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2014-08-11 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. 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 Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Elise Andrews, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/30/14. Tiffany Armstrong, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/6/14. Rita Augustin, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/1/14. Jennifer Baczynski, Elementary Art Teacher, resigned as of 8/5/14. Courtney Conrad, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/4/14. Jim Fleenor, Bus Driver, resigned as of 7/30/14. Kelsey Guthrie, Eel River Long-term Substitute Teacher, resigned as of 8/7/14. Bonnie Jump-Shurboff, Arcola Instructional Assistant, resigned 3 days/week as of 8/1/14. Carmen LaRue, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 7/15/14. Kay Mercer, VI Teacher, resigned 10% (would go to a 30% contract) as of 8/7/14. Cathy Mittendorf, Bus Driver, resigned as of 8/1/14. Megan Wharry, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/1/14. Sharon Witulski, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/1/14. Carry Zeigler, Bus Driver, resigned as of 7/29/14.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Nichole Diller

Huntertown

Teacher

10/13/14-6/1/15

Rachel Fox

Carroll 9th

Counselor

11/3/14-1/9/15

Jim Fortman

Transportation

Bus Driver

10/21-24/14

Sherry Hanley

Transportation

Bus Driver

8/13-21/14

Pam Kaylor

Oak View

Principal

8/12/14-9/17/14

Lauren Kimes

Carroll High

Counselor

9/26/14-6/1/15

Barb Richardson

Cedar Canyon

Custodian

8/25/14-9/2/14

C. INTENT TO RETIRE Pam Kaylor, Oak View Principal, submitted her intent to retire as of 9/18/14.

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

D. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Richard Vorick

Carroll Middle

Interim Assistant Principal Effective 8/12/14 - Until Filled

Jamie Wilkins

Oak View

Interim Principal Effective 8/12/14 - 9/17/14

Jamie Wilkins

Oak View

Principal Effective 9/18/14

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE

Requested permission to Post/Hire the following: Arcola Instructional Assistant Literacy 5 hours/day; Arcola Instructional Assistants at 6 hours/day total to begin 8/13/14; Cedar Canyon Teacher - Grade 3; Eel River Teacher - Grade 3; Eel River Instructional Assistants at 18 hours/day total to begin 8/13/14; Hickory Center Instructional Assistants at 18 hours/day total to begin 8/13/14; Oak View Teacher - Kindergarten; Perry Hill Teacher - Kindergarten; Maple Creek Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day; Carroll Middle Instructional

Assistant Bus Monitor 1 hour/day each; Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant SE additional 2 hours/day.

Motion to approve items D and E by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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F. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Nancy Becker

Corporation

Curriculum Coordinator Special Education 50% 194 days/year Effective 8/12/14

Courtney Conrad

Perry Hill

3rd Grade Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Mary Grieble

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/12/14-6/1/15

Kelsey Guthrie

Eel River

3rd Grade Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Nanette Kersjes

Arcola

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/12/14-9/23/14

Alison King

Cedar Canyon

3rd Grade Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Laura Lemert

Cedar Canyon

Oak View

Guidance Counselor Effective 8/12/14

Shane Merryman

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/22/14-10/10/14

Melissa Ringle

Corporation

Curriculum Coordinator Library & Learning Resources 200 days/year Effective 8/12/14

Kimberly Rohrer

Eel River

5th Grade Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Leanne Thornton

Perry Hill

Kindergarten Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Kristin Turner

Oak View

Cedar Canyon

Eel River

Art Teacher Effective 8/18/14

Recommended approval of Teacher of Visually Impaired Students as per enclosed memo.

G. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Deborah Beyhan

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Holly Borros

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Classroom 4 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Daniel Canaveral

Eel River

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

Beth Carpenter

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Jennifer Colby

Arcola

Instructional Assistant SE 17.5 hours/week Effective 8/13/14

Instructional Assistant Breakfast .5 hour/day, 3 days/week

Debbie Delieto

Carroll High

Job Coach additional 3 hours/day total 5 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Cindy DiPrimio

Oak View

TRANSFER to Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant SE Preschool

3.25 hours/day, 4 days/week Effective 8/18/14

Linda Fortney

Hickory Center

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

Nancy Gaier

Carroll High

Carroll Middle

Perry Hill

Bus Driver Effective 8/13/14

Kim Ginder

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant 7 hours/day Effective 8/13/14 through the 2014-15 school year

Deb Gross

Transportation

TRANSFER to Carroll High/Carroll Middle and Hickory Center Bus Routes

Effective 8/13/14

Danielle Jones

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Linda Kissell

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 6 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 1 hour/day Effective 8/13/14

Nicole Klitzing

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Instructional Assistant 1 hour/day Effective 8/13/14

Sharon Knox

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hour/day Effective 8/13/14

Susan Lietzke

Arcola

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

Deanna McDermit

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Wendy Metzger

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Liz Milliman

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Jodi Papagiannis

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll 9th Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Heidi Reimer

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Joyce Rupert

Carroll Middle

Custodian 4 hours/day, 38 weeks/year Effective 8/13/14

Julie Schneider

Oak View

TRANSFER to Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE Preschool 3 hours/day, 4 days/week

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 1 hour/day, 4 days/week

Effective 8/18/14

Amy Schweitzer

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day total 5 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Kris Stendahl

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Instructional Assistant 1 hour/day Effective 8/13/14

Stephanie Swinehart

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Debbie Vermilion

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Briana White

Carroll High

Carroll Middle

Oak View

Bus Driver Effective 8/13/14

Beth Wiltberger

Arcola

Instructional Assistant ELL 2.5 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 1.5 hours/day Effective 8/13/14

H. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION

David Knorr, Carroll High 12th Grade sponsor 50%, resigned as of 7/29/14.

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I. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jeff Amstutz

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Jon Bay

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Aaron Black

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Matt Bowman

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Michael Kendrick Brown

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Jena Buranj

Carroll High

12th Grade Sponsor 50%

Mindy Cox

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Moriah Fair

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

James Foster

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Luke Fries

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Bailey Galyean

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Matt Gratton

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Christian Good

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Everette Hornbarger

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Brittany Krieg

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Dave Lemish

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Kathryn Lemish

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Ashley Miller

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Kristine Miller

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Jason Pace

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Norm Perrine

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Tina Perrine

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Ric Rivera

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Josh Schneider

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Jodi Thomas

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Elise Troemel

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Erica Widmer

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Xavier Yankey

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Sam Young

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Sam Zinski

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Motion to approve items F-I by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jada Conner

Corporation

10/1-2/15

$ 785.00

SE Grant

Fall ICASE, Indianapolis, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

9/29-30/14

$ 145.00

Adm. Travel

Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

11/18-19/14

$ 240.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Academy

Indianapolis, IN

Carter Jones

Maple Creek

11/18-19/14

$ 152.50

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Academy

Indianapolis, IN

Joe Meyer

Huntertown

9/29-30/14

$ 240.00

Adm. Travel

Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Kathleen Perfect

Arcola

11/18-19/14

$ 240.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Academy

Indianapolis, IN

William Toler

Maple Creek

9/29-30/14

$ 152.50

Adm. Travel

Safety Academy Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

William Toler

Maple Creek

11/23-25/14

$1,032.38

Adm. Travel

Prof. Dev.

IASP Fall Professional Conference

Indianapolis, IN

K. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Band

10/24-25/14

School Bus

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Motion to approve items J and K by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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BUSINESS REPORT

A. WATERLINE EASEMENT Recommended approval of the enclosed Potable Water Easement Agreement, which conveys a 10' waterline easement to Fort Wayne City Utilities along Gump Road at Cedar Canyon Elementary property, including:

1. City Utilities will bore under the Gump Road driveway entrance to Cedar Canyon Elementary avoiding

damage or need to close the drive during construction of the water main piping.

2. City Utilities will commit to relocating the eastern portion of the water main piping should NACS acquire

ownership of the contiguous corner lot currently owned by Gump Road Holdings LLC.

3. City Utilities will continue to commit to partner with the land developer of the proposed Timber Ridge

project to insure a sidewalk connection is constructed providing access to Cedar Canyon Elementary.

4. City Utilities will continue to commit to partner with the land developer of the proposed Timber Ridge

project to insure adequate drinking water and sanitary sewer piping is provided within access of the Cedar

Canyon Elementary for consideration as utility service option (but not requirement) for the future.

Mr. Himsel noted this is waterline only. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $378,172.50 Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: Twila Patterson, parent, voiced a concern about class placement of her child. Mrs. Wysong explained this would be something to be addressed at the building level.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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