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2015-01-12 Minutes

REORGANIZATION MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met at the NACS Central Office Board Room, on Monday, January 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. for the annual reorganization meeting of the board. Members present: Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Kent Somers and Liz Hathaway. Also present: Chris Himsel; Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

Vice President John Hilger opened the reorganization meeting. John Hilger asked Lisa Harris, Notary Public, to administer the Oaths of Office. Mrs. Harris led the board members in reciting their oaths of office.

Mr. Hilger opened the floor for nominations for President. Paul Sloffer nominated Ron Felger for President; Kent Somers seconded. Paul Sloffer made a motion to close nominations; Liz Hathaway seconded. Nominations closed. Vote for Ron Felger as President taken. Motion carried. President Ron Felger opened the floor for nominations for Vice President. Paul Sloffer nominated Kent Somers for Vice President; Liz Hathaway seconded. John Hilger made a motion to close nominations; Paul Sloffer seconded. Nominations closed. Vote for Kent Somers as Vice President taken. Motion carried. Ron Felger opened the floor for nominations for Secretary. John Hilger nominated Paul Sloffer for Secretary; Kent Somers seconded. John Hilger made a motion to close nominations; Liz Hathaway seconded. Vote for Paul Sloffer as Secretary taken. Motion carried.

Recommended Julianne Striggle as Corporation Treasurer and Marlene Behnke as Corporation Deputy Treasurer. Motion to accept by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

As per Indiana Code IC 5-3-1-4, newspaper designation for the corporation was recommended as Fort Wayne Newspapers (News Sentinel and Journal Gazette) and Northwest News. Motion to accept recommendation by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Official bonds for the corporation were recommended as follows: Treasurer, $100,000; Deputy Treasurer, $100,000; High School Extracurricular Treasurers, $100,000; Middle School Extracurricular Treasurers, $100,000; Elementary School Extracurricular Treasurers, $50,000 each. Motion to accept bond amounts by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

The law firm of Shambaugh, Kast, Beck, and Williams was recommended as continuing as corporation legal counsel with John Bloom as attorney along with the General Retainer and Fee Outline enclosed. Motion to accept by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Ron Felger abstained. Motion carried.

Recommended school board salary of $1,900.00 per member per year with a $56.00 compensation for any extra meetings, executive sessions, insurance package the same as administrators. Motion to accept by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Recommended the enclosed school board meeting dates and times for the second and last Mondays of each month, January 2015 through June 2016, unless there are conflicts. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn by John Hilger; seconded Liz Hathaway. Meeting adjourned





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