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2015-01-26 Minutes

BOARD OF FINANCE MEETING

The board met for the annual Board of Finance organizational meeting on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room. Those present: Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Kent Somers and Liz Hathaway. Also present: Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students and a reporter.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Per NACS Bylaw 0151.1, Officers of the Board of Finance are the same as the Board of School Trustees. Ron Felger, President and Paul Sloffer, Secretary. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried. Mr. Mallers recommended Garrett State Bank as the depository selection. Motion to accept by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried. Mr. Mallers presented checks issued by NACS that have not been cashed in a two-year time period that need board approval for deletion. Motion to delete checks as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried. Mr. Mallers reported on the investments and interest earned as follows: General Fund $38,829.88 and Health Insurance Fund $15,591.76; Total $54,421.64. Per NACS Investment Income Policy # 6144, recommended investment income be receipted into the General Fund; with the exception of investment income calculated and receipted separately for the Health Insurance Fund. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer.

Meeting adjourned.





Board President Board Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, January 26, 2015 immediately following the Board of Finance Meeting in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Kent Somers and Liz Hathaway. Also present: Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students and a reporter.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2015 reorganization meeting and regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSRosalba Alvarez, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 1/28/15. Janelle Carpenter, Technology Specialist, resigned as of 1/14/15.

B. TERMINATIONDarlene Bush, Technology Specialist, employment terminated effective 1/13/15.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Christina Baloski

Perry Hill

Teacher

1/12/15-2/12/15

Melanie Creek

Huntertown

Nurse

2/6-13/15

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

2/24-27/15 and 4/24/15-5/1/15

Kimberly Koehne

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

2/10-13/15

Joanne Seaman

Carroll High

Educational Interpreter

4/6-10/15

Virginia Simerman

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

2/19-24/15

Stacey Zelt

Hickory Center

Carroll Middle

Speech Language Therapist

1/16-22/15

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D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Steven Boomershine

Perry Hill

Hickory Center

PE Teacher 50% Effective 1/27/15

Virginia Corby

Cedar Canyon

Speech Language Therapist additional 1 day/week, total 3 days/week Effective 1/27/15

Bernadette Picco

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 2/10-24/15

Jodee Smith

Perry Hill

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 3/11/15-6/1/15

Requested a Speech and Language Therapist Substitute at a maximum of 60 hours over a four week period beginning 1/27/15 to accommodate IEP requirements. (general fund)

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

ChaDella Adams-Long

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom additional 1 hour/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

Chris Armstrong

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom additional 1 hour/day, total 4 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

Amanda Brown

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant ESL additional 1 hour/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

Linda Faylor

Carroll High

Transportation

Oak View

TRANSFER to Perry Hill Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day, 12 months/year Effective 1/27/15

Karyn Harden

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hour/day, total 4.25 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

Lisa Hippensteel

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Secretary 8 hours/day, 38 weeks/year Effective 1/28/15

Dawn Martin

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant additional .25 hour/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

Krista Price

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant 2.25 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

Julie Siebold-Middleton

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Food Service Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

Stephanie Swinehart

Transportation

Bus Driver Effective 1/27/15

Beth Wiltberger

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 1/27/15

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Maple Creek - Food Service Assistant additional .25 hour/day. Arcola - Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (general fund).

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jerry Betley

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Jody Betley

Carroll High

Assistant Softball

Natalie Brewer

Carroll High

Tennis Volunteer (F)

Mike Hausfeld

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Austan Kas

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

Chad Kohli

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

Jordan Lehman

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Jeff Meeks

Carroll High

Golf Volunteer (M)

Cisco Mireles

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

Andy Papagiannis

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

Justin Shippy

Carroll High

Head Golf (M)

Dale Warner

Carroll High

Assistant Tennis (F)

Kayla Yates

Carroll High

Assistant Softball

Motion to approve items A-G by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested homebound instruction for: #14-15, Huntertown Student beginning 1/12/15-3/26/15. Teacher Assignment: Sherry Fretz. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Nancy Becker

Oak View

2/12-13/15

$ 100.00

SE Grant

ICASE Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Brandon Bitting

Carroll High

2/4/15

$ 110.00

Adm. Travel

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Jada Conner

Corporation

2/12-13/15

$ 915.00

SE Grant

ICASE Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Sam DiPrimio

Carroll High

2/3/15

$ 110.00

Adm. Travel

IN Social Studies Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Kristy Ewing

Carroll High

2/4/15

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Sherri Foster

Carroll Middle

2/4/15

$ 221.00

PL221

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Michele Lash

Carroll High

2/4/15

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

2/13/15

$ 345.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA/IAPSS Collective Bargaining

Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Jami McNiece

Carroll Middle

2/4/15

$ 185.00

PL221

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Holly Miller

Maple Creek

2/4/15

$ 185.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Rebecca Perkins

Carroll High

2/4/15

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Steve Pickett

Carroll High

2/3/15

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Social Studies Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Tanya Pickett

Carroll High

2/4/15

$ 110.00

Adm. Travel

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Gary Platt

Carroll High

2/4/15

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Melissa Robison

Carroll High

2/3/15

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Social Studies Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Kristy Rowland

Maple Creek

2/4/15

$ 185.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Scott Snyder

Carroll High

2/3/15

$ 190.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Social Studies Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Ryan Taylor

Carroll High

2/4/15

$ 160.00

Prof. Dev.

IN Science/Technical Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Blake Williams

Carroll Middle

2/3/15

$ 185.00

PL221

IN Social Studies Literacy Standards

Huntington, IN

Motion to approve item I by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

J. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll Middle Show Choir

1/31/14

School Bus

Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Motion to approve item J by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

K. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEBrad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Target Foundation in the amount of $700.00 to be used for 1st grade learning activities. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PAYMENTSBuilding Corporation Payments - $52,700.70 Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers asked to keep a seriously ill student in thoughts and prayers. Also remember Paul Sloffer and his family at the passing of his father.

Audience Comments: Stephanie Wolfe, CHS Student Newspaper Reporter, asked Mr. Mallers why NACS does not follow up on outstanding checks. Mr. Mallers responded that we follow the State Board of Accounts requirements.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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