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2015-12-21 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:00 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, 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 December 7, 2015 hearing and regular meeting by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATION

A. RESIGNATIONS Lori Buchan, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 12/17/15. Deb DeLieto, Carroll High, Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 11/20/15. Penny Theresa Steele, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 1/8/16.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Alan Bodenstein

Hickory Center

Teacher

1/4-5/16

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

2/23-26/16

Chris Lechner

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

1/13/16-2/5/16

Kim Riebersal

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant

1/5-8/16

Chad Sprunger

Carroll Middle

Teacher

5/9-20/16

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Andrew Deatrick

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Corporation 50% Curriculum Coordinator-Curriculum, Instruction,

Technology Integration and Carroll High 50% Science Teacher to begin when a classroom

teacher replacement has been found. 2015-16 to include 10 additional full days

Christi Green

Arcola

Special Education Teacher additional 25%, total 100% Effective 12/21/15

Bernadette Picco

Arcola

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 2/2/16-3/31/16

Krystan Richter

Perry Hill

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/20/16-5/31/16

Seth Slater

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Corporation 50% Curriculum Coordinator-Curriculum, Instruction,

Technology Integration and Carroll High 50% English/Language Arts Teacher to begin

when a classroom teacher replacement has been found. 2015-16 to include 10 additional

full days.

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tricia Anderson

Transportation

Bus Driver Effective 1/5/16

Fred Bueker

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Custodian 8 hours/day Effective 12/22/15

Eva Loveday

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Arcola Custodian 7.25 hours/day Effective 1/5/16

Miki Swing

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Educational Interpreter additional 50% now 100% Effective 1/5/16

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Hickory Center: Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day beginning 1/18/16 (special ed. fund). Carroll High: Biology Teacher.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Bobby Ables

Carroll Middle

Head Wrestling

Eric Adams

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Dave Antu

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Tony Fedele

Eel River

Drama/Talent Show 50%

Chad Hedges

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Chris Hicks

Carroll Middle

Assistant Wrestling

Kaylin Nichols

Eel River

Drama/Talent Show 50%

Ryan Tom

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

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

G. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Diane Barton

Hickory Center

1/15/16

$ 200.00

Prof. Dev.

IMEA State Professional Development

Conference, Fort Wayne, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

2/3-5/16

$ 815.00

Spec. Ed.

ICASE State Conf., Indianapolis, IN

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H. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Swim & Dive

12/29-30-15

School Bus

North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Swim & Dive

1/22-23/16

School Bus

Fishers High School, Fishers, IN

Carroll High Speech/Debate

1/29-30/16

Activity Bus

Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items G & H by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

I. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Perry Hill PTO in the amount of $4,476.35 to be used on signage for the school. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT RENEWAL

Ron Felger presented the Superintendent's contract for renewal. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. UPDATE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT WITH SGCS Recommended approval of the enclosed Shared Employee Agreement. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. BUSINESS INSURANCE PACKAGE FOR 2016 Requested approval of the renewal through Old National Insurance agency of the 2016 business insurance package for $592,211; which includes the Property and Liability Package, Automotive, Workers Compensation, and Umbrella with Liberty Mutual for $563,887; the Boiler & Machinery with Cincinnati Insurance for $12,360; Crime with Westfield Insurance for $1,871; and Cyber Risk Liability with Travelers for $14,093. Motion to approve the renewal including the Earthquake option at $592,211 by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. RESOLUTION RETIREMENT PLAN RESTATEMENTRecommended the enclosed three resolutions for amendment and restatement of the retirement plan. Motion to approve the 401a for Teachers by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried. Motion to approve for Administrators by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried. Motion to approve the Exclusive Benefit by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

C. PAYMENT OF YEAR-END CLAIMS AND PAYROLLRequested permission to pay the year-end claims and payroll, as the budget will allow. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

D. RESOLUTION TO ADJUST 2015 BUDGETRecommended the enclosed resolution to adjust the 2015 budget. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

E. CORPORATION PURCHASESBuilding Corporation Purchases - $15,000.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

F. CORPORATION PAYMENTSBuilding Corporation Payments - $70,074.55. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: John Hilger commended the CHS Basketball Team for their success and wished them well in the upcoming games. Chris Himsel wished everyone Happy Holidays.

Audience Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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