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2016-04-11 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Paul Sloffer, and John Hilger. Ron Felger was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students and reporters.


Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.


President Kent Somers called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the March 28, 2016 regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


COMMENDATIONS


Dr. Gloria Shamanoff read the following commendations: Carroll High Ensemble #1 qualified for the first ever ISSMA State Jazz Finals. The jazz ensemble earned recognition for outstanding Piano Soloist, Ben Weber, Outstanding Trombone Soloist, Joe Stillwell, Outstanding Saxophone Section, Outstanding Trombone Section, Outstanding Rhythm Section, and was named the top Honor Band at the Jazz State Finals.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS


A. RESIGNATIONS Allison Crowell, Carroll 9th Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 4/8/16. Aubry Daman, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 4/14/16.


B. INTENT TO RETIRE Marlene Behnke, Corporation Deputy Treasurer, submitted her intent to retire effective 6/30/16. Dorene Lowden, Cedar Canyon Instructional Asst. Office, submitted her intent to retire effective 5/12/16. Daniel Ryan, Maple Creek Custodian, submitted his intent to retire effective 6/30/16.


C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Carol Gaff

Corporation

Literacy Coordinator

4/11/16-5/13/16

Nancy Gaier

Transportation

Bus Driver

3/22-25/16

Peggy Gerardot

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

5/5-10/16

Resida Halilovic

Maple Creek

Custodian

3/14-31/16

Cindy Hoagland

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

4/21-26/16

Laurie King

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant

4/11-26/16

Amy Williams

Transportation

Bus Driver

Extension 3/21/16-4/8/16

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Ellen Bopp

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 4/12/16

Cindy Papke

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 2.5 hours/day

Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor 1.5 hours/day

Total 4 hours/day Effective 4/12/16

Carol Spicer

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 4/12/16

Jean Stewart

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day Effective 4/12/16

E EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Bailey Rosenbaum

Maple Creek

Cheerleading

F. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #15-16, Maple Creek Student, at a maximum of 6 hours/week, extension beginning 4/1/16-4/29/16. Teacher assignment: Rebecca Moore.


G. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to Post/Hire the following: Special Education - Perry Hill Instructional Assistant 5 hours/day (Special Ed. Fund).


Kent Somers thanked Marlene Behnke for her many years of service to NACS as Deputy Treasurer.


Motion to approve items A-G by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


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H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Michelle Aschleman

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math, Fort Wayne, IN

Courtney Conrad

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math, Fort Wayne, IN

Andy Deatrick

Carroll High

4/12-13/16

$ 190.00

Tech Fund

Technology Integration, Decatur, IN

Lisakay Hall

Perry Hill

6/21-23/16

$ 360.00

Parkview Grant

CLASS Summer Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Danielle Kirtley

Oak View

4/22/16

$ 120.00

SE Grant

Teaching Critical Communication Skills

Fort Wayne, IN

Lindsey Noll

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math, Fort Wayne, IN

Kylie Prescott

Oak View

4/22/16

$ 100.00

SE Grant

Teaching Critical Communication Skills

Fort Wayne, IN

Stacey Selby

Perry Hill

6/21-23/16

$ 360.00

Parkview Grant

CLASS Summer Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Vonda Walker

Perry Hill

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math, Fort Wayne, IN


Motion to approve item H by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Band

4/13-16/16

School Bus

University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Carroll High Japanese Class

4/15/16

Charter Bus

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Mitsuwa Market Place, Arlington Heights, IL

Arcola 5th Grade

5/11-12/16

School Bus

Camp Crosley YMCA, North Webster, IN

Maple Creek 8th Grade

5/21/16

Charter Bus

Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH

Chris Himsel commended Eel River and NACS staff members for their leadership during a recent charter bus field trip.


Motion to approve item I by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Vote was three in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.


J. STUDENT TRANSFER Recommended that Alyssa Pattee, Carroll High 11th Grader, (continuance) be approved for out of district student transfer for the 2016-17 school year and that tuition be waived. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.


SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT


A. FUND RAISERS Request approval of the following:


Maple Creek PTO - SchoolKidz Supply Kit Program - Spring 2016


Maple Creek PTO - Scholastic Book Fair - Fall 2016


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


BUSINESS REPORT


A. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $30,037.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.


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


Board Comments: Kent Somers commended the NACS staff for taking charge during the Eel River field trip accident.


Audience Comments: None


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


Meeting adjourned.





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