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2013-11-25 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carroll High School Small Auditorium. Members present: Mary Wysong, John Hilger, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, 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 November 11, 2013 executive session and regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Mr. Himsel read aloud and requested approval of the resolution in recognition of CHS Girls Cross Country team for earning a seventh place finish in the IHSAA Cross Country State Finals. Team members are Stacey Metzger, Madison Fruchey, Megan Doty, Kate Morris, Caitlyn Chastain, Londyn Wise, and Coral Whaley. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel read aloud and requested approval of the resolution in recognition of CHS Boys Cross Country team for earning a third place finish in the IHSAA Cross Country State Finals. Team members are Cameron Clements, Jacob Schmeling, Trevor Hamilton, Alec Kreilach, Bret Unger, Adam Kelty, and Ben Schwartz. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel read aloud and requested approval of the resolution in recognition of CHS Marching Band, the Charger Pride, for earning the distinction of State Finalist for the first times ince 2006 and earning a 10th place finish in the Class A, large school division, at the ISSMA State Finals. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSAnngil Culp, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of11/13/13. Nick Garwick, Bus Technician, resigned as of 11/29/13.
  2. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Rosie Alvarez

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

2/24/14-5/16/14

Andrea Chapman

Hickory Center

Teacher

12/6-19/13

Amy Cox

Carroll High

Teacher

2/14-17/14

Janell Garman

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

11/21/13-1/3/14

Ginger McComb

Hickory Center

Teacher

2/17-21/14

Sarah Nelson

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

2/4/14-5/2/14

Chad Sprunger

Carroll Middle

Teacher

4/18/14-6/2/14 a.m.

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kelly Ramsey

Maple Creek

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Retroactive 11/19/13-12/19/13

Michael Schaffner

Carroll High

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Extension 1/6/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Yvonne Anderson

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Rich Andrews

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 11/26/13 through the end of the

2013-14 school year

Cindy Bermes

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant additional .25 hours/day, total 3.75 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Stacey Brewer

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 4.75 hours day

Effective 11/26/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Amy Clements

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1.5 hours/day, total 3.5 hours/day

Effective 11/26/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Mary R. Collins

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 5.5 hours day Effective 11/26/13

Allison Crowell

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 3.5 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Jennifer Geller

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hours/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Theresa Gloyd

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Karyn Harden

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 3.75 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Tami Hartnup

Huntertown

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Laura James

Huntertown

Food Service Assistant additional .25 hours/day, total 3.25 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Kathy Jones

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant additional 1 hour/day, total 4.75 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Nathan Kinder

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE additional 2 hours/day, total 5 hours/day

Effective 11/26/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

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Linda Kissell

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant SE 7 hours/day

Effective 11/26/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Erin Krupp

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 12/2/13 through the

end of the 2013-14 school year

Carmen Lewis

Eel River

Instructional Assistant additional 1 hour/day, total 4 hours/day

Effective 11/26/13 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Dawn Martin

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 4.75 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Donna Martin

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Michelle Partin

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant additional .25 hours/day, total 3.5 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Karen Smith

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 6.5 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Janine Steinbrunner

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant additional .5 hours/day, total 4 hours/day Effective 11/26/13

Kristine Stendahl

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 11/26/13 through the

end of the 2013-14 school year

Deborah Weatherholt

Arcola

Instructional Assistant Office 5 hours/day, 38 weeks/year Effective 11/26/13

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

Arcola Elementary - Full Day Kindergarten Teacher beginning January 3, 2014.

  1. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested homebound instruction for: #13-09, Carroll High student beginning 11/18/13-12/20/13. Teacher Assignment: Bob Ahlersmeyer; Megan Cripe; Kent Scholz; Jessica Frye. #13-10, Carroll High Student beginning 11/13/13-12/20/13. Teacher Assignment: Jim Walker; Amy Selman; Annemarie Sweger; Melinda Hopkins.

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

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Joe Brinker

Carroll Middle

12/2/13

$ 265.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments:

Grades 6-12, Decatur, IN

Michelle Brown

Huntertown

Carroll Middle

12/6/13

$ 25.00

SE Grant 5253

LAMP Words for Life Webinar

Linda Clinkenbeard

Maple Creek

12/2/13

$ 230.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments

Decatur, IN

Sam DiPrimio

Carroll High

11/14/13

$ 85.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Legal Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Ron Felger

Corporation

12/13/13

$ 395.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Gabe Garman

Carroll Middle

12/2/13

$ 265.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments

Decatur, IN

Trinda Goings

Eel River

Oak View

10/31/13 -

11/1/13

$ 395.00

Eel River PTO

Oak View PTO

IAHPERD State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Amanda Harley

Carroll Middle

12/2/13

$ 230.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments

Decatur, IN

John Hilger

Corporation

12/13/13

$ 395.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

12/8-10/13

$ 330.00

Adm. Travel

IAPSS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

12/13/13

$ 395.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

12/4-5/13

$ 885.00

Title III

SIOP, Indianapolis, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

12/11/13

$ 253.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO School Finance Issues, Plainfield, IN

Debora McGinn

Huntertown

2/2-4/14

$1,010.00

PTO

2014 National K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference

Columbus, OH

Deb Neumeyer

Corporation

2/2/13

$ 185.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments

Decatur, IN

Angie Niemeyer

Maple Creek

12/2/13

$ 265.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments

Decatur, IN

Brandy Shoaff

Huntertown

2/2-4/14

$ 615.00

PTO

2014 National K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference

Columbus, OH

Bonnie Souder

Perry Hill

Cedar Canyon

11/6/13

$ 279.00

Perry Hill PTO

Classroom Management and Effective Teaching of

Children and Adolescents With Emotional and

Behavior Problems, Indianapolis, IN

Casey Stansifer

Carroll High

12/2/13

$ 230.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments:

Grades 6-12, Decatur, IN

Rhonda Swihart

Maple Creek

12/2/13

$ 230.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments

Decatur, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Bill Toler

Maple Creek

12/2/13

$ 150.00

Title II Part A

Developing Quality Formative Assessments

Decatur, IN

Mary Wysong

Corporation

12/13/13

$ 395.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTRequested approval of the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Band

12/7/13

Activity Bus

Brass Band of Battle Creek Clinic and Holiday Concert, Battle Creek MI

Carroll Middle 8th Grade

12/17/13

School Bus

We the People, Union Station/Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High

Academy of Finance

12/6/13

Activity Bus

IPFW - Business Career Day/AOF Internship Board meeting

with Students

Hickory Center 5th Grade

5/1/14

Chartered Bus

Marengo Cave, Marengo, IN

Motion to approve items G & H by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEKathleen Perfect, Arcola Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Arcola PTO in the amount of $1,500.00 to be used for Professional Development. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.
  2. CURRICULUM REQUESTRequested permission to offer American Sign Language I & II at Carroll High School beginning with the 2014-15 school year. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. REAL ESTATE OPTION AGREEMENT RESOLUTIONRecommended the resolution to exercise the real estate option agreement dated April 16, 2013 for the Barrett property of 46.567 acres adjacent to Carroll High School. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PURCHASESRecommended Building Corporation Purchases -Series 2013 Bond Refunding - $71,000.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  3. CORPORATION PAYMENTSRecommended Building Corporation Payments - Series 2013 Bond Refunding - $15,101.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: Fred Gilbert, patron, asked two questions: 1) What is the position of NACS and the Common Core Curriculum? 2) Is there currently a Board Policy regarding School Board Members serving on the board of or participating in other community organizations?

Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger.

Meeting adjourned.





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