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2015-11-23 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, November 23, 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, 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 November 9, 2015 regular meeting by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATION

A. RESIGNATION Julie Collier, Eel River Instructional Assistant resigned as of 11/5/15. Sara Dunten, Huntertown Instructional Assistant Educational Interpreter, resigned as of 11/24/15.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Karen Felger, Arcola Custodian, submitted her intent to retire effective 12/31/15.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Shari Burland

Carroll 9th

Instructional Assistant

2/2-5/16

Courtney Conrad

Perry Hill

Teacher

3/3/16-5/31/16

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Melanie Creek

Carroll Middle

Bus Nurse 1.5 hours/day 3 days/week Effective 11/24/15

Melinda Chrisman

Corporation

Roving Substitute Custodian 8 hours/day 3 days/week Eff. 11/24/15

Yvonne Cristman

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 11/24/15

Shelli Lipinski

Oak View

Instructional Assistant ELL additional 1 hour/day Total 5 hours/day

Effective 11/24/15

Rick Newman

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 11/24/15

Cynthia Sparks

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant Job Coach 3.25 hours/day Effective 11/24/15

Rob Wilhelm

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll 9th Assistant Head Custodian 8 hours/day

Effective 11/30/15

James Wolf

Oak View

Mower 6 hours/week Effective 11/24/15

James Wolf

Perry Hill

Mower 8 hours/week Effective 11/24/15

E. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Recommended the following: #15-08 Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 20 hours/week, beginning 11/9/15 through 12/18/15. Teacher assignment: Bob Ahlersmeyer; Kristy Ewing.

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Carroll High: Extracurricular - Four (4) Art Afterschool Programs/Contests/Activities; Carroll Middle: Extracurricular - Three (3) Academic Coaches - Lego League

G. EXRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Doug Helsom, Carroll High Head Volleyball Coach, resigned as of 11/12/15.

H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Logan Ables

Maple Creek

Head Wrestling

Jeremy Brickey

Maple Creek

Assistant Wrestling

Michael Brown

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Summer/Fall Assistant Instrument Director

TRANSFER to Winter/Spring Assistant Instrument Director

Kelly Cheshier

Carroll Middle

Show Choir Director

Aubry Daman

Maple Creek

Dive

Lisa Everton

Perry Hill

Drama/Talent Show Director

Phil Frazier

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Lead Assistant Band Director

Phil Frazier

Carroll High

Summer Band Lead Assistant Band Director

Goeff Goelz

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Summer/Fall Color Guard Director

TRANSFER to Winter/Spring Color Guard Director

Jennifer Keifer

Carroll High

TRANSFER to CHS/CFC Student Council Sponsor 50%

Michael Klein

Carroll High

TRANSFER to CHS/CFC Student Council Sponsor 50%

Steve Pearson

Carroll High

Auditorium Manager

Rebecca Perkins

Carroll 9th

TRANSFER to CHS/CFC Assistant Student Council Sponsor

Gary Platt

Carroll High

Robotics Team Coach

Lindsey Potts

Carroll High

Basketball (F) Volunteer

Amy Poynter

Carroll High

Basketball (F) Volunteer

Stephanie Reimer

Cedar Canyon

Drama/Talent Show Director

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Extracurricular Recommendations Cont'd

Randy Karl Schaefer

Maple Creek

Basketball (F) Volunteer

Renee Sigmon

Carroll High

FCCLA/Culinary Arts After School Activities

Gary Teeple

Maple Creek

Show Choir Director

Nico Tigulis

Carroll High

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Nicole Trice

Carroll High

Assistant Softball

Kayla Yates

Carroll High

Assistant Softball

Cheryl Wiegner

Maple Creek

Assistant Swimming

Motion to approve items A-H by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

Mr. Himsel thanked Karen Felger for her years of services at Arcola Elementary School and Doug Helsom for his years of service with the Carroll Volleyball program.

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Brandon Basham

Carroll High

12/3/15

$ 161.00

Adm. Travel

Fundamentals of School Safety, Centerville, IN

Steven Boomershine

Perry Hill

12/15/15

$ 130.00

Prof. Dev.

New Teacher Workshop, Goshen, IN

Amanda Glenn

Perry Hill

12/15/15

$ 130.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Workshop, Goshen, IN

Kim Goeglein

Carroll Middle

2/9/16

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

Region 8 Digital Resources Vendor Fair, Decatur, IN

Kristina Hans

Huntertown

12/15/15

$ 130.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS, Goshen, IN

Diana Kochert

Special Ed.

12/7/15

$ 121.50

SE Grant

Autism Leaders State Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Bryan Koehlinger

Carroll Middle

2/9/16

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

Math Digital Resources Vendor Fair, Decatur, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

12/9/15

$ 193.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO School Finance Seminar, Plainfield, IN

Jessica McClure

Hickory Center

12/15/15

$ 119.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS New Teacher Workshop, Goshen, IN

Lindsey Noll

Perry Hill

12/15/15

$ 169.50

Prof. Dev.

CLASS New Teacher Workshop, Goshen, IN

Sarah Stevens

Hickory Center

12/15/15

$ 199.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS New Teacher Workshop, Goshen, IN

Tony Terrell

Carroll Middle

2/9/15

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

Math Digital Resource, Decatur, IN

Rachele Zimecki

Eel River

12/15/15

$ 130.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS, Goshen, IN

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Brad Zern, Eel River Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $2,900.00 from the Eel River PTO to be used for staff professional development. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. TECHNOLOGY AUDIT PRESENTATION Dan Funston, Five-Star Technology Solutions eLearning Director, presented the results from the recent Technology Audit.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. RESOLUTION CARROLL ROAD RIGHT OF WAY Recommended the enclosed resolution to convey real estate for $4,600 to the Town of Huntertown along Carroll Road through a Warranty Deed for ten feet of right-of-way at the west entrance of Carroll High School and a Temporary Highway Easement Grant. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $ 14,500.00. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $ 21,002.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None.

Audience Comments: None.

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

Meeting adjourned.





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