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2014-12-08 Minutes

PUBLIC MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in a public on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office board room. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ronald Felger and Kent Somers. John Hilger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Gloria Shamanoff, John Bloom, Lisa Harris, students, parents, staff and reporters.

I.C. 20-26-5-4.3 Public meeting on proposed employment contract between governing body and school superintendent.

Mary Wysong presented information on the Superintendent's Contract.

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

No other business was discussed.

Motion to adjourn by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer.

Meeting adjourned.

Board President Board Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, December 8, 2014 in the Central Office board room immediately following the Public Meeting. Members present: Mary Wysong, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and Kent Somers. John Hilger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Gloria Shamanoff, John Bloom, Lisa Harris, students, parents, staff 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 November 24, 2014 regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATION Robin Rickman, Perry Hill Long-term Substitute Teacher, resigned as of 11/26/14.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Stacey Brewer

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

11/18-20/14

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

Teacher

11/20/14

Jodi Jovevski

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

11/17-21/14

Ann Neu

Carroll 9th

Instructional Assistant

12/1-18/14

Paula Slone

Carroll High

Assistant Food Service Manager

12/1-18/14

Amy Williams

Transportation

Bus Driver

1/9-15/15

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Laura Hogue

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Retroactive to 12/1-18/14

Shane Merryman

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 12/9/14-6/1/15

Bernadette Picco

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 2/3-9/15 and 2/25/15-3/26/15

Kimberly Wade

Cedar Canyon

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/26/15-6/1/15

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D. EMERITUS RECOMMENDATION Recommended that NACS contract with Richard Vorick to serve in an Emeritus position to mentor new principals, assist with induction/professional development of new teachers, assist in the evaluation and coaching of employees currently struggling to meet our minimum expectations, provide professional development for those schools implementing C.L.A.S.S. processes, and assist with the process of completing teacher evaluations at Carroll Middle School. This position shall be compensated at an hourly rate equal to 75% of the daily/hourly rate at the time of his retirement and not to exceed 360 total hours beginning January 5, 2015 through the end of the 2014-15 school year.

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kourtney Hopf

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant Job Coach 2 hours/day Effective 12/9/14

Carla Howard

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 12/9/14

Jeff Josse

Transportation

Bus Technician 8 hours/day, 12 months/year Pay Level 2 Eff. 12/29/14

Rachel McNair

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant 6 hours/day, 4 days/week Effective 12/9/14

Judy Ott

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant additional .25 hour/day total 3.75 hours/day Effective 12/9/14

Michelle Partin

Hickory Center

Food Service Assistant additional .25 hour/day total 3.75 hours/day Effective 12/9/14

Leonard Shank

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Oak View Head Custodian 8 hours/day, 12 months/year Effective 12/9/14

Alix Smith

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 3 hours/day Effective 12/9/14

Requested approval of the enclosed Bus Technician Benefit Sheet.

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Leanne Koeneman, Food Service Director, requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll Middle School - 2 Food Service Assistants additional .25 hour/day each; Carroll Middle School - 2 Food Service Assistants additional .50 hour/day each.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS David Brooks, Carroll High Assistant Track (M), resigned as of 12/5/14. Phillip Yoder, Carroll High Assistant Track (M), resigned as of 12/5/14.

H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Robert Ables

Carroll Middle

Wrestling

Dave Antu

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Nanette Bull

Carroll Middle

Assistant Swim

Jason Corah

Carroll Middle

Yearbook 50%

Sherry Foster

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track (F)

Danae Gibson

Carroll High

Swim Volunteer

Richard Goodwin

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track (M)

Hannah Griffore

Carroll High

Band/Winter Guard Volunteer

Chad Hedges

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Christopher Hicks

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Doug Lawson

Carroll Middle

Wrestling Volunteer

Michael Schaffner

Carroll High

Assistant Speech

Jonah Snyder

Carroll Middle

Dive

Amber Starkel

Carroll Middle

Assistant Track (F)

I. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #14-10, Huntertown Student, at a maximum of 2 hours/week, beginning 12/8/14-5/29/15. Teacher assignment: Karen Livingston.

Motion to approve items A-I by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

John Bloom

Corporation

12/12/14

$ 355.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Kayla Davisson

Carroll Middle

Maple Creek

Carroll High

11/15/14

$ 221.00

Title III

INTESOL Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Ron Felger

Corporation

12/12/14

$ 355.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

12/12/14

$ 355.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar, Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Kerschner

Cedar Canyon

12/11/14

$ 279.99

Prof. Dev.

Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD

Fort Wayne, IN

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

11/15/14

$ 221.00

Title III

INTESOL Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Leeanne Koeneman

Carroll High

12/10/14

$ 150.00

Team Nutrition

Grant

Smarter Lunchroom Training, Indianapolis, IN

Kristen Lemley

Arcola

1/15-17/15

$ 279.00

Prof. Dev.

Indiana Music Education Association

Development Conf., Fort Wayne, IN

Requested approval of the enclosed Estimated ASCD Travel Budget.

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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K. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Dance Team

3/13-14/15

School Bus

New Castle High School, New Castle, IN

Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Vote was three in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

L. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Leeanne Koeneman, Food Service Director, requested permission to accept a Sub-grant from the IDOE and USDA Team Nutrition in the amount of $1,500.00 to be used for the Smarter Lunchroom principles program. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Board member questions asked and answered. Vote was three in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. CORPORATION POLICY CHANGES - SECOND READING Chris Himsel presented the second reading of the Corporation Policy Changes. Board member questions asked and answered.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. BUSINESS INSURANCE PACKAGE FOR 2015 Requested approval of the renewal through Old National Insurance agency of the 2015 business insurance package for $596,516; which includes the Package, Automotive, and Umbrella with Liberty Mutual for $291,275, the Boiler & Machinery with Cincinnati Insurance for $11,432, Crime with Westfield Insurance for $1,871, and Workers Compensation with Eastern Alliance for $291,938. See enclosed summary. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

B. HEALTH INSURANCE Recommended Resolution on the Affordable Care Act. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Recommended the purchase of Castlight Health care cost and quality service; eliminate the Anthem 360 Health Condition Care and MyHealth Advantage Gold products. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Kent Somers commented on privacy concerns. Board member questions asked and answered. Vote was three in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by Kent Somers; seconded by Ron Felger.

Meeting adjourned.





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