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2014-02-24 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Schools Board of School Trustees met in Executive Session on Monday, February 24,2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office. Those present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers and members of the Safety Committee - Sam DiPrimio, Courtney Veith, John Miller, Brad Zern and Toby Rhymer.

Mr. Mallers presented information regarding assessment, design, and implementation of school safety and security measures, plans, and systems.

Mr. Mallers along with Safety Committee members answered questions.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting adjourned.

Board President Board Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, February 24, 2014 immediately following the executive session in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimousunless otherwise stated.

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the February10, 2014 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr.Gloria Shamanoff presented the following commendations: Seventy (70) Maple Creek students for their success at the recent ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Vocal/Piano Contest and the ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Instrumental Contest.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSStacey Landwehr, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 2/17/14. Carolyn Magistri, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 2/28/14. Tammi Smith, Bus Driver, resigned as of 2/14/14.
  2. INTENT TO RETIREMark Seele, Maple Creek Principal, submitted his intent to retire at the end of his
    2013-14 contract.
  3. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommendedthe following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Alyssa Ables

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Effective approximately 3/10/14-5/8/14

Danielle Lopez

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute retroactive 2/17/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Kelly Ramsey

Maple Creek

Long-term Substitute Extension Effective 3/1/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Kimberly Yoh

Maple Creek

Long-term Substitute 50% Retroactive to 2/11/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kelly Hart

Transportation

TRANSFER to Bus Driver Special Needs Route Effective 2/25/14

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  1. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll High Certified and Classified staff for the 2014 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memo. Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant Bus additional 1 day/week at 1 hour/day (general fund). Huntertown Instructional Assistant Bus additional ½ hour/day (general fund)
  2. SUBSTITUTE TEACHER DAILY PAY RATE Recommended increase of Certified Substitute daily pay rate from $80 to $90/day for the extended school days that are being implemented for the 2013-14 weather make-up days.
  3. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Benjamin Crawford

Carroll High

Show Choir Equipment Driver Volunteer

Tim Gerardot

Carroll High

Show Choir Equipment Driver Volunteer

Caitlin Houser

Carroll Middle

Newspaper 50%

DeAnna Koons

Carroll Middle

Newspaper 50%

Phillip Rosser

Carroll High

Show Choir Equipment Driver Volunteer

Motion to approve items A-G byRon Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel and Board Members expressed their gratitude to Mark Seele for his service to Northwest Allen County Schools. During his years with NACS, Mr. Seele has been instrumental in the development of the middle school concept at NACS, the current building design of both Maple Creek and Carroll Middle Schools, and the ongoing partnership with Shenyang Middle School #134 located in northern China.

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Michelle Abel

Carroll High

2/25/14

$ 136.75

SE Grant

A Self-Directed IEP Process, Huntington, IN

Douglas Bryan

Arcola

3/24/14

$ 119.00

PL221

C.L.A.S.S. Workshop, Hickory Center Elem.
School, Fort Wayne, IN

Sandy Buuck

Carroll High

2/25/14

$ 89.95

SE Grant

A Self-Directed IEP Process, Huntington, IN

Nicole Germann

Arcola

3/24/14

$ 119.00

PL221

C.L.A.S.S. Workshop, Hickory Center Elem.
School, Fort Wayne, IN

Kara Hevel

Arcola

3/24/14

$ 119.00

PL221

C.L.A.S.S. Workshop, Hickory Center Elem.
School, Fort Wayne, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

2/19/14

$ 20.00

Adm. Travel

Upper Wabash Valley Superintendent's

Study Council, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

2/20/14

$ 303.20

Adm. Travel

IAPSS 2014 Winter Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Nicole Kirk

Arcola

3/24/14

$ 119.00

PL221

C.L.A.S.S. Workshop, Hickory Center Elem.
School, Fort Wayne, IN

Jessica McClure

Carroll High

2/25/14

$ 10.00

SE Grant

A Self-Directed IEP Process, Huntington, IN

Ann Poor

Perry Hill

3/24/14

$ 119.00

PTO Prof.

Dev. # 2980

C.L.A.S.S. Workshop, Hickory Center Elem.
School, Fort Wayne, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Eel River 1st Grade

3/26/14

School Bus

Kountry Kitchen, Fort Wayne, IN

Perry Hill 4th Grade

4/11/14

Chartered Bus

Indianapolis State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Cedar Canyon 4th Grade

4/25/14

Chartered Bus

Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items H andI by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Sam DiPrimio, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Target in the amount of $700.00 to be used for advanced placement environmental science field experience. Pam Kaylor, Oak View Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Oak View PTOin the amount of $1,417.75 to be used to purchase an art display cabinet.

Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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Gift/Grant/Donation Cont'd

Chris Himsel, Superintendent, requested permission to accept a donation from Parkview Health in the amount of $3,000 to be used for a $1,500 student scholarship and $1,500 toward staff professional development. This donation is given in honor of Kristin Thiele for her dedication, passion, and commitment to serving the needs of students inspite of her tremendous health challenges. This spirit of focus on serving the special needs of her students allowed her to not only meet these needs but also empower her students to become reliable and consistent contributing members of our community. These scholarships are intended to perpetuate her true dedication, passion, and commitment to effectively serving the needs of others.

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

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS Recommended the enclosed Resolution to Authorize Execution of Documents. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Recommended Building Corporation payments totaling $232,835.00.

Series 2008 Bond Issue $215,947.43 and Series 2005 Bond Issue $16,887.57. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Mary Wysong thanked the NACS Administrators for all of their work to coordinate the extended school day schedule. Mrs. Wysong also expressed appreciation to the NACS Faculty and Staff along with the NACS community for their support of the extended school days.

Audience Comments: John Miller, Carroll Middle School Principal, expressed his appreciation to all of the NACS Custodians for their outstanding work with snow removal this winter.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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