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2013-04-08 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,April 8, 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, 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 March 25, 2013 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION

Mr. Himsel introduced Jim Caldwell,Electronic Strategies Inc. (ESI) Practice Director. Mr. Caldwell presented the findings of the recent NACS Technology Assessment conducted by ESI.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSVictor Bolyard, Arcola Mower, resigned as of 3/23/13. Beau Champ,Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2012-13 school year. Clint Davis, Carroll 9thTeacher, resigned as of 4/8/13.
  2. RETIREMENTStan Fraze, Carroll 9thTeacher,submitted his intent to retire as of the end of the 2012-13

school year.

  1. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSNoel Brinker, Carroll Middle Teacher, requested a leave extension from 5/1/13-6/3/13. J'Nelle Hamilton,Carroll High Teacher, requested leave from 8/13/13-1/3/14. Melinda Hopkins,Carroll High Teacher, requested leave from 3/14-15/13. Jennifer Malcolm, BusDriver, requested leave from 4/15-18/13.

Carol McCracken, Cedar Canyon Instructional Asst., requested a leave extension from 4/8-16/13.

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Emily Blais

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher extension from 5/1/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year.

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Luke Cox, Carroll High, Maple Creek and Carroll Middle Dive Coach, resigned as of 4/1/13.
  2. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire Carroll High Certified and Classified staff for the 2013 Summer School Program for Geometry(semesters 1 and 2).

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

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Mona Branning

Hickory Center

4/25/13

$ 120.00

Prof. Dev.

Strategies for Reading Informational

Text, Decatur, IN

Michelle Brown

Huntertown

4/18/13

$ 125.00

SE Grant

PATINS Tech Expo 2013, Carmel, IN

Jami Campbell

Carroll High

4/22/13

$ 75.00

Adm. Travel

IN State Board of Accounts Extra

Curricular Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Barb Carpenter

Maple Creek

4/22/13

$ 187.50

Adm. Travel

IN State Board of Accounts Extra

Curricular Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Corporation

4/18/13

$ 250.00

SE Grant

PATINS Tech Expo 2013, Carmel, IN

April Ellis

Carroll Middle

4/18/13

$ 205.00

SE Grant

PATINS Tech Expo 2013, Carmel, IN

Lisa England

Carroll High

4/22/13

$ 75.00

Adm. Travel

IN State Board of Accounts Extra

Curricular Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Etter

Maple Creek

4/11-12/13

$ 120.00

MC Athletics

Notre Dame Coaches Clinic, South Bend, IN

Chris Etter

Maple Creek

4/26-27/13

$ 412.50

MC Athletics

IBCA Coaches Clinic, Indianapolis, IN

Matt Motz

Maple Creek

4/11-12/13

$ 120.00

MC Athletics

Notre Dame Coaches Clinic, South Bend, IN

Nancy Myers

Carroll High

4/18/13

$ 125.00

SE Grant

PATINS Tech Expo 2013, Carmel, IN

Matt Ousley

Maple Creek

4/11-12/13

$ 671.26

MC Athletics

Notre Dame Coaches Clinic, South Bend, IN

Tanya Pickett

Carroll 9th

4/22-23/13

$ 220.00

Adm. Travel

School Safety Specialist Academy

Indianapolis, IN

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  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Perry Hill 4th Grade

4/19/13

Chartered Bus

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Huntertown 3rd Grade

5/9/13

School Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Eel River 1st Grade

5/10-11/13

Parents

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne, IN

Motion to approve items G andH by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTION Requested approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $22,800.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PAYMENT Recommended payment from the Carroll High School Construction Building Corporation Bond Series 2008 for $768.87. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Recognition of thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Nick Prindle, Carroll Freshman Center Student, who recently passed away.

Audience Comments: None

Motionto adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.





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