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2017-03-27 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, John Hilger, and Ron Felger. Steve Bartkus was absent. Also present: Chris Himsel, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, patrons 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 13, 2017 Regular Meeting as presented by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

COMMENDATIONS

Dr. Himsel read commendations for the following: Congratulations to the groups from Maple Creek Middle School on their performances at the ISSMA Organizational Contest at Paul Haring on March 18th. Each group received a Gold Rating (1st Place) for their performance: 6th grade Choir; 6th grade Band; Concert Choir; 7th grade Band; 8th grade Band. The MCMS Jazz Band received a Gold Rating with Distinction which is the highest rating a group can receive at ISSMA.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS Tyler Adelsperger, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 5/26/17. Jean Bruening, Carroll High Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/14/17. Lori Reece, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant Bus Monitor, resigned as of 3/15/17. Jeremy Stockert, Roving Substitute Custodian, resigned as of 3/16/17.

B. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommend the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Amanda Brown

Cedar Canyon

Counselor

8/15/17-6/1/18

Tracy Cass

Transportation

Bus Driver

3/13-15/17

Kristy Cobbs

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

3/10/17-4/7/17

Jill Eakright

Oak View

Teacher

4/27-28/17

Karie Harding

Maple Creek

Teacher

3/15/17

Lori Hirschy

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant

Extension 4/10/17-5/25/17

Amanda Langston

Transportation

Bus Driver

4/17/17-5/25/17

Jessica Myers

Huntertown

Teacher

3/21/17 p.m. & 3/27/17 a.m.

George Nicodemus

Carroll High

Custodian

2/13/17-3/13/17

Amanda Wiesenberg

Perry Hill

Teacher

3/20/17

C. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATION Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Nicole Burt

Oak View

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/10/17-5/26/17

D. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Susie Malcolm

Transportation

TRANSFER to Carroll High Route Effective 3/28/17

Erinn Sample

Cedar Canyon

Instructional Assistant SE 3.25 hours/day, 4 days/week Effective 3/28/17

Cheryl Smith

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 3/28/17

E. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATION

Tyler Adelsperger, Carroll High Yearbook Sponsor, resigned as of 5/26/17.

F. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS


Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Sara Crawford

Maple Creek

Assistant Track Volunteer

Recommended the following for the 2017-18 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jon Degitz

Carroll Middle

8th Grade Head Basketball (M)

Amy Hipskind

Carroll Middle

Cross Country (F)

G. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

# 16-13, Carroll Middle Student, at a maximum of 4.5 hours/week beginning 2/20/17-5/26/17.

Teacher assignment: Sherri Foster; Jennifer Messer; Brian Sherck.


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H. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following:

  1. Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant SE additional 1.75 hours/day, 2 days/week (general fund)

  2. Certified and classified staff for the 2017 Elementary Summer School Program Gr. PreK-2nd as

outlined in the enclosed memo.

  1. Certified and classified staff for the 2017 ELL Summer Camps:

ENL+ Secondary Camp: 1 Certified Teacher @ 50 hours, June 12-23, 2017

    1 Instructional Assistant @ 35 hours, June 12-23, 2017

    1 Instructional Assistant @ 60 hours, June 12-23, 2017

ELL K-5 Summer Camp: 1 Instructional Assistant @ 70 hours, June 12-July 29, 2017

    1 Instructional Assistant @ 60 hours, June 12-July 29, 2017

    2 Instructional Assistant @ 30.5 hours each, June 12-July 29, 2017


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

I. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:


EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Brandon Basham

Carroll Middle

5/15/17

$ 191.00

Adm. Travel

School Safety Specialist, Indianapolis, IN

Heather Bucher

Cedar Canyon

5/5/17

$ 135.00

Prof. Dev.

CLASS Training, Goshen, IN

Kristen Lemley

Oak View

6/7-9/17

$ 150.00

Prof. Dev.

Orff Schuelwerk Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Stephanie

Longbrake

Perry Hill

6/7-9/17

$ 150.00

Prof. Dev.

Orff Schuelwerk Workshop, Fort Wayne, IN

Jessica McClure

Hickory Center

5/9/17

$ 160.00

Prof. Dev.

On-the-Spot Seminar, Fort Wayne, IN

J. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommend the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Oak View 4th Grade

4/13/17

Charter Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Oak View 5th Grade

4/18/17

Charter Bus

Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Carroll High FCCLA

4/20-22/17

Activity Bus

Indiana FCCLA State Officer Planning Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Arcola 5th Grade

4/26-27/17

School Bus

Camp Crosley, North Webster, IN

Carroll High Culinary

4/27-5/1/17

Activity Bus

Airplane

National ProStart Invitational Competition, Charleston, SC

Motion to approve items I & J by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CHS CHILLER REPLACEMENT Recommended A. Hattersley & Sons, Inc. at a bid of $321,800 for the Carroll High School chiller replacement project. Motion to approve by John Hilger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

B RESOLUTION FOR UTILITY EASEMENT Recommended the enclosed resolution to convey a utility easement by the Northwest Allen School Building Corporation to Indiana Michigan Power Company for $2,510 at the Union Chapel Road and Corbin Road intersection. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

C. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $37,846.40. Motion to approve by Ron Felger; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

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

Board Comments: Kent Somers expressed condolences to the NACS staff members who recently lost family members. Mr. Somers also wished everyone a safe spring break.

Audience Comments: None

Superintendent's Comments: Dr. Himsel expressed condolences to the families of former CHS students Chase Warner and Gage Linnemeier. Dr. Himsel also wished staff and students a safe and restful spring break.

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

Meeting adjourned.



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