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2016-02-08 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer, Ron Felger and John Hilger. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, patrons 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 January 25, 2016 Board of Finance meeting and regular meeting as presented by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.




COMMENDATIONS


Dr. Gloria Shamanoff read the following commendations: Carroll Middle students for their success at the Indiana Regional Scholastic Art Exhibit. Maple Creek Middle students for their success at the recent ISSMA


Contest.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS


A. RESIGNATIONS Erica Bayes, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 2/1/16. Barry Bender, Cedar Canyon Summer Custodian, resigned as of 1/31/16. Holly Houser, Data Specialist, resigned as of 3/31/16. Sandy Main, Perry Hill Custodian, resigned as of 2/17/16.


B.INTENT TO RETIREDianna Baker, Carroll High Custodian, submitted her intent to retire as of 5/27/16.


C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Christina Baloski

Eel River

Teacher

Extension 2/8/16-5/31/16

Amanda Hendricks

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

2/8-12/16

Diane Kelmer

Technology

Data Engineer

2/29/16-4/8/16

Nichole Kruger

Perry Hill

Teacher

4/25/16-5/2/16

Noelle Rigler

Hickory Center

Teacher

3/3-11/16

Ann Neu

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant

Extension 2/2-6/16

Theresa Silveus

Carroll Middle

Teacher

4/22/16-5/31/16

Virginia Simerman

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

3/3-7/16

Christina Thomas

Huntertown

Custodian

2/19-29/16

Amy Williams

Transportation

Bus Driver

2/12/16-3/18/16

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Nancy Becker

Corporation

Curriculum Coordinator Special Education additional 30%, total 80% Effective 2/9/16

Katherine Bork

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 2/23/16-3/31/16

John Lauer

Eel River

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension 2/8/16-5/31/16

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Aubry Daman

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant 3.25 hours/day Effective 2/9/16

Doris Lemert

Carroll 9th

Instructional Assistant SE 2.5 hours/day, 4 days/week Effective 2/9/16

Allison Pannabecker

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Perry Hill Instructional Assistant 4.75 hours/day Effective 2/9/16

Barbara Wearley

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant additional 1.5 hours/day, total 5 hours/day Effective 2/9/16

F. ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS


Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sam DiPrimio

Corporation

Director of Secondary Education 260 days/year Effective 7/1/16

John Miller

Corporation

Chief Operations Officer 260 days/year Effective 7/1/16

Includes Corporation School Safety Specialist

G. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Eel River - Instructional Assistant 3 hours/day. Special Education: Perry Hill - Instructional Assistant 5 hours/day through 3/31/16. (special ed.). Technology: Instructional Assistant - Technology Systems Support 8 hours/day, 260 days/year. (Replaces the Instructional Assistant - Data Specialist position).


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H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION


Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Alyssa Ables

Carroll Middle

Soccer (M)

Victoria Pepper

Carroll Middle

Assistant Soccer (M)


Motion to approve items A-H by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Julie Abbs

Oak View

3/5/16

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Ft. Wayne, IN

Pamela Bell

Carroll High

3/16/16

$ 656.00

Acad. Honors

AP Workshop - Chemistry, Des Plaines, IL

Sandy Buuck

Carroll High

2/23-24/16

$ 410.00

SE Grant

Indiana Focus on Inclusion Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Adela Dickey

Corporation

3/1/16

$ 241.00

Tech CPF

Prof. Dev.

IASBO/CoSN Technology Issues

Seminar, Plainfield, IN

Katie Larkins

Carroll Middle

2/23-24/16

$ 642.00

SE Grant

Indiana Focus on Inclusion Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

3/1/16

$ 261.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Technology in Education

Seminar, Plainfield, IN

Lisa McBride

Oak View

3/5/16

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Ft. Wayne, IN

Kristine Miller

Maple Creek

6/12-15/16

$ 99.00

Prof. Dev.

Conn-Selmer Institute, Mishawaka, IN

Thomas North

Transportation

6/20-22/16

$ 860.00

Transportation

STAI Conference, Florence, IN

Tanya Pickett

Carroll 9th

5/9-10/16

$ 302.00

Adm. Travel

Indiana School Safety Specialist Advanced Training

Indianapolis, IN

Rachel Saunders

Arcola

2/6-9/16

$1,500.00

Title I

Reading Conference, Columbus, OH

Jamie Schaefer

Oak View

3/5/16

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Ft. Wayne, IN

Terry Topp

Oak View

3/5/16

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Ft. Wayne, IN

Stacey White

Oak View

3/5/16

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Ft. Wayne, IN

Ashly Wilson

Oak View

3/5/16

$ 22.00

Prof. Dev.

Best Practices Showcase, Ft. Wayne, IN

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

J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Aerospace

Engineering Students

2/16/16

Charter Bus

Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

Carroll High Band

2/20-21/16

School Bus

Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High FBLA and

Academy of Finance

3/4/16

Charter Bus

Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange

and Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Carroll High Band

3/5-6/16

School Bus

Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis, IN

Motion to approve item J by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.


K. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, requested permission to accept donations from the Perry Hill PTO in the amount of $1,350.00 to support the Perry Hill CLASS program and $6,000.00 to support Perry Hill's Professional Development. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT


A. TEACHERS PERFORMANCE GRANT Recommended distribution of Teacher Performance Grant pursuant to House Enrollment Act 1003 (2016) and IC 20-43-10-3 and per discussion with the Exclusive Representative. Included with the distribution will be the $15,311.21 performance grant received June 2015.


The teacher performance grant distribution will be paid to returning staff from the 2014-15 school year that were employed December 1, 2015, that received the teacher performance based compensation for 2015-16. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


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BUSINESS REPORT


A. NATATORIUM ROOFING PROJECT Requested permission to advertise for bids to be taken on March 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the NACS Administration Office for the Natatorium roofing project scheduled for the summer of 2016. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $90,702.00. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $31,916.90. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.


D. 2015 BUDGET REPORT Bill Mallers presented the 2015 Budget Report.


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


Board Comments: Kent Somers acknowledged the NACS district for being fiscally responsible. He noted the Chicago Public School recent bond issue to cover operation costs.


Audience Comments: None


Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger.


Meeting adjourned.





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