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2015-02-09 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, and Liz Hathaway. Kent Somers was absent. Also present: Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, patrons 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 26, 2015 Board of Finance meeting and regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSLynn Fike, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 2/6/15. Melanie Thelen, Arcola Nurse, resigned as of 1/23/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Stacey White

Oak View

Teacher

4/7/15-6/1/15

Amanda Wilson

Carroll 9th

Teacher

2/5-10/15

Stacey Zelt

Hickory Center

Carroll Middle

Speech/Language Pathologist

1/23/15 p.m.

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Christopher Elliott

Carroll Middle

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 2/10/15-3/27/15

Bernadette Picco

Arcola

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/6/15-6/1/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kellie Ashton

Arcola

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 2/10/15

Cindy Bermes

Corporation

TRANSFER to Carroll High Custodian 5 hours/day, 180 days/year Effective 2/10/15

Don Scharlach

Transportation

TRANSFER to Carroll High/Carroll Middle School and Huntertown Bus Driver Eff. 2/10/15

Gail Scheurich

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 2/10/15

Jessica Turner

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll High Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 2/10/15

E. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Ashley Kas, Carroll High National Honor Society sponsor, resigned as of the end of the 2014-15 school year.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Heather Anderson

Carroll Middle

Soccer (F)

Andy Brown

Carroll High

Assistant Track (F)

Edward "Ted" Hendry

Carroll High

Assistant Track (F)

Lauren Lawheads

Carroll High

Band/Winter Guard Volunteer

Mitchell McClure

Maple Creek

Wrestling Volunteer

Donn Nichols

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

Jim Potter

Carroll High

Assistant Track (M)

Matt Taylor

Carroll High

Assistant Track (M)

Recommended the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Scott Snyder

Carroll High

National Honor Society

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTIONRequested homebound instruction for: #14-16, Carroll High Student beginning 2/3/15-3/2/15. Teacher Assignment: Jennifer Baron; Helen Brubaker; Zach England; Jeremy Heidenreich.

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

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H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Michelle Abel

Carroll High

3/12-13/15

$ 510.00

SE Grant

Focus On Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Brooke Adelsperger

Central Office

3/24/15

$ 140.00

Adm. Travel

IIEP Reporting Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Nancy Becker

Oak View

3/12-13/15

$ 230.00

SE Grant

Focus On Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Helen Brubaker

Carroll 9th

3/12/15

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Focus On Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Sandy Buuck

Carroll High

3/12-13/15

$ 420.00

SE Grant

Focus On Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Corporation

3/12-13/15

$ 510.00

SE Grant

Focus On Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

2/11/15

$ 236.00

Tech CPF

IASBO/CoSN Technology Issues Seminar

Plainfield, IN

Molly Elsass

Carroll 9th

3/12/15

$ 360.00

SE Grant

Focus On Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Leeanne Koeneman

Corporation

3/3/15

$ 55.00

Food Service

Financial Management Training, Warsaw, IN

Jessica McClure

Carroll High

3/4/15

$ 285.00

Guidance

"Mean Girls", Indianapolis, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

3/17-19/15

$ 120.00

Adm. Travel

School Safety Advanced Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Brad Zern

Eel River

2/17/15

$ 117.00

Adm. Travel

CTB McGraw -Hill Tour, Indianapolis, IN

I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Winter Guard

2/21-22/15

School Bus

Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Band

2/28/15-

3/1/15

School Bus

Athles in Action, Xenia, OH

Carroll High World Studies

Students

3/3/15

Charter Bus

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

Carroll High FCCLA

3/6-10/15

Activity Bus

State Leadership Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Band

4/8-10/15

Activity Bus

Athles in Action, Xenia, OH

Huntertown 5th Grade

4/23-24/15

School Bus

Camp Crosley, North Webster, IN

Cedar Canyon 5th Grade

5/14/15

Charter Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Motion to approve items H and I by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

J. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCESam DiPrimio, Carroll High Principal, requests permission to accept a donation from Indiana Youth Institute in the amount of $750.00 to be used for photography education conference expenses for Nicole Croy. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. RESOLUTION FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF RECORDS Recommended the enclosed Resolution for Commercial Use of Records. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

B. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING PUBLIC EDUCATION Recommended the enclosed Resolution Supporting Public Education. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel congratulated the Carroll High School Debate Team who finished 4th in the recent state competition.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. PERRY HILL AND HUNTERTOWN ROOF BIDS Recommended CMS Roofing, Inc. at a bid of $521,500 for the Perry Hill and Huntertown Roofing projects. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $9,717.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $39,134.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $18,050.90. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

E. 2014 BUDGET REPORT Mr. Mallers - Report was presented on the 2014 budget.

John Hilger thanked Mr. Mallers for doing a good job.

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

Board Comments: John Hilger said he was proud of the Carroll High Boys Basketball team. Chris Himsel added that the Carroll High girls swim team won at sectional and 11 Carroll High wrestlers qualified for semi-state.

Audience Comments: Steph Wolfe, CHS Student Newspaper Reporter, asked what the plan is if Carroll High reaches capacity. Mr. Himself responded that current enrollment capacity at the high school is sufficient for current enrollment trends for the next few years.

Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway.

Meeting adjourned.





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