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20015-08-31 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, John Hilger and Liz Hathaway. Paul Sloffer was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, and Bill Mallers.

I.C. 5-15-1.5-6.1(b) 2 (A): For discussion of strategy with respect to collective bargaining.

Mr. Himsel presented information regarding collective bargaining.

Meeting adjourned 7:00 p.m.

The undersigned certify that no other subject matter of business was discussed in the executive session other than the subject matter of business specified in the public notice of the executive session.

Board President Board Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, August 31, 2015 at

7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, John Hilger and Liz Hathaway. Paul Sloffer was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, parents, 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 August 10, 2015 regular meeting and executive session as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSSam Ashton, Carroll High Mower, resigned as of 8/31/15. Virginia Corby, Speech Language Therapist, resigned 1 day/week as of 7/17/15. Janet Evans, Cedar Canyon Instructional Asst., resigned classroom hours as of 8/19/15. Lonnie Heck, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 8/28/15. Sharon Knox, Hickory Center Instructional Assistant, resigned lunch/recess as of 8/11/15. Sarah Nelson, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 8/5/15.

Kelly O'Neil, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned 2 hours as of 8/31/15. Joyce Rupert, Carroll Middle Custodian, resigned as of 8/28/15. Tina Williams, Eel River Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 7/25/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Christina Baloski

Eel River

Teacher

8/12/15-10/11/15

Cindy Bermes

Carroll High

Custodian

8/31/15-10/4/15

Jim Fortman

Transportation

Bus Driver

10/23-28/15

Kelsey Guthrie

Eel River

Teacher

11/2/15-12/17/15

Chris Meihls

Transportation

Bus Driver

8/24-28/15

Elizabeth O'Connor

Eel River

Teacher

10/22-29/15

Matt Ousley

Maple Creek

Teacher

11/9-13/15

Natalie Zehr

Transportation

Bus Driver

12/14-17/15

C. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Eel River - Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (special ed. grant). Eel River - Instructional Assistant SE additional 1.25 hours/day (general fund). Hickory Center - 2 Instructional Assistants SE additional 1 hour/day each (general fund). Huntertown - Education Interpreter additional .25 hour/day (special ed. grant). Carroll High - Educational Interpreter additional .25 hour/day (special ed. grant). Carroll High - 2 Instructional Assistants Library additional 1.5 hours/day each. Carroll 9th - Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day (general fund)

Motion to approve items A-C by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Darlene

Lankenau

Carroll High

Spanish Teacher Retroactive beginning 8/31/15

Jennifer

Ndlovu

Carroll High

Spanish Teacher Effective 1/5/16

Sarah Stevens

Hickory Center

Kindergarten Teacher Effective 9/1/15

Krystan Richter

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Retroactive beginning 8/17/15-1/4/16

Recommended Bryan Koehlinger be returned to Carroll Middle classroom teacher, 184 days/year, retroactive beginning 8/11/15.

E. EMERITUS RECOMMENDATION Recommended that NACS contract with Richard Vorick to continue to serve in an Emeritus position to work with all of our new elementary teachers by providing professional development and feedback on their teaching to complement the support provided by the teacher's building principal, provide professional development to any NACS teacher or school interested in additional C.L.A.S.S. training, mentoring teachers who have been notified of performance deficiencies and placed on an improvement plan, assist our principals in observing and evaluating teachers (particularly in those situations where a multiple opinions are needed), and leading the process of developing a curriculum for a pilot pre-school program (in light of potential changes to pre-school funding, we need to be prepared to offer pre-school opportunities that align with our kindergarten curriculum for children in need of such services). This position shall be compensated at an hourly rate to equal 75% of the daily/hourly rate at the time of his retirement and not to exceed 360 total hours during the course of the 2015-16 school year.

F. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sam Ashton

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Custodian 2nd Shift additional 4 hours/day

total 8 hours/day, 12 months/year Effective 9/1/15

Nicole Beuchel

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Megan Beyler

Oak View

TRANSFER to Carroll High Custodian 2ND Shift 8 hours/day

12 months/year Effective 9/1/15

Doug

Bultemeyer

Transportation

Bus Driver Carroll High and Hickory Center Routes Effective 9/1/15

Wendy Burchett

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day Effective 9/1/15

Jourdan Eastling

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Effective 9/8/15

Jennifer

Engelsrud

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess additional .25 hour/day

total 2 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Linda Fortney

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Maria Geese

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess additional .25 hour/day

total 2 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Peggy Gerardot

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant Library 5 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Jennifer Harning

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Gwen Hatfield

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant Library 5 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Nicole Holt

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Kelsey Houser

Transportation

Bus Driver Carroll High Route Effective 9/1/15

Sheri Kautz

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Deb Langin

Carroll 9th

TRANSFER to Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day, 12 months/year

Effective 9/1/15

Amanda

Langston

Transportation

Bus Driver Carroll High, Carroll Middle and Oak View Routes

Effective 9/1/15

Amy Lawson

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Brenda Loy

Carroll 9th

TRANSFER to Custodian 1st Shift 8 hours/day, 12 months/year

Effective 9/1/15

Laurie Myers

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant 4.25 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Tara Parker

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Bette Ransdell

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day, 12 months/year

Rita Reinking

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess additional .25 hour/day

total 2 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Michelle

Sanchez

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Debbie

Sanderson

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess additional .25 hour/day

total 2 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Tricia Stiver

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Karen Stromberg

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 5.75 hours/day Effective 9/1/15

Barbara Wearley

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day Effective 9/1/15

Sheri West

Hickory Center

TRANSFER to Corporation Nurse 7 hours/day, 189 days/year

Effective 9/1/15

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G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested the following:#15-01, Maple Creek Student, at a maximum of 4 hours/week, beginning 9/1/15-5/27/16. Teacher assignment: Rhonda Swihart; Tammy Etter and Michele Scott. #15-02, Eel River Student, at a maximum of 1 hour/week, beginning 8/19/15-11/12/15. Teacher assignment: Sarah Bennett. #15-03, Huntertown Student, as a maximum of 1 hour/week, beginning 8/31/15-12/17/15. Teacher assignment: Sherry Fretz.

H. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Lonnie Heck, Carroll High Foreign Language Department Chair, resigned as of 8/28/15.

I. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Amy Cox

Carroll High

Foreign Language Department Chair 46%

Megan Fizer

Maple Creek

REVISED Head Cheerleading 68%

Tiffany Flemming

Maple Creek

8th Grade Head Basketball (F)

Kim Ginder

Maple Creek

7th Grade Volleyball

Austin Harrison

Maple Creek

8th Grade Head Basketball (M)

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

Foreign Language Department Chair 46%

Rebecca Moore

Maple Creek

Team Leader (8-2)

Lindsey Noll

Maple Creek

7th Grade Head Basketball (F)

Cassie Wolfe

Carroll High

Head Softball

Motion to approve items D-I by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Diane Barton

Hickory Center

9/18/15

$ 105.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Student Ambassadors Teacher Training

Goshen, IN

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

9/30/15 -

10/1/15

$ 242.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist Training

Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Bell

Cedar Canyon

11/20/15

$ 225.00

SE Grant

Expanding Expression Tool Workshop, Carmel, IN

Amanda Brown

Cedar Canyon

10/1/15

$ 35.00

Prof. Dev.

Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

Tonya Chastain

Hickory Center

9/18/15

$ 65.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Student Ambassadors Teacher Training

Goshen, IN

Christine DeTurk

Hickory Center

9/18/15

$ 65.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Student Ambassadors Teacher Training

Goshen, IN

Sam DiPrimio

Carroll High

9/30/15 -

10/1/15

$ 212.50

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Denise Hayes

Hickory Center

9/18/15

$ 105.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Student Ambassadors Teacher Training

Goshen, IN

Racheal Hill

Maple Creek

9/17/15

$ 192.00

Prof. Dev.

The Role of Speaking & Listening, Decatur, IN

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

9/18/15

$ 70.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Student Ambassadors Teacher Training

Goshen, IN

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

9/30/15 -

10/1/15

$ 579.98

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy

Indianapolis, IN

Carter Jones

Maple Creek

9/30/15 -

10/1/15

$ 162.50

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Ashley Kas

Carroll High

9/18/15

$ 399.00

Acad. Honors

AP-TIP IN Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jessica McClure

Hickory Center

9/18/15

$ 70.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Student Ambassadors Teacher Training

Goshen, IN

Holly M. Miller

Maple Creek

9/17/15

$ 165.00

Prof. Dev.

The Role of Speaking & Listening, Decatur, IN

Kathleen Perfect

Arcola

9/30/15 -

10/1/15

$ 716.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Casey Stansifer

Carroll High

11/24/15

$ 408.40

Acad. Honors

AP Language/Composition Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Casey Stansifer

Carroll High

3/10/16

$ 381.60

Acad. Honors

AP-TIP Mock Reading Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

William Toler

Maple Creek

11/22/15-

11/24/15

$ 906.50

Adm. Travel

IN Association of School Principals Fall

Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jamie Wilkins

Oak View

9/30/15 -

10/1/15

$ 170.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

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K. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Hickory Center 5th Grade

9/10/15

Charter Bus

Marengo Caves, Marengo, IN

Hickory Center 4th Grade

9/18/15

Charter Bus

Trail of Courage Living History Festival, Rochester, IN

Carroll High Art Students

9/23-27/15

Train

United States Department of Education, Washington D.C.

Eel River 5th Grade

9/28-29/15

School Bus

Camp S.O.L.E., Camp Lutherwald, Howe, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

10/1-3/15

Activity Bus

FCCLA Fall Leadership Workshop, Camp Allendale, Trafalgar, IN

Carroll High Band

10/23-24/15

School Bus

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

11/19-22/15

Activity Bus

National FCCLA Cluster Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items J & K by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

L. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Joe Meyer, Huntertown Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of educational and citizenship decals valued at $3,200.00 from the Huntertown PTO to be hung in the school cafeteria. Recommended acceptance of the Safe Haven Program Grant in the amount of $20,000.00 to be used for the NACS School Resource Office program. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. PARKVIEW AGREEMENT Recommended approval of the enclosed Parkview Student & Employee Assistance Program Agreement. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel asked that thoughts and prayers be with the both the Chris Dodane and Deb McGinn families.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT Recommended renewal of the enclosed School Resource Office (SRO) agreement with the Allen County Sheriff's Department for the 2015-16 school year. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Resolution for Emergency Appropriation for Capital Projects $3,000.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $356,401.89. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None.

Audience Comments: Chris Dunn and Holly Dunn expressed concern about the implementation of their child's IEP and the pay rate of the educational interpreter position. Mr. Felger explained that this is something to be addressed by meeting with members of the administration.

Motion to adjourn by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway

Meeting adjourned.

It was determined that there would be no need to conduct the scheduled executive session following the board meeting.





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