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2015-07-27 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, July 27, 2015, at 5:45 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger and Elizabeth Hathaway. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, and Bill Mallers.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 3: For discussion of the assessment, design, and implementation of school safety and security measures, plans, and systems.

John Miller, Kim Lochmueller, Brad Zern, Sam DiPrimio, and Courtney Veith presented information regarding school safety and security measures.

The presenters were dismissed.

I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) 2 (B): For discussion of strategy with respect to initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

Mr. Himsel presented information regarding potential litigation.

I.C. 5-15-1.5-6.1(b) 2 (A): For discussion of strategy with respect to collective bargaining.

Mr. Himsel presented information regarding collective bargaining.

Meeting adjourned 7:05 p.m.

The undersigned certify that no other subject matter of business was discussed in the executive session other than the subject matter of business specified in the public notice of the executive session.





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REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, July 27, 2015 at

7:05 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer John Hilger and Elizabeth Hathaway. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, 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 July 13, 2015 executive session and regular meeting as presented by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSKaren Achor, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/11/15. Jeb Campbell, Technology Specialist, resigned as of 7/17/15. Tori Dafforn, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/14/15. Sarah Donnelly, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/20/15. Megan Henley, Carroll High Science Teacher, resigned as of 7/20/15. Susan Hoffman, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/21/15. Sandy Kelty, Corporation Nurse, resigned as of 7/20/15. Rebecca Knott, Perry Hill Teacher, resigned as of 7/22/15. Amanda Lemert, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/11/15. Jennifer Marts, Maple Creek Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 7/15/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Stephanie Hoffman

Transportation

Bus Driver

10/20-23/15

Debora McGinn

Huntertown

Teacher

8/11/15-1/4/16

Jacqueline Smith

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant

8/12/15-9/16/15

Tessa Wight

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

9/14/15-1/4/16

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C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Anna Allison

Carroll Middle

Special Education Teacher 50% Effective 8/11/15

Megan Cripe

Carroll High

Addendum: Economics

Summer Session 1 June 8-26, 2015

Summer Session 2 July 6-9 and 13-24, 2015

145 Total Hours

Jon Degitz

Carroll High

English/Language Arts Teacher Effective 8/11/15

Kylie Prescott

Special Ed.

Speech Language Therapist Effective 8/11/15

Michele Vince

Carroll Middle

Physical Education Teacher Effective 8/11/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Dawn Holman

Cedar Canyon

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 8/12/15

Rick Ohman

Transportation

TRANSFER to Maple Creek Bus Driver Effective 8/12/15

Tammy Royer

Carroll High

Substitute

Economics

Summer Session July 10, 2015, 5 hours

Kimberly

Watkins

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Carroll High Secretary 8 hours/day 38 weeks/year Effective 8/3/15

Requested permission to restructure the Food Service Director from 220 days/year to 260 days/year per Benefit Sheet.

E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Huntertown - Instructional Assistant SE additional 1.25 hours/day (general fund). Carroll High - Science Teacher. Carroll High/Carroll 9th/Natatorium - Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day, 12 month/year. Carroll High/Carroll 9th/Natatorium - Custodian 2nd Shift additional 4 hours/day, 12 months/year. Carroll 9th - Custodian increase current 8 hours/day position from 38 week/year to 12 month/year .

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Ann Gordon, Eel River Art 75%, resigned as of 7/23/15.

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Katie Bork

Carroll Middle

Cheerleading Volunteer

Shaina Bradtmiller

Carroll Middle

Cheerleading Volunteer

Jason Corah

Carroll Middle

Yearbook Sponsor additional 50%

Carrie Ferguson

Carroll Middle

Cheerleading Volunteer

Stephanie Longbrake

Perry Hill

Music

Elsa Turner

Carroll Middle

Head Cheerleading

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

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

April Ellis

Carroll Middle

8/5/15

$ 174.00

SE Grant

LINKS Curriculum Training, New Haven, IN

Emily Ring

Eel River

8/3-4/15

$ 384.00

SE Grant

STAR Autism Support Training, New Haven, IN

Hannah Vaughn

Carroll High

8/5/15

$ 159.00

SE Grant

LINKS Curriculum Training, New Haven, IN

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

I. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Jamie Wilkins, Oak View Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of $1,438.00 from the Oak View PTO to be used for a laptop computer cart. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Mr. Himsel recommended approval to allow children of employees who do not reside in the district to enroll under the following conditions:

    1. Certified staff members may request their children to attend the school in which they teach (this matches the current procedure for certified staff members who reside in the district);

    2. All other children (of certified & classified staff members) in grades K-5 will be assigned to attend Arcola Elementary School; however, if enrollment exceeds Arcola's grade level capacity, then a lottery will be conducted, after the scheduled registration days conclude, to reassign students to another school if grade level capacity exists. If there is no capacity at any of our schools in a particular grade level then the transfer will be denied as allowed by the law;

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Superintendent's Report cont'd

    1. Children (of certified & classified staff members) in grade 6-8 will be assigned to Maple Creek Middle School, if grade level capacity exists; and

    2. Transportation services will not be provided to out of district students

If employment with NACS is terminated for any reason, then the student may continue through the remainder of the semester at which time the transfer request will be denied. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $9,360.00. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $348,026.26. Motion to approve Paul Sloffer; seconded Kent Somers. Motion carried.

C. CAPITAL PROJECTS PLAN 2016-2018

Mr. Mallers presented information on the Capital Projects Plan for 2016-2018.

D. BUS REPLACEMENT PLAN FOR 2016-2027

Mr. Mallers presented information on the Bus Replacement Plan for 2016-2027.

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

Board Comments: None.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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