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2015-06-08 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, Liz Hathaway and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, patrons and reporters.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the May 26, 2015 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Stephanie Brookshire, Carroll Middle Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 6/5/15. Nichole Diller, Huntertown Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2014-15 school year. Scott Fox, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2014-15 school year. Michele Huneck, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 6/5/15. Stephanie Swinehart, Oak View Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/4/15. Debbie Vermilion, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/4/15. Beth Wiltberger, Arcola Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 6/4/15. Stacey Wissler, Huntertown Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2014-15 school year.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Marsha Washburn, Technology Systems Support, submitted her intent to retire as of 9/1/15.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Stephanie Brookshire

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant

5/20-22/15

Liz Chaffee

Huntertown

Teacher

5/26/15

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

Teacher

6/2/15 p.m.

Kelly Greenlee

Huntertown

Teacher

6/1/15

Amanda Lange

Eel River

Counselor

5/28/15 pm

Alex Lew

Oak View

Teacher

Extension 5/25/15-6/5/15

Carol McCracken

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

6/1-4/15

Sandy Niblick

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

5/28/15-6/4/15

Kyle Spencer

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

5/21-22/15

Katrina Stewart

Transportation

Bus Driver

5/28/15-6/4/15

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Alan Bodenstein

Carroll High

REVISED

Physical Education

Summer School Sessions 1 & 2, June 8-26 and July 6-10, 17-24, 2015

130 hours

Kristy Ewing

Carroll High

Algebra I

Summer Session 1, June 8-26, 2015, 75 hours

Cindy

Hesterman

Carroll High

REVISED

Physical Education

Summer School Session 1, June 8-26, 2015 and

Substitute July 13-16, 2015, 95 hours

Tyler Olinske

Carroll High

Agriculture Teacher 210 Days/year Effective 7/23/15

Cheryl Ruselink

Carroll High

English/Language Arts Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Sheri Shade

Carroll High

Geometry

Substitute June 16-23, 2015, 30 hours

Matt Taylor

Carroll High

Geometry

Summer Session 1, June 8-15, 24, 2015, 35 hours

Phillip Yoder

Carroll High

Geometry

Substitute June 25-26, 2015, 10 hours

Alicia Weimer

Carroll High

ENL Plus+ Instructor

Substitute June 16, 2015, 3.5 hours

Kyle Wood

Carroll Middle

Physical Education Teacher Effective 8/11/15

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Monica Johnson

Oak View

Nurse 6 hours/day Effective 8/12/15

Ann Kline

Carroll High

Summer CPR for Health

Summer Session 1, 5 hours

Summer Session 2, 2 hours

Becky Noll

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

Summer Sessions 1 & 2, June 8-26, 2015 and July 6-24, 2015

150 hours

Teresa Yates

Carroll High

Educational Interpreter

Summer Sessions 1 & 2, June 8-26, 2015 and July 6-24, 2015

155 hours

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F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Alyssa Ables, Carroll Middle 8th Grade Assistant Football, resigned as of 5/27/15. Nan Bull, Carroll Middle Assistant Swim, resigned as of 5/28/15. Jordan Rhodes, Carroll High Student Council, resigned as of 6/6/15. Blair Zemaitis, Carroll High Assistant Vocal, resigned as of 5/18/15.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION

Recommend the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Eric Smead

Carroll High

Assistant Vocal

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested approval of the following:#14-21, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 5/4/15-6/4/15. Teacher assignment: Jeremy Heidenreich; Tyler Adelsperger; Amber Shank; Zach England; Rick Norton; Doug Hassell.

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

I. TRAVEL REQUEST Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Michelle Brown

Huntertown

6/17/15

$ 30.00

SE Grant

Project Success, Decatur, IN

Diane Kelmer

Technology

6/17-18/15

$ 261.35

2014 Tech CPF

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Kathleen Perfect

Arcola

5/20/15

$ 180.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist

Academy, Indianapolis, IN

J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS

Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FFA

6/30/15-

7/2/15

Activity Bus

FFA Officer Leadership Retreat

Pokagon State Park, Angola, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

7/4-10/15

Train

FCCLA National Leadership Conference and Culinary Competition

Washington, DC

Motion to approve by items I & J by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

K. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Perry Hill PTO in the amount of $18,625.00 to be used for a projector and scissor lift in the Perry Hill gymnasium. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Superintendent Chris Himsel and the School Board honored the 2014-15 NACS Teachers of the Year.

Elementary Teachers of the Year: Diane Barton - Music Teacher at Oak View and Hickory Center; Mindy Moeller - Kindergarten Teacher at Cedar Canyon. Secondary Teachers of the Year: Rhonda Swihart - English/Language Arts Teacher at MCMS; Casey Stansifer - English/Language Arts Teacher at CHS.

B. KRIS THIELE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL

DEVELOPMENT STIPEND

Superintendent Chris Himsel and the School Board honored the recipients of the Kris Thiele Memorial Scholarship and Professional Development Stipend. Scholarship recipient: CHS senior Sarah Ellingson. Professional Development Stipend recipients: Jill Del Priore - Special Education Teacher at Carroll Middle School; Casey Stansifer - English/Language Arts Teacher at CHS .

C. TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION

Adela Dickey, Joe Meyer, Molly Shoup, and Dan Lestinsky attended the ASCD Conference and shared some of the things they discovered and learned while at the conference as it relates to one-to-one at NACS. The Conference fees were paid by a DOE grant.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. 2015-16 STUDENT FEES Recommended approval of the enclosed 2015-16 school year student fees. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $44,805.00 Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $376,632.98. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers, along with the other Board Members, expressed their appreciation to the NACS Teachers. Ron Felger reported that Graduation went well.

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway.

Meeting adjourned.





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