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2015-10-26 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, Liz Hathaway and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel.

I.C. 5-15-1.5-6.1(b) 9: To discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

The board reviewed information on the performance evaluation of an individual employee.

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

Bill Mallers joined the meeting. Mr. Himsel and Mr. Mallers presented information with respect to collective bargaining.

Meeting adjourned 7:00 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.





Board President Board Secretary


REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, October 26, 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, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, parents, patrons and a reporter.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2015 executive sessions and regular meeting by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATION

A. RESIGNATIONSAngela Hensley, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 9/17/15. Judy Lerch, Arcola Nurse, resigned as of 10/11/15.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Sarah Kerschner

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

1/21/16-1/29/16

Dennis Simon

Carroll High

Custodian

11/3/15-1/3/16

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

John Lauer

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Retroactive beginning 10/20/15-11/30/15

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Rebecca Molter

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant Preschool 3 hours/day 4 days/week Effective 10/27/15

Tara Parker

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day Effective 10/27/15

Katherine Petrov

Maple Creek

Instructional Assistant ELL 3 hours/day Effective 10/27/15

Sherri Plummer

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 10/27/15

Christine Welker

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 11/10/15

Recommended Classified Staff Wage, Benefits, and Adjustments as enclosed.

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E. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following:

Special Education:

  • Carroll Middle

    • Nurse to accompany a SE Student on the bus a.m. and p.m. - additional 1.5 hours/day (general fund)

  • Carroll 9th

    • Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day (special ed. fund)

  • Huntertown

    • Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day (special ed. fund)

Food Service:

  • Carroll High Food Service Assistants

    • 2 @ additional .25 hour/day each

    • 1 @ additional .5 hour/day

    • 2 @ 3 hours/day each

  • Eel River Food Service Assistants

    • 1 @ additional .25 hour/day

    • 2 @ additional .5 hour/day each

  • Huntertown Food Service Assistants

    • 3 @ additional .25 hour/day each

    • 1 @ additional .5 hour/day

  • Cedar Canyon Food Service Assistants

    • 2 @ additional .25 hour/day each

    • 1 @ additional .5 hour/day

    • 1 @ additional 1 hour/day

  • Carroll 9th Food Service Assistants

    • 1 @ additional .75 hour/day

    • 1 @ 3 hours/day

  • Perry Hill Food Service Assistants

    • 1 @ 3 hours/day

  • Maple Creek Food Service Assistants

    • 1 @ additional.5 hour/day

    • 3 @ additional .25 hour/day each

    • 1 @ 3 hours/day

Classroom Instructional Assistants:

  • Arcola

    • 1 @ 1 hour/day

    • 1 @ .5 hour/day

    • 1 @ 2.5 hours/day

  • Eel River

    • 3 @ 1.5 hours/day each

    • 2 @ 1 hour/day each

    • 1 @ 2 hours/day

    • 1 @ 2.5 hours/day

  • Hickory Center

    • 1 @ 2 hours/day

    • 1 @ 1 hour/day

    • 2 @ .5 hour/day each

  • Huntertown

    • 6 @ 3 hours/day each

    • 2 @ 1 hour/day each

  • Oak View

    • 2 @ 3 hours/day each

  • Perry Hill

    • 1 @ .5 hour/day

    • 1 @ 4.75 hours/day

    • 2 @ 2.75 hour/day each

    • 1 @ 3.25 hours/day

    • 1 @ 3 hours/day

Page 3 October 26, 2015

Permission to Post/Hire Cont'd

Teacher:

  • Carroll High

    • Spanish Teacher

Motion to approve items A-E by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Paul Sloffer stated that all classified groups as they mentioned their respective concerns also expressed their appreciation for NACS. Motion carried.

F. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Kristy Cobbs

Cedar Canyon

11/5-6/15

$ 340.00

Prof. Dev.

State PE Conference IAPHERD

Indianapolis, IN

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

11/13/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Preparing for the 2015-16 Math

Assessments, Decatur, IN

Andy Deatrick

Carroll High

11/11-12/15

$ 885.00

Prof. Dev

Tech CPF

HECC Conference 2015

Indianapolis, IN

Kyle Eichenauer

Carroll High

11/16/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Preparing for New Math Assessments

Decatur, IN

Ami Gomez

OLC

11/19/15

$ 105.00

Prof. Dev.

Helping Students with Anxiety

and Depression, Decatur, IN

Lon Jones

Corporation

11/11-13/15

$ 727.00

Prof. Dev

Tech CPF

HECC Conference 2015

Indianapolis, IN

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

11/5/15

$ 267.75

SE Grant

Understanding & Helping Students with

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral

Challenges Workshop, Avon, IN

Kris McNiece

Maple Creek

11/13/15

$ 201.50

Prof. Dev.

Preparing for Standardized Math Tests

Decatur, IN

Chelsea Meighen

Carroll Middle

11/5/15

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Understanding & Helping Students with

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral

Challenges Workshop, Avon, IN

Valerie Pontius

Corporation

11/12-13/15

$ 725.00

Prof. Dev

Tech CPF

HECC Conference 2015

Indianapolis, IN

Lisa Repaal

Cedar Canyon

Huntertown

11/5/15

$ 135.00

SE Grant

Understanding & Helping Students with

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral

Challenges Workshop, Avon, IN

Ryan Roy

Special Ed.

11/5/15

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Understanding & Helping Students with

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral

Challenges Workshop, Avon, IN

Jami Schaefer

Oak View

12/15/15

$ 180.40

Prof. Dev.

CLASS New Teacher Workshop

Goshen, IN

Jessica Sherck

Oak View

11/5/15

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Understanding & Helping Students with

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral

Challenges Workshop, Avon, IN

Theresa Silveus

Carroll Middle

11/13/15

$ 206.00

Prof. Dev.

Test Preparation for Math ISTEP

Assessments, Decatur, IN

Matt Taylor

Carroll 9th

11/16/15

$ 170.00

Prof. Dev.

Preparing for New Math Assessments

Decatur, IN

Courtney Veith

Carroll High

11/5/15

$ 135.00

SE Grant

Understanding & Helping Students with

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral

Challenges Workshop, Avon, IN

Page 4 October 26, 2015

G. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Maple Creek Choir

2/5/16

School Bus

Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Carroll High Choir

2/13-14/16

School Bus

Pike High School, Indianapolis, IN

Maple Creek Choir

2/20/16

School Bus

Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Maple Creek Choir

2/26/16

School Bus

Huntington High School, Huntington, IN

Carroll High Choir

2/27-28/16

School Bus

Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Maple Creek Choir

3/4/16

School Bus

East Noble High School, Kendallville, IN

Carroll High Choir

3/5-6/16

School Bus

Avon High School, Avon, IN

Maple Creek Choir

3/12/16

School Bus

Norwell High School, Ossian, IN

Carroll High Choir

3/19-20/16

School Bus

Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis, IN

Beef & Boards, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve items F & G by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

H. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE

Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $4,000.00 from the Cedar Canyon PTO to be used for professional development. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. FUND RAISERS Requested approval of the following: Carroll High Show Choir Boosters - Show Choir Invitational - January 2016. Carroll High Band Boosters - "Thirty-one" Bag Sales - 2015-16 school year. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CAPITAL PROJECTS RESOLUTIONRecommended approval of the enclosed Capital Projects Emergency Resolution for $10,764.71. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASESBuilding Corporation Purchases - $2,500.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTSBuilding Corporation Payments $62,805.08. Release of retainage to CMS Roofing - $38,709.75. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None.

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger.

Meeting adjourned.

Executive Session was cancelled.





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