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2015-04-13 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, Liz Hathaway and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the March 23, 2015 regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSJulie Siebold-Middleton, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 3/24/15.

Laurie Myers, Carroll Middle Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 3/27/15. Rashelle Pabla, Eel River Teacher, resigned as of 6/5/15. Carla Plummer, Carroll Middle Mower, resigned as of 3/26/15. David Shown, Carroll High Mower, resigned as of 3/23/15.

B. RETIREMENTS Chere Balmoria, Cedar Canyon Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2014-15 school year. Margaret Bloom, Gifted & Talented Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2014-15 school year. Daona Shakley, Oak View Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2014-15 school year.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Michelle Abel

Carroll High

Teacher

10/1-15/15

Kellie Ashton

Arcola

Instructional Assistant

3/9-13/15

Christina Baloski

Perry Hill

Teacher

3/3/15 - 6/5/15 as needed

Jessica Carlson

Carroll High

Teacher

10/12-22/15

Sheila Claxton

Hickory Center

Teacher

4/10/15

Kelly Greenlee

Huntertown

Teacher

3/13/15

Kara Hevel

Arcola

Teacher

3/26/15

Dick Hostetler

Transportation

Bus Driver

4/8-10/15

Judith Schaubschlager

Carroll High

Custodian

4/8/15-7/1/15

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Laura Dressler

Oak View

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/14/15-6/5/15

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Resida Halilovic

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Custodian 7.25 hours/day, 38 weeks/year

Effective 4/21/15

TRANSFER to Transportation Custodian .5 hour/day, 12 months/year

Effective 4/21/15

Kent Hesterman

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Oak View Summer Custodian 7 hours/day

4 days/week, 6 weeks Effective 6/5/15

Laura James

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 4/14/15

Alison Trigg

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 4/14/15

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Arcola and Huntertown Certified and Classified staff for the 2015 Summer Program as outlined in the enclosed memo.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Josh Wilson, Maple Creek Assistant Soccer (M), resigned as of 3/22/15

H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Megan Cheviron

Carroll High

Track Volunteer

Jason Timmer

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (M)

Recommend the following for the 2015-16 school year:

Trever Curry

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Jeni Peters

Maple Creek

Head Cheerleading

Stephanie Carol Smekens

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Chris Himsel and Bill Mallers commended Cindy Fortman for being selected as the "School Support

Professional of the Year" recipient for IASBO Region 3.

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I. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #14-18, Perry Hill Student, at a maximum of 5 hours/week, beginning 3/24/15-4/30/15. Teacher assignment: Lisa Everton; Amy Moser; Rebecca Moore.

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

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Danielle Eme

Perry Hill

6/23-25/15

$ 296.70

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Noblesville, IN

Cindy Fortman

Corporation

5/13-15/15

$ 475.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Meeting, Fort Wayne, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

5/13-15/15

$ 305.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Meeting, Fort Wayne, IN

Steve Pickett

Carroll High

7/13-16/15

$ 2,095.00

Acad. Honors

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Chicago, IL

Julie Striggle

Corporation

5/13-15/15

$ 495.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Meeting, Fort Wayne, IN

Leanne Thornton

Perry Hill

6/23-25/15

$ 244.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Noblesville, IN

K. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Eel River 4th Grade

4/14/15

Charter Bus

The Children's Museum and Indiana State House, Indianapolis, IN

Perry Hill 4th Grade

4/16/15

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High FFA

6/15-18/15

Activity Bus

Indiana State FFA Convention, West Lafayette, IN

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

Chris Himsel recognized Chere Balmoria, Meg Bloom and Daona Shakely who have submitted their intent to retire and thanked them for their many years of service to NACS.

L. STUDENT TRANSFER Recommended that Alyssa Pattee, Carroll High 10th Grader, (continuance) be approved for out of district student transfer for the 2015-16 school year and that tuition be waived. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

M. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Chris Himsel, Superintendent, requests permission to accept a donation from Parkview Health in the amount of $5,000 to be used for student scholarships ($3,000) and staff professional development ($2,000). Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. FUTURE SCHOOL START AND END TIMES Mr. Himsel presented information regarding future school start and end times.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $326,047.65. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $38,500.83. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers thanked a retiree for the comments included in her letter of intent to retire.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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