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2016-05-23 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, May 23, 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 May 9, 2016 regular meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff read the following commendation: Six NACS elementary students will be attending Big M Math Camp at Ball State University in June. They are Braden Cannon, Cedar Canyon; Jacob Kieffer, Eel River; Jeevika Setzer, Hickory Center; Erick Kabot, Huntertown; Mason Richmond, Huntertown; and Andy Deng, Oak View.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSJason Draper, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year.

Donna Hiniger, Huntertown Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 4/29/16. Anna Lake, Arcola Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year. Michael McBride, Maple Creek Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year. Erica Truskolaski, Perry Hill Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2015-16 school year. Amanda Yager, Maple Creek Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/16.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Steven Boomershine

Perry Hill

Teacher

5/16/16

Sheila Claxton

Hickory Center

Teacher

Extension 5/23-27/16

Kathy Fanning

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant

5/16-31/16

Leigh Gardt

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant

5/23-27/16

Carol McCracken

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

5/16-19/16 & 5/23-26/16

Kara Molargik

Carroll Middle

Teacher

8/15/16-9/6/16

Emily Pasquali

Eel River

Teacher

8/10/16-9/30/16

Tara Turner

Carroll High

Teacher

8/10/16-12/22/16

Stacey Zelt

Hickory Center

Speech Pathologist

5/10-11/16

Eva Wells

Technology

Technology Specialist

5/16-27/16

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Laura Dressler

Hickory Center

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension 5/23-5/27/16

April Ellis

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Corporation Hearing Impaired Teacher 50% and

Behavior Consultant 50% Effective 8/10/16

Ivy Harrison

Carroll High

Special Education Teacher

Session 1 - June 13-July 1, 2016, 35 hours

Session 2 - July 11-29, 2016, 30 hours

Barb Kiplinger

Carroll High

ENL Plus+ Camp Director and Instructor June 6-24, 2016, 60 hours

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sandy

Canaveral

Carroll High

Eel River

ENL Plus+ & ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 6-10 & June 20-24, 2016, 48 hours

Becky Cohen

Hickory Center

TRANSFER to Carroll High Custodian 2nd Shift

8 hours/day, 12 months/year Effective 5/31/16

Kassi Fisher

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 7-9 & July 12-21, 2016, 48 hours

Michele Gross

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 7-July 21, 2016, 80 hours

Patricia Hauser

Eel River

TRANSFER to Corporation Deputy Treasurer

8 hours/day, 12 months/year Effective 7/1/16

Stella Ison

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 7-July 24, 2016,72 hours

Shelli Lipinski

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 7-June 30 & July 19-21, 2016, 60 hours

Julie Myers

Eel River

ELL Summer Camp Instructional Assistant

June 14-30, 2016, 48 hours

Julie Schneider

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE additional 1 hour/day, total 3 hours/day

Effective 5/24/16

Mara Sigmon

Carroll High

ENL Plus+ Instructional Assistant

June 11-24, 2016, 48 hours

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E. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Jena Buranj, Carroll High Senior Sponsor 50%, resigned as of 6/13/6. Sherri Foster, Carroll Middle Academic Coach, resigned as of 6/1/16.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommend the following for the 2015-16 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Cristi Green

Arcola

Drama/Talent Show Director 50%

Kristen Lemley

Arcola

Drama/Talent Show Director 50%

Recommend the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Heather Anderson

Carroll Middle

Soccer Coach (F)

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

  • Maple Creek Middle:

    • Instructional Assistant - Study Hall, 6.5 hours/day

    • Dean of Students, not to exceed 194 days/year

  • Carroll High:

    • Assistant Cross Country Coach

    • Guidance Intern, not to exceed 204 days/year

    • Department Chair for Guidance

    • Secretary - convert the Data Coordinator & State Reporting Specialist from a 40-week position to a 12-month position

    • Instructional Assistant Office - Attendance/Discipline, 5 hours/day

  • Carroll Middle:

    • Dean of Students, not to exceed 194 days/year

  • Corporation:

    • Curriculum Coordinator, not to exceed 204 days/year

  • Special Ed:

    • Speech Language Therapist

      • 1 @ 10 hours, June-July, 2016

      • 1 @ 4 hours, June 1-30, 2016

    • Preschool/Early Childhood Teacher - 5 hours, June/July 2016

    • Preschool/Early Childhood Teacher/Coordinator - 5 hours, June 1-30, 2016

    • Elementary Mild Disabilities Teacher - 10 hours, July/Aug. 5, 2016

    • School Psychologist - 18 hours, June 1-30, 2016

    • Physical Therapist - 1.5 hours, June 1-30, 2016

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

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Gretchen Davenport

Eel River

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Ron Felger

Corporation

6/10/16

$ 610.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar

Plainfield, IN

Erin Frisinger

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Liz Hathaway

Corporation

6/10/16

$ 610.00

Adm. Travel

ISBA School Law Seminar

Plainfield, IN

Karin Huttsell

Eel River

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Dan Kieffer

Cedar Canyon

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Nicole Kirk

Arcola

6/9/16

$ 87.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Debra Longenberger

Eel River

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Wendy Meek

Eel River

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Brooke

Osterman Bitler

Eel River

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Melinda Purdy

Eel River

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Rachel Saunders

Arcola

6/9/16

$ 87.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Beth Wiltberger

Arcola

6/9/16

$ 87.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

Rachele Zimecki

Eel River

6/9/16

$ 100.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Training, Fort Wayne, IN

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

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I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS

Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FFA

6/6-8/16

Activity Bus

Camp Timber Lake, Huntington, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

6/13-14/16

Activity Bus

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Carroll High FFA

6/13-16/16

Activity Bus

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

J. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Kathleen Perfect, Arcola Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from the Arcola PTO in the amount of $1.000.00 to be used for student study trips.

Jamie Wilkins, Oak View Principal, requested permission to accept donations from the Oak View PTO in the amount of $3,000 to be used for lockers and $5,439.60 to be used for iPad minis and accessories. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. CORPORATION POLICY CHANGES - FIRST READING

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

B. CORPORATION POLICY CHANGES - THIRD/FINAL READING Chris Himsel presented the third/final reading of the Corporation Policy Changes for Policy #5518, #5830, #6153, #6810, and #6820. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. 2016-17 STUDENT HANDBOOKS Recommended the enclosed Track and Cross Country letter winner changes for the 2016-17 Student Handbooks. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. 2016 BUS PURCHASE Recommended the purchase of eight 78-passenger IC conventional buses and one 54-passenger IC conventional special education bus from Midwest Transit Equipment for $910,128.00 through the Central Indiana Education Service Center (CIESC) Cooperative Purchasing bid program. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES

Building Corporation Purchases - $126,870.55. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Questions asked and answered. Vote was four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers congratulated the Carroll High School Class of 2016.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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