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2015-09-14 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, John Hilger and Paul Sloffer. Liz Hathaway 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 7:05 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


CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN HEARING

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Bill Mallers presented the three-year plan and how it will be used in NACS. The plan presented a total budget of $5,984,119 for 2016. The Plan was discussed. The projects were discussed and board questions were answered. There were no audience comments. The Capital Projects Plan is scheduled for adoption on October 12, 2015. Motion to adjourn the hearing by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN HEARING

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Bill Mallers presented the twelve-year bus replacement plan with the recommendation to budget for the replacement of six buses and the addition of three buses as advertised for 2016 for a total of $978,780. Buses to be replaced in 2016 include five 66-passenger buses and one 28-passenger special education bus. Buses to be added include three 78-passenger buses. The Bus Replacement Plan was discussed and board questions answered. There were no audience comments. The Bus Replacement Plan adoption is scheduled for October 12, 2015. Motion to adjourn the hearing by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

BUDGET HEARING

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Bill Mallers presented the proposed 2016 budget for the following funds:

General Fund $ 43,344,039

Debt Service Fund $ 14,234,500

Capital Projects Fund $ 5,984,119

Transportation Fund $ 3,323,875

Bus Replacement Fund $ 978,780

TOTAL $ 67,865,313

The budget was discussed and board questions answered. There were no audience comments. The Budget adoption is scheduled for October 12, 2015. Motion to adjourn the hearing by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:05 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, John Hilger and Paul Sloffer. Liz Hathaway was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff 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 31, 2015 regular meeting and executive session as presented by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSChristine Lindhorst, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 9/7/15. Kim Winget, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 9/11/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Cindy Bailey

Transportation

Bus Driver

Extension 9/14/15-10/27/15

Tamara Diller

Maple Creek

Custodian

10/2/15-12/11/15

Cindy Fenbert

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

9/21-25/15

Kelly Hart

Transportation

Bus Driver

8/24/15-10/15/15

Danielle Hildebrand

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

11/13-20/15

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

10/8-14/15

Susie Malcolm

Transportation

Bus Driver

12/7-11/15

Carol McCracken

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

9/21-24/15

Linda Vernasco

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

9/16/15-10/30/15

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Elizabeth Baker

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 9/14-1/4/16

Chere Balmoria

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Retroactive beginning 8/13/15-9/4/15

Brittany Padgett

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Retroactive beginning 9/8/15-5/31/16

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Yvonne

Anderson

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 6 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Heather Beard

Hickory Center

School Nurse 6 hours/day Effective 9/29/15

Daniel

Bradtmiller

Oak View

Custodian 5.5 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Fred Bueker

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Mower 20 hours/week Effective 9/15/15

Julie Collier

Eel River

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

Jennifer Geller

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 6 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Robert Hooven

Carroll Middle

Custodian 4 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Rita Jensen

Carroll High

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

Deborah Jones

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Carmen Lewis

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1.25 hours/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Sandra Main

Oak View

TRANSFER to Perry Hill Custodian 4.25 hours/day and Instructional Assistant

Breakfast .5 hour/day, total 4.75 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Loretta Parsons

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Huntertown Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

Joanne Seaman

Carroll High

Educational Interpreter additional .25 hour/day, total 7.25 hours/day Effective 9/15/15

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Maple Creek - Instructional Assistant ELL 3 hours/day (NESP grant). Perry Hill - Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (SE grant).

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Scott Meyers, Carroll Middle Soccer Coach (M), resigned as of 9/9/15.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION

Recommended the following for the 2015-16 school year:

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SCHOOL

POSITION

Maple Creek

Intramurals Volunteer

Motion to approve items A-G by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Amy Archbold

Arcola

10/9/15

$ 140.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Judy Barack

Oak View

10/9/15

$ 170.50

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Mike Barnes

Oak View

10/9/15

$ 166.45

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Sara Conner

Maple Creek

9/21-22/15

$ 300.00

SE Grant

Why Try Program, Fort Wayne, IN

Andy Deatrick

Carroll High

10/15-

16/15

$ 315.00

Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

Tech Fund

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Jon Degitz

Carroll High

10/7/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

Sam DiPrimio

Carroll High

10/7/15

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

Molly Elsass

Carroll 9th

10/12-

13/15

$ 260.00

SE Grant

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, Fort Wayne, IN

Ron Felger

Corporation

9/28-29/15

$ 970.56

Adm. Travel

ISBA Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Sherry Fretz

Huntertown

9/22/15

$ 205.00

SE Grant

LAMP Workshop, New Haven, IN

Maureen Fulk

Maple Creek

9/22/15

$ 220.00

SE Grant

Early Childhood Administrators Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Nicole Germann

Arcola

10/9/15

$ 140.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Marie Hanes

Carroll High

10/9/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

Liz Hathaway

Corporation

9/28-29/15

$ 696.03

Adm. Travel

ISBA Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Lori Hesse

Hickory Center

9/16-17/15

$ 300.00

SE Grant

IN Assoc. of School Psychologists

Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

9/28-29/15

$ 475.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Nicole Kirk

Arcola

10/9/15

$ 140.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Nichole Kruger

Perry Hill

10/12-

13/15

$ 260.00

SE Grant

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, Fort Wayne, IN

Anna Lake

Arcola

10/9/15

$ 140.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Kristen Lemley

Arcola

10/8/15

$ 30.00

Prof. Dev.

2015 Choral Music Educator's Wksp.

Fort Wayne, IN

Kristen Lemley

Arcola

10/9/15

$ 182.30

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Kim Lochmueller

Cedar Canyon

9/30/15 &

10/1/15

$ 220.00

Adm. Travel

School Safety Training, Indianapolis, IN

Jessica McClure

Hickory Center

9/21-22/15

$ 300.00

SE Grant

Why Try Program, Fort Wayne, IN

Rebecca Moore

Maple Creek

9/21-22/15

$ 779.00

SE Grant

Why Try Program, Fort Wayne, IN

Jessica Myers

Huntertown

10/12-

13/15

$ 260.00

SE Grant

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, Fort Wayne, IN

Meghan O'Connor

Carroll 9th

10/7/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

Tanya Pickett

Carroll High

Carroll 9th

10/7/15

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

Margie Radike

Arcola

Eel River

Carroll 9th

Carroll High

9/16-17/15

$ 542.50

SE Grant

IN Assoc. of School Psychologists

Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Lisa Repaal

Cedar Canyon

Huntertown

9/16-17/15

$ 427.50

SE Grant

IN Assoc. of School Psychologists

Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Noelle Rigler

Hickory Center

9/21-22/15

$ 480.00

SE Grant

Why Try Program, Fort Wayne, IN

Melissa Ringle

Carroll High

11/17-

18/15

$ 220.00

Title II Part A

ILF Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Melissa Robison

Carroll High

10/7/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

Ryan Roy

Carroll High

9/21-22/15

$ 460.00

SE Grant

Why Try Program, Fort Wayne, IN

Seth Slater

Carroll High

10/7/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Mitchell Smith

Oak View

10/9/15

$ 130.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Kayleigh Struchen

Oak View

Perry Hill

Maple Creek

Carroll Middle

10/12-

13/15

$ 100.00

SE Grant

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, Fort Wayne, IN

Matt Taylor

Carroll 9th

10/7/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Ditch That Textbook: Building a

Paperless Classroom, Decatur, IN

Terri Topp

Oak View

10/9/15

$ 130.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Hannah Vaughn

Carroll High

9/22-23/15

$ 245.00

SE Grant

LAMP, New Haven, IN

Heidi Weber

Carroll High

10/12-

13/15

$ 260.00

SE Grant

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, Fort Wayne, IN

Stacey White

Oak View

10/9/15

$ 130.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Karen Williams

Perry Hill

10/9/15

$ 140.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Brad Zern

Eel River

10/27/15

$ 322.78

Adm. Travel

Prof. Dev.

Section 504 in Indiana Seminar, South Bend, IN

I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Hickory Center Cross Country

9/18/15

School Bus

Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City, IN

Carroll High Japanese Class

10/30/15

Charter Bus

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glenco, IL

Mitsuwa Market Place, Arlington Heights, IL

Maple Creek 8th Grade

11/4/15

School Bus

Round Barn Theater Amish Acres, Nappanee, IN

The Amazing Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Kendallville, IN

Motion to approve items H & I by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Joe Meyer, Huntertown Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $10,488.32 from the Huntertown PTO to be used for 34 iPad Minis, splash app and a case. Kathleen Perfect, Arcola Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,500.00 from the Arcola PTO to be used for a 3D printer and scanner for the STEAM initiative. Kate Johanningsmeier, Hickory Center Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,500.00 from the Hickory Center PTO to be used for staff professional development and CLASS training.

Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Resolution for Emergency Appropriation for Capital Projects $19,311.70. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $233,719.80. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None.

Audience Comments: None.

Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.





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