof. Dev.

The Leader In Me Symposium

Indianapolis, IN

Cindy Thompson

Maple Creek

12/5/16

$ 188.00

Food Service

Leadership Skills, Warsaw, IN

Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Swim Teams

12/27-28/16

School Bus

North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Swim Teams

1/20-21/17

School Bus

Fishers High School, Fishers, IN

Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Dr. Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to accept a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Boyd in the amount of $2,900.00 to be used for the elementary author-illustrator program. Kate Johanningsmeier, Hickory Center Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Hickory Center PTO in the amount of $2,000.00 to be used for staff professional development and CLASS training. Recommended acceptance of the 2016-2017 State Connectivity Grant from the Indiana Department of Education in the amount of $10,440.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE ADDITIONS

Requested approval for the addition of the following courses into the Carroll High School Course Offering Guide for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Computer Tech Support

  • Nutrition Science Careers I and II

  • Musical Theatre

  • Career Exploration - Coaching and Officiating

  • Health Science Education II - Athletic Training - Prevention and Care

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

B. UPDATE ON ENROLLMENT PROJECTION

Chris Himsel presented an update on enrollment projection.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CAPTIAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION

Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $10,162.58. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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B. RETIREMENT PLAN RESTATEMENT RESOLUTION

Recommended the enclosed resolution for amendment and restatement of the 401(a) retirement plan. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation payments - $43,212.94. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers congratulated Quinn and Paige Ruich, NACS teachers, on the birth of their son.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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