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2014-10-27 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, October 27, 2014 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, and a reporter.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Mary Wysong called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the October 13, 2014 executive session and regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATION Thomas Monnier, Maple Creek Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 10/8/14.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Connie Baker, Oak View Secretary/Treasurer, submitted her intent to retire as of 12/31/14.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Pam Bell

Carroll High

Teacher

11/21/14-12/18/14

Nicole Cody

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

2/11-19/15

Allison Crowell

Carrol 9th

Food Service Assistant

10/30/14-11/4/14

Kristen Desper

Perry Hill

Teacher

3/11-15 through the end of the 2014-15 school year

Ronnie Kelmer

Natatorium

Custodian

12/22/14-1/2/15

Jody Rex

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

11/10/14-4/17/15

Joanne Seaman

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

10/29-31/14

Molly Shoup

Maple Creek

Teacher

11/3-6/14

Natalie Zehr

Transportation

Bus Driver

12/15-19/14

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Katherine Bork

Carroll Middle

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 9/15/14-10/22/14

Elise Chang

Huntertown

Long-Term Substitute Teacher Effective 10/28/14-11/13/14

Virginia Corby

Carroll Middle

Maple Creek

Speech/Language Therapist 40% Effective 10/28/14

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sarah Adams

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day Effective 10/28/14

ChaDella Adams-Long

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 4 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Chris Armstrong

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Sherri Bradley

Transportation

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor A.M.1.5 hours/day Eff. 10/28/14

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor P.M. 1.5 hours/day Eff. 10/28/14

Mary Jane Brown

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3.5 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

DeAnna Chambers

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Classroom 2 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Stacey Davidson

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 4.5 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Lilly Dollens

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Tracy Freeland

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Classroom 2 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Dawn Fuhrman

Technology

Technology Specialist 8 hours/day 192 days/year Effective 11/3/14

Kim Goodwin

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Resida Halilovic

Maple Creek

Custodian 2nd shift 4 hours/day 38 weeks/year Effective 10/28/14

Sue Hamm

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Jody Harkenrider

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom additional 1.5 hours/day Eff. 10/28/14

Danielle Hildebrand

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day Effective 10/28/14

Sara Hough

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Lynn Huffman

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant Classroom 2.5 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Margaret Karr

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Classroom 2.5 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Amy Lawson

Huntertwon

Instructional Assistant Classroom 4.5 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Chris Lechner

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Classroom 2.5 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Lori Logue

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Classroom 2 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Kerry Melchi

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Classroom 1 hour/day Effective 10/28/14

Bambi Muylle

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant Classroom 5 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Sandra Niblick

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom 4 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Kelly O'Neil

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Angela Perlich

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Diane Scharlach

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Lori Schwarz

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Classroom additional 1.5 hours/day Eff. 10/28/14

Janine Steinbrunner

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Huntertown Instructional Assistant Classroom 4.5 hours/day

Eff. 10/28/14

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Classified Recommendations Cont'd

Judy Thompson

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Krista Tipton

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

Kim Winget

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Classroom 3 hours/day Effective 10/28/14

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requestedpermission to post/hire the following: Transportation:

Carroll High/Carroll Middle Bus Route; Maple Creek Middle Bus Route; Huntertown Elementary Bus Route.

Special Education: Carroll High Instructional Assistant Job Coach 2 hours/day (special ed. fund); Carroll High Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day, 2 days/week (general fund); Carroll High Special Education Teacher additional 10% (general fund).

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tiffany Flemming

Maple Creek

7th Grade Basketball (F)

Matt Kochert

Carroll Middle

6-1 Team Leader 75%

Mike Moore

Maple Creek

8th Grade Basketball (F)

Nathan Seaman

Maple Creek

8th Grade Basketball (M)

Blake Williams

Carroll Middle

Intramural Director 75%

Josh Wilson

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (M)

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #14-04, Carroll High Student, Change of Teacher Assignment Effective 10/28/14-5/29/15. Replace Megan Cripe with Bob Ahlersmeyer. #14-05, Carroll Middle Student, at a maximum of 10 hours/week, beginning 10/13/14-12/18/14. Teacher assignment: Jeremy Heidenreich, Abby Johnson, D. Lestinsky.

Motion to approve items A-H by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Nancy Becker

Special Ed.

11/7/14

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Current Issues in Special Education

Indianapolis, IN

Nancy Becker

Special Ed.

11/12-13/14

$ 558.73

SE Grant

IASP 2014 Fall Conference

Indianapolis, IN

John Bloom

Corporation

11/19/14

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Fall Legal Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

11/7/14

$ 345.00

SE Grant

Current Issues in Special Education

Indianapolis, IN

Amy Cox

Carroll High

11/7-8/14

$ 155.00

Prof. Dev.

2014 IFLTA Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Amy Cox

Carroll High

11/25/14

$ 407.50

Acad. Honors

Spanish Language and Culture

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Megan Cripe

Carroll High

11/24/14

$ 407.50

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

11/12-14/14

$ 820.00

2014 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Jeremy Heidenreich

Carroll Middle

11/6-7/14

$ 425.00

Prof. Dev.

IN School Counselor Assn. Fall Conf.

Indianapolis, IN

Lori Hesse

Special Ed.

11/21/14

$ 134.00

SE Grant

Self-Regulation Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

John Hilger

Corporation

11/19/14

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Fall Legal Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

11/19/14

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Fall Legal Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Kate

Johanningsmeier

Hickory Center

11/7/14

2/13/15

$ 220.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS New Teacher Workshop

West Lafayette, IN

Lon Jones

Corporation

11/12-14/14

$1,025.00

2014 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Diane Kelmer

Corporation

11/12-14/14

$1,020.00

2014 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

11/21/14

$ 264.50

SE Grant

Helping Young People Learn

Self-Regulation, Indianapolis, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

11/11/14

$ 95.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Facilities, Indianapolis, IN

Cisco Mireles

Carroll High

11/7-8/14

$ 155.00

Prof. Dev.

2014 IFLTA Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Tanya Pickett

Carroll 9th

11/19/14

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Legal Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Valerie Pontius

Corporation

11/12-14/14

$ 1,020.00

2014 Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

HECC Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Margie Radike

Special Ed.

11/21/14

$ 134.00

SE Grant

Student Self-Regulation Seminar

Indianapolis, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Lisa Repaal

Special Ed.

11/21/14

$ 134.00

SE Grant

Self-Regulation Workshop, Indianapolis, IN

Tom Schipper

Corporation

11/11/14

$ 95.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Facilities Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Kent Somers

Corporation

11/19/14

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Fall Legal Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Casey Stansifer

Carroll High

11/4/14

$ 114.00

Prof. Dev.

Dual Enrollment Professional Dev.

Angola, IN

Kayleigh Struchen

Special Ed.

11/21/14

$ 134.00

SE Grant

Helping Young People Learn

Self-Regulation, Indianapolis, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

11/19/14

$ 90.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA Legal Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Motion to approve item I by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

J. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High

PLTW Aerospace Engineering

11/5/14

Charter Bus

Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

Carroll High

Academy of Finance

Culinary Arts

Fashion

2/25-27/14

Charter Bus

Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank of

Chicago, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Soldier Field

Chicago, IL

Motion to approve item J by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger; Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

K. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Recommended approval of the Grant Agreement for the Safe Haven Program in the amount of $14,000.00 for the NACS School Resource Officer Program. Kate Johanningsmeier, Hickory Center Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Hickory Center PTO in the amount of $750.00 to be used for staff professional development. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUNDING Recommended enclosed resolution approving refunding for the refunding of the 2005 bond issue. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

B. RESOLUTION APPROVING FORM OF AMENDMENT TO LEASE Recommended enclosed resolution approving form of amendment to lease for the refunding of the 2005 bond issue. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

C. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $7,749.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases $109,733.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

E. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $36,521.20 Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Congratulations to the CHS Football, Cross Country, Volleyball and Soccer teams for their recent accomplishments.

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.





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