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2015-06-22 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer, and Liz Hathaway. Kent Somers and John Hilger were 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 June 8, 2015 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Amanda Brown, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/18/15. Kara Hevel, Arcola Teacher, resigned as of 6/19/15. Kim Kennedy, Carroll High Secretary, resigned as of 7/23/15. Jen Kumfer, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/13/15. Mary Minich, Perry Hill Teacher, resigned as of 6/17/15.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Debora Robins, Technology Specialist, submitted her intent to retire as of 6/26/15.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Brandy Shoaff

Huntertown

Teacher

8/11/15-10/16/15

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Julie Abbs

Oak View

Kindergarten Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Amanda Brown

Cedar Canyon

Counselor Effective 8/11/15

Tonya

Burns-Cohrs

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Sessions 1 & 2, June 8-26 and July 6-24, 2015, 150 hours

Kathryn Conrad

Cedar Canyon

2nd Grade Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Gretchen

Davenport

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Eel River 3rd Grade Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Lavinia Dawson

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Megan Fizer

Carroll High

Counselor 204 days/year Effective 7/28/15

John Franklin

Carroll High

Counselor 204 days/year Effective 7/28/15

Sherry Fretz

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Teacher

August 3-7, 2015, 16 hours

Austin Harrison

Cedar Canyon

4th Grade Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Andrea Hudson

Huntertown

Counselor Effective 8/11/15

Jessica McClure

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Hickory Center Counselor Effective 8/11/15

Robert McKerr

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Erin Moore

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Julie Nicholson

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Teacher

August 3-7, 2015, 16 hours

Brooke

Osterman

Eel River

2nd Grade Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Chris Ratsabout

Carroll High

Spanish Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Krystal Schwartz

Carroll High

Spanish Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Carla Shaheen

Oak View

4th GradeTeacher Effective 8/11/15

Pandy Sinish

Cedar Canyon

5th Grade Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Kimberly Wade

Cedar Canyon

1st Grade Teacher

Kay Yoder

Carroll High

Health

Summer Sessions 1, June 8-26, 2015, 75 hours

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Debbie Bailey

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Instructional Assistant

August 3-7, 2015, 15 hours

Nicole Cody

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 8/12/15

Theresa

Ellenberger

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Instructional Assistant

August 3-7, 2015, 15 hours

Susan Kelty

Carroll 9th

Nurse 6.5 hours/day Effective 8/10/15

Linda Platt

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Instructional Assistant

August 3-7, 2015, 15 hours

Ofelia Sanchez

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Instructional Assistant

August 3-7, 2015, 15 hours

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F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Julie Gordy, Carroll High Yearbook, resigned as of 6/17/15. Michael Schaffner, Carroll High Assistant Speech, resigned as of 6/5/15. Tim Sloffer, Carroll High Assistant Wrestling, resigned as of 6/11/15.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Amy Hanna

Carroll Middle

Assistant Swim

Caitlin Houser

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Head Volleyball

Abby Johnson

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Head Basketball (F)

Jennifer Kieffer

Carroll High

Student Council 50%

Dan Lestinsky

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Head Football

Anna Milliman

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Emilee Nees

Carroll High

Dance

Meghan O'Connor

Carroll High

Head Speech 25%

Rebecca Perkins

Carroll 9th

Student Council

Kristen Reiske

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Michael Schaffner

Carroll High

Head Speech 75%

Amber Starkel

Carroll Middle

Head Cross Country (F)

Alexis Taylor

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Brian Thornson

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Assistant Football

Andy Wade

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Sam Wells

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Kayla Williams

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Kyle Wood

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Assistant Football

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

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Dave Hey

Corporation

8/10-12/15

$1,085.00

Staff Dev.

Energy Education Centergistic

Chicago, IL

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

7/14/15

$ 90.25

Prof. Dev.

Literacy Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Carrie Mast

Hickory Center

7/14/15

$ 279.25

Prof. Dev.

Literacy Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Marlene Redding

Hickory Center

7/14/15

$ 279.25

Prof. Dev.

Literacy Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

I. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Lyndsay's Allen County Twirlers in the amount of $775.00 to be used for school improvement activities, student programs, staff appreciation, and staff professional development. Jamie Wilkins, Oak View Principal, requested permission to accept the donation of a shredder with an estimated value of $2,600.00 from the Oak View PTO. Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Perry Hill PTO in the amount of $2,470.00 to be used for welcome signs and photo boards. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

J. TEXTBOOK RENTAL Requested approval of the following: Textbook Rental - amended textbook rental charge as enclosed. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Chris Himsel asked for thoughts and prayers for the John Hilger family at the passing of his sister-in-law.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. PRESENTATION ON CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Dr. Gloria Shamanoff, Dan Lestinsky, Colleen Sullivan, David Brooks, Joe Meyer, Molly Shoup, and Deb Neumeyer attended the ASCD Conference and and shared some of the things they learned about "Understanding by Design". UbD is a backward design curriculum development process, which is to start with the end in mind and work backwards from there. The conference fees were paid by a DOE grant.

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BUSINESS REPORT

A. HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS

Recommended the following:

  • No change in health insurance premiums for the October 1, 2015 renewal with Anthem.

  • Change co-pays per enclosed summary.

  • Renew agreement with Parkview Health for the NACS Health & Wellness Center.

  • Use Unified Employee Benefits to offer payroll deduct voluntary benefits insurance through Assurity Life Insurance Company.

  • Renew the annual Consulting Services agreement with RESutton & Associates, effective October 1, 2015 for $19,000.00.

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $45,767.32 Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $298,884.90. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: Todd A. Battershell informed the board members of his intent to work with school officials on a donation of a mural on the side of the CHS Band Garage.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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