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2014-09-29 Minutes

CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Bill Mallers presented the three-year plan and how it will be used in NACS. The plan presented a total budget of $5,839,519, for 2015. The Plan was discussed. The projects were discussed and board questions were answered. There were no audience comments. The Capital Projects Plan is scheduled for adoption on October 13, 2014. Motion to adjourn the hearing by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Bill Mallers presented the twelve-year bus replacement plan with the recommendation to budget for the replacement of six buses and the addition of three buses as advertised for 2015 for a total of $1,003,632. Buses to be replaced in 2015 include six 66-passenger buses. Buses to be added include two 78-passenger buses and one 54-passenger special education bus. The Bus Replacement Plan was discussed and board questions answered. There were no audience comments. The Bus Replacement Plan adoption is scheduled for October 13, 2014. Motion to adjourn the hearing by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

BUDGET HEARING

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Bill Mallers presented the proposed 2015 budget for the following funds:

General Fund $ 39,994,270

Debt Service Fund $ 15,006,464

Capital Projects Fund $ 5,839,519

Transportation Fund $ 3,118,783

Bus Replacement Fund $ 1,003,632

TOTAL $ 64,962,668

The budget was discussed and board questions answered. There were no audience comments. The Budget adoption is scheduled for October 13, 2014. Motion to adjourn the hearing by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried. Hearing adjourned.

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, September 29, 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, students, 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 September 8, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Dave Behnke, Maple Creek Custodian, resigned as of 9/19/14. Hannah Easter, Natatorium Swim Instructor, resigned as of 8/29/14. Caitlyn Minnich, Natatorium Swim Instructor, resigned as of 9/5/14. Jennifer Reelsen, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned 1 hour/day as of 9/11/14. Michelle Smith, Arcola Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 9/26/14.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Eli Arnold

Transportation

Bus Driver

11/3-6/14

Holly Borros

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant

9/8-12/14

Chelsea Erickson

Carroll Middle

Teacher

10/31/14-11/7/14

Richard Hostetler

Transportation

Bus Driver

9/11/14-10/17/14

Pam Laux

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant

9/15/14-10/3/14

Ann Poor

Perry Hill

Teacher

1/19/15-6/1/15

Greta Sirois

Arcola

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

9/17/14-10/10/14

Gary Skeel

Carroll Middle

Teacher

Revised 10/8-17/14

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C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Nanette Kersjes

Huntertown

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 10/13/14-6/1/15

Bernadette Picco

Arcola

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 9/17/14-10/10/14

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Brooke Adelsperger

Corporation

Secretary Special Education 8 hours/day, 12 months/year Effective 9/30/14

Trudy Breames

Carroll High

Job Coach 1 hour/day Effective 9/30/14

Stacey Brewer

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1.25 hours/day Effective 9/30/14

Leigh Gardt

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 9/30/14

Nicole Klitzing

Carroll Middle

Correction - Pay Level 3 Effective 9/30/14

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day approved 9/8/14

Instructional Assistant 1 hour/day approved 9/8/14

Carmen Lewis

Eel River

Instructional Assistant SE additional .75 hour/day Effective 9/30/14

Angela Perlich

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant 2 hours/day Effective 9/30/14

Rita Reinking

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom .5 hour/day Effective 9/30/14

Gail Scheurich

Cedar Canyon

Food Service Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 9/30/14

Kerry Steele

Transportation

Oak View Bus Driver Effective 9/30/14

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Huntertown - Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day (general fund);

Perry Hill - Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day (general fund); Perry Hill - Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day (general fund).

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Stan Gustin

Maple Creek

Intramurals/Lego League Volunteer

Mark Holst

Maple Creek

Intramurals/Lego League Volunteer

Thomas Monnier

Maple Creek

7th Grade Assistant Football

Alix Smith

Carroll Middle

Classroom Volunteer

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #14-03, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 9/2/14-11/7/14. Teacher assignment: Laura Semba; Ami Gomez; Kent Scholz; Barb Kiplinger.

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

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Rhonda Banister

Carroll High

11/9-12/14

$ 892.00

Food Service

Travel

Meal Magic Training, Grand Haven, MI

Nancy Becker

Oak View

10/1-3/14

$ 50.00

SE Grant

ICASE Fall Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Bell

Cedar Canyon

10/9/14

$ 220.00

SE Grant

Expanding Expression Tool Workshop

Indianapolis, IN

Barbara Brewer

Huntertown

10/29-31/14

$ 477.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

NCTM Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Susan Buttermore

Carroll Middle

10/10/14

$ 275.00

PTO

AEAI State Convention, Fort Wayne, IN

Leslie Clark

Carroll High

11/24/14

$ 417.50

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Fitch

Hickory Center

10/13/14

11/7/14

2/13/15

$ 385.00

PTO

CLASS New Teacher Workshops

West Lafayette, IN

Mary Halter

Huntertown

10/29-31/14

$ 537.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

NCTM Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Angela Johnson

Huntertown

10/29-31/14

$ 837.00

PTO Prof. Dev.

NCTM Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Ashley Kas

Carroll High

11/24/14

$ 295.00

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Danielle Koch

Hickory Center

10/13/14

11/7/14

2/13/15

$ 385.00

PTO

CLASS New Teacher Workshops

West Lafayette, IN

Diana Kochert

Corporation

10/28-30/14

$ 995.00

SE Grant

CPI - 3 Day Instructor Renewal, Fort Wayne, IN

Leeanne Koeneman

Corporation

10/22-25/14

$ 675.00

Food Service

Indiana School Nutrition State

Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jessica McClure

Carroll 9th

10/2/14

$ 47.00

Guidance

Annual Conference on Youth, Fort Wayne, IN

Christine Parker

Cedar Canyon

10/28-30/14

$1,235.00

SE Grant

CPI - 3 Day Instructor Renewal, Fort Wayne, IN

Casey Stansifer

Carroll High

11/25/14

$ 406.60

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

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I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Eel River 5th Grade

9/29-30/14

School Bus

Camp Lutherwald, Howe, IN

Carroll High Japanese Class

10/10/14

Charter Bus

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glenco IL

Mitsuwa Market Place, Arlington Heights, IL

Carroll Middle Band

10/11/14

School Bus

Wayne High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Carroll High Photography

Class

11/14/14

Charter Bus

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Carroll High Choir

4/24-26/15

Charter Bus

Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, IL

Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH

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

J. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $4,000.00 from the Cedar Canyon PTO to be used for professional development. Jamie Wilkins, Oak View Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,300.00 from the Oak View PTO to be used for professional development. Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $7,350.00 from the Perry Hill PTO to be used for professional development and CLASS training. John Miller, Carroll Middle Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $3,000.00 from the Carroll Middle School PTO to be used for professional development, student activities, equipment and supplies.

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

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. FUND RAISER Requested approval of the enclosed fund raising requests from Carroll High School for the 2014-15 school year. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. RESOLUTION DRAINAGE EASEMENT Recommended the enclosed resolution which authorizes the conveyance of a drainage easement by the Northwest Allen County Middle School Building Corporation. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel expressed appreciation to Mr. Frisinger, Allen County Surveyor, for assistance with this process.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Recommended Building Corporation Payments - $229,020.10. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Mr. Felger commented on the City of Fort Wayne's proposed annexation at HWY 30 and Flaugh Road and whether or not it will affect Northwest Allen County Schools. Mr. Himsel reminded board members of the activities scheduled to take place at half-time of the CHS Football game on Friday, October 3rd.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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