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2013-12-09 Minutes

PUBLIC MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in a public on Monday,December 9, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Board Room Members present: Mary Wysong, John Hilger, Paul Sloffer, Ronald Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Gloria Shamanoff, John Bloom, Lisa Harris, and reporters.

I.C. 20-26-5-4.3 Public meeting on proposed employment contract between governing body and school superintendent.

John Bloom presented information on the Superintendent's Contract.

Audience Comments: None

Board Comments: Paul Sloffer, on behalf of the School Board of Trustees, expressed his appreciation for Mr. Himsel's performance at Northwest Allen County Schools, Ron Felger concurred.

No other business was discussed.

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

Meeting adjourned.

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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, December 9, 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, Bill Mallers, Gloria Shamanoff, Lisa Harris, 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 November 25, 2013 regular meeting as presented by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSLeanne Asher, Arcola Nurse, resigned as of 12/19/13. Jill Fausnaugh, Maple Creek Teacher, resigned as of 11/26/13. Jane Feldman, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 12/20/13. Jessica Frye, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 1/3/14. Nathan Kinder, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 12/1/13. Tonya Steele, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 11/26/13. Tamera Templeton, Huntertown Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 11/22/13.
  2. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Michele Gross

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

12/10/13-1/21/14

Emily Johnson

Eel River

Teacher

Extension 1/3/14-6/2/14

Theresa Silveus

Carroll Middle

Teacher

3/10/14-5/8/14

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Stephanie Kolkman

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 12/10/13

  1. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Hickory Center Instructional Assistant Special Ed. 3 hours/day through the end of the 2013-14 school year. (general fund) Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant Early Childhood Program 3 hours/day through the end of the 2013-14 school year. (general fund).
  2. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested homebound instruction for: #13-11, Eel River Student beginning 11/11/13-5/30/14. Teacher Assignment: Emily Ring.
  3. EXTRACURRICULAR TERMINATION Recommended termination of Zac Kuhn, 9thGrade Basketball (M) Coach effective 11/15/13.

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  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Andy Arney

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

John Antu

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Jedediah Bressman

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Nanette Bull

Carroll Middle

Assistant Swim

Chad Hedges

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Doug Lawson

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Chanda Lubbehusen

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Basketball (F) Volunteer

Spencer Malcolm

Maple Creek

Assistant Wrestling

Austen Ruich

Maple Creek

Head Wrestling

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

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Carol Gaff

Corporation

2/1-4/14

$1,365.55

Region 8 Reading

Recovery

Reading Recovery & Literacy Conference

Columbus, OH

Dave Hey

Corporation

1/20-22-14

$1,788.00

Staff Dev.

Energy Education 2014 Winter National Training

Conference, San Antonio, TX

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTRequested approval of the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Huntertown Fifth Grade

4/24-25/14

School Bus

Camp Crosley YMCA, North Webster, IN

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

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEBarb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Perry Hill PTO in the amount of $6,000.00 to be used for Professional Development. Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Cedar Canyon PTO in the amount of $20,000.00 to be used for a mobile laptop lab and locked cart. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  2. COLLEGE TRANSITION PROGRAMRecommended approval of the enclosed College Transition Program Request for Japanese 3. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. COMMON CONSTRUCTION WAGE MEETINGRecommended appointment of Bill Mallers as Industry Representative and Niles Pfafman as Taxpayer Representative for a common construction wage committee meeting for the 2014 Carroll High School Roofing project. Motion to approve by PaulS loffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PURCHASESRecommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $7,650.00.Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; Seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  3. CORPORATION PAYMENTSRecommended Building Corporation Payments - Series 2013 Bond Refunding - $21,226.76. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded byRon Felger.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers commented on the fantastic donations from parents and community members showing their support for Northwest Allen County Schools.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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