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2013-07-29 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Mary Wysong, John Hilger, Paul Sloffer, Ronald Felger, and Kent Somers. Also Present: Chris Himsel and Gloria Shamanoff.

I.C.5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 5: To receive information about and interview prospective employees.

The board interviewed a candidate for the principal position at Perry Hill Elementary School. The candidate was dismissed.

I.C.5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 2(A): For discussion of strategy with respect to collective bargaining.

Mr.Himsel presented information regarding collective bargaining.

No other business was discussed.

Meeting adjourned.

Board President Board Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,July 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger, John Hilger and Kent Somers. Also present: ChrisHimsel, 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 July 8, 2013 regular meeting, the July 15, 2013 executive session and the July 24,2013 executive session as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSSean Abbott, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 7/14/13. Debra Burson, Technology Specialist, resigned as of 7/26/13. Jeanette Cutigni, Perry Hill Instructional Asst. Office, resigned as of 7/8/13. EmmaDowns, Maple Creek Instructional Asst. Library, resigned as of 7/25/13. Tonya Jolly, Cedar Canyon Teacher, resigned as of 7/25/13. Monica LaLonde, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 7/15/13. Duane Martin, Hickory Center Mower,resigned as of 7/17/13. William Pulver, Bus Driver, resigned as of 8/1/13. Colleen Shank, Carroll High Instructional Asst., resigned as of 7/29/13. Jennifer Zent,School Psychologist, resigned as of 7/18/13.
  2. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSJanelle Carpenter,Technology Specialist, requested leave from 8/7/13 -1/1/14. Sherry Hanley, BusDriver, requested leave from 8/15-8/21/13 and 10/17-28/13. Phillip Vogelsong,Oak View Custodian, requested leave from 8/7-12/19/13.
  3. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire the following beginning with the 2013-14 School Year: Carroll High - Social Studies Teacher additional 17% ; Carroll High - 2 Instructional Assistants 4 hours/day each. Special Education: Visually Impaired Teacher 50% (general fund);School Psychologist additional 20% (special ed. grant); Perry Hill - 2 Instructional Assistants SE 5 hours/day each (general fund); Perry Hill -Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (special ed. grant); Perry Hill -Instructional Assistant SE 4.5 hours/day (general fund); Perry Hill -Instructional Assistant SE 3.5 hours/day (special ed. grant); Huntertown -Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (general fund); Carroll High -Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (general fund). Special Education 2013 Summer School/Extended School Year Program: Instructional Assistant SE August 5-9, 2013 15 hours.

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Certified Recommendations Cont'd

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Stephanie Bradley

Maple Creek

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Douglas Bryan

Arcola

3rd Grade Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Jessica Carlson

Carroll High

English Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Scott Fox

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Katy Geisleman

Cedar Canyon

Special Education Early Childhood Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Tara Harshbarger

Carroll High

Art Teacher 50% Effective 8/13/13

Kara Hevel

Arcola

1st Grade Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Melissa Hill

Carroll Middle

Language Arts Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Ann Neu

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher FACS 50% Eff. 8/13/13-1/2/14

Meghan O'Connor

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Michael Schaffner

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute English Teacher Effective 8/13/13 through approximately 1/3/14

Brian Sherck

Carroll Middle

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Jessica Sherck

Oak View

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Kyle Sommer

Carroll High

Spanish Teacher Effective 8/13/13

Elizabeth Taylor

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher FACS 50% Eff. 8/13/13-1/2/14

Amber Wray

Carroll Middle

Guidance Counselor Effective 7/30/13

  1. EMERITUS RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended that NACScontract with Kathy Lepper to serve in an Emeritus position to mentor and assist her replacement in learning the CHS master scheduling process, the NACS state reporting process, and other duties related to the position for the 2013-14 school year. The position shall be compensated at an hourly rate equal to 75% of her previous salary for less than 30 hours per week and not to exceed 600 total hours within the next 12 months. Recommended that NACS contract withMarcia Rayl to serve in an Emeritus position to fulfill the duties of Autism/Behavior Consultant position. The position shall be compensated at an hourly rate equal to 75% of her previous salary and not to exceed 24 hours per week during the time period the currently employed teacher is on her approved maternity leave.
  2. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sherri Bradley

Transportation

Special Education Bus Driver August 5-9, 2013

Jeb Campbell

NACS Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day, 192 days/year Effective 8/5/13

Tracy Cass

Transportation

Special Education Bus Driver August 5-9, 2013

Joe Krouse

Maple Creek

Perry Hill

Bus Driver Effective 8/14/13

Brandy Meerzo

Transportation

Special Education Bus Driver August 5-9, 2013

Kara Windmiller

Carroll High

Secretary Athletics 8 hours/day, 40 weeks/year Effective 7/30/13

Zoe Zannis

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Office 7 hours/day Effective 7/31/13

  1. EXTRACURRICULARRESIGNATIONS Sean Abbott, Carroll HighNewspaper, resigned as of 7/16/13. Daniel Lestinsky, Carroll High 9th GradeFootball, resigned as of 7/24/13.
  2. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the followingfor the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Alyssa Ables

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Bobby Ables

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Heather Anderson

Carroll High

Reserve Soccer (F)

Elizabeth Baatz

Carroll High

Head Cheerleading 50%

Delaney Baumann

Carroll High

9th Grade Volleyball

David Brooks

Carroll High

Cross Country Volunteer

Tom Bussen

Maple Creek

Head Cross Country (M)

Mindy Cox

Carroll High

Show Choir Volunteer

Michael Dials

Carroll High

Band Driver Volunteer

Zach England

Carroll High

Assistant Soccer (M)

Jill Fausnaugh

Carroll High

Cheerleading Volunteer

Mike Franke

Carroll High

Reserve Soccer (M) 67%

Kimberly Fransen

Carroll High

Head Cheerleading 50%

Paige Fransen

Carroll High

Cheerleading Volunteer

Matt Fretz

Carroll High

9th Football

Nathan Garman

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Nancy Goble

Carroll High

Show Choir Costumer Volunteer

Dan Green

Maple Creek

Head Cross Country (F)

Kayli Greener

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Kelsey Greener

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Mark Grove

Carroll High

Band Driver Volunteer

Doug Helsom

Carroll High

Head Volleyball

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ExtracurricularRecommendations Cont'd

Nicole Helsom

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Kurtt Hirschy

Carroll High

Assistant Varsity Football

Becky Hull

Carroll High

Show Choir Volunteer

Taylor James

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Scott Jester

Carroll High

Assistant Varsity Soccer (F)

Abigail Johnson

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Volleyball

Patrick Laughlin

Carroll High

Band Driver Volunteer

Daniel Lestinsky

Carroll High

Assistant Reserve Football

Susan Lough

Carroll High

Show Choir Accompanist Volunteer

Matt McCarter

Carroll High

Assistant Volleyball

Cullen McLeod

Carroll high

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Robert Messmann

Carroll High

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Phil Miguel

Maple Creek

Head 7th Grade Football

Bonivenger Misiko

Carroll High

Reserve Soccer (M) 33%

Scott Mitchell

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Tom Monnier

Maple Creek

Assistant 7th Grade Football

Nick Morken

Carroll High

Soccer (M) Volunteer

Matthew Motz

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (F)

Matthew Motz

Maple Creek

Academic Spell Bowl

Dan Nixon

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Andy Papagiannis

Carroll High

Assistant Varsity Football

Norm Perrine

Carroll High

Show Choir Driver Volunteer

Dennis Pickett

Carroll High

Band Driver Volunteer

Tug Pierson

Carroll High

Show Choir Driver Volunteer

Jim Potter

Carroll High

Reserve Football

Motaqid Haider Qadri

Maple Creek

Assistant 7th Grade Football

Ric Rivera

Carroll High

Show Choir Driver Volunteer

Clyde "JJ" Robinson

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Joe Rudolph

Carroll High

Assistant Varsity Football

Pandy Sinish

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Jennifer Smith

Carroll High

Volleyball Volunteer

Rick Smith

Carroll High

Head Soccer (F)

Ryan Taylor

Carroll High

Soccer (M) Volunteer

Ryan Taylor

Carroll High

Vocational Department Chair

Jodi Thomas

Carroll High

Show Choir Volunteer

Brian Thornson

Carroll High

Football Volunteer

Heather VanOrder

Maple Creek

Head 7th Grade Volleyball

Dennis Volkert

Carroll High

Band Driver Volunteer

Michelle Walden

Maple Creek

Head Cheerleading

Dale Warner

Maple Creek

Assistant Tennis (M)

Abbey Workman

Carroll High

Cheerleading Volunteer

Bill Wyant

Carroll High

Band Driver Volunteer

Phil Yoder

Carroll High

Head Cross Country (F)

Phil Yoder

Carroll High

Head Cross Country (M)

Blair Zemaitis

Carroll High

Assistant Vocal

  1. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION#13-01, Carroll High Student, as a maximum of 20 hours/week beginning 8/14/13-12/19/13. Teacher assignment: Steve Driver; Seth Slater; Marie Hanesand Chris Irons.

Motion to approve items A-Iby John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

  1. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION Recommend The following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

NEW/REPL.

Barbara Ihnen

Perry Hill

Principal Effective 7/30/13 Pay Level 7

Christy Thomas

Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Holly Houser

NACS

Technology

7/26/13

$ 140.00

2012 Tech CPF

STN Application Center & Learning

Connection, Indianapolis, IN

Thomas North

Transportation

10/19-24/13

$1,195.00

Transportation

2013 Annual National Assn. for Pupil

Transportation, Grand Rapids, MI

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. FUND RAISER REQUESTSRequested approval of the following: Carroll High - Baseball - Fall Youth League - Aug. 13-Sept. 22, 2013; Carroll High - Musical (Drama &Choir) - FW Parade of Homes Ticket Sales - Aug-Sept. 2013. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. HEALTH INSURANCERecommended the following: A 7% increase in health insurance premiums for the October 1, 2013 renewal with Anthem. Establishment Of a High Deductible Health Plan/Health Savings Account plan through Anthem,per specifications developed by the insurance committee, at premiums of$5,790.84 for a single plan and $14,298.41 for a family plan. Utilize HSA Authority, which is a division of Tower Bank, as the financial institution for the health savings accounts. Renew the annual Consulting Services Agreement With RESutton & Associates, effective October 1, 2013 for $19,000.00.Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer;seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  2. BOND REFUNDING UPDATEPresented an update on the refunding of the 2003 bondissue.

Resolution Approving Refunding - Exhibit A and Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse Expenditures - Exhibit B

Recommended Exhibit A. Motion To approve Exhibit A by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Questions asked and answered. Motion carried. Recommended Exhibit B. Motion to approve ExhibitB by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

  1. CORPORATION PURCHASESRecommended approval of the following purchases: Building Corporation -2013 Bond Refunding issue - $523,088.94; Capital Projects Fund - $254,809.92.Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PAYMENTSRecommended payment from the Eel River Building Corporation for 2008 Bond issue for $2,013.50. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  3. CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN FOR 2014-2016Presentation on the Capital Projects plan for 2014-2016
  4. BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN FOR 2014-2025Presentation on the Bus Replacement Plan for 2014-2025.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: Bonnie Souder expressed her appreciation of the process followed by the NACS Administration in the search for the Perry Hill Principal.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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