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2014-06-23 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, June 23, 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, 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 June 9, 2014 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

  1. RESIGNATIONJonathan Malcolm, Carroll Middle Custodian, resigned as of 6/27/14.
  2. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Scott Fox

Carroll High

Teacher

8/12/14-9/19/14

  1. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Ross Dilts

Carroll High

Agriculture Teacher 210 days/year Effective 8/12/14

Molly Elsass

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll High Mild Disability Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Jennifer Fitch

Oak View

TRANSFER to Hickory Center Kindergarten Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Cindy Hesterman

Carroll High

Physical Education Substitute

Summer Session 2, July 22, 5 hours

Jennifer Kieffer

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Danielle Koch

Hickory Center

1st Grade Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Jenny Koerner

Carroll High

Guidance Counselor 204 days/year Effective 7/29/14

Nichole Kruger

Perry Hill

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Alexandra Lew

Arcola

TRANSFER to Oak View Kindergarten Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Steve

Lubbehusen

Carroll High

REVISED

Physical Education

Summer Sessions 1 & 2, June 11-25 & July 8-21, 23-25, 125 hours

Kelley Mee

Oak View

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Language Arts/Reading Teacher

Effective 8/12/14

Denise Mohr

Carroll High

Family and Consumer Science Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Rebecca Perkins

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Ryan Roy

Carroll High

Special Education Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Elizabeth Scare

Carroll High

Family and Consumer Science Teacher Effective 8/12/14

Tara Turner

Carroll High

Art Teacher additional 50% Total 100% Effective 8/12/14

Karen Williams

Hickory Center

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 8/12/14-6/2/15

Jada Conner, Special Education Director, recommended reducing the Vision Impairment Teaching position from 50% to 40% beginning with the 2014-15 school year.

  1. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Becky Cohen

Hickory Center

Custodian 5.5 hours/day, 38 weeks/year Effective 8/6/14

Becky Cohen

Carroll High

Summer School Custodian 5.5 hours/day Effective June 11-27, 2014 and July 8-25, 2014

Kayleigh Struchen

Oak View

Perry Hill

School Psychologist Effective 8/12/14

  1. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONSDoug Hassell, Carroll High Orchestra for Musical, resigned as of 6/12/14. Matt Motz, Maple Creek 8th Grade Assistant Football, resigned as of 6/6/14.
  2. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONSRecommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Steve Lubbehussen

Carroll High

Department Chair - PE/Health

Matt Motz

Maple Creek

7th Grade Head Football

Michelle Walden

Maple Creek

Head Cheerleading

Michelle Ward

Maple Creek

Cheerleading Volunteer

  1. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRERequested permission to post/hire the following:Carroll High Special Education, Mild Disabilities Teacher 50% (general fund). Carroll Middle Special Education, Mild Disabilities Teacher 50% (general fund). Special Education Coordinator 50% (general fund).

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

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  1. TRAVEL REQUESTSRequested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Alex Beeching

Arcola

6/24/14

$ 130.00

Title II Part A

Guided Math Training, Decatur, IN

Brandon Bitting

Carroll High

7/18/14

$ 118.80

Adm. Travel

Teen Dating Violence/Sexual Assault, Creating a

Safe Environment at School, Indianapolis, IN

Ellen Brineman

Eel River

8/4-8/14

$1,500.00

Thiele Prof.

Dev. Stipend

Institute for Multi-Sensory Education

Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Training

Ann Arbor, MI

Lucy Fisher

Arcola

6/24/14

$ 130.00

Title II Part A

Guided Math Training, Decatur, IN

Amy Moser

Perry Hill

6/24-26/14

$ 428.00

PTO

C.L.A.S.S. Training, Fishers, IN

Sharon Stonestreet

Eel River

6/30/14

$ 85.00

Prof. Dev.

Differentiated Assessment Training, Decatur, IN

Sharon Stonestreet

Eel River

8/4/14

$ 90.00

Prof. Dev.

Rethinking Your 90 Min. Reading Block

Decatur, IN

Sharon Stonestreet

Eel River

8/20/14

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Reclaim Your Inspiration and Build Student

Relationships and Engagement, Decatur, IN

  1. FIELD TRIP REQUESTSRecommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

7/4-11/14

Activity Bus

FCCLA National Leadership Conference and Competition

San Antonio, TX

Carroll High FCCLA

7/18-21/14

Rental Vehicle

Johnson and Wales University Visit and Career Explorations Program

Charlotte, NC

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

  1. SECURED SCHOOLS SAFETY GRANTRequested permission to accept the Secured Schools Safety Grant in the amount of $50,000.00 to be used for digital security cameras and radios for buses. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion approved.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  1. FUND RAISERRequested approval of the following: Carroll High - Band Boosters - Students and Parents will be working at the B.F. Goodrich Picnic July 3 & 4, 2014. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.
  2. 2014-15 TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONRequested permission to adopt the additional textbooks as enclosed beginning with the 2014-15 school year. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

  1. ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS AGREEMENTRecommended the enclosed agreement with RevTrak to accept electronic payments. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.
  2. CORPORATION PURCHASESRecommended Building Corporation Purchases of $115,921.45. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.
  3. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Recommended Building Corporation Payments of $131,165.63. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Paul Sloffer commended Tom Schipper and the custodial staff for the positive feedback on the Carroll High School building inspection made by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Kent Somers asked questions regarding field trips.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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