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2015-04-27 Minutes

WORK SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in work session on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, and Elizabeth Hathaway. Ron Felger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers and a reporter.

SCHOOL START AND END TIMES

Mr. Chris Himsel gave an update on current school start and end times along with a summary of proposals and the impact on the elementary schools, middle schools and the high school.

ONE-TO-ONE TECHNOLOGY

Mr. Chris Himsel presented information regarding funding for one-to-one technology.

FACILITY PLANNING/STRATEGIC PLANNING

Discussed football concessions and restrooms.

Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.





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EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 5:15 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, and Elizabeth Hathaway. Ron Felger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff and Bill Mallers.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 2A: For discussion of strategy with respect to collective bargaining.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 9: To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

Mr. Himsel and Mr. Mallers presented information regarding collective bargaining.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting adjourned 7:00 p.m.





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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Members present: Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, and Elizabeth Hathaway. Ron Felger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

Vice President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2015 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSLaura Gehrig, Cedar Canyon Summer Custodian, resigned as of 4/10/15. Denise Hutton, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/15. Tina Muzzillo, Carroll High OLC Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/4/15. Deborah Papagiannis, Eel River Teacher, resigned as of 6/5/15. Jody Rex, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 4/10/15. Kyle Sommer, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/5/15. Janel Sprunger, Carroll 9th Nurse, resigned as of 6/4/15. Courtney Wallace, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 4/24/15. Amanda Wilson, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/5/15.

B. RETIREMENTS Sue Dickes, Perry Hill and Oak View Music Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2014-15 school year. L. Kay Mercer, NACS Blind and Low Vision 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

Meg Bloom

AR/CC/ER/HT

Teacher

4/6/15-5/1/15

Christina Bowie

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

5/12-15/15

Sara Davis

Maple Creek

Teacher

4/9/15 and 4/10/15 p.m.

Neeraj Devanathan

Carroll High

Teacher

5/14-15/15

Jill Eakright

Perry Hill

Teacher

4/24/15

Jim Fortman

Transportation

Bus Driver

4/27-30/15

Laura Gehrig

Cedar Canyon

Custodian

4/15-30/15

Jill Jeran

Carroll High

Teacher

5/14-15/15

Tammy Johnson

Maple Creek

Custodian

Extension 4/20/15-5/1/15

Cisco Mireles

Carroll High

Teacher

4/9-13/15

Amanda Yager

Maple Creek

Transportation

Instructional Assistant

Bus Driver

5/4-20/15 or 5/11-27/15

5/1-18/15 or 5/8-22/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tricia Anderson

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

Kellie Ashton

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1.5 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

Fred Bueker

Carroll High

Summer Mower 14 hours/week Effective 4/28/15

Sarah Donnelly

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

Resida Halilovic

Maple Creek

Summer Custodian 7 hours/day, 4 days/week, 6 weeks Eff. 6/15/15

Angela Hensley

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

Michele Jackson

Huntertown

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

Angie Loveday

Maple Creek

Custodian 2nd Shift 4 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

Anastasia Raptis

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Preschool 3.25 hours/day, 4 days/week Effective 4/28/15

Ann Sollberger

Cedar Canyon

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

Tina Troyer

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 4/28/15

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll High/NACS Natatorium Certified and Classified staff for the 2015 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memos. Special Education Certified and Classified staff for the 2015 Summer School and Extended School Year programs as outlined in the enclosed memo.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Josh Clinkenbeard, Carroll Middle 8th Grade Head Football, resigned as of 4/21/15. Melissa Hill, Carroll Middle 8th Grade Head Basketball (F), resigned as of 3/20/15. Abby Johnson, Carroll Middle 8th Grade Volleyball, resigned as of 6/5/15. Matt Kochert, Carroll Middle 7th Grade Assistant Football, resigned as of 11/24/14. Amanda Wilson, Carroll 9th Student Council, resigned as of 6/5/15.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Bryce Feller

Carroll High

Baseball Volunteer

Conner Klotz

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Scott Jester

Maple Creek

Head Soccer (M)

Rick Myers

Maple Creek

Head Soccer (F)

Motion to approve items A-G by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel recognized Sue Dickes for her many years of service to NACS.

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Adela Dickey

Corporation

5/14-15/15

$ 622.00

2014 Tech CPF

Indiana CTO Council Conference

Bloomington, IN

Becky Hauguel

Perry Hill

6/23-25/15

$ 244.16

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Workshop, Noblesville, IN

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I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Arcola

5/12-13/15

School Bus

Camp Crosley, North Webster, IN

Hickory Center

5/15/15

Charter Bus

Greenfield Village & Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI

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

J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of $1,550.00 in merchandise credit to US Games for the purchase of physical education equipment from the American Heart Association Hoops for Heart. Jamie Wilkins, Oak View Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of $1,350.00 in merchandise credit to US Games for the purchase of physical education equipment from the American Heart Association Hoops for Heart. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. 2015-16 STUDENT HANDBOOKS Recommended the enclosed Student Handbooks for the 2015-16 School Year. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CIRCUIT BREAKER WAIVER Recommend approval of the Written Request for Waiver from Implementation of Protected Taxes Under IC 6-1.1-20.6-9.9 submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $292,602.84. Food Service Fund Purchases $181,207.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $22,608.50. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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