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2016-01-11 Minutes

REORGANIZATION MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met at the NACS Central Office Board Room, on Monday, January 11, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. for the annual reorganization meeting of the board. Members present: Ron Felger, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger, Kent Somers and Liz Hathaway. Also present: Chris Himsel; Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, and a reporter.


Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.


President Ron Felger opened the reorganization meeting. Ron Felger asked Lisa Harris, Notary Public, to administer the Oaths of Office. Mrs. Harris led the board members in reciting their oaths of office.


Mr. Felger opened the floor for nominations for President. Liz Hathaway nominated Kent Somers for President; John Hilger seconded. No other nominations presented. Vote for Kent Somers as President taken. Motion carried. President Kent Somers opened the floor for nominations for Vice President. Paul Sloffer nominated Liz Hathaway for Vice President; John Hilger seconded. No other nominations presented. Vote for Liz Hathaway as Vice President taken. Motion carried. Kent Somers opened the floor for nominations for Secretary. Ron Felger nominated Paul Sloffer for Secretary; John Hilger seconded. No other nominations presented. Vote for Paul Sloffer as Secretary taken. Motion carried.


Recommended Julianne Striggle as Corporation Treasurer and Marlene Behnke as Corporation Deputy Treasurer. Motion to accept by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


As per Indiana Code IC 5-3-1-4, newspaper designation for the corporation was recommended as Fort Wayne Newspapers (News Sentinel and Journal Gazette) and Northwest News. Motion to accept recommendation by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

Official bonds for the corporation were recommended as follows: Treasurer, $100,000; Deputy Treasurer, $100,000; High School Extracurricular Treasurers, $100,000; Middle School Extracurricular Treasurers, $100,000; Elementary School Extracurricular Treasurers, $50,000 each. Motion to accept bond amounts by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


The law firm of Shambaugh, Kast, Beck, and Williams was recommended as continuing as corporation legal counsel with John Bloom as attorney along with the General Retainer and Fee Outline enclosed. Motion to accept by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Ron Felger abstained. Motion carried.

Recommended school board salary of $1,900.00 per member per year with a $56.00 compensation for any extra meetings, executive sessions, employee health insurance, other insurance packages the same as offered to the administrators. Motion to accept by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


Recommended the enclosed school board meeting dates and times for the second and last Mondays of each month, January 2016 through June 2017, unless there are conflicts. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


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





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REGULAR MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, January 11, 2016 immediately following the Reorganization Meeting in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer, John Hilger and Ron Felger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Lisa Harris, staff, and a reporter.


Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.


President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the December 21, 2015 regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS


A. RESIGNATIONS Elizabeth Baker, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 1/4/16. Janet Evans, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 1/8/16.


B. INTENT TO RETIRE Deb Neumeyer, Director of Secondary Education, submitted her intent to retire as of 6/30/16.


C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Neeraj Devanathan

Carroll High

Teacher

1/15/16-2/9/16

Sherry Fretz

Huntertown

Teacher

2/3/16 pm

Abby Johnson

Carroll Middle

Teacher

2/23/16-3/31/16

Bridget Knepper

Perry Hill

Teacher

3/21/16-3/25/16

Dorene Lowden

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

2/3-10/16

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kyle Burton

Carroll High

Science Teacher Effective 1/12/16

Christi Green

Arcola

Special Education Teacher additional 25% , total 100% REVISED Effective date

Retroactive to 12/8/15

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tiffany Barrett

Corporation

Custodian - Roving Substitute 8 hours/day, 3 days/week Effective 1/12/16

Stacey Brewer

Eel River

TRANSFER to Huntertown Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 1/26/16

Mark Donaldson

Hickory Center

Instructional Assistant SE 3 hours/day Effective 1/12/16

Lisa Gamulkiewicz

Oak View

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess Effective 1/12/16

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jonathan Cole

Carroll Middle

Assistant Wrestling Volunteer

Aubry Daman

Carroll Middle

Dive coach

Mitchell McClure

Maple Creek

Assistant Wrestling Volunteer

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION Requested homebound instruction for#15-10, Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 10 hours/week, beginning 1/5/16-2/15/16. Teacher assignment: Annemarie Sweger; Jodi Heeter, Tim Sloffer, Rebecca Perkins. #15-11, Carroll Middle Student, at a maximum of 2 hours/week, beginning 12/16/15-1/31/16. Teacher assignment: Sherry Fretz.


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


Carroll Middle - 3 Academic Coaches.


Motion to approve items A-H by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:


EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Nancy Becker

Special Ed.

2/23-24/16

$ 280.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Kathy Brothers

Huntertown

2/6-9/16

$1,185.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Jada Conner

Special Ed.

2/23-24/16

$ 526.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

April Ellis

Carroll Middle

2/23-24/16

$ 682.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Carol Gaff

Corporation

2/6-9/16

$1,340.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Jaima Garman

Huntertown

2/7-8-16

$ 765.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Nicole Germann

Arcola

2/8-9-16

$1,185.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Rebecca Gongwer

Huntertown

2/7-8/16

$1,015.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Kelly Greenlee

Huntertown

2/6-9/16

$1,640.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Chris Himsel

Corporation

1/23-26/16

$ 855.52

Adm. Travel

ASCD LILA, Washington, DC

Nanette Houser

Arcola

2/6-9/16

$1,325.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Anna Lake

Arcola

2/6-9/16

$1,185.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Katie Larkins

Carroll Middle

2/23-24/16

$ 370.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Jessica Myers

Huntertown

2/23-24/16

$ 536.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Beldina Omondi

Carroll High

2/24/16

$ 335.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Lisa Repaal

Special Ed.

2/23-24/16

$ 250.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Ryan Roy

Carroll High

2/24/16

$ 215.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Stacy Schenkel

Cedar Canyon

2/23-24/16

$ 536.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Stacey Selby

Perry Hill

2/6-9/16

$ 710.00

Literacy Fund

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Heidi Weber

Maple Creek

2/23-24/16

$ 536.00

SE Grant

Focus on Inclusion Wksp., Indianapolis, IN

Requested approval of the enclosed Estimated ASCD Travel Budget.


J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

2/25-27/16

Activity Bus

Indiana FCCLA State Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Perry Hill 4th Grade

4/12/16

Charter Bus

Indianapolis State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Perry Hill 2nd Grade

4/28/16

Charter Bus

Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Perry Hill 3rd Grade

5/5/16

Charter Bus

Sauder Village, Archbold, OH


Motion to approve items I and J by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


K. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Dr. Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to accept a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Boyd in the amount of $3,000.00 to be used for elementary author-illustrator program. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT


A. CURRICULUM UPDATE


Chris Himsel and Deb Neumeyer presented an update on Curriculum.


Mr. Himsel acknowledged Deb Neumeyer's upcoming retirement and thanked her for her service to NACS.


BUSINESS REPORT


A. RESOLUTION TO INSTALL 2016 APPROPRIATIONS Recommend approval of the enclosed resolution to install the 2016 NACS budget appropriations of $67,865,313.00, as advertised and adopted. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


B. RESOLUTION TO CARRY FORWARD 2015 APPROPIATION Recommend approval of the enclosed resolution to carry forward 2015 appropriations to the 2016 calendar year. 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 Ron Felger. Motion carried.


Board Comments: Kent Somers thanked Deb Neumeyer for her service to NACS.


Audience Comments: None


Motion to adjourn by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger.


Meeting adjourned.





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