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2014-05-12 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, May 12, 2014 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, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, 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 April 28, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PTO STUDENT ARTWORK PRESENTATION

JillCotant, CHS PTO Vice President, introduced NACS Student Artists and presented their artwork to the board. The artwork will be on display in the NACS Central Office for the upcoming school year.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONSDave Behnke, Maple Creek Summer Custodian, resigned as of 4/25/14. Douglas Bryan, Arcola Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. Emily Johnson, Eel River Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. Dana Mitchell, Eel River Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. Nancy Shumlas, Carroll 9th Nurse, resigned as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. Zoe Zannis, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of June 13, 2014.
  2. INTENT TORETIRE Brenda Abbott, Carroll Middle Teacher, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2013-14 school year. Sharon Fleenor, Bus Driver,submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2013-14 school year.
  3. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Chris Dodane

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

5/16/14 p.m.

Janell Garman

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

Extension 5/5-23/14

Sharon Knox

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant

6/2-5/14

Deborah Papagiannis

Eel River

Teacher

8/12/14-6/1/15

Barb Richardson

Cedar Canyon

Custodian

5/27-30/14

Jessica Sherck

Oak View

Teacher

Approximately 5/27/14 through the end of the 2013-14

School year

Dave Shown

Carroll High

Custodian

4/28/14-5/2/14

Virginia Simerman

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

5/21-27/14

Andrea Smith

Oak View

Teacher

5/16/14 p.m.

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Stephanie Brookshire

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant 3.75 hours/day Effective 5/13/14

Deborah Crooks

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Bus additional .25 hour/day 3.25 hours/day total

Effective 5/13/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Olivia Hippensteel

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 5/13/14 through the end of the
2013-14 school year

Jennifer Ledger

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Bus additional .25 hour/day 1.25 hours/day total

Effective 5/13/14 through the end of the 2013-14 school year

Gina Pearce

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 5/13/14

Annette Sorich

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll High Food Service Assistant 6.5 hours/day Effective 5/13/14

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Molly Shoup, Maple Creek Intramural Director, resigned as of 5/2/14.
  2. HOMEBOUND STUDENT INSTRUCTION Requested the following: #13-20,Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 10 hours/week, beginning 5/5/14-6/5/14.Teacher assignment: Marie Hanes and Laura Semba.
  3. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission topost/hire the following:Carroll High Certified and Classified staff for the 2014 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memos. Special Education Certified and Classified staff for the 2014 Summer School and Extended School Year program as outlined in the enclosed memo. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year: Carroll High - Art Teacher 50%; Carroll High -S cience Teacher; Transportation - Bus Technician additional 50%.

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

School Board Members thanked all of the retiring employees for their year of service to NACS.

Page 2 May 12, 2014

  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Chris Dodane

Cedar Canyon

6/24/14

$ 130.00

PTO

Guided Math K-5, Decatur, IN

Paige Myers

Cedar Canyon

6/24/14

$ 130.00

PTO

Guided Math K-5, Decatur, IN

Motionto approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

  1. GIFTS/GRANTS/DONATIONS Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Hoops for Heart and the American Heart Association in the amount of $1,050.00 to be used for school equipment. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

2014-15 STUDENT HANDBOOK AMENDMENTS Recommended the enclosed amendments to the Student Handbooks for the 2014-15 school year.Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. CORPORATION PURCHASESRecommended purchases from the following: Capital Projects Fund - $451,199.38. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.
  1. CORPORATION PAYMENTSRecommended Building Corporation Payments:Series 2013 Bond Issue - $64.10. 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 Ron Felger. Motion carried.

Board Comments: Congratulations to Carroll High School for the recent Lip Dub video. Thank you to all of the staff and students who worked to make it a success.

Audience Comments: None

Motionto adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.





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