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2013-05-13 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, May 13, 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 April 29, 2013 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PTO STUDENT ARTWORK PRESENTATION

Jill Cotant, Carroll High PTO Representative, introduced Student Artists and presented their artwork to the board.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff presented the following commendations: Christine Joseph, Carroll Middle 8thgrader, for winning a National Gold Key award for her creative photography entitled "Relentless Absolution." Maple Creek Singers Show Choir forearning Best Middle School Show Choir, Best Middle School Choir Over-All andMaya Lewis was awarded the Best Female Soloist Over-All at a recent competition at Kings Island. Maple Creek Academic Super Bowl team members for earning the Top Scoring Team at a recent competition at Wayne High School. The Maple Creek Super Bowl Team was also recognized as one of the Top 10 teams in each Indiana Academic Super Bowl enrollment class by the IASP. Cheryl Roush, Maple Creek Health Teacher, for being nominated for a Vitality Award by the McMillen Center for Health Education.

Mr. Himsel commended 6 NACS Schools for earning the 4 Star School Award by the Indiana Department of Education.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSCharity Gerig, Perry Hill Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2012-13 school year. Vickie Lepley, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant Literacy, resigned as of 5/31/13. Aimee Slone, Cedar Canyon Music Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2012-13 school year. Tiffany Stocks, Perry Hill Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2012/13 school year.
  2. RETIREMENT Bernadette Picco, Cedar Canyon Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2012-13 school year.
  3. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Timothy Berdelman

Cedar Canyon

Head Custodian

Extension 5/6-10/13

Melinda Hopkins

Carroll High

Teacher

4/22/13

Debra McGinn

Huntertown

Teacher

5/13-17/13

Daniel Ryan

Maple Creek

Custodian

6/17/13-7/2/13

Judy Schaubschlager

Carroll High

Custodian

4/17/13-5/12/13

Tessa Wight

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

5/23/13-6/3/13

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jessie

McCracken

Carroll Middle

Long-Term Substitute Teacher from 5/17/13 through the end of the 2012-13 school year.

  1. ENERGY EDUCATION SPECIALIST Recommended shifting $5,000 of health insurance benefit to annual salary, effective 6/1/13.
  2. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following:Huntertown Instructional Asst. Special Ed. 4 hours/day through the end of the 2012-13 school year. (general fund)

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

  1. TRAVEL REQUEST Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Kathryn Kelly

Carroll High

4/23/13

$ 190.00

PL221

Investigating the INCC English Language Arts

Standards 6-12, Decatur, IN

Page 2 May 13, 2013

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

6/10-13/13

Activity Bus

Wyndham West Hotel and Avon High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

7/6-11/13

Activity Bus

Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN

Carroll High Marching Band

11/2-3/13

School Bus

Activity Bus

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items G and H by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. 2013-14 STUDENT HANDBOOKS Recommended the enclosed Student Handbooks for the 2013-14 school year. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. FINANCE UPDATE Mr. Mallers reported on refunding the 2003 bond issue. Requested permission to advertise for Hearing on Amendment to Lease and Project Hearing. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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