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2014-12-15 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, December 15, 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, Bill Mallers, Gloria Shamanoff, Lisa Harris, 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 December 8, 2014 public meeting and regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Pam Bell

Carroll High

Teacher

Extension 1/2/15

Peggy Howey

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant

1/7/15-1/21/15

B. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Elise Chang

Huntertown

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 1/5/15-3/16/15

Laura Hogue

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension Effective 1/2/15

Kim Phillips

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/5/15-5/15/15

Cheryl Ruselink

Carroll High

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/22/15-6/1/15

Carla Shaheen

Oak View

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 1/5/15-4/10/15

C. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Rebecca Molter

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Preschool 3 hours/day, 4 days/week Eff. 12/17/14

Kimberly Watkins

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Instructional Office 5 hours/day Pay Level 5 Eff. 1/5/15

D. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jeremy Brickey

Maple Creek

Wrestling Volunteer

Jonah Snyder

Maple Creek

Head Dive

Cheryl Wiegner

Maple Creek

Assistant Swim

E. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #14-04, Carroll High Student, Change of Teacher Assignment effective 1/5/15-5/29/15. Teacher assignment: Ami Gomez; Kent Scholz; Jim Walker; Megan Cripe; Melinda Hopkins. #14-09, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 10 hours/week, beginning 11/13/14-1/9/15. Teacher assignment: Jeremy Heidenreich; Laura Semba. #14-11, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 11/1/14-1/2/15. Teacher assignment: Sherrie Shade; Ami Gomez; Andrew Deatrick. #14-12, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 1/5/15-5/29/15. Teacher assignment: Ami Gomez; Kent Scholz; Barb Kiplinger; Laura Semba.

Motion to approve items A-E by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

F. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Maple Creek Band

2/21/15

School Bus

Northside High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Maple Creek Band

3/7/15

School Bus

Norwell High School, Ossian, IN

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

SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT RENEWAL

Mary Wysong presented the Superintendent's contract for renewal. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. HIGH SCHOOL COURSE ADDITIONS/DELETIONS Recommended approval of the enclosed high school course additions/deletions. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. SCHOOL CALENDAR RECOMMENDATION Recommended approval of the enclosed school calendar. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION POLICY CHANGES - THIRD/FINAL READING Chris Himsel presented the third/final reading of the Corporation Policy Changes with the addition of a change in policy #1231. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. 2015 PERRY HILL & HUNTERTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ROOFING

PROJECTS Requested permission to advertise for bids to be taken on January 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the NACS Administration Office for the Perry Hill and Huntertown Elementary Schools roofing projects scheduled for the summer of 2015. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

B. CAPITAL PROJECTS EMERGENCY RESOLUTION Recommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $3,090.57. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

C. PAYMENT OF YEAR-END CLAIMS AND PAYROLL Requested approval to pay the year-end claims and payroll, as the budget will allow. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

D. RESOLUTION TO ADJUST 2014 BUDGET Recommended the enclosed resolution to adjust the 2014 budget. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

E. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $ 121,956.50. Motion to approve Innovative Control Systems, Primary Engineering, Inc. and Barton Coe Vilamaa purchases by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried. Motion to approve Pearson, Inc. purchase by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Mary Wysong commented that having the bond refinancing complete is good news. On behalf of the school board members, Paul Sloffer thanked Mary Wysong for her years of service to NACS as a school board member.

Audience Comments: Terry Pargman, parent, asked for an update of the football stadium improvements and how the decreased enrollment in the education program at Ball State and other universities will affect NACS. Mr. Himsel addressed both questions.

Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Mary Wysong stated that it has been a pleasure to serve NACS.

Meeting adjourned.





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