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2013-09-30 Minutes

CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Bill Miller Presented the three-year plan and how it will be used in NACS. The plan presented a total budget of $5,962,919,for 2014. The Plan was discussed. The projects were discussed and board questions were answered. There were no audience comments. The Capital Projects Plan is scheduled for adoption on October 14, 2013. Motion to adjourn the hearing by John Hilger;seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Bill Miller Presented the twelve-year bus replacement plan with the recommendation to budget for the replacement of nine buses as advertised for 2014 for a total of$960,400. Buses to be replaced in 2014 include: six 78-passenger buses; two 54-passenger special education buses and one 15-passenger activity bus. The Bus Replacement Plan was discussed and board questions answered. There were no audience comments. The Bus Replacement Plan adoption is scheduled for October 14, 2013. Motion to adjourn the hearing by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

BUDGET HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Bill Mallers presented the proposed 2014 budget for the following funds:

General Fund $ 38,925,614

Debt Service Fund $ 15,804,321

Capital Projects Fund $ 5,962,919

Transportation Fund $ 3,075,400

Bus Replacement Fund $ 960,400

TOTAL $ 64,728,654

The budget was discussed and board questions answered. There were no audience comments. The Budget adoption is scheduled for October 14, 2013. Motion to adjourn the hearing by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,September 30, 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: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, 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 September 9, 2013 executive session and regular meeting and September 25, 2013 special meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

GloriaShamanoff presented the following commendations: The CHS Culinary Arts and FCCLA teams both won silver medals in their events at the National FCCLA Culinary and National FCCLA Competition respectively in Nashville, Tennessee in July. Current state officers Marisa Sigmon and Jason Cardenas led India Throughout the week with leadership workshops. Mrs. Michelle Brown, NACS Speech-Language Pathologist, recently received a professional award for achievement from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association for completing 70 continuing education units in less than three years.

GloriaShamanoff read aloud and requested approval of the resolution in recognition of CHS Junior, James Jackson, for being honored and selected by the Indiana's Ambassadors of Music To perform in Europe during the Summer of 2014. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion Carried.

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PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSAnita Malloch, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 9/27/13. Paula Poirier, Carroll 9thFood Service Assistant, resigned as of 9/11/13.
  2. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Molly Elsass

Carroll High

Teacher

3/21/14-5/1/14

Cindy Faylor

Transportation

Bus Driver

12/2-6/13

Coy Hagan

Youth Services

Instructional Assistant

8/26-30/13

Kathy Jones

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant

9/16-27/13

Melinda Kinder

Oak View

Teacher

9/18-24/13

Jen Kumfer

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

8/28/13-10/18/13

Jennifer Malcolm

Transportation

Bus Driver

4/28/14-5/8/14

Wendy Myers

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

10/28/13-11/1/13

Cindy Powers

Perry Hill

Teacher

Extended 10/7-18/13

Karen Smith

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant

9/10-16/13

Tammi Smith

Transportation

Bus Driver

1/24-31/14

Kathleen Sommer

Oak View

Nurse

10/14-17/13

Chris Tichac

Carroll High

Teacher

Extended 9/30/13-11/15/13

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Lucy Fisher

Cedar Canyon

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 9/25/13-1/3/14

Nichole Kruger

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 9/30/13-11/15/13

Janice Wright

Perry Hill

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 9/20/13-10/4/13

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tonya Bobilya

Corporation

Roving Substitute Custodian 8 hours/day 3 days/week during the school year Effective 10/1/13

Cecilia Bornkamp

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Susan Crabill

Corporation

Roving Substitute Custodian 8 hours/day 3 days/week during the school year Effective 10/1/13

Kimberly Darnielle

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Recess additional .75 hour/day total 5.5 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Jennifer

Featherston

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant SE additional 2 hours/day total 5 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Michele Huneck

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Linda Kissell

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Jennifer Kumfer

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Retroactive to 8/14/13

Amanda Lemert

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant additional 2 hours/day total 4.75 hours/day

Effective 10/1/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Rhonda Moore

Oak View

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Michelle Partin

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Heidi Reimer

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Recess 1.5 hours/day Effective 10/1/13

Recommended the EnclosedClassified Staff Wages and Benefits.

  1. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION Recommended shifting$4,766.00 of health insurance compensation to annual salary effective October 25, 2013 pay.
  2. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire the following: Hickory Center Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day, 9 weeks (special ed. grant); Huntertown Instructional Assistant SE additional .75 hour/day (general fund).
  3. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Gary Skeel, Carroll High 9thGrade Basketball (M), resigned as of 9/6/13.
  4. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following for the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

John Antu

Carroll Middle

Football Volunteer

Gabe Garman

Carroll High

Basketball (M) Volunteer

Melissa Hill

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Basketball (F)

Taylor James

Maple Creek

8th Grade Volleyball Volunteer

Zac Kuhn

Carroll High

9th Grade Basketball (M)

Kevin Sinclair

Carroll High

Basketball (M) Volunteer

Eric Smead

Carroll Middle

Show Choir Volunteer

  1. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #13-03,Maple Creek Student, at a maximum of 6 hours/week, beginning 9/24/13-1/4/14.Teacher assignment: Heather Hower. #13-04, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 9/16/13-12/19/13. Teacher assignment: Teri Delagrange; Bob Ahlersmeyer; Jennifer Baron; Melissa Robison.

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

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  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested Approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Amy Alday

Huntertown

10/10/13

$ 170.00

Title II Part A

Math, Best Practices and Assessments, Fort Wayne

Jennifer Baczynski

Oak View

10/18-20/13

$ 160.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

AEAI Convention, Indianapolis, In

Vincent Bane

Hickory Center

10/10/13

$ 170.00

Title II Part A

Region 8 Math Workshop, Fort Wayne

Judy Barack

Oak View

10/101/13

$ 170.00

Title II Part A

Region 8 Math Workshop, Fort Wayne

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

12/10/13

$ 424.60

Adm. Travel

The Reid Technique of Interview and Interrogation

Evansville, IN

Meg Bloom

Corporation

11/8-9/13

$1,189.00

High-Ability Grant

NAGC National Convention, Indianapolis, IN

Michelle Brown

Special Ed.

11/14-16/13

$ 150.00

SE Grant

ASHA Speech-Language and Hearing Convention

Chicago, IL

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Safety Issues Affecting Indiana

Public Schools, Fort Wayne

Andy Deatrick

Carroll High

10/10-11/13

$ 653.00

2012 Tech CPF

E-rate Tech Fund

Indiana Computer Educators Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Brenda Drayer

Corporation

11/8-9/13

$ 994.20

High Ability Grant

NAGC National Convention, Indianapolis, IN

Maureen Fulk

Special Ed.

11/14-16/13

$ 150.00

SE Grant

ASHA Speech-Language and Hearing Convention

Chicago, IL

Chris Himsel

Corporation

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Safety Issues Affecting Indiana

Public Schools, Fort Wayne

Pam Kaylor

Oak View

10-3-13

12/13/13

$ 200.00

Adm. Travel

Teaching with Primary Sources Fall Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Danielle Kirtley

Special Ed.

11/14-16/13

$ 150.00

SE Grant

ASHA Speech-Language and Hearing Convention

Chicago, IL

Bryan Koehlinger

Carroll Middle

10/3/13

$ 150.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

Academic Super Bowl Coaches Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Leeanne

Koeneman

Corporation

10/24-25/13

$ 580.00

Food Service

Indiana School Nutrition Association

State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Karsten

Lochmueller

Carroll Middle

10/3/13

$ 180.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

IASP Academic Bowl Conference, Indianapolis, In

Bill Mallers

Corporation

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Safety Issues Affecting Indiana

Public Schools, Fort Wayne

Mary Ryman

Oak View

10/10/13

$ 170.00

Title II Part A

Math Best Practices Workshop, Fort Wayne

Gloria Shamanoff

Corporation

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

ISB A Safety Issues Affecting Indiana

Public Schools, Fort Wayne

Amber Starkel

Carroll Middle

10/3/13

$ 35.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

Indiana Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

10/10/13

$ 160.00

Adm. Travel

The Reid Technique of Interview and Interrogation

Evansville, IN

Stacey Zelt

Special Ed.

11/14-16/13

$ 150.00

SE Grant

ASHA Speech-Language and Hearing Convention

Chicago, IL

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Maple Creek China Trip

10/4/13

School Bus

Steele Farms, Back 40 Junction, Eel River Elementary School

Perry Hill 5th Grade

10/11/13

Chartered Bus

Henry Ford/Greenfield Village, Dearborn MI

Oak View 5th Grade

10/29/13

Chartered Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn MI

Carroll High Academy of

Finance/Culinary Arts

2/26-29/14

Chartered Bus

Chicago, IL

Motion To approve items J & K by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion Carried.

L.GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Sam DiPrimio, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,500.00 from the Carroll High PTO to be used for professional development. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. FUND RAISERRequested approval of the enclosed fund raising requests for the 2013-14 school year.

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

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BUSINESS REPORT

  1. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTIONRecommended approval for the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $21,224.50. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  2. SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENTRecommended renewal of the enclosed School Resource Officer (SRO) agreement with the Allen County Sheriff's Department for the 2013-14 school year. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers.Motion carried.
  3. CORPORATION PURCHASESRecommended purchases from the Building Corporation - Bond Series 2013- $32,622.76. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion Approved.
  4. CORPORATION PAYMENTSRecommended Building Corporation Payments: Series 2008A Eel River Project Payment - $22,170.96; Series 2013 Bond Payments - $326,256.84. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded byRon Felger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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