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2014-03-24 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7;00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. John Hilger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, 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 March 10, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSJodi Schroeder, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/27/14. Shandolyn Parks, School Psychologist, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year.
  2. INTENT TO RETIRE Sheryl Harmeyer, Bus Driver, submitted her intent to retire as of 5/2/14.
  3. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Michelle Brenner

Carroll High

Teacher

4/28/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Nichole Diller

Huntertown

Teacher

3/10-27/14

Jill Eakright

Arcola

Teacher

4/23-28/14

Stacey Gumbert

Transportation

Bus Driver

5/19-22/14

Diana Kochert

Corporation

Consultant

3/19/14 p.m.

Dawn Meyers

Transportation

Bus Driver

5/2-8/14 a.m.

Duane Martin

Huntertown

Custodian

2/11/14-4/6/14

Annette Sorich

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

3/11-14/14

Lindsey Westhoff

Hickory Center

Teacher

5/5/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Janice Wright

Hickory Center

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective approximately 5/5/14 through the end of the

2013-14 school year

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jessica Butler

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hour/day Effective 3/25/14

Deborah Crooks

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Bus 1.5 hours/day Effective 3/25/14 through the end of the 2013-14

school year

Jennifer Ledger

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Bus 1 hour/day Effective 3/25/14 through the end of the 2013-14

school year

Donna Hinniger

Huntertown

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 3/25/14

Leslie Semprini

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 4 hours/day Effective 3/25/14

Julie Siebold-Middleton

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/25/14

Natalie Zehr

Maple Creek

Perry Hill

Bus Driver Effective 3/25/14

  1. HOMEBOUND STUDENT INSTRUCTION

#13-15, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 3/3/14-6/5/14. Teacher assignment: JimWalker; Annemarie Sweger; Kent Scholz; Philip Fretz.

#13-16, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 5 hours/week, beginning 2/26/14-3/12/14. Teacher assignment: Carrie Wisehart.

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONDelaney Baumann, Carroll High 9thGrade Volleyball Coach, resigned as of 3/10/14.

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

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2013-14 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Anngil Culp

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track Volunteer

Lindsay Eads

Carroll Middle

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Christopher Etter

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (F)

Sherri Foster

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track Volunteer

Richard Goodwin

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track (F)

Bob Messman

Carroll Middle

Soccer (F) Volunteer

Jim Potter

Carroll High

Track Volunteer

Mallorie Schon

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (F)

Amber Starkel

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track Volunteer

Jason Timmer

Maple Creek

Soccer Volunteer

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Motion to approve item H by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jennifer Bell

Cedar Canyon

4/3-5/14

$ 150.00

SE Grant

IN Speech-Language Hearing

Convention 2014, Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

5/6-7/14

$ 380.00

Title II Part A

Prof. Dev.

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

4/16/14

$ 25.00

2014 Tech CPF

A Morning with Dr. Scott McLeod

Warsaw, IN

Melissa Hill

Carroll Middle

5/6-7/14

$ 405.00

Title II Part A

Staff Dev.

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Abby Johnson

Carroll Middle

5/6-7/14

$ 418.00

Title II Part A

Staff Dev.

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Daniel Lestinsky

Carroll Middle

5/6-7/14

$ 405.00

Title II Part A

Staff Dev.

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Kim Lochmueller

Cedar Canyon

4/14-15/14

$ 540.00

Adm. Travel

ALICE Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

5/8-9/14

$ 849.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Meeting

French Lick, IN

Jessica McClure

Carroll High

5/16/14

$ 172.00

Title II Part A

Social Skills for Grades K-6

Fishers, IN

Tracy Meihls

Carroll High

7/6-18/14

$4,500.00

Perkins Grant

Staff Dev.

Principles of the Biomedical Sciences

Indianapolis, IN

John Miller

Carroll Middle

4/14-15/14

$ 540.00

Adm. Travel

ALICE Training, Fort Wayne, IN

John Miller

Carroll Middle

5/6-7/14

$ 280.00

Title II Part A

Adm. Travel

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Deborah Neumeyer

Corporation

4/16/15

$ 75.00

Adm. Travel

A Morning with Dr. Scott McLeod

Warsaw, IN

Deborah Neumeyer

Corporation

4/23/14

$ 415.00

Adm. Travel

Teacher Candidate Interview Day

Danville, IN

Ellen Okeson

Cedar Canyon

4/8/14

$ 226.80

SE Grant

I Hate to Write Conference, Avon, IN

Rashelle Pabla

Eel River

3/24/14

$ 129.00

Staff. Dev.

C.L.A.S.S. Workshop

Hickory Center Elem., Fort Wayne, IN

Rhonda Swihart

Maple Creek

5/6-7/14

$ 389.90

Title II Part A

Prof. Dev.

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Amy Thomas

Maple Creek

5/6-7/14

$ 380.00

Title II Part A

Prof. Dev.

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Bill Toler

Maple Creek

5/6-7/14

$ 245.20

Title II Part A

Adm. Travel

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

4/14-15/14

$ 520.00

Adm. Travel

ALICE Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Blake Williams

Carroll Middle

5/6-7/14

$ 405.00

Title II Part A

Staff Dev.

Close Reading in the Content Area to

Support College & Career Readiness

Decatur, IN

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  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Show Choir

3/22/14

School Bus

North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Hickory Center ED Class

3/24/14

School Bus

DeBrands and Pizza Hut, Fort Wayne, IN

Arcola 4th Grade

4/8/14

Charter Bus

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High Band

4/9-11/14

Activity Bus

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Cedar Canyon 4th Grade

4/15/14

School Bus

Country Kitchen, Fort Wayne, IN

Hickory Center 3rd Grade

4/11/14

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Children's Museum

Indianapolis, IN

Eel River 4th Grade

4/23/14

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Children's Museum

Indianapolis, IN

Eel River 1st Grade

5/2-3/14

Parents

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Fort Wayne, IN

Hickory Center 4th Grade

5/9/14

Charter Bus

Metroparks of the Toledo Area, Toledo, OH

Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, OH

Carroll High Speech & Debate

6/14-21/14

Activity Bus

National Speech & Debate Tournament, Overland Park, Kansas

Motion to approve items I and J by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

K.GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Tonya Pickett, Carroll High Assistant Principal, requested permission to accept a Perkins Grant in the amount of $25,391.50 to be used for Career and Technical Education programming and Project Lead the Way Pathways in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. SNS AGREEMENT Recommended approval of the enclosed SNS Shared Employee Agreement effective 7/1/14. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. BUS PURCHASE Recommend the purchase of a 2011 GM/Collins 14-passenger activity bus for $28,807 from Midwest Transit Equipment as part of the 2014 Bus Replacement Plan. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PURCHASESBuilding Corporation Purchases - Series 2013 Bond Issue - $321,329.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

C.CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - Series 2013 Bond Issue - $3,550.00.Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

Motionto adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer.

Meeting adjourned.





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