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2015-10-12 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, Liz Hathaway and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel.

I.C. 5-15-1.5-6.1(b) 9: To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

The board reviewed information on the performance evaluation of an individual employee.

Meeting adjourned 7:10 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, October 12, 2015 at 7:10 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, Liz Hathaway and John Hilger. 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 30, 2015 executive session and regular meeting by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATION

A. RESIGNATIONSJulie Collier, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned 3 hours as of 10/7/15. Deb DeLieto, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 10/16/15. Debra Gross, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 10/1/15. Kim Jasso, Carroll High Custodian, resigned as of 10/2/15.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Bert Baker, Carroll 9th Assistant Head Custodian, submitted his intent to retire effective 10/16/15.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Christina Baloski

Eel River

Teacher

Extension 10/12/15-11/30/15

Elizabeth Chaffee

Huntertown

Teacher

10/20-21/15

Mary Ellen Collins

Transportation

Bus Driver

11/2/15-1/29/16

Dick Hostetler

Transportation

Bus Driver

3/7-11/16

Melinda Kinder

Oak View

Teacher

10/30/15-11/3/15

Nikki Strasser

Eel River

Teacher

1/18-22/16

Jessica Turner

Transportation

Bus Driver

9/24/15-11/5/15

Barbara Wearley

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

1/5-8/16

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Elise Chang

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 11/2/15-12/17/15

Krystan Richter

Perry Hill

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/5/16-3/31/16

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Barry Bender

Corporation

TRANSFER to Carroll High Custodian 5 hours/day 180 days/year Effective 10/13/15

Trudy Breams

Carroll High

Carroll 9th

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hours/day total 5 hours/day Effective 10/13/15

Jessica Butler

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 5.75 hours/day Effective 10/13/15

Christine Gilsinger

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 10/13/15

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1.25 hours/day total 3.75 hours/day Effective 10/13/15

Pamela Lengacher

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 10/19/15

Kerry Melchi

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1.25 hours/day total 4.25 hours/day Effective 10/13/15

Tiffany Naval

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 10/13/15

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F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll High - Job Coach additional 1.75 hours/day, now 3.5 hour/day position (general fund). Cedar Canyon - Instructional Assistant SE Preschool 3 hours/day (general fund)

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested the following:# 15-05, Maple Creek Student, at a maximum of 5 hours/week, beginning 10/5/15-3/31/16. Teacher assignment: Tammy Etter; Rhonda Swihart; Abby Tigulis; Rebecca Moore.

H. BASE SALARY ADJUSTMENT FOR EARNING A MASTER'S DEGREE Requested approval of the Base Salary Adjustment for Earning a Master's degree as enclosed.

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

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

10/15/15

$ 154.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

11/16/15

$ 131.00

Prof. Dev.

Preparing for the 2015-16 Indiana Math Assessments
Decatur, IN

Helen Brubaker

Carroll 9th

10/15/15

$ 234.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Leslie Clark

Carroll High

11/23/15

$ 467.50

Acad. Honors

AP US History Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Jason Corah

Carroll Middle

11/11-12/15

$ 885.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Megan Cripe

Carroll High

10/15/15

$ 234.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Nicole Croy

Carroll High

11/24/15

$ 265.00

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

11/10-13/15

$ 920.00

Tech CPF

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Brenda Drayer

Arcola

Hickory Center

12/14-15/15

$1,028.14

G/T Grant

IAG State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Dave Ginder

Carroll High

11/16/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Indiana Math/ELA Assessments Decatur, IN

Mitch Hill

Maple Creek

10/15/15

$ 234.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

10/15/15

$ 154.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Diane Kelmer

Corporation

11/11/15

$ 340.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

11/13-14/15

$ 381.00

Prof. Dev.

INTESOL Pre-Conference & Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Neal Kronmiller

Arcola

10/29/15

$ 90.00

Custodial

InWarn, Water/Wastewater Agency Response

Network, Fort Wayne, IN

Kristi Miller

Arcola

Perry Hill

11/20/15

$ 100.00

SE Grant

Advanced EET Workshop, Carmel, IN

Jordan Rhodes

Carroll High

11/15/15

$ 234.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Sherrie Shade

Carroll High

11/16/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Preparing for the 2015-16 Indiana Math Assessments

Decatur, IN

Molly Shoup

Huntertown

Oak View

Perry Hill

11/14-15/15

$ 555.00

G/T Grant

IAG State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Julie Striggle

Corporation

11/4/15

$ 50.00

Adm. Travel

Komputrol Annual Users Meeting, Wabash, IN

Colleen Sullivan

Cedar Canyon

Eel River

Huntertown

12/14-15/15

$ 555.00

G/T Grant

IAG State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Amy Thomas

Maple Creek

10/15/15

$ 234.00

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

ICE Conference, Noblesville, IN

Abby Tigulis

Maple Creek

11/12/15

$ 407.50

Prof. Dev.

Tech CPF

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

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J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Cedar Canyon 3rd Grade

10/29/15

School Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Maple Creek Choir

1/30/16

School Bus

Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Motion to approve items I & J by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

K. FACILITY USE REQUEST Jamie Wilkins, Oak View Principal, requested permission to use the Oak View Music Room for Dr. David Tovey, Violin Instructor, twice a week beginning 1/26/16-5/12/16 and that the fee be reduced to $15.00/session. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

L. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE

  • Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Elementary Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $8,426.00 from Parkview Hospital Community Health Improvement program to be used for Perry Hill's CLASS Program.

  • Dan Ginder, Carroll High Assistant Principal, requested permission to accept the donation of a Charger Pride Marching Band sign to be placed on the Carroll High Band building from the Todd Battershell family valued at $2,934.00.

  • Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to submit and accept the following grants for the 2015-16 school year:

    • Title I $ 517,098.65

    • Title II, Part A $ 74,514.00

    • Title III $ 13,876.36

    • NESP $ 16,179.12

    • High Ability $ 57,342.00

  • Jada Conner, Special Education Director, requested permission to accept the following grants for the 2015-16 school year:

    • IDEA Part B 611 $1,080,720.00

    • IDEA Part B 619 $ 28,116.00

Motion to approve item L by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN ADOPTION RESOLUTIONRequested approval of the 2016-18 Capital Projects Plan as presented. Advertised 2016 appropriation of $5,984,119.00 and levy of $5,575,566.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

B. BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN ADOPTION RESOLUTIONRequested approval 2016-27 Bus Replacement Plan as presented. Advertised 2016 appropriation of $978,780.00 and levy of $1,116,252.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. TRANSPORTATION LEVY APPEAL RESOLUTION Recommended the levy appeal resolution for the Transportation Fund. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

D. 2016 BUDGET ADOPTION RESOLUTION Recommended 2016 Resolution for Appropriations and Tax Rate - Budget Form 4. Appropriation of $67,865,313.00 and levy of $25,426,706.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

E. 2016 BUDGET LINE 2 RESOLUTION Recommended the enclosed resolution authorizing the Business Manager to reduce the July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 appropriations for the 2016 budget. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

F. RESOLUTION FOR GOALS FOR EXPENDITURE CATEGORIESRecommended the enclosed Resolution for Goals for Expenditure Categories. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

G. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTIONRecommended approval for the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $21,934.43. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

H. CORPORATION PURCHASESBuilding Corporation Purchases - $2,650.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

I. CORPORATION PAYMENTSBuilding Corporation Payments $76,615.67. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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Motion to approve claims and payroll, subject to audit, by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Questions asked and answered. Motion carried.

Board Comments: None.

Audience Comments: Terry Pardman asked where NACS sees lower number of students going to college to become teachers. Mr. Himsel responded.

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

Meeting adjourned.





Board President Board Secretary


EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, October 12, 2015, following the regular meeting in the Central Office. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer and Liz Hathaway. John Hilger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel.

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 8:15 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