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2013-02-11 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,February 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members Present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger and Kent Somers. Ron Felger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, 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 January 28, 2013 board of finance meeting and regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr.Shamanoff presented the following commendations: Many Maple Creek students enjoyed success at the 2013 ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contests held recently at Carroll high School. The Carroll High Girls Swim Team finished 18th at the State Swim Meet. They are Courtney Kresl, Lauren Blanchard, Mykenzie Kostka, Zoe Toscos, Ciana Heaston, and Sarah Pushis. Carroll High School Wrestling Team Advanced 4 wrestlers to the State finals. They are Steven Cardenas, Tristan Wilson and Brad Sadilek. Riley Lefever remains undefeated and was Semi-State Champion.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSConnie Baker, Oak View Treasurer/Secretary, requested leave from 3/12-18/13. Holly Borros, Hickory Center Instructional Asst.,requested leave from 2/5-15/13. Kristi Hurley, Oak View Teacher, requested leave from 1/22/13-3/1/13. Kathryn Ramsey, Carroll High Instructional Asst.,requested leave from 3/25/13-5/31/13. Brian Schlatter, Oak View Custodian,requests leave from 1/28/13-2/12/13. Karen Sloffer, Cedar Canyon Teacher,requested leave from 2/11/13 through approximately 3/28/13. Judy Thompson,Cedar Canyon Instructional Asst., requested leave from 2/5-7/13.
  2. ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS Requested permission to convert Carroll High School Director of Guidance position to a 12-month Assistant Principal position, and permission to convert one current 11-month Carroll High School Assistant Principal position to a 12-month Assistant Principal position. The effective date for these changes will be July 1, 2013. Additionally, I request flexibility to rename these positions to Associate Principal positions ifneeded for clarification.
  3. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Dawn Dice

Cedar Canyon

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 2/11/13 through approximately 3/28/13

Sherri Smith

Oak View

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/22/13-3/1/13

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Stephanie M.

Yoder

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Literacy 5 hours/day

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess .75 hour/day

Total 5.75 hours/day Effective 2/12/13

Motion to approve items A - D by John Hilger; secondedby Kent Somers. Motion carried.

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Chere Balmoria

Cedar Canyon

2/20/13

$ 200.00

Prof. Dev.

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Amy Decker

Perry Hill

2/20/13

$ 200.00

Title II, Part A

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Nancy Emerson

Cedar Canyon

2/20/13

$ 200.00

Prof. Dev.

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Chris Etter

Maple Creek

2/22-23/13

$ 125.00

MC Athletics

Glazier Football Clinic

Grand Rapids, MI

Jennifer Fitch

Oak View

2/20/13

$ 200.00

Title II, Part A

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Erin Frisinger

Cedar Canyon

2/20/13

$ 200.00

Title II, Part A

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Carol Gaff

Corporation

2/20/13

$ 120.00

Title II, Part A

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Rebecca Gongwer

Huntertown

2/20/13

$ 210.00

Title II, Part A

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Natalie Hilger

Hickory Center

2/20/13

$ 200.00

Title II, Part A

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Lon Jones

Corporation

3/11-15/13

$2,500.00

2012 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

Configuring, Managing &

Troubleshooting Exchange 2010

Fort Wayne

Sarah Kerschner

Cedar Canyon

2/20/13

$ 200.00

Prof. Dev.

Transition to the IN Common Core

Standards, Fort Wayne

Nancy Leininger

Corporation

2/21/13

$ 185.00

Title III

2013 Indiana State EL Conference

West Lafayette, IN

Matt Motz

Maple Creek

2/21-23/13

$ 125.00

MC Athletics

Glazier Football Clinic

Grand Rapids, MI

Patsy O'Connell

Corporation

4/15-19/13

$2,500.00

2012 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

Administering System Center

2012 Configuration Manager

Fort Wayne

Matt Ousley

Maple Creek

2/22-23/13

$ 409.80

MC Athletics

Glazier Football Clinic

Grand Rapids, MI

Valerie Pontius

Corporation

4/15-19/13

$2,500.00

2012 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

Administering System Center

2012 Configuration Manager

Fort Wayne

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Drum Line

2/16-17/13

School Bus

Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

4/15/13

Activity Bus

Senior Citizens Luncheon, Third Place, Huntertown

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

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEBrad Zern, Eel River Principal,requested permission to accept a grant/donation from Toshiba America Foundation In the amount of $1,000 to be used for student activities. John Miller, Carroll Middle Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Garrett State Bank in the amount of $1,000.00 to be used for the Accelerated Reader program. Motionto approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. FUND RAISER REQUESTSRequested approval the following: Carroll High -Senior Gift Committee - Moe's Southwest Grill - 2/21/13. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. 2012 BUDGET REPORT Mr. Mallers presented information on the 2012 Budget.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

Motionto adjourn by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer.

Meeting adjourned.





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