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2013-06-10 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,June 10, 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, patronsand reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimousunless otherwise stated.

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of theMay 28, 2013 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff presented thefollowing commendations: The Carroll High School Band is a recipient of the Indiana State School Music Association All-Music Award for 2012-13. Tyler Hands, CHS Junior, has completed requirements for Eagle Scout. His final project included building four wooden benches at Salomon Farm Park in Fort Wayne, IN.

Carroll High School Sophomore,Anneke Lehmann, has received the winning award of the District 3 Congressional Art Competition and will have her work displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the next year. Dr.Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Carroll High School Girls Track Team competed in the IHSAA State Track Finals. Members Include Makenzie Bevineau, Caitlyn Chastain, Sara Crawford, Madison Fruchey,Abby Harper, Olivia Hippensteel, Kori Leonard, Clair MacDonald, Kyley Marano,Sara McKeeman, Stacey Metzger, Kaitlin Murphy, Arden Piepho, Melanie Ruich, Amy Poynter, Madison Stenger and Londyn Wise. Sara Mckeeman won the State Championship in Pole Vault with a height of 12'3". Dr. Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion Carried.

Carroll High School Girls Tennis Team advanced to the IHSAA State Tennis Tournament for the first time. Members include Alexandra Bojrab, Catherine Curtis, Annica Duffner,Ashley Hoagland, Jenna Jackson, Brittany Keuneke, Audrey Mallers, Makenzie Schoeff, Melissa Soden, Rachel Sutton and Taylor Stanchin. Dr. Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion Carried.

Carroll High School Boys Track Team competed in the IHSAA State Track Finals. Members include Tony Armstrong, Eric Claxton, Alex Crabill, Kyle Gater, Jonathan Harper, Alex Hess,Josh Holmes, Ross Marano, Will Ottenweller, Kevin Salter, Ben Schwartz and Anderson Smith. The Relay Team of Eric Claxton, Kyle Gater, Jonathan Harper and Alex Hess won the State Championship in the 4 x 800 Relay with a time of 7:40.14 setting a new state record previously set by the Chargers last year.Dr. Shamanoff requested the resolution be adopted as presented. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSHeather Beasley, Carroll High Secretary, resigned as of 6/10/13.Sharon Fleenor, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant Office and Instructional Assistant Prime Time, resigned as of 5/31/13. Richard Hostetler, Arcola Mower, resigned as of 6/3/13. Nicole Klitzing, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/31/13. Judy Wydrzynski, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 6/3/13.
  2. RETIREMENTRuth Logar, Huntertown Teacher, 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

Sheila Claxton

Hickory Center

Teacher

p.m. 5/31/13

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

Teacher

p.m. 5/30/13 - 5/31/13

Melinda Kinder

Huntertown

Teacher

6/3/13

Diana Kochert

Corporation

Autism/Behavior Consultant

Approximately 10/1/13-1/2/14

Renee Sigmon

Carroll High

Teacher

p.m. 5/20/13

Renee Sigmon

Carroll High

Teacher

5/28/13

William Toler

Maple Creek

Assistant Principal

6/10/13-7/2/13

Sarah Ward

Perry Hill

Teacher

Approximately 9/27/13 through the end of the

2013-14 school year

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  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Michelle Brown

Cedar Canyon

Special Education Summer Program Speech/Language Therapist July 1-26, 2013, 20 hours

Chelsea Erickson

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Jumpstart Teacher August 5-9, 2013, 16 hours

Sherry Fretz

Carroll Middle

Special Needs Jumpstart Teacher August 5-9, 2013, 16 hours

Trinda Goings

Carroll High

Health

Summer School Session 1, June 14, 2013, 5 hours Substitute for Travis McClure

Erin Helmuth

Carroll High

Math Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Tonya Jolly

Cedar Canyon

Special Education Early Childhood Teacher July 9-26, 2013, 20 hours

Michael Klein

Carroll High

English

*Revision - Summer Session 1, June 10-21& 28, 2013, 55 hours

Summer Session 2, July 8-26, 2013, 75 hours

Kristy Loomis

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Travis McClure

Carroll High

Health

Summer School Session 1 June 10, 11, 17-28, 2013, 60 hours Replacement for Kristy Moeller

Tracy Meihls

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Kristy Moeller

Carroll High

Health

*Revision - Summer School Session 1, June 10-14, 2013, 25 hours Substitute for Zach England

Paige Myers

Maple Creek

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/13/13-1/3/14

Melinda Purdy

Eel River

Additional 50% Kindergarten Effective 8/13/13

Amy Saleh

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Arcola and Hickory Center Guidance Counselor Effective 8/13/13

Emilee Scheele

Carroll High

Math Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Seth Slater

Carroll High

English

Summer Session 1, June 24-27, 2013 20 hours Substitute for Michael Klein

Kay Yoder

Carroll High

Health

Summer Session 1, June 12 & 13, 2013, 10 hours Substitute for Travis McClure

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Arnold Bailey

Arcola

Mower Effective 6/11/13 7 hours/week

Debbie Bailey

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

Cindy Bermes

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 6/11/13

Linda Bishop

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

Stacey Brewer

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

Teresa

Ellenberger

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

Jen Kumfer

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

Brandy Meerzo

Transportation

Bus Maintenance Assistant 28 hours/week up to 6 weeks Eff. 6/11/13

Laurie Myers

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 6/11/13

Linda Platt

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

Ofelia Sanchez

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

Jackie Smith

Carroll Middle

Summer School Program

Instructional Assistant, August 5-9, 2013, 15 hours

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Dawn Burrough, Academic Coach Spell Bowl, resigned as of 6/3/13. Linda Clinkenbeard,8th Grade Team Leader 50%, resigned as of 7/13/13. Diane McKee, Carroll High Dept. Chair Physical Education, resigned as 6/3/13. Matt Motz, Maple Creek Academic Coach Math and Academic Coach Science, resigned as of 6/3/13. Matt Ousley, Maple Creek Assistant Track (F), resigned as of 6/3/13. Cindy Raker,Carroll High Dept. Chair Vocational Education, resigned as of 6/3/13.
  2. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll Middle Special Education Mild Disabilities Teacher (general fund). NACS Technology: Technology Director - increase from 224 days/year to 12 months/year, Eff. 7/1/13; Database Engineer - increase from 220 days/year to 12 months/year, Eff. 7/1/13; Systems Engineer - Servers - 12 months/year, 8 hours/day, Eff. 7/1/13. Systems Support - Network - 220 days/year, 8 hours/day, Eff. 7/1/13; Data Specialist - 200 days/year, 5 hours/day, Eff. 7/1/13. 3 Technology Specialists - additional 4 days/year, additional 1 hour/day,Eff. 8/5/13; Change all Technology Specialists to be paid at the currentS/CFC rate effective 8/5/13. Technology Specialists will not be assigned to a building/grade level but will be assigned by tasks as needed in all buildings/all grade levels.

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

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  1. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Adela Dickey

Corporation

6/12-13/13

$ 247.00

2012 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Chris Dodane

Cedar Canyon

6/25/13

$ 90.00

Prof. Dev.

iPads in the Classroom, Fort Wayne, IN

Nancy Emerson

Cedar Canyon

6/25/13

$ 90.00

Prof. Dev.

iPads in the Classroom, Fort Wayne, IN

Ron Felger

Corporation

6/14/13

$ 460.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Sherri Foster

Carroll Middle

6/16-19/13

$1,425.00

Title II Part A

Prof. Dev.

Pre-AP Summer Training, Indianapolis, IN

Amanda Harley

Carroll Middle

6/16-19/13

$ 695.00

Title II Part A

Prof. Dev.

Pre-AP Summer Training, Indianapolis, IN

Diane Kelmer

Corporation

6/12-13/13

$ 247.00

2012 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Sheila Schaeffer

Carroll High

6/13/13

$ 117.00

2012 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

PowerSchool Users Group, Kokomo, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FFA

6/17-20/13

Activity Buses

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Motion to approve items H& I by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Christi Thomas, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept playground replacement mats valued at $1,438.00 from the Perry Hill PTO. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. TEXTBOOK ADOPTION Requested permission to accept the following:

HighSchool Applied Science and Technology and Business as follows: Converged Newsroom The Video Collection Revealed - Cengage Learning $2.01; Radio &Television I TV Production - Good Heart-Wilcox

$1.93;Radio & Television II Adobe Premiere Pro - Pearson Prentice Hall $1.09; TheVideo Collection Revealed - Cengage Learning $2.01; Fashion & Textiles Careers II Fashion Now: A Global Perspective - Pearson Prentice Hall $19.49;Fashion Marketing - Glencoe McGraw $9.43; The Snap Fashion Sketchbook - Pearson Prentice Hall $15.61; Business Math Business Math - Cengage $17.50.

*Revised 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$42.38*; First Grade $42.83; Second Grade$25.70*; Third Grade $26.54; Fourth Grade $18.93*;

Fifth Grade $18.93*. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger.Motion carried.

  1. COURSES AND CURRICULUM WAIVER Recommend approval of the enclosed Request for Non-Standard Courses and Curriculum Waiver for Vocational Programs at Carroll High. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. 2013-14 STUDENT FEES Recommended the enclosed 2013-14 school year student fees. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  2. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTION Requested approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $8,724.06. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.
  3. RESOLUTION APPROVING FORM OF AMENDMENT TO LEASE Recommended Enclosed resolution for the refunding of the 2003 bond issue. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  4. RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUNDING Recommended enclosed resolution for the refunding of the 2003 bond issue. Motion to approve by PaulS offer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Ron Felger reported that the CHS Graduation Ceremony went well.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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