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2013-10-14 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday,October 14, 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, 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 September 30, 2013 hearings and regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSJill Cotant, Eel River Instructional Assistant SE, resigned as of 10/18/13.Eldon Schoch, Bus Driver, resigned as of 1/6/14.
  2. RETIREMENTPeggy Schoch, Bus Driver, submitted her intent to retire as of 1/6/14.
  3. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Shari Burland

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

11/4-8/13

Carol Daman

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

12/16-19/13

Jim Fortman

Transportation

Bus Driver

11/6-15/13

Lynn Huffman

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant

11/4-7/13

Lottie Kuehn

Oak View

Food Service Manager

2/3-7/14

Sharon Knox

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant

12/4-6/13

Carol McCracken

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

11/11-14/13

Carol Newhard

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

10/15/13-11/17/13

Andrea Smith

Oak View

Teacher

12/11-13/13

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jamie Schaefer

Perry Hill

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 10/7-18/13

Requested permission to adjust the Long-Term Certified Substitute Teacher Salaries effective 10/15/13 as per enclosed memo.

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sarah Adams

Cedar Canyon

Classroom Instructional Assistant 1 hour/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Julia Baker

Oak View

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 10/15/13

Jennifer Engelsrud

Eel River

Classroom Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 1.75 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Cindy Fenbert

Eel River

Classroom Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Crossing Guard .5 hour/day Eff. 10/15/13

Linda Fortney

Hickory Center

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess .75 hour/day Eff. 10/15/13

Teresa Fuhrman

Arcola

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 1.5 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Maria Geese

Eel River

Classroom Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 1.75 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Lisakay Hall

Perry Hill

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 10/15/13

Lisa Hippensteel

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Food Service Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 10/22/13; Level 12

Susan Hoffman

Cedar Canyon

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Stella Ison

Cedar Canyon

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Danielle Jones

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 10/15-12/6/13

Sharon Knox

Hickory Center

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Deanna McDermit

Arcola

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant 1.5 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Wendy Metzgar

Hickory Center

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Liz Milliman

Hickory Center

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Lunch Recess 2 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Bambi Muylle

Perry Hill

Classified Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 10/15/13

Angela Perlich

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE additional .75 hour/day, total 4.75 hours/day

Effective 10/15/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Julie Plazek

Eel River

TRANSFER to Eel River Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 10/22/13

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Classified Recommendations Cont'd

Rita Reinking

Eel River

Classroom Instructional Assistant 1 hour/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant 1.75 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Debbie Sanderson

Eel River

Classroom Instructional Assistant 2 hour/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant 1.75 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

July Thompson

Cedar Canyon

Classroom Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Effective 10/15/13

Barbara Wearley

Huntertown

Classroom Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Eff. 10/15/13

Instructional Assistant Breakfast .5 hour/day Eff. 10/15/13

  1. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION Recommended approval of the enclosed 2013-14 and

2014-15 Administrator Agreement.

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

Arcola: 2 Instructional Assistants @ .5 hour/day each

1 Instructional Assistant @ 2 hours

Cedar Canyon: 4 Instructional Assistants @ 1.5 hour/day each

1 Instructional Assistant @ 3 hours/day

2 Instructional Assistant SE @ 3 hours/day each(special ed. grant)

Eel River: 2 Instructional Assistants @ 2.25 hours/day each

2 Instructional Assistants @ .75 hour/day each

2 Instructional Assistants SE @ 3 hour/day each(special ed. grant)

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hours/day (general fund)

Instructional Assistant SE additional .25 hour/day (general fund)

Hickory Center: 5 Instructional Assistants @ 2.5 hours/day each

1 Instructional Assistant @ 2 hours/day

1 Instructional Assistant @ .5 hour/day

Huntertown: 4 Instructional Assistants @ 2 hours/day each

1 Instructional Assistant @ 1 hour/day

OakView: 3 Instructional Assistants @ 2 hours/day

1 Instructional Assistant @ 3 hour/day

PerryHill: 4 Instructional Assistants @ 2.75 hours/day each

2 Instructional Assistants @ 5 hours/day each

2 Instructional Assistants @ 2 Hours/day

1 Instructional Assistant @ 3 hours/day

1 Instructional Assistant @ 3.5 hours/day

Carroll Middle: Instructional Assistant SE @ 4 hours/day (special ed.grant)

Instructional Assistant SE @ 5 hours/day (special ed. grant)

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following for the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sherri Foster

Carroll Middle

Academic Spell Bowl

Emily Ring

Maple Creek

Swim Coach additional 75%

  1. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #13-05, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 9/30/13-12/19/13 . Teacher assignment: Ashley Kas; Dave Ginder; Leslie Clark; Jim Walker.

Motion to approve items A-I by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Pam Bell

Carroll High

11/26/13

$ 407.50

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Letisha Clendenen

Carroll High

11/26/13

$ 407.50

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

11/8/13

$ 335.00

SE Grant

Current Issues in Special Education, Indianapolis, IN

Amy Cox

Carroll High

11/26/13

$ 295.00

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

11/13-15/13

$ 800.00

2013 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jill Eakright

Arcola

Perry Hill

10/31/13-

11/1/13

$ 557.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Lon Jones

Corporation

11/13-15/13

$1,020.00

2013 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Pamela Kaylor

Oak View

10/3/13 and

12/13/13

$ 200.00

Adm. Travel

Teaching with Primary Sources Fall Institute

Indianapolis, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

Carroll Middle

Maple Creek

10/15-16/13

$ 885.00

Title III

SIOP Professional Development, Indianapolis, IN

Leeanne Koeneman

Corporation

10/17/13

$ 152.00

Food Service

Leadership Skills for Non-Instructional Supervisors

Warsaw, IN

Kelly Lehman

Hickory Center

11/1/13

$ 220.00

Prof. Dev.

C.L.A.S.S., Westfield, IN

Jennifer Messer

Carroll High

Carroll Middle

Maple Creek

10/15-16/13

$ 885.00

Title III

SIOP Professional Development, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Messer

Carroll High

Carroll Middle

Maple Creek

12/4-5/13

$ 700.00

Title III

SIOP Professional Development, Indianapolis, IN

Valarie Pontius

Corporation

11/13-15/13

$1,020.00

2013 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FFA

10/30/13-

11/1/13

Activity Bus

National FFA Convention, Louisville, KY

Carroll High FCCLA

11/21-24/13

Activity Bus

FCCLA National Cluster Meeting and Skills Event, Charlotte, NC

Maple Creek Singers

2/14/14

School Bus

Indian Springs City Stars Invitational, Columbia City, IN

Maple Creek Singers

4/20/14

Chartered Bus

King's Island, Loveland, OH

Motion To approve items J & K by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion Carried.

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEBrad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Eel River PTO int he amount of $2,400.00 to be used for professional development. Jada Conner, Special Education Director, requested permission to accept equipment from Mr.and Mrs. Keith Bernard valued at approximately $2,000-$2,500.00. Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to apply and accept the following grants for the 2013-13 school year: Title I $418,118.46; Title II, Part A $69,059.00; Title III $15,929.61. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.
  2. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURERecommended the enclosed Conflict of Interest disclosure statement completed for Gary Skeel. Upon board approval this will be filed with the State Board of Accounts and the Allen County Circuit Court. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN ADOPTION RESOLUTIONRequested approval of the 2014-16 Capital Projects Plan as presented. Advertised 2014 appropriation of $5,962,919.00 and levy of $6,685,709.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  2. BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN ADOPTION RESOLUTIONRequested approval of the 2014-25 Bus Replacement Plan as presented. Advertised 2014 appropriation of $960,400.00 and levy of $999,037.00. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  3. 2014 BUDGET LINE 2 RESOLUTIONRecommended the enclosed resolution authorizing the Business Manager to reduce the July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 appropriations for the 2014 budget (Line 2 of the 2014 budget form 4-B). Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  4. 2014 BUDGET ADOPTION RESOLUTIONRecommended 2014 Resolution For Appropriations and Tax Rate - Budget Form 4. Appropriation of $64,728,654.00 and levy of $29,708,740.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.
  5. RESOLUTION FOR GOALS FOR EXPENDITURE CATEGORIESRecommended the enclosed Resolution for Goals for Expenditure Categories. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  6. CORPORATION PAYMENTSRecommended Building Corporation Payments: Series 2013 Bond Payments $11,853.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Mr. Somers commented on the donation presented to Sam Daily, Columbia City Football Player, from the CHS students.

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Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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