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2013-04-29 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,April 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, John Hilger, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger. Kent Somers was absent. Also Present: Chris Himsel, 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 April 8, 2013 regular meeting and the April 23, 2013 executive session as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

ARCOLA ELEMENTARY PRESENTATION

Kathleen Perfect, Arcola Principal, presented the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) programat Arcola Elementary.

FINANCE UPDATE

Curt Pletcher, Financial Advisor from H.J. Umbaugh & Associates; Jane Herndon, Bond Counsel from Ice Miller LLP, presented an update on financial options, including potential refunding of the 2003 bond issue, as a way to address short-term property tax cap issues while also providing potential flexibility to address issues outlined in the technology assessment presented at the previous board meeting.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff presented thefollowing commendations: CHS students, Jake Knoke, Kristen Walker, Hannah Engelsrud, Taylor Jones, Taylor Long, Zachary Pennington, Ryan Wahl, Jessica Lineman, Kelia Li, and Noah Mains, for their achievements at the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Dr. Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by PaulS offer. Motion carried. CHS Dance Team, Macie Tapp, Emilee Bone, Morgan Howard, Allyson Reece, Tara Plazek, Laney Alexander, Lily Landwehr, and CoachEmilee Scheele, for earning the State Championship. Dr. Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONS Christine Day, Carroll Middle Food Service Asst. and Instructional Asst., resigned as of 4/18/13. Erika Mensch, Carroll High Teacher, resigned asof the end of the 2012-13 school year. Ashley Yoder, NACS Speech Language Pathologist, resigned as of the end of the 2012-13 school year.
  2. RETIREMENTS Dan Green, Maple Creek Teacher, submitted an adjustment to his intent to retire now effective 5/31/13. Marjorie Van Gundy, Elementary School Counselor, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2012-13 school year.
  3. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Timothy Berdelman

Cedar Canyon

Head Custodian

4/19/13-5/3/13

Jeanette Cutigni

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Office

5/6/13-6/3/13

Emma Downs

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant Library

Extension 4/15/13-6/7/13

Jill Fausnaugh

Maple Creek

Teacher

Extension 6/3/13

Dan Green

Maple Creek

Teacher

6/3/13

Sheryl Harmeyer

Transportation

Bus Driver

4/23/13 through end of 2012-13 school year

Victor Hopkins

Carroll Middle

Security

4/7/13 through end of 2012-13 school year

Melinda Kinder

Oak View

Teacher

4/22-23/13

Jennifer Malcolm

Transportation

Bus Driver

5/9-31/13

Kerry Melchi

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

4/9-12/13

Holly Miller

Maple Creek

Teacher

8/13/13 through approximately 9/20/13

Bambi Muylle

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Prime Time

4/17-19/13

Ann Poor

Perry Hill

Teacher

3/21/13

Kim Riebersal

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant

4/9/13-5/6/13 and 5/21/13-5/27/13

Stacy Schenkel

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

As needed from 4/8/13 through end of 2012-13

Molly Shoup

Maple Creek

Teacher

4/9/13

Karen Sloffer

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

Extension 4/8/13 through end of 2012-13 school year

Tamera Templeton

Huntertown

Food Service Assistant

4/22/13 through end of 2012-13 school year

Sam Thorn

Carroll Middle

Teacher

Extension 4/22/13-5/7/13

Phil Vogelsong

Oak View

Custodian

3/25/13-5/31/13

Stacy Zelt

Hickory Center

Speech Language Pathologist

p.m. 4/9/13

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  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Heather Anderson

Huntertown

Long-Term Substitute Teacher from 5/13/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year.

Dawn Dice

Cedar Canyon

Long-Term Substitute Teacher extension from 4/8/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year

George "Zack" England

Carroll 9th

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Retroactive to 4/10/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year

Jessie McCracken

Carroll Middle

Long-Term Substitute Teacher extension from 4/22/13 - 5/7/13

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Delaney Baumann

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant 1.25 hours/day Effective 4/30/13

Barbara Berndt

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 4/30/13

Melanie Creek

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Bus 1 hour/day additional to current Nurse 6 hours/day

Total 7 hours/day Effective 4/30/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year

Richard Hostetler

Arcola

Mower 8 hours/week Effective 4/30/13

Heather Kresl

Natatorium

Instructional Assistant Office 5.75 hours/day Effective 4/30/13

Leslie Semprini

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 4/30/13

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION Recommend the following for 2013-14:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Lonnie Heck

Carroll High

Foreign Language Department Chair

  1. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following
  2. Grades K-8 English LearnerS summer Camp: Certified and Classified Staff as per enclosed memo.
  3. Special Education 2013 Summer School: Certified and Classified Staff as per attached memo.
  4. 2013 Summer Custodial Positions:
  5. Cedar Canyon - 6 weeks, 4 days/week, 7 hours/day
  6. Eel River - 6 weeks, 4 days/week, 7 hours/day
  7. Hickory Center - 6 weeks, 4 days/week, 7 hours/day
  8. Huntertown - 6 weeks, 4 days/week,7 hours/day
  9. Oak View - 6 weeks, 4 days/week, 7 hours/day
  10. Carroll Middle - 6 weeks, 4 days/week, 7 hours/day
  11. Maple Creek Middle - 6 weeks, 4 days/week, 7 hours/day
  12. Carroll High - 3 positions -7 weeks, 4 days/week, 7 hours/day each
  13. Summer Bus Maintenance Assistant - 2 positions - 28 hours/week, up to 6 weeks each
  14. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested homebound instruction for: #12-16, Carroll High Student,beginning 4/15/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year. Teacher Assignment: Cindy Raker; Rollie Clements; Jessica Frye; Phil Fretz and Jennifer Baron.

Motion to approve items A-Hby Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

  1. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Brandon Bitting

Carroll High

Associate Principal 12 months/year Effective 7/1/13Pay Level to be prorated and adjusted in

accordance with the current High School Principal scale and previous administrative years of

experience to reflect a 12 month contract instead of an 11 month contract

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

TRANSFER Associate Principal 12 months/year Effective 7/1/13 Pay Level to be prorated and

adjusted in accordance with the current High School Assistant Principal salary to reflect a

12 month contract instead of an 11 month contract

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

Assistant Principal 11 months/year Effective 7/19/13 High School Assistant Principal Pay Level 0

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

  1. TRAVEL REQUEST all of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

5/2-3/13

$ 450.00

SE Grant

Research to Practice, Indianapolis, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

5/23/13

$ 249.00

2012 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

Indiana CTO Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Lori Hesse

Special Ed.

5/2/13

$ 90.00

SE Grant

Research to Practice, Indianapolis, IN

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

5/10/13

$ 30.60

Prof. Dev.

Northeast Area Autism Leaders

Roundtable, Huntington, IN

Margie Radike

Special Ed.

5/2-3/13

$ 450.00

SE Grant

Research to Practice, Indianapolis, IN

Lisa Repaal

Cedar Canyon

5/2/12

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Research to Practice, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Zent

Huntertown

5/2-3/13

$ 180.00

SE Grant

Research to Practice, Indianapolis, IN

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  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

4/26-27/13

Activity Bus

FCCLA State Officers Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Show Choir

4/26-28/13

Activity Bus

Chartered Bus

Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, IL

Arcola 5th Grade

5/8-9/13

School Bus

Camp Crosley, North Webster, IN

Motion to approve items J andK by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. FUND RAISER REQUESTS Requested approval of the following: Carroll High - Blu Flame - Culinary Camp; Eel River PTO - 2013-14 Walk-a-Thon. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion Carried.
  2. TEXTBOOK ADOPTION Requested permission to accept the following state approved Elementary Reading textbook/materials starting with the 2013-14 school year: Reading (Grades K-5) "Journeys" by Houghton-Mifflin. Textbook Rental fees per student: Kindergarten$38.53; First Grade $42.83; Second Grade $31.20; Third Grade $26.54; Fourth Grade $18.82; Fifth Grade $18.82. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel reported addition information:

ISTEP Testing Update: Due to CTB problems across the state, NACS abandoned testing for today and will work with the state to meet ISTEP testing deadlines.

NACS Bus Driver, Eli Arnold, took it upon himself to get books for students related to their individual interest so they have something to do on the bus ride home.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTION Requesting Approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $7,213.52. Motion To approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PURCHASE Recommended approval of the purchase of an ultraviolet treatment system from Buddenbaum & Moore, LLC for the Natatorium from the Capital Projects Fund for $49,760.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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