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2014-06-09 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, John Hilger, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the May 27, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Himsel recognized the following teacher for being named NACS Teachers of the Year:Michelle Stoffel, Jodie Zimmerman, Abby Tigulis, and Melissa Rife.

Mr. Himsel recognized Ellen Brineman for being awarded the Thiele Professional Learning Stipend.

John Hilger, on behalf of the Board Members, thanked the teachers for their hard work and commitment to NACS.

A. RESIGNATIONS Matt Aleshire, Carroll Middle Custodian, resigned as of 6/6/14. Rita Augustin, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant SE, resigned 4 hours/day as of 6/5/14. Letisha Clendenen, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. J'Nelle Hamilton, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. Erin Helmuth, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/10/14. Mo Qadri, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 7/1/14.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Bob Trahin, Bus Driver, submitted his intent to retire as of 6/5/14.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Nicole Beasley

Oak View

Teacher

6/6/14

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

Teacher

8/12/14-10/31/14

Janell Garman

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

5/26/14-6/6/14

Kara Hevel

Arcola

Teacher

8/12/14-9/23/14

Pam Kaylor

Oak View

Principal

18 days between June 13 and July 31, 2014

6 make up snow days from 2013-14 contract year

24 days total

Ronnie Kelmer

Natatorium

Custodian

7/28/14-8/12/14

Stacey Zelt

Hickory Center

Speech Language Pathologist

5/22/14 a.m.

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Erin Culver

Carroll Middle

Language Arts Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Sherry Fretz

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Jumpstart Teacher

August 4-8, 2014, 16 hours

Carol Gaff

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructor

June 11-July 24, 2014, 60 hours

Katy Geisleman

Cedar Canyon

Special Education Early Childhood Summer Program Teacher

July 8-24, 2014, 20 hours

Ivy Harrison

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Mild Disabilities

July 8-25, 2014, 25 hours

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

ENL Plus+ Camp Director and Instructor

June 11-27, 2014, 60 hours

Steve

Lubbehusen

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Sessions 1 & 2, June 11-25 & July 8-25, 130 hours

Shane Merryman

Carroll High

Physical Education

Summer Session 2, July 8-25,2014, 70 hours

Physical Education

Substitute June 26 & 27, 10 hours

Nancy Myers

Cedar Canyon

Special Education Summer Program

Hearing Impaired, 8 hours

Julie Nicholson

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Jumpstart Teacher

August 4-8, 2014, 16 hours

Mo Qadri

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Mild Disabilities

June 11-27, 2014, 30 hours

Amy Sobczak

Eel River

TRANSFER to Hickory Center 2nd Grade Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Kay Yoder

Carroll High

Health

Summer Session 1, June 11-27, 70 hours

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E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tiffany Armstrong

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Leader/Instructor

June 11-July 24, 2014, 60 hours

Debbie Bailey

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Summer Program Instructional Assistant

August 4-8, 2014, 15 hours

Linda Bishop

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Summer Program Instructional Assistant

August 4-8, 2014, 15 hours

Stacey Brewer

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Summer Program Instructional Assistant

August 4-8, 2014, 15 hours

Daniel Canaveral

Eel River

ENL Plus+ and ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 11-27 and July 22-24, 2014, 70.5 hours

Sandy Canaveral

Eel River

ENL Plus+ and ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 11-27 and July 22-24, 2014, 45.5 hours

Carol Daman

Cedar Canyon

Special Education Early Childhood Summer Program

Instructional Assistant

July 8-24, 2014, 18 hours

Teresa

Ellenberger

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Summer Program Instructional Assistant

August 4-8, 2014, 15 hours

Camilla Gardner

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant 5 hours/day, Effective 8/13/14

Amy Green

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Summer Program Instructional Assistant

August 4-8, 2014, 15 hours

Michele Gross

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 11-July 24, 2014, 60 hours

Kent Hesterman

Maple Creek

Summer Custodian 7 hours/day , 4 days/week, 6 weeks Effective 6/16/14

Megan Kemery

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 7 hours/day Level 10 Effective 8/13/14

Renea Kreilach

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Office 7 hours/day Effective 6/16/14

Julie Myers

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 11-July 24, 2014, 21 hours

Margie Radike

Special Ed.

Special Education Summer Program

School Psychologist,18 hours

Jody Richardson

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Cedar Canyon Food Service Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Ofelia Sanchez

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Summer Program Instructional Assistant

August 4-8, 2014, 15 hours

Martha Sprague

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 11-July 24, 2014, 21 hours

Jennifer Wiehe

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll High Food Service Assistant 5.75 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Teresa Yates

Carroll High

Special Education Summer Program

Educational Interpreter

June 11-27, 2014 and July 8-25, 2014, 150 hours

Jada Conner, Director of Special Education, requested permission to adjust distribution of Special Education Instructional Assistant hours as follows: Reduce a 7 hour position at Carroll High to a 5 hour position at Carroll High adding the 2 hours to a current 2 hour position at Carroll High to make it a 4 hour position (general fund)

Move a 4 hour position at Carroll Middle School to a 4 hour position at Carroll High due to the student transitioning from middle school to high school (general fund)

Recommend the employment of substitute/temporary bus technicians.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Krisanne Clinkenbeard, Carroll Middle Head Track (M), resigned as of 5/29/14. Mo Qadri, Maple Creek 7th Grade Assistant Football, resigned as of 6/3/14. Gary Teeple, Maple Creek Drama, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year.

G. HOMEBOUND STUDENT INSTRUCTION Requested the following: #13-18 ext., Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 6/21/14-7/25/14. Teacher assignment: Melissa Robison, Kyle Sommer, Bonnie Johnson, Andy Deatrick, Carrie Wisehart. #13-20 ext., Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 10 hours/week, beginning 6/7/14-6/13/14. Teacher assignment: Marie Hanes and Laura Semba.

H. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following:Carroll High Summer School Custodian 6 weeks, 5.5 hours/day. Guidance Counselors - 1 High School at 204 days/year and 1 Elementary School at 184 days/year beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

Motion to approve items A-H by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Amy Cox

Carroll High

6/23-26/14

$ 822.85

Academic

Honors

AP Summer Institute, Muncie, IN

Kristen Desper

Perry Hill

6/24-26/14

$ 577.00

PTO

CLASS Summer Institute, Fishers, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

6/19-20/14

$ 242.00

Tech CPF 2014

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Kathy Dougald

Perry Hill

6/19/14

$ 133.70

Tech CPF 2014

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Holly Houser

Corporation

6/19-20/14

$ 277.00

Tech CPF 2014

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

6/19/14

$ 100.40

Tech CPF 2014

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

6/24-26/14

$ 676.00

PTO

CLASS Summer Institute, Fishers, IN

Ashley Kas

Carroll High

7/8-11/14

$1,385.00

Academic Honors

AP Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Diane Kelmer

Corporation

6/19-20/14

$ 292.00

Tech CPF 2014

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Bridget Knepper

Perry Hill

6/24-26/14

$ 329.00

PTO

CLASS Summer Institute, Fishers, IN

Rebecca Knott

Perry Hill

6/24-26/14

$ 577.00

PTO

CLASS Summer Institute, Fishers, IN

Renea Kreilach

Perry Hill

6/19/14

$ 133.70

Tech CPF 2014

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Tanya Pickett

Carroll High

Carroll 9th

6/19/14

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

An Introduction to Instructional Rounds

Ligonier, IN

J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FFA

6/10-12/14

Activity Bus

Mongo Campgrounds, Mongo, IN

Carroll High Band

6/11/14

School Bus

Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, IN

Carroll High FFA

6/16-19/14

Activity Bus

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Motion to approve items I and J by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

K. GIFTS/GRANTS/DONATIONS Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Lyndsay's Allen County Twirlers in the amount of $1,208.00 to be used for student and staff appreciation, school improvement projects, and professional development. Rick Vorick, Hickory Center Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of scrip vouchers valued at $1,150.00 from Jump for Heart and the American Heart Association to be used for PE equipment. Pam Kaylor, Oak View Principal, requests permission to accept a donation from the Oak View PTO in the amount of $15,051.44 to be used for iPads and netbooks. Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of scrip vouchers valued at $850.00 from Jump for Heart and the American Heart Association to be used for PE equipment. Bill Mallers, NACS Business Manager, requested permission to accept a donation from Ellen McBride in the amount of $1,635.00 to be used to support the Transportation Department. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

Board Members stated their appreciation to the Community and Students for their continued support.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. 2014-15 STUDENT FEES Recommended the enclosed 2014-15 school year student fees. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - Series 2013 Bond Issue $37,230.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers was pleased that student fees were kept to minimal increases. John Hilger was pleased with graduation ceremony and that the staff did a great job.

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger.

Meeting adjourned.





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