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2015-02-23 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, and Liz Hathaway. Also present: Chris Himsel, 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 February 9, 2015 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSKelly Ramsey, Perry Hill Long-term Substitute Teacher, resigned as of 2/20/15. Mike Waters, Hickory Center Summer Custodian, resigned as of 2/16/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Christina Baloski

Perry Hill

Teacher

Extension 2/13-27/15

Elizabeth Chaffee

Huntertown

Teacher

3/5-6/15

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

Teacher

2/9-10/15

Carla Howard

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

2/13-24/15

Melinda Kinder

Oak View

Teacher

2/20-23/15

Carol McCracken

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

2/16-26/15

Sarah Nelson

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

4/27/15-5/1/15

Andrea Smith

Oak View

Teacher

3/23-26/15

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tynan Wilson

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Retroactive to 1/16/15 - 6/4/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Barry Bender

Corporation

Roving Substitute Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day, 3 days/week Effective 2/24/15

Nichole Harley

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Effective 3/2/15

Tara Parker

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 2/24/15

Patricia Pee

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 2/24/15

Heather Powell

Transportation

Bus Driver Effective 2/24/15

Eva Wells

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Effective 3/2/15

Natalie Zehr

Transportation

TRANSFER to Hickory Center Bus Route Effective 2/24/15

E. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Nathan Byrd

Carroll Middle

Assistant Soccer (M)

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire Carroll High Certified and Classified staff for the 2015 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memo.

Motion to approve items A-F by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

G. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Amy Archbold

Arcola

3/13/15

$ 130.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Pamela Bell

Carroll High

3/20/15

$ 602.50

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop: Chemistry, River Grove, IL

Grousha Birkenbeul

Maple Creek

3/13/15

$ 185.00

Prof. Dev.

Helping Students Meet the IN Science/Technical

Subjects Literacy, Standards: 6-12, Huntington, IN

Michelle Brenner

Carroll High

3/6/15

$ 105.00

Prof. Dev.

PLTW Conference, Kokomo, IN

Jessica Carlson

Carroll High

3/13/15

$ 360.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Leslie Clark

Carroll High

3/19/15

$ 540.00

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop: US History, River Grove, IL

Andy Deatrick

Carroll High

3/6/15

$ 105.00

Prof. Dev.

PLTW Conference, Kokomo, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Sherry Fretz

Huntertown

3/13/15

$ 119.00

Prov. Dev.

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Nicole Germann

Arcola

3/13/15

$ 130.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Cristi Green

Arcola

3/13/15

$ 130.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Kelsey Guthrie

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Mary Halter

Huntertown

3/13/15

$ 119.00

Prof. Dev.

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Ivy Harrison

Carroll High

3/13/15

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Karin Huttsell

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Amanda Lange

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 39.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Laura Lemert

Cedar Canyon

Oak View

3/13/15

$ 50.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Tracy Meihls

Carroll High

3/6/15

$ 105.00

Prof. Dev.

PLTW Conference, Kokomo, IN

Janine Murphy

Huntertown

3/13/15

$ 119.00

Prof. Dev.

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Janine Murphy

Huntertown

4/15/15

$ 165.00

Prof. Dev.

Advancing Differentiation K-5, Decatur, IN

Kaylin Nichols

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Tanya Pickett

Carroll 9th

5/18-19/15

$ 228.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Melinda Purdy

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Tonya Resac

Huntertown

3/13/15

$ 119.00

Prof. Dev.

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Kim Rohrer

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Kim Smead

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Sherri Smith

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

James Walker

Carroll High

3/6/15

$ 105.00

Prof. Dev.

PLTW Conference, Kokomo, IN

Amanda Waybright

Eel River

3/13/15

$ 119.00

PTO

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Jodie Zimmermann

Huntertown

3/13/15

$ 119.00

Prof. Dev.

Cultivating Leaders in a CLASS School

Hickory Center Elementary School

Jodie Zimmermann

Huntertown

4/13/15

$ 165.00

Prof. Dev.

Motivating Disengaged, Disruptive, Hard to Reach

Students: K-12, Decatur, IN

H. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High

Academy of Finance & FBLA

3/13/15

Charter

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Motion to approve items G & H by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

I. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEKate Johanningsmeier, Hickory Center Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Hess thru Parkview Health in the amount of $1,500.00 to be used for staff professional development. Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from student CD sales and cross country match refreshment sales in the amount of $1,214.81 to be used for the Perry Hill CLASS program. Adela Dickey, NACS Technology Director, requested permission to accept a donation of technology items with an estimated value of $1,705.00 from Jim Brookshire, The Federal Mogul Corp. - PowerTrain Plant Manager, to be used in various classrooms.

Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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BUSINESS REPORT

A. CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL ROOF BIDS Recommended Dahm Brothers, Inc. at a bid of $721,000 for the Carroll High School Roofing project. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

B. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $7,686.32. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $ 43,765.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $4,050.89. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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