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2015-09-30 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer and Liz Hathaway. John Hilger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, and Bill Mallers and Tuck Hopkins.

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

Mr. Himsel and Mr. Hopkins 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 Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer and Liz Hathaway. John Hilger 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 September 14, 2015 executive session, hearings and regular meeting by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer pending one correction, the motion to adjourn the regular meeting was seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATION

A. RESIGNATIONSCindy Bermes, Carroll High Custodian, resigned as of 9/17/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Michelle Abel

Carroll High

Teacher

10/22/15-11/19/15

Deborah Beyhan

Arcola

Instructional Assistant

10/12-20/15

Lucy Fisher

Arcola

Teacher

2/2/16-3/31/16

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Patti Papagiannis

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 10/22/15-11/19/15

Bernadette Picco

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 9/16/15-10/30/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Lori Buchan

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 10/1/15

Sara Dunten

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Educational Interpreter 7.25 hours/day

2.5 days/week Effective 10/1/15

Michelle Lim

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 10/1/15

Brianne Mitcham

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2.25 hours/day Effective 10/1/15

Miki Swing

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Educational Interpreter 7.25 hours/day

2.5 days/week Effective 10/1/15

Recommended the enclosed Instructional Assistant - Educational Interpreter Benefit Sheet.

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll High - Job Coach additional 1.75 hours/day (special ed. grant)

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Blake Smith, Carroll High Band - Percussion Instruments, resigned as of 9/9/15.

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G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Michael Brown

Carroll High

Band - Percussion Instruments

Mitch Hill

Maple Creek

8th Grade Assistant Football

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested the following:# 15-04, Hickory Center Student, at a maximum of 4.5 hours/week, beginning 9/23/15-12/17/15. Teacher assignment: Jason Lantz.

Motion to approve items A-H by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

David Brooks

Carroll High

11/24/15

$ 407.50

Acad. Honors

AP World History Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

10/8-9/15

$ 850.00

SE Grant

ICASE, Indianapolis, IN

Melanie Creek

Huntertown

10/23/15

$ 141.08

Nurse Fund

Kids, Classrooms & Health Concerns

Fort Wayne, IN

Nancy Eagle

Corporation

10/8/15

$ 237.50

NESP Grant

2015 Indiana ESL Conference, West Lafayette, IN

Nancy Eagle

Corporation

11/13-14/15

$ 418.00

NESP Grant

INTESOL Pre-Conference & Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Miki Gross

Huntertown

10/8/15

$ 309.45

NESP Grant

Huntertown

2015 Indiana ESL Conference, West Lafayette, IN

Cynthia Hesterman

Maple Creek

10/1/15

$ 115.00

Prof. Dev.

2015 Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

10/1-4/15

$ 200.00

Adm. Travel

ASCD Conference, Washington, D.C.

Jan Hottle

Hickory Center

11/5-6/15

$ 345.00

Food Service

ISNA State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Carrie Hyde

Oak View

10/21/15

$ 212.00

Adm. Travel

ASBO Extracurricular Accounting Seminar

Goshen, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

10/8/15

$ 36.00

Adm. Travel

School Improvement Plan Training, Huntington, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

10/9/15

$ 54.00

Adm. Travel

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Melinda Kinder

Oak View

10/9/15

$ 50.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Leeanne Koeneman

Corporation

11/5-7/15

$ 645.00

Food Service

ISNA State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Kristen Lemley

Oak View

1/14-16/16

$ 285.00

Prof. Dev.

Indiana Music Educators Association Conference

Fort Wayne, IN

Jessica McClure

Hickory Center

11/19/15

$ 88.40

Prof. Dev.

Helping Students with Anxiety and Depression

Decatur, IN

Kathleen Perfect

Arcola

11/5/15

$ 95.00

Prof. Dev.

Leader in Me Presentation, Westfield, IN

Ann Poor

Perry Hill

10/9/15

$ 138.50

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Brainweb Retreat, North Webster, IN

Cheryl Roush

Maple Creek

10/1/15

$ 115.00

Prof. Dev.

2015 Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

Amy Saleh

Arcola

11/5/15

$ 45.00

Prof. Dev.

Leader in Me Presentation, Westfield, IN

Colleen Sullivan

Cedar Canyon

Eel River

Huntertown

12/14-15/15

$ 555.00

High Ability

Grant

IAG State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Cindy Thompson

Maple Creek

11/5-6/15

$ 405.00

Food Service

ISNA State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Trimmer

Oak View

1/15-16/16

$ 285.00

Prof. Dev.

Indiana Music Educators Association Conference

Fort Wayne, IN

Ashly Wilson

Oak View

11/13-14/15

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Literacy Retreat, Fort Wayne, IN

Brad Zern

Eel River

10/27/15

$ 322.78

Adm. Travel

Prof. Dev.

Section 504 in Indiana Seminar, South Bend, IN

J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High 12th Grade

10/6/15

School Bus

Trine University, Angola, IN

Perry Hill 5th Grade

10/22/15

Charter Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Oak View 5th Grade

10/27/15

Charter Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Carroll High Art Students

10/30/15

Charter Bus

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Maple Creek Band & Choir

4/30/16

Charter Bus

Kings Island, Mason, OH

Motion to approve items I & J by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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K. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Joe Meyer, Huntertown Elementary Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $4,697.00 from the Debbie McGinn Memorial to be used to create a scholarship fund in honor of Debbie McGinn as well as for the Huntertown Elementary Library.

John Miller, Carroll Middle Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,000.00 from the Carroll Middle School PTO to be used for professional development, student activities, equipment and supplies. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. FUND RAISERS Requested approval of the enclosed fund raising requests for the 2015-16 school year. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

B. EVALUATION REPORT Mr. Himsel presented the Evaluation Report.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $116,082.40. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None.

Audience Comments: Mr. Todd Battershell reported that the sign on the Carroll High band storage building donated by he and his wife is complete. Joanne Seaman asked if an educational interpreter was hired as a part of the personnel and communications portion of this meeting. Mr. Felger confirmed that they were. Ms. Seaman asked if an update of salary and benefits for the educational interpreter was also included. Mr. Himsel asked her to schedule a personnel meeting to discuss this.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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