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2017-06-05 Minutes

EXECUTIVE SESSION


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in executive session on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger and Steve Bartkus. Also present: Kristi Schlatter, Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff and Bill Mallers.


IC 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b) 2(D) For discussion of strategy with respect to the purchase or lease of real property.


Chris Himsel presented updated information with respect to the purchase or lease of real property.


No other business was discussed.


Meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.


The undersigned certify that no other subject matter of business was discussed in the executive session other than the subject matter of business specified in the public notice of the executive session.





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REGULAR MEETING


The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:03 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Kent Somers, Liz Hathaway, Ron Felger and Steve Bartkus. Also present: Kristi Schlatter, Chris Himsel, Gloria Shamanoff, Lisa Harris, staff, 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 May 22, 2017 executive session, bus replacement hearing and regular meeting as presented by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Vote was 4 in favor and 0 opposed. Kristi Schlatter did not vote. Motion carried.


Mr. Somers asked Lisa Harris, Notary Public, to administer the Oath of Office. Mrs. Harris led Kristi Schlatter in reciting her Oath of Office.


PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS


A. RESIGNATIONS Ashley Buncich, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/17. Hannah Cattell, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/17. Taylor Chitwood, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/17. Joe Copeland, Technology Specialist, resigned as of 5/26/17. Katie Day, Carroll Middle Teacher, resigned as of 5/26/17. Jill Gray, Hickory Center Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/17. Lori Hirschy, Cedar Canyon Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/17. Dick Hostetler, Bus Driver, resigned as of 7/1/17. Amanda Lawson, Carroll High Teacher, resigned as of 5/31/17. Kristie Lehman, Carroll Middle Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/22/17. Carmen Lewis, Eel River Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 5/25/17. Chelsea Meighen, Carroll Middle Teacher, resigned as of 6/9/17.


B. INTENT TO RETIRE Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, submitted her intent to retire effective 6/30/17.


Amy Moser, Perry Hill Teacher, submitted her intent to retire effective 5/26/17. Dave Shown, Carroll High Custodian, submitted his intent to retire effective 5/25/17.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Elizabeth Chaffee

Huntertown

Teacher

5/19/17 PM

Krisanne Clinkenbeard

Carroll Middle

Teacher

8/15/17-10/13/17

Laura Hoot

Carroll 9th

Food Service Assistant

5/22-25/17

Christine Newmark

Carroll High

Instructional Assistant

8/16/17-10/2/17

Amber Starkel

Carroll Middle

Guidance

8/15/17-9/1/17

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D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Jennifer Ashley

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher

2 hours/day, 2 days/week June 13-July 20, 2017

Nol Beckley

Carroll High

English/Journalism Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Tonya Burns-Cohrs

Carroll High

Physical Education Substitute for Jodi Heeter

Summer Session 1, June 16, 2017, 5 hours

Physical Education Substitute for Steve Lubbehusen

Summer Session 1, June 19-21, 2017, 15 hours

Margaret Cromer

Cedar Canyon

4th Grade Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Steve Driver

Carroll high

Government Substitute for Rollie Clements

Summer Session 1, June 16, 2017, 5 hours

Kayln Geiger

Oak View

5th Grade Teacher Effective 8/15/17

Jodi Heeter

Carroll High

REVISED

Physical Education

Summer Session 1, June 12-15 and June 19-30, 2017, 70 hours

Jeremy Heidenreich

Carroll Middle

TRANSFER to Science Teacher Maple Creek Middle

Effective 6/13/17

Sarah Kohlhoff

Huntertown

5th Grade Teacher Effective 8/15/17

SuAnn Nichols

Arcola

Elementary Summer Program Teacher

2 hours/day, 2 days/week June 13-July 20, 2017

Alicia Weimer

Carroll High

Geometry

Summer Session 1, June 12-30, 2017, 75 hours

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Marya Arnold

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant 3 hours/day Effective 6/19/17

Stacey Gumbert

Huntertown

Bus Driver June 13-July 20, 2017

Kelly Hart

Arcola

Bus Driver June 13-July 20, 2017

Jamie Jacquay

Carroll Middle

Food Service Assistant 4.75 hours/day Effective 6/6/17

James Reynolds

Arcola

Mower 7 hours/week Effective 6/6/17

Leslie Semprini

Carroll High

Food Service Assistant 5.5 hours/day Effective 6/6/17

Cori Snyder

Natatorium

Water Safety Instructor Effective 6/6/17

Heather Trent

Huntertown

Bus Driver June 13-July 20, 2017

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Maple Creek Middle - Instructional Assistant - Study Hall, 6.5 hours/day.


G. EXTRACURRICULAR RESIGNATIONS Michael Brown, Carroll High Winter/Spring Instrument Director, resigned as of 5/18/17. Goeff Goelz, Carroll High Winter/Spring Color Guard, resigned as of 5/23/17. Racheal Hill, Maple Creek Drama 50%, resigned as of 5/17/17. Carla Shaheen, Oak View Drama/Talent Show 50%, resigned as of 5/26/17. Amber Starkel, Carroll Middle Assistant Track (F), resigned as of 5/22/17. Stacey White, Oak View Drama/Talent Show 50%, resigned as of 5/26/17. Phil Yoder, Carroll High Cross Country (M), resigned as of 5/24/17.


H. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS


Recommended the following for the 2016-17 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Stacey Leahy

Arcola

Drama/Talent Show

Recommended the following for the 2017-18 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Holden Berlin

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Kevin Christensen

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Ryan Long

Carroll High

Summer/Fall Color Guard

Jordan Owen

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Collin Richter

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Courtney Roop

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

Kristopher Volkert

Carroll High

Band Volunteer

I. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

1. # 16-04 Ext. Carroll High Student, at a maximum of 1 hour/week beginning 5/30/17-6/30/17.

Teacher assignment: Nicole Croy

2. #16-22 Carroll Middle Student, at a maximum of 2.5 hours/week beginning 3/13/17-4/28/17.

Teacher Assignment: Mallari Daley


Motion to approved items A-I by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

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J. TRAVEL REQUEST Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Belinda Colbert

Carroll High

6/13-14/17

$ 52.00

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

Intentional Innovation Conf., Waterloo, IN

Gretchen

Davenport

Eel River

6/13-14/17

$ 52.00

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

Intentional Innovation Conf., Waterloo, IN

Mitch Smith

Oak View

7/24-25/17

$ 60.00

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

Intentional Innovation Conf., Waterloo, IN

Terri Topp

Oak View

6/13-14/17

$ 52.00

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

Intentional Innovation Conf., Waterloo, IN

Genevieve

Waidelich

Oak View

6/13-14/17

$ 52.00

Digital Grant

Tech Fund

Intentional Innovation Conf., Waterloo, IN

Stacey White

Oak View

6/14/17

$ 125.00

Prof. Dev.

Google Suite for Beginners, Fort Wayne, IN

K. FIELD TRIP REQUEST Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High FCCLA

6/7-8/17

Activity Bus

Indiana FCCLA State Officer Training, Indianapolis, IN

Carroll High FCCLA

6/15-16/17

Activity Bus

Indiana FCCLA State Leadership Academy, Avon, IN

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


L. GRANT/DONATION ACCEPTANCE Adela Dickey, Technology Director, requested permission to accept the Digital Learning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education's Office of eLearning in the amount of $75,000.00 to be used to support the 1:1 program. Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation of physical education equipment valued at $1,050.00 from the American Heart Association Hoops for Heart. Kim Lochmueller, Cedar Canyon Principal, requested permission to accept a donation in the amount of $16,697.89 from the Cedar Canyon PTO to be used for whiteboards in preparation for 1:1 computers. Brandon Bitting, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Allen County Farm Bureau in the amount of $1,500.00 to be used for the FFA program. Brandon Bitting, Carroll High Principal, requested permission to accept a donation from Scholarship America in the amount of $1,000.00 to be used for professional development. Motion to approve by Steve Bartkus; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.


BUSINESS REPORT


A. 2017-18 STUDENT FEES Recommended the enclosed 2017-18 school year student fees. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Ron Felger. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PURCHASES


Digital Learning Grant - $25,000.00; Capital Projects Fund - $106,378.10; Building Corporation Purchases - $46,816.11. Motion to approve by Steve Bartkus; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.



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


Board Comments: Kent Somers welcomed Kristi Schlatter to the school board. Mr. Somers congratulated Amy Moser, Perry Hill Teacher, for her retirement and thanked her for her years of service to NACS students and families.


Superintendent's Comments: Dr. Himsel introduced the NACS Teachers of the Year: Mike Barnes, Brett Lanning, Kristi Miller and Steve Pearson. Mr. Pearson was not in attendance. In addition, Dr. Himsel recognized the CHS Track teams for their accomplishments this season. Dr. Himsel congratulated Barb Ihnen, Perry Hill Principal, and Dave Shown, Carroll High Custodian, for their retirements and thanked them for their service.


Audience Comments: None


Motion to adjourn by Ron Felger; seconded by Steve Bartkus.


Meeting adjourned.





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