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2014-01-13 Minutes

REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met at the NACS Central Office Board Room, on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. for the annual reorganizational meeting of the board. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ronald Felger, John Hilger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel; Bill Mallers; Marlene Behnke; reporters; staff; patrons; and parents.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Mary Wysong opened the reorganizational meeting. Mrs. Wysong named Mr. Himsel, Superintendent, as Temporary Chairman. Mr. Himsel asked Marlene Behnke, Notary Public, to administer the Oaths of Office. Mrs. Behnke led the board members in reciting their oaths of office.

Mrs. Wysong opened the floor for nominations of officers. Motion to retain the current officers, Mary Wysong, President, John Hilger, Vice President, and Paul Sloffer, Secretary, by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

Recommended Julianne Striggle as Corporation Treasurer and Marlene Behnke as Corporation Deputy Treasurer. Motion to accept by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

As per Indiana Code IC 5-3-1-4, newspaper designation for the corporation was recommended as Fort Wayne Newspapers (News Sentinel and Journal Gazette) and Northwest News. Motion to accept recommendation by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

Official bonds for the corporation were recommended as follows: Treasurer, $100,000; Deputy Treasurer, $100,000; High School Extracurricular Treasurers, $100,000; Middle School Extracurricular Treasurers, $100,000; Elementary School Extracurricular Treasurers, $50,000each. Motion to accept bond amounts by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

The law firm of Shambaugh, Kast, Beck, and Williams was recommended as continuing as corporation legal counsel with John Bloom as attorney. Motion to accept by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Ron Felger abstained. Motion carried.

Recommend school board salary of $1,900.00 per member per year with a $56.00 compensation for any extra meetings, executive sessions, insurance package the same as administrators. Motion to accept by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

Recommended the enclosed school board meeting dates and times for the second and last Mondays of each month, January 2014 through June 2015, unless there are conflicts. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, January 13, 2014 immediately following the Reorganizational Meeting in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Ron Felger , Paul Sloffer, John Hilger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers,Gloria Shamanoff, Marlene Behnke, staff, patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimousunless otherwise stated.

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2013 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr.Shamanoff presented the following commendation: Keelan Koehne, Carroll High School tenth grade student, for receiving 3rd place in the 2013 Allen County Public Library Poetry Contest. This year's theme was - To Whom It May Concern. Keelan's poem wastitled, "A Letter From the Past".

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONNathan Kinder, Eel River Instructional Assistant SE, resigned as of 1/5/14. Tina Troyer, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 1/8/14.
  2. LEAVE OF ABSENCEREQUESTSNancy Eagle, Corporation Curriculum Coordinator, requested leave from 1/14-31/14. Kristin Thiele, Maple Creek Teacher, requested leave from 12/16/13 p.m. - 3/13/14. Tamara Walter, Hickory Center, Instructional Assistant requested leave from 1/27-30/14.
  3. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Lucy Fisher

Arcola

Kindergarten Teacher Retroactive to 1/6/14

Kelly Ramsey

Maple Creek

Long-term Substitute Teacher Retroactive to 1/6/14 - 1/31/14

Amy Thomas

Maple Creek

Language Arts/Reading Teacher Retroactive to 1/6/14

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Cindy Bermes

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to NACS Roving Substitute Custodian 8 hours/day, 3 days/week Effective 1/14/14

Mary Elizabeth Collins

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day, 4 days/week

Effective 1/14/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Teresa Fuhrman

Arcola

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant Office 5 hours/day Effective 1/14/14

Sawyer Stueber

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 1/14/14

Melanie Thelen

Arcola

Nurse 4.75 hours/day Effective 1/14/14 Pay Level 2

Megan Wharry

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day Effective 1/14/14

through the end of the 2013-14 school year

  1. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire the following: Huntertown Instructional Assistant SE Bus Aide 2.5 hours/day through the end of the 2013-2014 school year (general fund). Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant SE Bus Aide 1 hour/day, up to 3 days/week through the end of the 2013-2014 school year (general fund). School Psychologist additional 1 day/week beginning 1/13/14 through 2/21/14.
  2. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2012-13 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jonah Snyder

Carroll Middle

Dive

Jonah Snyder

Maple Creek

Dive

  1. HOMEBOUNDINSTRUCTIONRequested homebound instruction for: #13-08 ext., Carroll High Student beginning 1/6/14-2/28/14. Teacher Assignment: Kent Scholz; Laura Semba; Nicole Croy; Ami Gomez.

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

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jada Conner

Corporation

2/13-14/14

$ 796.00

SE Grant

ICASE Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jada Conner

Corporation

1/29/14

$ 135.00

SE Grant

Building Capacity for Monitoring Transition IEPs

Carmel, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

3/18-22/14

$ 2,100.00

Tech CPF

CoSN Conference, Washington D.C.

Carol Gaff

Corporation

Jan. - Aug

2014 *

$ 3,448.80

Region 8

2924

ESL Training, Huntington University

Fort Wayne, IN (*30 Meetings)

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Chris Himsel

Corporation

1/25-28/14

$1,614.00

Title II Part A

ASCD LILA Event, Washington D.C.

Chris Himsel

Corporation

3/13-18/14

$2,629.00

Title II Part A

ASCD Annual Conf. & STEAM Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Leeanne Koeneman

Corporation

1/16/14

$ 150.00

Food Service

Financial Management Training, Avon, IN

Tanya Pickett

Carroll High

4/22-23/14

$ 232.50

Adm. Travel

Advanced Level Safety Training, Indianapolis, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

4/22-23/14

$ 120.00

Adm. Travel

Advanced Level Safety Training, Indianapolis, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTSRecommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

1/17-18/14

Activity Bus

FCCLA Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Maple Creek Singers

2/1/14

School Bus

Show Choir Invitational, Bishop Dwenger High School

Fort Wayne, IN

Carroll High Jazz Ensemble

2/15/14

School Bus

Carl Nicholas Jazz Festival, Snider High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Carroll High Jazz Ensemble

2/22/14

School Bus

North Side Jazz Festival, Northside High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

3/4-8/14

School Bus

FCCLA and Culinary State Competition, Indianapolis, IN

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

  1. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCEJohn Miller, Carroll Middle Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Mr. Edwin J. Poorman in the amount of $3,000.00 to be used for technology, students activities, and staff professional development. Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to accept a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Boyd in the amount of $2,200.00 to be used to fund the elementary author-illustrator program. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  2. AFFILIATION AGREEMENTS FOR NURSE INTERNSHIPSRecommended approval of the enclosed Affiliation Agreements for Nurse Internships with Ivy Tech Community College and University of Saint Francis of Fort Wayne. The enclosed agreements have been reviewed by Sandy Kelty, NACS Corporation Nurse as well as John Bloom, NACS Legal Counsel. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  3. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE Conflict of Interest disclosure statements were presented for Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer and Kent Somers, and these statements will be filed with the State Board of Accounts and the Allen County CircuitCourt.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. RESOLUTION TO INSTALL 2014 APPROPRIATIONS Recommended approval of the enclosed resolution to install the 2014 NACS budget appropriations of $64,728,654.00, as advertised and adopted. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  2. RESOLUTION TO CARRY FORWARD 2013 APPROPIATION Recommended approval of the enclosed resolution to carry forward 2013 appropriations to the 2014 calendar year. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  3. CORPORATION PURCHASES Recommended purchases from the Building Corporation -2013 Bond Refunding Issue - $5,000.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers stated he appreciation for the weather closings lastweek.

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Audience Comments:

  • Kathy Dougald, Perry Hill PTO President

o Asked the board to consider a referendum;

o PTO - picking up costs for Professional Development and Field Trips;

o Be Proactive

  • Angela Hess, Hickory Center PTO President

o Consider referendum

o Class size

o Stress on staff

  • Alison Bowersock, Huntertown PTO President

o Referendum

o Transportation

o May ballot referendum

  • Tracy Miehls, Carroll High PTO President

o Referendum

o Technology resources

  • Melissa McCallahan, Oak View PTO Treasurer

o Referendum

o Oak View PTO has donated $30,000 in technology

Mary Wysong thanked the PTO's for their efforts. Board Member questions asked and answered.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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