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2014-02-10 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Schools Board of School Trustees met in Executive Session on Monday, February10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Office. Those present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers and John Bloom.

Mr.Bloom presented information regarding initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

Mr.Bloom presented information regarding the purchase or lease of real property.

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,February 10, 2014 immediately following the executive session in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, 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 January 30, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr.Gloria Shamanoff presented the following commendations: Maple Creek students, Carolyn Frey, Ethan McCall, Carlee McKenzie, Devon Parsons, and Ethan Radke, for their recent awards at the Regional Scholastic Art competition. Maple Creek Singers Show Choir for earning Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Middle School Grand Champion - 1st Place at the Bishop Dwenger Invitationalon February 1, 2014.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSDave Behnke, Oak View Mower and Perry Hill Mower, resigned as of 1/24/14. Phillip Vogelsong, Oak View Custodian, resigned as of 1/31/14.
  2. INTENT TO RETIRERichard Vorick, Hickory Center Principal, submitted his intent to retire at the end of his 2013-14 contract.
  3. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSJuli Dysert, Hickory Center Instructional Assistant, requested leave from 2/10-14/14. LuAna Felger, Bus Driver, requested leave from 2/10/14-3/10/14. Scott Fox, Carroll High Teacher, requested leave from 1/31/14-2/7/14. Mary Minich, Perry Hill Teacher, requested leave for 2/3/14. Jenifer Warner, Carroll Middle Custodian, requested leave from 4/8-15/14.
  4. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kourtney Hopf

Maple Creek

Long-term Substitute Teacher 50% Effective 2/11/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Kelly Ramsey

Maple Creek

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 2/1/14-2/28/14

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sherrie Bradley

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 2/11/14 through the end of the

2013-14 school year

Lisa Hippensteel

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 6.75 hours/day Effective 2/11/14

Linda Schaefer

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant Library 7 hours/day 2 days/week Effective 2/24/14

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  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Laren Molinari resigned Maple Creek Assistant Track(F) effective 1/31/14.
  2. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Bill Wyant

Carroll Middle

Swim Volunteer

Motion to approve items A-G byKent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel and Board Members expressed their gratitude to Richard Vorick for his outstanding service toNACS.

Mr. Vorick thanked Mr. Himseland the Board Members for their ongoing support and the opportunity to serve the students and colleagues of NACS for the past 26 years.

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Nancy Eagle

Corporation

2/19-20/14

$ 265.00

Title II Part A

2014 State EL Conference, West Lafayette, IN

Travis Elett

Transportation

2/25-26/14

$ 360.00

Transportation

Kerlin Bus Training, Westfield, IN

Jennifer Messer

Carroll Middle

Maple Creek

2/20/14

$ 230.00

Title III

2014 State EL Conference, West Lafayette, IN

Tom North

Transportation

6/18-20/13

$ 456.00

Transportation

STAI Conference, Fort Wayne, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll Middle Show Choir

2/14/14

School Bus

Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

2/15/14

Activity Bus

Officers Meeting & Training, Ben Davis High School

Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Band

2/15-16/14

School Bus

Franklin High School, Indianapolis, IN

Huntertown 4th Grade

5/7/14

Chartered Bus

Indianapolis Children's Museum and Indiana State House

Indianapolis, IN

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

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Recommended Building Corporation Payments: Series 2013Bond Payments - $3,823.24. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  2. 2013BUDGET REPORT Bill Mallers presented areport on the 2013 budget.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

Motionto adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.

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