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2014-10-13 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Schools Board of School Trustees met in Executive Session on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office. Those present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. John Hilger was absent.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 9: To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

The board reviewed information on the performance evaluation of an individual employee.

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, October 13, 2014 immediately following the executive session 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, 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 September 29, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Cecilia Bornkamp, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 9/26/14. Janelle Garman, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 10/17/14. Wendy Myers, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 10/15/14. Stephanie, Schortgen, Natatorium Swim Instructor, resigned as of 10/3/14. Elaine Shown, Bus Driver Trainer, resigned as of 10/31/14. Daniel Sullivan, Technology Specialist, resigned as of 10/8/14.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Krisanne Clinkenbeard

Carroll Middle

Teacher

Extension 10/13-17/14

Stacey Gumbert

Transportation

Bus Driver

10/7-10/14

Lynn Huffman

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant

11/10-13/14

Pam Laux

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

10/8-16/14

Joann Parrot

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

10/21-24/14

Tara Turner

Carroll High

Teacher

1/6/15-5/18/15

Raymond Wardell

Carroll High

Teacher

9/22/14-10/10/14

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jodi Rangel

Carroll Middle

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 10/23/14-6/1/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Marci Newlin

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 10/14/14

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E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requestedpermission to post/hire the following:

Arcola: 1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 2.5 hours/day

Cedar Canyon: 3 Instructional Assistants Classroom @ 1 hour/day each

1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 2 hours/day

1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 3 hours/day

Eel River: 2 Instructional Assistants Classroom @ 1.5 hour/day each

1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 3 hours/day

2 Instructional Assistants Classroom @ 4 hours/day each

1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 2 hours/day

Hickory Center: 1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 2.5 hours/day

1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 3.5 hours/day

Huntertown: 2 Instructional Assistants SE @ 3 hours/day each

5 Instructional Assistants Classroom @ 3 hours/day each

3 Instructional Assistants Classroom @ 4.5 hours/day each

Oak View: 2 Instructional Assistants Classroom @ 2.5 hours/day each

1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 3 hours/day each

Perry Hill: 1 Instructional Assistant Classroom @ 5 hours/day

3 Instructional Assistants Classroom @ 2 hours/day each

Transportation: 2 Instructional Assistants Bus Monitor @ 1.5 hours/day each

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sydney Bull

Carroll High

Swim Volunteer

John Gibson

Carroll High

Head Swim Coach (M)

John Gibson

Carroll High

Head Swim Coach (F)

Sean Gibson

Carroll High

Assistant Swim

Becky McClain

Carroll High

Dive 50%

Jonah Snyder

Carroll High

Dive 50%

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #14-01 Ext., Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 10/11/14-12/19/14. Teacher assignment: Laura Semba; Andy Deatrick; Bonnie Johnson; Kyle Sommer.

#14-04, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 9/29/14-5/29/15. Teacher Assignment: Ami Gomez; Kent Scholz; Megan Cripe; Jim Walker.

Motion to approve items A-G by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Nicole Croy

Carroll High

11/25/14

$ 345.00

Acad. Honors

AP Training, Indianapolis, IN

Jordan Rhodes

Carroll High

12/8-9/14

$ 40.00

Prof. Dev.

Library of Congress Teaching with

Primary Sources, Indianapolis, IN

Melissa Ringle

Carroll High

12/8-9/14

$ 40.00

Prof. Dev.

Library of Congress Teaching with

Primary Sources, Indianapolis, IN

I. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Oak View 5th Grade

10/23/14

Charter Bus

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items H and I by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

J. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE

1. Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,900.00

from the Eel River PTO to be used for professional development.

2. Jada Conner, Director of Special Education, requested permission to accept the following grants for

the 2014-15 school year:

  • IDEA Part B 611 $1,058,287.00

  • IDEA Part B 619 $ 27,830.00

3. Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to apply and accept the following

grants for the 2014-15 school year:

  • Title I $ 493,739.95

  • Title II, Part A $ 71,522.00

  • Title III $ 16,006.00

  • NESP $ 9,304.68

  • High Ability $ 53,546.00

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

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Mr. Himsel commended the Carroll High School Neon Nation for their recent fund raising efforts.

A. FUND RAISERS Requested approval of the enclosed fund raising requests for the 2014-15 school year. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN ADOPTION RESOLUTION Requested approval of the 2015-17 Capital Projects Plan as presented. Advertised 2015 appropriation of $5,839,519.00 and levy of $6,078,512.00. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN ADOPTION RESOLUTION Requested approval of the 2015-26 Bus Replacement Plan as presented. Advertised 2015 appropriation of $1,003,632.00 and levy of $1,070,390.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

C. 2015 BUDGET LINE 2 RESOLUTION Recommended the enclosed resolution authorizing the Business Manager to reduce the July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 appropriations for the 2015 budget. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

D. 2015 BUDGET ADOPTION RESOLUTION Recommended 2015 Resolution for Appropriations and Tax Rate - Budget Form 4. Appropriation of $64,962,668.00 and levy of $28,285,134.00.Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

E. RESOLUTION FOR GOALS FOR EXPENDITURE CATEGORIES Recommended the enclosed Resolution for Goals for Expenditure Categories. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

F. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $16,876.80. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

G. COMMON CONSTRUCTION WAGE MEETING Recommended appointment of Bill Mallers as Industry Representative and Niles Pfafman as Taxpayer Representative for a common construction wage committee meeting for capital projects. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

H. REFUNDING BOND ISSUE Curt Pletcher, Umbaugh & Associates, presented information on the refunding of the 2005 bond issue with questions asked and answered. Requested permission to publish Notice of Hearing on Amendment to Lease. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. 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 Ron Felger.

Meeting adjourned.





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