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2013-01-14 Minutes

REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met at the NACS Central Office Board Room, on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. for the annual organizational meeting of the board. Members present: Ronald Felger, PaulS offer, Mary Wysong, John Hilger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel;Bill Mallers; Lisa Harris; reporters; staff; patrons; and parents.

Motionsherewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Ronald Felger opened their organizational meeting. Mr. Felger asked Lisa Harris, Notary Public, to administer the Oaths of Office. Mrs. Harris led the board members in reciting their oaths of office.

Mr. Felger opened the floor for nominations of officers. John Hilger nominated Mary Wysong for President;seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried. Mr. Felger turned the meeting over to President Mary Wysong.

Mrs. Wysong thanked the board for electingher President and welcomed Kent Somers to the School Board. Mrs. Wysong opened the floor for nominations of officers. Paul Sloffer nominated John Hilger for Vice President; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried. Ron Felger nominated Paul Sloffer for Secretary; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

Recommended Julianne Struggle as Corporation Treasurer and Marlene Behnke as Corporation Deputy Treasurer.Motion to accept by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

As per Indiana Code IC 5-3-1-4, newspaper designation for the corporation was recommended as Fort Wayne Newspapers (News Sentinel and Journal Gazette) and Northwest News. Motion to accept recommendation by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Official bonds for the corporation were recommended as follows: Treasurer, $100,000; Deputy Treasurer, $50,000; High School Extracurricular Treasurers, $50,000; Middle School Extracurricular Treasurers, $40,000; Elementary School Extracurricular Treasurers, $30,000each. Motion to accept bond amounts by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion Carried.

The law firm of Shambaugh, Kast, Beck, andWilliams was recommended as continuing as corporation legal counsel with JohnBloom as attorney. Motion to accept by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.Ron Felger abstained. Motion carried.

Recommend school board salary of $1,800.00per member per year with a $56.00 compensation for any extra meetings,executive sessions, health insurance package the same as certified staff, other insurance packages the same as offered to the administrators. Motion to accept by John Hilger; seconded Ron Felger. Motion carried.

Recommended The enclosed school board meeting dates and times for the second and last Monday of each month, January 2013 through June 2014, unless there are conflicts. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion Carried.

Motion to adjourn by John Hilger; seconded Ron Felger. Meeting Adjourned





Board President Board Secretary

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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,January 14, 2013 immediately following the Reorganizational Meeting in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Ron Felger , Paul Sloffer,John Hilger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Gloria Shimanoff, 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 December 14, 2012 executive session and regular meeting and the January 4, 2013 executive session as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr.Shamanoff presented the following commendations: Coach John Gibson for being named NHC Boys and Girls Swim and Dive coach of the Year. The CHS Boys and Girls teams finished 2nd in the NHC conference meet. All-Conference Performers were: Alan Hess; Ryan Huizing; Grant Music; Blaine Nichols; Brian Niebuhr; Alexandra Bednarz; Lauren Blanchard; Sammy Butz; Ciana Heaston;Courtney Kresl; Larissa Nanna; Sarah Pushis and Zoe Toscos. Dr. Semanoff read aloud and requested approval of the resolution in recognition of Carroll High School Men's Soccer Coach,Rollie Clements, who earned induction into the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONChelsea Meyers, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 1/2/13. Aubree Scheele, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 1/8/13. Tara Wigge, Arcola Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 1/25/13.
  2. INTENT TO RETIREKathy Lepper, Carroll High Guidance Director,submitted her intent to retire as of the end of her contract for the 2012-13 school year.
  3. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSAlan Bodenstein, Perry Hill Teacher, requested leave for 1/21/13. Noel Brinker, Carroll Middle Teacher,requested leave from approximately 2/19/13-4/30/13. Mary Halter, Huntertown Teacher, requested leave from approximately 5/13/13-the end of the 2012-13 school year.

DeAnna Koons, Carroll Middle Teacher, requested leave from approximately 3/12/13-4/9/13. Jason Lantz, Hickory Center Teacher, requested extended leave from 1/3-18/13. Sherri Smith, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, requested leave from 2/5-8/13.

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Barb Durling

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/15/13-2/1/13

Lucinda Graham

Maple Creek

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/9/13-the end of the 2012-13 school Year

Kathryn Kelly

Carroll High

English Teacher Effective 2/4/13

Katherine McKane

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective approximately 1/28/13 through the end of the

2012-13 school year

Chelsea Meyers

Carroll High

English Teacher 50% Retroactive to 1/3/13

Janice Wright

Hickory Center

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 1/3/13-1/18/13

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kim DeWald

Transportation

Kindergarten Shuttle Route Effective 1/15/13

Janell Garman

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll High 3.75 hours/day Effective 1/15/13

Jane Feldman

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 3.5 hours/day

Effective 1/15/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year

Marci Newlin

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Preschool 3 hours/day 4 days/week

Effective 1/15/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year

  1. EXTRACURRICULARRESIGNATIONJamie Drake, Carroll HighForeign Language Department Chair, resigned as of the end of the 2012-13 schoolyear.
  2. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2012-13 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Elizabeth Baatz

Carroll High

Head Cheerleading 33%

Wilmer Blanchard

Maple Creek

Head Swimming

Luke Cox

Maple Creek

Dive Coach

Kimberly Fransen

Carroll High

Head Cheerleading 33%

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  1. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTIONRequested homebound instruction for: #12-14, Carroll High

Student, beginning 12/12/12-2/8/13, at a maximum of 20 hours/week. Teacher assignment: Laura Semba;

Jessica Frye; Matt Taylor. #12-07 Ext., Carroll High Student, beginning 1/10/13-5/29/13, at a maximum of 20

hours/week. Teacher assignment: Matt Taylor; Jim Walker; Bob Ahlersmeyer; Jordan Rhoades.

Mary Wysong thanked KathyLepper for 19 years as Guidance Counselor at Carroll High School. Motion to approve items A-H by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jennifer Baron

Carroll High

1/22/13

$ 200.00

PL221

Common Core Math Stds., Huntington, IN

Diane Barton

Oak View

1/17/13

$ 155.00

Title II Part A

IN Music Educators State Pre-Conference

Session on Teacher Effectiveness and

Assessment, Fort Wayne

Shannon

Brinneman

Huntertown

2/3-5/13

$ 590.00

Prof. Dev.

2013 National K-6 Classroom Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Michelle Brown

Huntertown

1/25-26/13

$ 125.00

SE Grant

Language Acquisition through Motor

Planning, Fort Wayne

Jena Campbell

Carroll High

1/22/13

$ 230.00

PL 221

Common Core Math Stds., Huntington, IN

Jada Conner

Corporation

2/20-22/13

$ 690.00

SE Grant

IN Council of Administrators of Special

Education, Indianapolis, IN

Marie Hanes

Carroll High

1/22/13

$ 230.00

PL 221

Common Core Math Stds., Huntington, IN

Bonnie Johnson

Carroll High

1/22/13

$ 200.00

PL 221

Common Core Math Stds., Huntington, IN

Tonya Jolly

Cedar Canyon

1/25-26/13

$ 125.00

SE Grant

Language Acquisition through Motor

Planning, Fort Wayne

Sandy Kelty

Carroll 9th

3/6/13

$ 295.99

Nurse Travel

Childhood Neurology, Indianapolis, IN

Danielle Kirtley

Cedar Canyon

1/25/13

$ 125.00

SE Grant

Language Acquisition through Motor

Planning, Fort Wayne

Leeanne

Koeneman

Corporation

1/25/13

$ 460.00

Food Service

Meal Magic Nutritional Analysis

Grand Haven, MI

Neal Kronmiller

Arcola

1/23/13

$ 170.00

Staff Dev.

Chemicals for Water Certification

Fort Wayne

Bill Mallers

Corporation

2/15/13

$ 205.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA/IAPSS Collective Bargaining Seminar

Indianapolis, IN

Lauretta Matter

Corporation

1/25/13

$ 175.00

Food Service

Meal Magic Nutritional Analysis

Grand Haven, MI

Debora McGinn

Huntertown

2/3-5/13

$1,000.00

Prof. Dev.

2013 National K-6 Classroom Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Tyler Nees

Carroll Middle

2/8/13

$ 165.00

Title II Part A

Understanding IN Common Core Math

Standards, Fort Wayne

Christine Parker

Cedar Canyon

1/25-26/13

$ 125.00

SE Grant

Language Acquisition through Motor

Planning, Fort Wayne

Kathleen Perfect

Arcola

1/27-30/13

$ 936.40

Title II Part A

STEAM Observations/Contacts, Chicago, IL

Tanya Pickett

Carroll 9th

Carroll High

1/17-18/13

$ 474.00

Adm. Travel

Integration of the Common Core into Career

and Technical Education, West Lafayette, IN

Sherrie Shade

Carroll High

1/22/13

$ 200.00

PL 221

Common Core Math Stds., Huntington, IN

Gloria Shamanoff

Corporation

1/27-30/13

$ 936.40

Title II Part A

STEAM Observations/Contacts, Chicago, IL

Matt Taylor

Carroll High

1/22/13

$ 200.00

PL 221

Common Core Math Stds., Huntington, IN

Ryan Taylor

Carroll High

1/17-18/13

$ 554.30

PL 221

Integration of the Common Core into Career

and Technical Education, West Lafayette, IN

Janice Tobias

Carroll High

1/22/13

$ 200.00

PL 221

Common Core Math Stds., Huntington, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTSRecommend The following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

3/5-9-13

School Bus

FCCLA and Culinary Arts State Competition, Indianapolis, IN

Maple Creek Singers

4/27/13

Chartered Bus

National Competition, Kings Island, Loveland, OH

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

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  1. FUND RAISERSRequested approval ofthe following fund raisers: Carroll High - Fine Arts "Renaissance Club - Senior Artist Ads for Fine Arts Nights Brochure. Maple Creek - Athletic Department -Tincaps Baseball Game Tickets. Maple Creek - Athletic Department - Spectators Shoot 3-Pointers. Perry Hill - PTO - Science Boards. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  2. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEDeb Neumeyer, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $8,000from Ed & Pat Poorman to be used for student and staff educational activities/opportunities. This donation is to be split with Carroll High $4,000and Carroll Freshman Center $4,000. John Miller, Carroll Middle Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $4,000 from Ed Poorman to be used for student activities and technology. John Gibson, NACS Natatorium Director, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,500 from the Poorman Family/Farms to be used for the 4th grade School Day Swim Lesson program. Bill Mallers,Business Manager, requested permission to accept a donation at various schools of office furniture from Romary Financial Services, Inc. with an estimated value of $1,495.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger.Motion carried.
  3. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE Recommended the enclosed Conflict of Interest Disclosure statements completed for Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer and Kent Somers.Upon board approval these statements will be filed with the State Board of Accounts and the Allen County Circuit Court. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer;seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. RESOLUTION TO INSTALL 2013 APPROPRIATIONS Recommended approval of the enclosed resolution to install the 2013 NACS budget appropriations of $61,459,738.00, as advertised and adopted. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion Carried.
  1. RESOLUTION TO CARRY FORWARD 2012 APPROPRIATIONRecommended approval of the enclosed resolution to carry forward 2012 appropriations to the 2013 calendar year.Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Board members expressed their appreciation to Ron Felger for his leadership as the School Board President.

Audience Comments: None

Motionto adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.





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