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2017-03-13 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, John Hilger, Ron Felger and Steve Bartkus. 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 February 27, 2017 Executive Sessions and Regular Meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Shamanoff read commendations for the following:

  • Seven Students representing four NACS Elementary Schools will be attending the Big M Math Camp at Ball State University in June 2017. These Students are: Nick Fitch, Hickory Center; Joey Pack, Hickory Center; Hadley Snell, Huntertown; Reed Lewis, Perry Hill; Katelyn Rutsey, Huntertown; Matthew Tarlton, Cedar Canyon and Vincent Derheimer, Huntertown.

  • Carroll High Students Radio and TV 2 Class traveled to Indianapolis for the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters State Competition. Junior David Israbian earned 1st in the state for his music video. Senior Caroline Chastain earned a top 6 finish in the state for TV News Anchoring, and the Studio 415 Christmas Edition show earned a 3rd in the state award in the news magazine category.

  • Carroll Middle School Students recently enjoyed success at the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest where two students earned a "Gold" rating. These two students also went to ISSMA State and received a Gold Rating. In addition, two students earned a "Silver" rating and thirteen ensembles earned a "Gold rating.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Arnold Bailey, Arcola Mower, resigned as of 2/27/17. Deborah Steward, Eel River Food Service Assistant resigned as of 5/25/17.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Sheila Claxton

Hickory Center

Teacher

3/3/17 p.m. - 4/14/17

Jennifer Featherston

Carroll 9th

Instructional Assistant

3/16-20/17

Rachel Fox

Carroll High

Guidance Counselor

5/30/17-6/12/17

Nancy Gaier

Transportation

Bus Driver

2/21-27/17

Susie Malcolm

Transportation

Bus Driver

3/20/17-5/5/17



C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Laura Dressler

Hickory Center

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 3/3/17 p.m. - 4/14/17



Recommended $1,000.00 stipends be paid to both Roanne Marlow, Carroll Middle Dean of Students and Megan Cripe, Maple Creek Dean of Students, for student supervision beyond the regular school day during the 2016-17 school year.

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Eve Cockram

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/14/17

Judy Degitz

Carroll Middle

Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day

Instructional Assistant 1 hour/day Effective 3/20/17

Jennifer Harning

Carroll High

TRANSFER to Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 3/27/17

Nicole Korpi

Cedar Canyon

Food Service Assistant 4.5 hours/day Effective 3/14/17

Tara Morin

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Instructional Assistant Office 5.5 hours/day Effective 3/14/17

Stephanie Snowberger

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant 3.5 hours/day Effective 3/14/17

Joann Sparkman

Transportation

TRANSFER to Carroll High/Carroll Middle Bus Route Effective 3/14/17



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E. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tom Bussen

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (M)

Greg Haney

Maple Creek

Head Soccer (F)

Scott Jester

Maple Creek

Head Soccer (M)

Chelsea Kern

Carroll Middle

Drama Director 50%

Nathan Pierce

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (F)

Brittany Sandel

Carroll High

Softball Volunteer

Jason Timmer

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (M)



F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Eel River Instructional Assistant SE 4 hours/day (special ed. grant).

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

G. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Vincent Bane

Hickory Center

3/20/17

$ 92.50

Prof. Dev.

Beyond Assessment for Learning

Fort Wayne, IN

Jennifer Bell

Cedar Canyon

4/20-22/17

$ 205.00

SE Grant

IN Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Convention 2017, Indianapolis, IN

Michelle Brown

Huntertown

4/20-22/17

$ 325.00

SE Grant

IN Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Convention 2017, Indianapolis, IN

Tonya Chastain

Hickory Center

3/20/17

$ 50.00

Prof. Dev.

Beyond Assessment for Learning

Fort Wayne, IN

Virginia Corby

Huntertown

4/20-22/17

$ 205.00

SE Grant

IN Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Convention 2017, Indianapolis, IN

Margo Cromer

Cedar Canyon

5/5/17

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Training, Goshen, IN

Andy Deatrick

Technology

4/25/17

$ 125.00

Tech CPF

Leadership in a Digital World

West Lafayette, IN

Christine DeTurk

Hickory Center

3/20/17

$ 92.50

Prof. Dev.

Beyond Assessment for Learning

Fort Wayne, IN

Adela Dickey

Technology

3/21/17

$ 246.00

Tech CPF

IASBO/CoSN Seminar, Plainfield, IN

Adela Dickey

Technology

5/3-5/17

$ 605.00

Tech CPF

Indiana CTO Clinic, Indianapolis, IN

Katy Geisleman

Cedar Canyon

4/7-8/17

$ 422.00

SE Grant

IN Early Childhood Conf., Indianapolis, IN

Nicole Germann

Arcola

3/20/17

$ 92.50

Title II Part A

Getting Assessment & Grading Right

Fort Wayne, IN

Brittany Grant

Cedar Canyon

5/5/17

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Training, Goshen, IN

Sarah Harmeyer

Hickory Center

3/20/17

$ 92.50

Prof. Dev.

Beyond Assessment for Learning

Fort Wayne, IN

Melissa Hill

Carroll Middle

3/20/17

$ 50.00

Title II Part A

Getting Assessment & Grading Right

Fort Wayne, IN

Chris Himsel

Corporation

4/24-26/17

9/25-27/17

2/14-17/18

$1,400.00

Adm. Travel

AASA Redefining Ready Cohort Meetings

April 2017 - Arlington Heights, IL

Sept. 2017 - Oceanside, CA

Feb. 2018 - Nashville, TN

Katie Larkins

Cedar Canyon

5/5/7

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN

Kathryn Lewis

Cedar Canyon

3/20/17

$ 92.50

Prof. Dev.

Title II Part A

Beyond Assessment for Learning

Fort Wayne, IN

Kathryn Lewis

Cedar Canyon

5/5/7

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN

Bill Mallers

Corporation

5/10-12/17

$ 390.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Meeting, Fort Wayne, IN

Jennifer Messer

Carroll Middle

3/20/17

$ 50.00

Title II Part A

Getting Assessment & Grading Right

Fort Wayne, IN

Christine Parker

Cedar Canyon

4/7-8/17

$ 117.00

SE Grant

IN Early Childhood Conf., Indianapolis, IN

Luana Schone

Cedar Canyon

5/5/7

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN

Erin Shoda

Carroll Middle

3/20/17

$ 50.00

Title II Part A

Getting Assessment & Grading Right

Fort Wayne, IN

Pandy Sinish

Cedar Canyon

5/5/7

$ 183.60

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN



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Travel Requests Cont'd

Greta Sirois

Cedar Canyon

3/20/17

$ 92.50

Prof. Dev.

Title II Part A

Beyond Assessment for Learning

Fort Wayne, IN

Seth Slater

Technology

4/25/17

$ 125.00

Tech CPF

Leadership in a Digital World

West Lafayette, IN

Amy Sobczak

Hickory Center

3/20/17

$ 92.50

Prof. Dev.

Beyond Assessment for Learning

Fort Wayne, IN

Kyle Spencer

Cedar Canyon

5/5/7

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN

Julie Striggle

Corporation

5/11-12/17

$ 365.00

Adm. Travel

IASBO Annual Meeting, Fort Wayne, IN

Tony Terrell

Carroll Middle

3/20/17

$ 50.00

Title II Part A

Getting Assessment & Grading Right

Fort Wayne, IN

Amy Thomas

Maple Creek

3/20/17

$ 50.00

Title II Part A

Getting Assessment & Grading Right

Fort Wayne, IN

Linda Vernasco

Cedar Canyon

5/5/7

$ 183.60

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN

Sarah Ward

Cedar Canyon

5/5/17

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN

Karen Williams

Perry Hill

5/5/17

$ 110.06

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Spring Brain Web, Goshen, IN

Stephanie Zee

Maple Creek

3/20/17

$ 50.00

Title II Part A

Getting Assessment & Grading Right

Fort Wayne, IN



H. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Eel River 5th Grade

3/29/17

Charter Bus

Marengo Caves, Marengo, IN

Carroll High Aerospace

Engineering Students

4/12/17

Charter Bus

Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

Hickory Center 3rd Grade

4/20/17

Charter Bus

Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Children's Museum

Indianapolis, IN

Huntertown 5th Grade

4/20-21/17

School Bus

Camp Crosley, North Webster, IN

Cedar Canyon 3rd Grade

5/10/17

Charter Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Cedar Canyon 5th Grade

5/11/17

Charter Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Hickory Center 4th Grade

5/12/17

Charter Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Eel River 1st Grade

5/12-13/17

Parents

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo



Motion to approve items G & H by John Hilger; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

I. GIFT/GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Tanya Pickett, Carroll High Assistant Principal, requested permission to accept the Perkins Grant from the Area Vocational Director, Mr. Larry Gerardot in the amount of $36,220.00 to be used for the Career and Technical Education program. Tanya Pickett, Carroll High Assistant Principal, requested permission to accept a Performance Grant from the Indiana Departments of Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development in the amount of $17,685.70 to be used for the Career and Technical Education Program. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by John Hilger. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. STATE TESTING RESOLUTION Recommended the enclosed State Testing Resolution. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORBIN ROAD RIGHT OF WAY RESOLUTION Recommended the enclosed resolution to convey real estate along Corbin Road for $37,460 to Allen County through a Warranty Deed for road right-of-way north of Maple Creek/Transportation Center entrance and a Temporary Highway Easement Grant. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B. 2017 SUMMER MECHANICAL PROJECTS Requested permission to advertise for bids to be taken on April 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the NACS Administration Office for the 2017 Summer Mechanical Projects, which include the Oak View chiller replacement, Hickory Center boilers replacement, and Natatorium boilers replacement projects scheduled for the summer of 2017 through winter of 2018. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $12,975.90. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

Superintendent's Comments: NACS is sponsoring the Northwest Community in Relay for Life on May 6th. Dr. Himsel recognized Riley Lefever, 2013 Carroll High graduate, for being a four-time NCAA Wrestling Champion, earning the Most Outstanding Wrestler award for 2017 Division III Championship, and was named Academic All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Riley is currently a senior at Wabash College studying English specializing in Poetry.

Motion to adjourn by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway

Meeting adjourned.



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