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2014-08-25 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, August 25, 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 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 August 11, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Joe Brinker, Carroll Middle Teacher, resigned as of 8/12/14. Sawyer Stueber, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 8/14/14.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Lisa Feichter

Transportation

Secretary

10/14-20/14

M. Sue Grothaus

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

8/14/14-11/10/14

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jennifer Messer

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Carroll Middle Language Arts Teacher Retroactive to 8/12/14

Holly M. Miller

Maple Creek

Language Arts Teacher Retroactive to 8/12/14

Robin Rickman

Maple Creek

Long-term Substitute Teacher Retroactive to 8/12/14-10/31/14

Jamie Schaefer

Oak View

Kindergarten Teacher Effective 8/18/14

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Cindy Bailey

Transportation

TRANSFER to Huntertown Bus Route Effective 8/26/14

Wendy Burchett

Eel River

Instructional Assistant ELL 2 hours/day Effective 8/26/14

Beth Carpenter

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day Effective 8/26/14

Amy Clements

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Perry Hill Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day

Effective 8/26/14

Jennifer Engelsrud

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3.25 hours/day Retroactive to 8/13/14

Cindy Fenbert

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3.5 hours/day Retroactive to 8/13/14

Maria Geese

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3.25 hours/day Retroactive to 8/13/14

Jody Harkenrider

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day Retroactive to 8/13/14

Alisa Hess

Transportation

Carroll High/Carroll Middle Bus Driver Effective 8/26/14

Amanda Lemert

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE additional 2 hours/day Effective 8/26/14

Thomas Monnier

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/26/14

Rita Reinking

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 2.25 hours/day Retroactive to 8/13/14

Debbie Sanderson

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3.25 hours/day Retroactive to 8/13/14

Lori Schwarz

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day Retroactive to 8/13/14

Kerry Steele

Transportation

Carroll High/Carroll Middle Bus Driver Effective 8/26/14

Briana White

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/26/14

E. HOMEBOUND STUDENT INSTRUCTION Requested the following:

#14-01, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 08/23/14-10/10/14. Teacher assignment: Laura Semba; Andy Deatrick; Bonnie Johnson and Kyle Sommer. #14-02, Maple Creek Student, at a maximum of 3 hours/week, beginning 8/26/14-5/29/14. Teacher assignment: Michelle Scott and Scott Bushong.

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to Post/Hire the following: Speech/Language Therapist 40% (special ed. fund); Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant Classroom 2 hours/day; Huntertown Instructional Assistant Classroom 4.5 hours/day; Huntertown Instructional Assistant Classroom 2 hours/day; Carroll Middle School - 3 Teachers to Supervise Students in the Morning; Carroll Middle School - 3 Teachers to Student Supervisors Students in the Afternoon.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Chris Etter, Maple Creek Assistant Track (F), resigned as of 8/10/14. Caitlin Houser, Carroll Middle Newspaper Advisor, resigned as of 8/22/14. Dan Lestinsky, Carroll Middle Assistant Track (M), resigned as of 8/12/14.

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H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Alyssa Ables

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Tom Bussen

Maple Creek

Head Cross Country (M)

Brett Duffner

Maple Creek

Cross Country Volunteer

Kim Ginder

Maple Creek

Head Volleyball

Dan Green

Maple Creek

Head Cross Country (F)

Racheal Hill

Maple Creek

Drama

Dan Lestinsky

Carroll Middle

Head Track (M)

Dan McCoy

Maple Creek

Band Volunteer

Laren Molinari

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (F)

Nick Morken

Carroll High

Soccer (M) Volunteer

Matt Shepperd

Maple Creek

Band Volunteer

Kristin Turner

Oak View

Art

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

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

9/29-30/14

$ 217.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist Training

Indianapolis, IN

Brandon Bitting

Carroll High

9/29-30/14

$ 193.50

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist Training

Indianapolis, IN

Sam DiPrimo

Carroll High

9/29-30/14

$ 198.50

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist Training

Indianapolis, IN

Jeremy Heidenreich

Carroll Middle

10/2/14

$ 45.00

Prof. Dev.

Allen Superior Court Conference on Youth

Fort Wayne, IN

Barb Ihnen

Perry Hill

9/5/14

$ 51.00

Adm. Travel

CLASS Ambassador Training, Goshen, IN

Bryan Koehlinger

Carroll Middle

10/1/14

$ 240.00

Prof. Dev.

Academic Super Bowl Development Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Karsten

Lochmueller

Carroll Middle

10/1/14

$ 150.00

Prof. Dev.

Academic Super Bowl. Development Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Kim Lochmueller

Cedar Canyon

9/29-30/14

$ 240.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist Training

Indianapolis, IN

J. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

9/19-20/14

Personal Vehicle

State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items I and J by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

FUND RAISER Requested approval of the following: Carroll High - Neon Nation Club - Sell School Spirit Items and Carroll High - Neon Nation Club - Spikeball Tournaments. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel presented a promotional video made by a student. This video will be placed on the NACS website.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT Recommended renewal of the enclosed School Resource Officer (SRO) agreement with the Allen County Sheriff's Department for the 2014-15 school year. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

B. 2015 BUDGET ADVERTISEMENT Requested permission to advertise the submitted 2015 budget - Notice to Taxpayers of Tax Levies (Form 3). Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Request approval of the following: Building Corporation Payments $51,866.62. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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