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2013-11-11 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Mary Wysong, John Hilger, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel.

I.C. 4-15-1.5-6.1(b) 9 To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

Mary Wysong led the meeting with the evaluation of an individual employee. Chris Himsel was dismissed. Mary Wysong presented additional information on the evaluation of an individual employee. Chris Himsel rejoined the meeting and reviewed the information presented.

No other business was discussed.

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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, November 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: 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 October 28, 2013 executive session and regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSSusan Crabill, Corporation Custodian, resigned as of 11/1/13. Gail Scheurich, Cedar Canyon Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 11/8/13.
  2. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Scott Bushong

Maple Creek

Teacher

Approximately 12/2-19/13

Letisha Clendenen

Carroll High

Teacher

Approximately 2/17/14-6/2/14

Danielle Eme

Perry Hill

Teacher

Approximately 3/24/14-6/2/14

J'Nelle Hamilton

Carroll High

Teacher

Extension 1/6/14-6/2/14

Susie Malcom

Transportation

Bus Driver

11/19-25/13

Kasey Miller

Perry Hill

Nurse

11/13-19/13

Kim Riebersol

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant

11/8/13-1/3/14

Christina Tichac

Carroll High

Teacher

Extension 11/18/13-1/7/14

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Cristi Green

Arcola

Additional 5% Contract, total 75% Contract Effective 11/12/13 through the end of the

2013-14 school year

Mitchell Smith

Oak View

4th Grade Teacher Retroactive to 11/7/13

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tyler Chesney

Huntertown

Crossing Guard .5 hour/day Effective 11/12/13

Cindy DiPrimio

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 11/12/13

Sherry Hanley

Transportation

TRANSFER to Hickory Center Bus Driver Effective 1/6/14

Denise Hutton

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 11/12/13

Nathan Kinder

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 11/12/13 through the

end of the 2013-14 school year

Melissa King

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 11/12/13 through the

end of the 2013-14 school year

Susie Malcolm

Transportation

TRANSFER to Special Needs Bus Driver Effective 1/6/14

Duane Martin

Huntertown

Custodian 2nd Shift 4 hours/day Effective 11/12/13

Cathy Mittendorf

Oak View

Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day

Effective 11/12/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

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Classified Recommendations Cont'd

Betty Ransdell

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Breakfast .5 hour/day Effective 11/12/13

Aimee Schweitzer

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day Effective 11/12/13

Gene Sherrill

Transportation

Carroll High Bus Driver Effective 1/6/14

Debbie Vermilion

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day, total 5 hours/day

Effective 11/12/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

  1. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following:

Carroll Middle: 3 Food Service Assistants additional.5 hour/day each; Food Service Assistant additional .25 hour/day.

Cedar Canyon: Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day.Huntertown: Food Service Assistant additional .25 hour/day; Instructional Assistant SE 1.5 hours/day (special ed. grant). Hickory Center: Food Service Assistant additional .25 hour/day; Instructional Assistant SE 4 hour/day (general fund); 2 Instructional Assistants SE additional 1 hour/day each (general fund). Carroll High (10-12): 2 Food Service Assistants additional .5 hour/day each; Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day. Perry Hill: 2 Food Service Assistants additional .5 hour/day each. Carroll High (9th):Food Service Assistant additional 1 hour/day; Food Service Assistant additional.5 hour/day. Transportation: Driver - Morning up to 1.5 hours/day; Driver - Afternoon up to 1.5 hours/day.

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended The following for the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Robert Ables

Carroll Middle

Head Wrestling

Chris Hicks

Carroll Middle

Assistant Wrestling

Spencer Malcolm

Carroll High

Wrestling Volunteer

Zac McCray

Carroll High

Wrestling Volunteer

Bob Messman

Carroll Middle

7th Grade Basketball (F) Volunteer

Matt Pape

Carroll High

Basketball (F) Volunteer

Tara Plummer

Carroll High

Basketball (F) Volunteer

Kristy Rowland

Maple Creek

Yearbook

Stephanie Schortgen

Carroll High

Swim Volunteer

Nathan Seaman

Maple Creek

8th Grade Head Basketball (M)

Jonah Snyder

Carroll High

Swim Volunteer

Ryan Taylor

Carroll Middle

7th Grade Basketball (F) Volunteer

Becky Witte

Carroll High

Dive 50%

  1. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTIONRequested homebound instruction for: #13-06, Carroll High Student beginning 11/5/13-12/20/13. Teacher Assignment: Kristy Loomis; Ami Gomez; Erin Helmuth; Ashley Kas; Amy Cox. #13-07, Carroll High Student beginning 11/4/13-12/2/13. Teacher Assignment: Steve Lubbehusen; Kent Scholz;Ami Gomez; Katie Kelly. #13-08, Carroll High Student beginning 10/22/13-12/19/13. Teacher Assignment: Kent Scholz; Laura Semba; Teri Delagrange; Nichole Croy.

Motion to approve items A-G by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

Safety Issues Affecting Indiana Public

Schools, Fort Wayne, IN

Brandon Bitting

Carroll High

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

Safety Issues Affecting Indiana Public

Schools, Fort Wayne, IN

Brandon Bitting

Carroll High

11/19-20/13

$ 142.50

Adm. Travel

School Safety Academy, Indianapolis, IN

David Brooks

Carroll High

11/26/13

$ 407.50

Acad. Honors

World History AP Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

11/12-13/13

$1,766.00

SE Grant

Avoid Special Ed. Legal Problems -

Facilitated IEP Training, Nashville, TN

Megan Cripe

Carroll High

11/25/13

$ 407.50

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop - Microeconomics,

Indianapolis, IN

Steve Pickett

Carroll High

11/25/13

$ 410.00

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Tom Schipper

Corporation

11/12/13

$ 205.00

Custodial

Travel

IASBO Facilities Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

Safety Issues Affecting Indiana Public

Schools, Fort Wayne, IN

Jeff Warner

Carroll High

11/19-21/13

$ 390.00

Custodial

Travel

Multicom 2000 & Quantum Technical

Training, Indianapolis, IN

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  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTRequested approval of the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Debate Team

11/22-24/13

Activity Bus

Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL

Maple Creek Singers

2/22/14

School Bus

Huntington North High School, Huntington, IN

Carroll High Dance Team

3/14-15/14

School Bus

New Castle High School, New Castle, IN

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

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEKim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Cedar Canyon PTO in the amount of $4,000.00 to be used for professional development. Joe Meyer, Huntertown Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Huntertown PTO in the amount of $3,000.00 to be used for professional development. Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to apply for and accept the following grants for the 2013-14 school year: a. NESP - Non-English Speaking Program: $10,269.44 b. High-Ability: $58,917.00. Requested permission to accept the Safe Haven Program Grant in the amount of $8,050.00 to be used for the NACS School Resource Officer program. Requested permission to accept the Secured Schools Safety Grant in the amount of $50,000.00 to be used for security cameras at Maple Creek Middle School and Carroll Middle School. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Chris Himsel noted that Northwest Allen County Schools, along with each school's PTO, is conducting a community survey to learn what the community knows and does not know about the district schools. The results of this survey will be used for future planning purposes by the district's staff and Board of School Trustees. The

survey will take place via telephone and will be conducted November 18 - 21, 2013.

  1. TEACHER EVALUATION PROCESS UPDATEDr. Tony Frontier gave an update about the Teacher Evaluation Process. Dr. Frontier shared about some of what is being taught to teachers and administrators to continue moving towards effective implementation of the guidelines that teachers are being evaluated on.
  1. VETERAN'S DAY PRESENTATIONChris Himsel showed an edited version of "A Salute to Veterans Day" which is a video created by the CHS Radio and TV II class in honor of Veterans Day.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers commented on the Veteran's Day program at Perry Hill Elementary School.

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger.

Meeting adjourned.





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