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2016-12-12 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, December 12, 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 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 November 28, 2016 public meeting and regular meeting as presented by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSJourdan Hugus, Technology Specialist, resigned as of 12/9/16. Grace Lazoff, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 12/2/16. Christina Mavrakis, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 12/21/16. Lindsey Motl, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 12/15/16. Gina Pearce, Maple Creek Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 11/22/16. Kim Riebersal, Carroll Middle Food Service Assistant, resigned as of 12/1/16.

B. INTENT TO RETIRE Virginia Simerman, Oak View Instructional Assistant, submitted her intent to retire as of 2/24/17.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Noel Brinker

Carroll Middle

Teacher

1/25/17-5/26/17

Barb Carpenter

Maple Creek

Treasurer

12/20/16-1/6/17

Resida Halilovic

Maple Creek

Custodian

12/20/16-2/13/17

Kelly Niblick

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant

11/22/16-12/2/16

Lori Schwarz

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

2/27/17-3/6/17

Virginia Simerman

Oak View

Instructional Assistant

1/5-17/17

Linda Vernasco

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

Extension 12/5-9/16

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Amanda Lawson

Carroll High

Social Studies Teacher Effective 1/5/17

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Adam Anspach

Perry Hill

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess 2 hours/day and Instructional Assistant SE

3 hours/day Effective 12/13/16

Norma Foreman

Carroll 9th

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 4.75 hours/day Eff. 12/13/16

Jody Harkenrider

Eel River

Instructional Assistant Lunch/Recess .5 hour/day Effective 12/13/16

Alicia Kirkland

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 4 hours/day Eff. 12/13/16

Jillian Lane

Cedar Canyon

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 12/13/16

Rachel McNair

Hickory Center

TRANSFER to Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant SE 6.5 hours/day 4 days/week Eff. 1/5/17

Tara Morin

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 12/13/16

Laurie Myers

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Food Service Assistant 6.75 hours/day Eff. 12/13/16

Tricia Stiver

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant 5 hours/day Effective 12/16/16

Kim Sumwalt

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 12/13/16

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Diane Barton

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Music/Performing Arts 50%

Michael Brown

Carroll High

Winter/Spring Instrumental Director

Amy Cox

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - World Languages

Molly Davis

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Social Studies 50%

Teri Delagrange

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Physical Education

Carol Gaff

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - English/Language Arts 33%

Geoff Goelz

Carroll High

Winter/Spring Color Guard Director

Marie Hanes

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Math 34%

Amanda Harley

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - English/Language Arts 33%

Doug Hassell

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Music/Performing Arts 50%

Bryan Koehlinger

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Math 33%

Michele Lash

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Science 50%

Jordan Rhodes

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Social Studies 50%

Greta Sirois

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Visual Arts

Nikki Strasser

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Math 33%

Ryan Taylor

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Career & Technical Education

Jim Walker

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - Science 50%

Carrie Wisehart

Corporation

CAAT Teacher Leader - English/Language Arts 34%

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

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December 12, 2016

G. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Amy Alday

Huntertown

1/28-31/17

$ 1,085.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Alex Beeching

Arcola

1/28-31/17

$ 1,085.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Natalie Brewer

Huntertown

1/19/17

$ 230.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Natalie Brewer

Huntertown

1/28-31/17

$ 1,085.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Jaime Brunson

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kristen Desper

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Zach Elder

Arcola

1/28-31/17

$ 1,085.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Lisa Everton

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Carol Gaff

Huntertown

1/28-31/17

$ 1,371.70

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Kayli Greener

Huntertown

1/28-31/17

$ 1,310.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Kelly Greenlee

Huntertown

1/28-31/17

$ 1,130.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Leanne Gump

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Kristina Hans

Huntertown

1/28-31/17

$ 1,085.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Nanette Houser

Arcola

1/28-31/17

$ 1,130.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Charles Kaduk

Arcola

1/28-31/17

$ 1,310.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Dawn Kem

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Nanette Kersjes

Arcola

1/28-31/17

$ 1,085.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Kristen Lemley

Oak View

1/13-14/17

$ 290.00

Prof. Dev.

Indiana Music Educators Conference

Fort Wayne, IN

Amy Moser

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Janine Murphy

Huntertown

1/28-31/17

$ 1,085.00

Title I

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

SuAnn Nichols

Oak View

1/28-31/17

$ 905.00

Prof. Dev.

National Reading Recovery & Literacy

Conference, Columbus, OH

Corrie Schlatter

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Katie Yackley

Perry Hill

1/19/17

$ 215.00

Prof. Dev.

Guided Math Wksp., Fort Wayne, IN

Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

H. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Fashion &

Culinary Students

2/23-25/17

Charter Bus

Navy Pier Tour, Cooking Class at Eataly, Art Institute Tour,

Magnificent Mile, Burberry Tour/Interview, Blue Man Group

Performance, Willis Tower, Chicago, IL

Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Vote four in favor with Kent Somers opposed. Motion carried.

I. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Dr. Gloria Shamanoff, Assistant Superintendent, requested permission to submit and accept the following 2016-17 Grants: Title II, Part A-$69,568.00; High-Ability-$57,499.00. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT RENEWAL

Kent Somers presented the Superintendent's contract for renewal. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

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BUSINESS REPORT

A. BUSINESS INSURANCE PACKAGE FOR 2017 Requested approval of the renewal through ONI Risk Partners agency of the 2017 business insurance package for $558,441; which includes the Property and Liability Package, Automotive, Workers Compensation, Crime, and Umbrella with Liberty Mutual for $531,658; the Boiler & Machinery with Cincinnati Insurance for $12,444; and Cyber Risk Liability with Travelers for $14,339. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

B. NACS HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER Recommended renewal of the Parkview service agreement for the NACS Health & Wellness Center. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $17,651.00. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

D. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $253,266.11. Motion to approve by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Ron Felger. 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 Ginny Simerman for her contribution to NACS.

Audience Comments: None

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

Meeting adjourned.





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