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2016-04-25 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, April 25, 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, 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 April 11, 2016 regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Christina Bowie, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/27/16. Kyle Burton, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year. Carla Flenar, Eel River Nurse, resigned as of 5/27/16. Aimee Gillespie, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/20/16. Jerrold Gross, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/11/16. Tami Hartnup, Huntertown Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/16. Elizabeth O'Connor, Eel River Teacher, resigned as of the end of 2015-16 school year. Jaimie Ormiston, Carroll High Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 4/21/16. Scott Raypole, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year. Gail Scheurich, Cedar Canyon Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 4/18/16. Kristine Stendahl, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 4/15/16. Kayleigh Struchen, School Psychologist, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Nancy Eagle, Curriculum Coordinator - Math & Science, submitted her intent to retire effective July 1, 2016.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Michelle Abel

Carroll High

Teacher

4/18-19/16

Chris Himsel

Corporation

Superintendent

5/10/16-6/30/16

Cindy Hoagland

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

Revised 4/25-29/16

Diane Kelmer

Technology

Database Engineer

Extension 4/11-22/16

Ashly Wilson

Oak View

Teacher

5/12-13/16

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Alex Beeching

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Shannon

Brinneman

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Tonne Coil

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Carol Gaff

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Nicole Germann

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Becky Gongwer

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Kayli Greener

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Nanette Houser

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Anna Lake

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Tonya Resac

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Rachel Saunders

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Kara Screeton

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Stacey Selby

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Jasmine Sloffer

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

Colleen Sullivan

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher 2 hours/day 2 days/week

June 14-July 21, 2016

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E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Kim Barroquillo

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Secretary 2 hours/day 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016

Tracy Cass

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Bus Driver 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016`

Cindy Caswell

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Nurse 2 hours/day 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016

Melanie Creek

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Nurse 2 hours/day 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016

Lori Goings

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 4/26/16

Carlene Gray

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Librarian 2 hours/day 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016

Robert Hooven

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Perry Hill Custodian 4.25 hours/day and

Instructional Assistant Breakfast .5 hour/day Total 4.75 hours/day Effective 4/26/16

Elaine Reder

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Librarian 2 hours/day 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016

Robin Riley

Perry Hill

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 4/26/16

Nancy Steele

Transportation

TRANSFER to Maple Creek/Perry Hill Bus Driver Effective 4/26/16

Heather Trent

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Bus Driver 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016

Keisha Yarborough

Huntertown

Elementary Summer Program Secretary 2 hours/day 2 days/week June 14-July 21, 2016

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION Scott Raypole, Carroll High Head Wrestling, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year.

G EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jordan Rhodes

Carroll High

Department Chair - Social Studies

H. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION #15-17, Carroll Middle Student, at a maximum of 10 hours/week, beginning 4/20/16-5/27/16. Teacher assignment: Sherri Foster; Kim Goeglein; Deanna Koons.

I. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to Post/Hire the following:

  1. Special Education - Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant Preschool 3 hours/day, 2 days/week (Special Ed. Fund)

  2. Occupational Therapist additional 10% (Special Ed. Fund)

  3. Special Education Certified and Classified staff for the 2016 Summer School/Extended School Year Program as outlined in the enclosed memo.

  4. Carroll High/NACS Natatorium Certified and Classified staff for the 2016 Summer School Program as outlined in the enclosed memo.

  5. Certified Staff beginning with the 2016-17 school year:

  • 8 Elementary Teachers - Location(s) To Be Determined

  • Carroll High - Math Teacher 50%; Computer Science Teacher; Science Teacher;

FACS or Science Teacher; English Teacher; CHS Spanish or French Teacher;

American Sign Language Teacher

  • MCMS Career Skills Teacher

  • Special Education Teacher 50% - Hearing Impaired

  • Special Education 50% - Behavior Consultant

  • Special Education Teacher 50% - Mild Disabilities - Location To Be Determined

  • Special Education Teacher - Preschool

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

J. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Jada Conner

Corporation

4/27/16

$ 353.75

SE Grant

Ball State Teacher Recruitment Fair, Muncie, IN

Adela Dickey

Technology

5/4-6/16

$ 460.00

Tech CPF

IN CTO Clinic, Indianapolis, IN

Nancy Eagle

Corporation

5/18/16

$ 385.00

NESP Grant

WIDA Introduction to ELD Standards

Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Fitch

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Austin Harrison

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Diane Kelmer

Technology

6/15-16/16

$ 280.00

Tech CPF

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Sarah Kerschner

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Janelle Luckett

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Carrie Mast

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Lyndsey Noll

Perry Hill

6/21-23/16

$ 244.16

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Summer Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Paige Ruich

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Justin Sloffer

Technology

6/15-16/16

$ 280.00

Tech CPF

PowerSchool High School, Kokomo, IN

Amy Sobczak

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Sarah Stevens

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

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Travel Requests Cont'd

Michelle Stoffel

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Kim Wade

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Sarah Ward

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Lindsey Westhoff

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Tessa Wight

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Kelly Williams

Hickory Center

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

K. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Perry Hill 3rd Grade

5/5/16

Charter Bus

Sauder Village, Archbold, OH

Motion to approve items J & K by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

L. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Sam DiPrimio, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the CHS PTO in the amount of $2,500.00 to be used for professional development. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. CORPORATION POLICY CHANGES - FIRST READING

Mr. Himsel presented the first reading of the Corporation policy Changes.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CIRCUIT BREAKER WAIVER Recommended approval of the Written Request for Waiver from Implementation of Protected Taxes Under IC 6-1.1-20.6-9.9 submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $93,153.18 Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $40,766.50. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.



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