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2015-05-11 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer, Liz Hathaway and John Hilger. Kent Somers was absent. 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 April 27, 2015 work session, executive session and regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PTO STUDENT ARTWORK PRESENTATION

Dr. Gloria Shamanoff welcomed Karen Hofer, CHS PTO President. Mrs. Hofer introduced NACS Student Artists and presented their artwork to the board. The artwork will be on display in the NACS Central Office for the upcoming school year.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSJustin Byerley, Natatorium Aquatic Worker, resigned as of 5/1/15. Ronnie Kelmer, Natatorium Custodian, resigned as of 6/5/15. Lauren Kimes, Carroll High Counselor, resigned as of 6/2/15.

Pam Miller, Carroll 9th Nurse, resigned as of 6/4/15. John Morris, Natatorium Aquatic Worker, resigned as of 5/1/15. Mollie Ohneck, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/8/15. Kathy Sommer, Oak View Nurse, resigned as of 6/4/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Margaret Bloom

AR/CC/ER/HT

Teacher

Extension 5/4-6/15

Alan Bodenstein

Hickory Center

Teacher

5/26/15

Laura Gehrig

Cedar Canyon

Custodian

Extension 5/1/15-6/5/15

Kelly Greenlee

Huntertown

Teacher

5/8/15 p.m.

Krista Price

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

4/22-24/15

Ofelia Sanchez

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

5/4-22/15

Tara Turner

Carroll High

Teacher

Extension 5/18/15-6/5/15

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kim Phillips

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 5/18/15-6/5/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Barry Bender

Cedar Canyon

Summer Custodian 7 hours/day, 4 days/week, 6 weeks Eff. 6/5/15

Nathaniel Kipfer

Carroll Middle

Mower 19 hours/week Effective 5/12/15

Tara Parker

Carroll High

Summer School Custodian 5.5 hours/day, 8 weeks Effective 6/8/15

Kerry Shank

Cedar Canyon

Mower 11 hours/week Effective 5/12/15

Linda Shank

Carroll Middle

Summer Custodian 7 hours/day, 4 days/week, 6 weeks Eff. 6/8/15

E. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Philip Fretz, Carroll High Head Speech, resigned as of 6/5/15.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2015-16 school year:

Amber Shank

Carroll High

Academic Coach - Spell Bowl 50%

Alicia Weimer

Carroll High

Academic Coach - Spell Bowl 50%

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Request approval of the following:#14-19, Huntertown Student, at a maximum of 2 hours/week, beginning 5/11/15-6/4/15. Teacher assignment: Stacey Wissler.

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

Nancy Eagle

Carroll High

5/21/15

$ 255.00

Title III

Research to Practice, Indianapolis, IN

April Ellis

Carroll Middle

6/15-15/15

$ 265.00

SE Grant

IN Deaf Educators and Educational

Interpreters Conf., Indianapolis, IN

Laura Lemert

Cedar Canyon

Oak View

5/28/15

$ 189.99

PTO Prof. Dev.

Late, Lost & Unprepared, Fort Wayne, IN

I. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Hickory Center 5th Grade

5/13/15

Charter Bus

Marengo Caves, Marengo, IN

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

J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Requested permission to accept the following:

Joe Meyer, Huntertown Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of equipment and supplies valued at $3,049.67 from the Huntertown PTO to be used to technologically enhance the art curriculum. Kate Johanningsmeier, Hickory Center Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Hickory Center PTO in the amount of $1,200.00 to be used for staff professional development with C.L.A.S.S. Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Eel River PTO in the amount of $9,193.00 to be used for IPADs and a portable PA system. Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Cedar Canyon PTO in the amount of $30,000.00 to be used for playground expansion. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. FUND RAISER Requested approval of the following fund raiser: Carroll High Making Strides - Nelson's Chicken. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. PARKVIEW HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL AGREEMENT Recommended approval of the enclosed Parkview Health Care Personnel Agreement. This is a renewal of a previous agreement. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. UPDATE ON SCHOOL START & END TIMES Chris Himsel gave an update on school start & end times.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $288,317.51 and Capital Projects fund - $430,686.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $458,752.11. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Chris Himsel asked that prayers continue for the students involved in the recent car accident. All students have been released from the hospital.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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