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2015-03-09 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, March 9, 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, 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 February 23, 2015 regular meeting as presented by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Gloria Shamanoff presented the following commendations: Corbet Elkins, Arcola Elementary Student, Ryan McCann and Caitlyn Newmark, Huntertown Elementary students, and Chandler Swain, Perry Hill Elementary student, were recently accepted to attend Ball State University Big M Math Camp this summer.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSCindy DiPrimio, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 2/28/15. Donald Johnson, Maple Creek Custodian, resigned as of 3/3/15. Beth Powers, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/26/15. Angie Smiley, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/6/15. Holly Smith, Huntertown Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 3/4/15. Jodee Smith, Perry Hill Substitute Teacher, resigned as of 3/17/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Holly Houser

Technology

Data Specialist

4/6/15-4/8/16

Tammy Johnson

Maple Creek

Custodian

3/20/15-4/20/15

Margaret Karr

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

3/20-25/15

Emily Kennerk

Carroll 9th

Counselor

3/9/15

Krista Kittredge

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

3/2-5/15

Debora McGinn

Huntertown

Teacher

3/17/15-6/4/15

Pam Miller

Carroll 9th

Nurse

2/24/15-3/25/15

Tina Muzillo

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

2/9-13/15

Elaine Reder

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

3/2-26/15

Melissa Ringle

Carroll High

Curriculum Coordinator Library

5/21/15-6/23/15

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Elise Chang

Huntertown

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension 3/17/15-6/4/15

Iryna Volokh

Perry Hill

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 3/10/15-6/4/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sheri Kautz

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/10/15

Judy Lerch

Arcola

Nurse 4.75 hours/day Effective 3/10/15

Anita Malloch

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 6.75 hours/day Effective 3/10/15

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Certified and Classified staff for the 2015 ELL Summer Camps as outlined in the enclosed memo. Huntertown - Instructional Assistant SE additional 2 hours/day (general fund). Perry Hill: Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day (general fund); Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (general fund); A.M. Bus Monitor .5 hour/day (general fund); P.M. Bus Monitor .5 hour/day (general fund).

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Ashley Esther, Carroll High Spell Bowl Coach, resigned as of the end of the 2014-15 school year.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Eric Smead

Carroll Middle

Drama 50%

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H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested the following: #14-13, Carroll Middle Student, Change of Teacher Assignment Effective 3/4/15-6/4/15. Replace Abby Johnson with Melissa Hill. #14-16 extension, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 3/2/15-4/6/15. Teacher assignment: Jenifer Baron; Helen Brubaker; Zach England; Jeremy Heidenreich. #14-17, Carroll High Student, as a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 3/2/15 through 6/3/15. Teacher assignment: Ami Gomez; Laura Semba; Cindy Raker.

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

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Stephanie Bradley

Maple Creek

3/12/15

$ 185.00

Prof. Dev.

Helping Students Meet the Social

Studies Literacy Standards 6-12, Huntington, IN

Jada Conner

Corporation

6/22-25/15

$2,240.00

SE Grant

Midwest Leadership Conference for

SE Administrators, Breckenridge, CO

Maureen Fulk

Eel River

4/15/15

$ 110.00

SE Grant

All Kids Can Succeed, Avon, IN

Katy Geisleman

Cedar Canyon

3/19/15

$ 279.00

PTO

Preschoolers & Autism, Fort Wayne, IN

Katy Geisleman

Cedar Canyon

4/15/15

$ 190.00

SE Grant

All Kids Can Succeed, Avon, IN

Angela Johnson

Huntertown

3/13/15

$ 119.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Workshop

Hickory Center Elementary School

Carter Jones

Maple Creek

5/20/15

$ 132.50

Adm. Travel

School Safety Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Diana Kochert

Corporation

4/15/15

$ 198.20

SE Grant

All Kids Can Succeed, Avon, IN

Nichole Kruger

Perry Hill

4/15/15

$ 190.00

SE Grant

All Kids Can Succeed, Avon, IN

Deborah Neumeyer

Corporation

4/16/15

$ 100.00

Adm. Travel

Teacher Recruitment Day, Fort Wayne, IN

Deborah Neumeyer

Corporation

4/22/15

$ 130.00

Adm. Travel

Teacher Candidate Interview Day, Danville, IN

Lisa Repaal

Cedar Canyon

Huntertown

4/15/15

$ 110.00

SE Grant

All Kids Can Succeed, Avon, IN

Cheryl Wagoner

Huntertown

3/13/15

$ 39.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Workshop

Hickory Center Elementary School

J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Eel River 5th Grade

3/25/15

Charter Bus

Marengo Caves, Marengo, IN

Arcola 4th Grade

4/7/15

Charter Bus

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

Hickory Center 3rd Grade

4/10/15

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Children's Museum

Indianapolis, IN

Maple Creek 8th Grade

4/9/15

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Eel River

Karin Huttsell's 1st Grade

5/8-9/15

Parents

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne, IN

Maple Creek 8th Grade

5/16/15

Charter Bus

Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH

Motion to approve items I & J by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

K. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCETanya Pickett, Carroll High Assistant Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of $28,645.00 in Perkins Grant money from the Area Vocational Director, Mr. Larry Geradot, to be used for equipment, materials and supplies for the Career and Technical Education programming, including our Project Lead the Way Pathways in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel congratulated the CHS Boys Basketball team for winning the sectional and the CHS Speech team for winning the sectional.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $ 240,531.02. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $439.97. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: Terry Pardon asked what legislative action is coming. Mr. Himsel responded that testing and funding issues are being discussed.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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