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2013-07-08 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees Met in executive session on Monday, July 8,2013, at

6:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Mary Wysong, John Hilger, Paul Sloffer, Ronald Felger, and

Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 2(A): For discussion of strategy with respect to collective bargaining. Mr. Himsel and Mr. Mallers presented information regarding collective bargaining.

No other business was discussed. Meeting adjourned.

The following hearings were heard on Monday, July 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., Central Office BoardRoom of Northwest Allen County Schools. Those present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger,John Hilger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, John Bloom, staff,patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

PROJECT HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Mr. Mallers along with Mr. John Bloom, NACS Attorney, presented information regarding projects to be funded by the bond refunding. The projects were discussed and board questions were answered. There were no audience comments. Motion to adjourn the hearing Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

AMAMENDMENT TO LEASE HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Mr. Mallers along with Mr. John Bloom, NACS Attorney, presented information regarding the amendment to the lease required for the bond refunding. The information was discussed and board questions were answered. There were no audience comments. Motion to adjourn the hearing by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion Carried. Hearing adjourned.

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees Met in regular session on Monday, July 8,2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room.Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer,Ron Felger, John Hilger And Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, John Bloom, 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 June 24,2013 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RETIREMENT Carole Walker, Oak View Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of 7/8/13.
  2. B. RESIGNATIONSJamie Drake,Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/20/13.Leah Glassburn, Huntertown Teacher 50%, resigned as of 6/25/13. Rosemarie Gombas, Huntertown Instructional Aide SE, resigned as of 6/28/13. Rosalie Kuhn, Arcola Teacher, resigned as of 6/20/13. Carla Minne, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant SE, resigned as of 6/19/13. Zach Raber, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 6/27/13. Jodee Smith,Eel River Instructional Assistant SE, resigned as of 6/27/13. Christi Thomas, Perry Hill Principal, resigned as of 7/19/13. Martie Thorson, Arcola Instructional Assistant ELL, resigned as of 6/17/13. Erica Truskolaski,Perry Hill Instructional Assistant ELL, resigned as of 6/27/13.
  3. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Emily Blais

Maple Creek

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

George "Zack"England

Carroll High

Physical Education Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Kelsey Guthrie

Eel River

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/13/13 through approximately 12/19/13

Daniel Kieffer

Cedar Canyon

5th Grade Teacher Effective 8/13/13

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  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended The following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Carrie Adams

Carroll High

TRANSFER to NACS Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/yearEffective 8/5/13

Linda Bishop

Special Ed.

Summer School Extended School Year

July 9 and 11, 2013 1 hour/day, 2 hours total

Krista Kittredge

Eel River

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant Special Needs 5.5 hours/day Effective 8/14/13

Jen Kumfer

Special Ed.

Summer School Extended School Year

July 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2013 1 hour/day, 4 hours total

Patsy O'Connell

Carroll High

TRANSFER to NACS Technology Systems Support - Software

8 hours/day, 220 days/year Effective 7/9/13

  1. E.EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Zach Raber, Carroll High Assistant Track (M), Head Cross

Country (M), Head Cross Country (F), resigned as of 6/27/13.

  1. F.PERMISSION POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire the following:

Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to redistribute hours for two classified Instructional Assistant

positions in the Special Needs Program as submitted.

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

  1. G. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested Approval Of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Sam DiPrimio

Carroll High

7/9/13

$ 476.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Summer Board Academy

French Lick, IN

Kyle Stoffel

Carroll High

7/9-12/13

$ 805.00

Acad. Honors

AP Statistics, Indianapolis,

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

H.STUDENT TRANSFER REQUEST Requested permission for an exception to current School Board Policy to allow student #13-07-08 to continue attending Northwest Allen County Schools although living outside of the NACS school district and that tuition be waived. This request for an exception is due to a unique and extreme medical condition as documented. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer.Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. PROJECTRESOLUTIONRecommended approval of the enclosed Project Resolution for the refunding of the 2003 bonds. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.
  2. PATRONS'PETITION RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Patrons' Petition Resolution for the refunding of the 2003 bonds. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  3. RESOLUTION APPROVING BUILDING CORPORATION Recommended approval of the enclosed Resolution Reapproving Building Corporation for the refunding of the 2003 bonds. Motion to approve by Paul Shaffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  4. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AMENDMENT TO LEASE Recommended approval of the enclosed Resolution Authorizing Execution of Amendment to Lease for the refunding of the 2003 bonds.Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  5. RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTINUING DISCLOSURE UNDERTAKING Recommended approval of the enclosed Resolution Approving Continuing Disclosure Undertaking for the refunding of the 2003 bonds.Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  6. F. BOND UNDERWRITER AGREEMENTRecommended the enclosed Bond Underwriter Agreement with City Securities, which has been reviewed by local couns Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  7. G.FOODSERVICE REPORT FOR 2013-14 Recommended the following for the 2013-14 school year: Dairy/Ice Cream products - Prairie Farms fixed bid; Food/Supplies - Gordon's (GFS) - HPS bid; Bakery/Bread -Perfection/Aunt Millies. Recommend the following meal prices for the 2013-14 school year: Lunch Prices:Elementary $1.60; Middle School $1.65; High School $1.70; Reduced-All Grades $ .40; Adults $2.40.Breakfast Prices: Elementary $1.35; Middle School $1.40; Adults $1.85; Reduces-All Grades $.30.

Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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Motion to approve claims and payroll, subject to audit, by Kent Somers; 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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