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2013-03-11 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,March 11, 2013 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: ChrisHimsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, parents, 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 February 25, 2013 executive session and regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff presented thefollowing commendations: CHS Senior, Riley Lefever, for placing 2ndat the 2013 IHSAA State Wrestling Meet. Dr. Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried. CHS Senior, Grant Music, for placing 6th atthe 2013 IHSAA State Swim Meet. Dr. Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by PaulS offer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSStacy Dials, Hickory Center Instructional Assistant Prime Time, resigned as of 2/25/13.

Stephen Perfect, Eel River Instructional Assistant SE, resigned as of the end of the 2012-13 school year.

  1. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSEmma Downs, Maple Creek Instructional Assistant, requested leave from 2/15/13-4/12/13. Cindy Faylor, Bus Driver,requested leave from 4/8-11/13. Melinda Hopkins, Carroll High Teacher, requested leave for 3/4/13. Kristi Hurley, Oak View Teacher, requested a leave extension from 3/4-8/13.

Emily Johnson, Eel River Teacher, requested leave from 2/28/13 through approximately 5/30/13. SusanKoenemann, Carroll Middle Teacher, requested change of leave dates to3/22-29/13. Mollie Ohneck, Carroll High Teacher, requested leave extension from 3/13/13 -5/30/13. Kim Riebersal, Carroll Middle Food Service Asst., requested leave from 3/4-15/13. Nikki Strasser, Eel River Teacher, requested a leave extension from 4/8-12/13.

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kelsey Guthrie

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 3/7/13 through approximately 5/30/13

Jessie McCracken

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 3/5/13 through approximately 4/9/13

Cara Meeks

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 4/8-12/13

Sherri Smith

Oak View

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 3/4-8/13

Sherri Smith

Arcola

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/22/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year

Abigail Snyder

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective from 3/13/13 through the end of the

2012-13 school year

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Dave Behnke

Maple Creek

2nd Shift Custodian 4 hours/day 38 weeks/year Effective 3/12/13

Stacy Dials

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional 2.75 hours/day total 5.75 hours/day

Effective 3/12/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year

Jennifer Geller

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Prime Time 1.25 hours/day Effective 3/12/13

Debra S. Gross

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant Job Coach 3 hours/day Effective 3/12/13 through the end of the

2012-13 school year

Lisakay Hall

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Prime Time 4 hours/day Effective 3/12/13 through the end of the

2012-13 school year

Krista Price

Arcola

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 3/12/13 through the end of the

2012-13school year

  1. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll High Certified And Classified staff for the 2013 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memo. Huntertown Instructional Assistant SE Bus Monitor 1 hour/day through the end of the 2012-13 school year.(transportation fund)
  2. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2012-13 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Robert Ables

Carroll Middle

Assistant Soccer (F)

Heather Anderson

Carroll Middle

Soccer (F)

George England

Maple Creek

Soccer (M)

Jeff Meeks

Carroll High

Golf Volunteer (M)

Richard Myers

Maple Creek

Soccer (F)

Eric Smead

Carroll Middle

Drama 50%

Josh Wilson

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (M)

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

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  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Leanne Asher

Arcola

4/24/13

$ 68.85

Nurse Fund

Professional Development for Registered

School Nurses and Nurse Coordinators

Decatur, IN

Molly Davis

Eel River

3/15-18/13

$ 479.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Andy Deatrick

Carroll High

3/15-18/13

$1,481.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Danielle Eme

Perry Hill

3/15-18/13

$ 639.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Carla Flenar

Eel River

4/24/13

$ 147.56

Nurse Fund

Professional Development for Registered

School Nurses and Nurse Coordinators

Decatur, IN

Tara Follrod

Carroll High

3/13/13

$ 30.00

Food Svc.

ISNA Reg. Workshop, Waterloo, IN

Sherri Foster

Carroll Middle

3/15-18/13

$ 479.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Amanda Harley

Carroll Middle

3/15-18/13

$1,721.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Michele Herr

Carroll High

3/15-18/13

$1,321.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Chris Himsel

Corporation

3/15-18/13

$1,321.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

3/15-18/13

$ 479.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Bridget Knepper

Perry Hill

3/15-18/13

$1,321.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

4/26/13

$ 236.80

SE Grant

Zooming In On Nuance Challenged

Social Communicators, Avon, IN

Nancy Leininger

Corporation

3/15-18/13

$ 140.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Christi Thomas

Perry Hill

3/15-18/13

$1,241.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Abby Tigulis

Maple Creek

3/15-18/13

$ 479.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Bill Toler

Maple Creek

3/15-18/13

$ 399.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Matt Vince

Carroll High

3/15-18/13

$ 479.00

Title II Part A

ASCD 2013 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Arcola 4th Grade

4/9/13

Chartered Bus

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

Eel River 4th Grade

4/25/13

Chartered Bus

IN State House and Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items G andH by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Recommended adding a website leasing solution and direct fiber internet connection to Arcola as recommended by Adela Dickey in the enclosed memo. Action is necessary due to impending-rate notification deadlines. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. 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

Motionto adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.





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