April 19, 2017 | Kimberly

Executive Session 6:15 p.m.

(Follows board dinner at 6:00 p.m.)

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:35 p.m. (Foundation meeting ran a bit late) as provided for in section IC 74-206(1) b to consider personnel matters, labor negotiations and acquisition of an interest in real property. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call; Myron Nield – yes, Mr. Giles – yes Dr. Melvin – yes, Mr. Higdem – yes and Mr. Champlin - yes.  Mr. Higdem moved to exit executive session at 7:35 p.m. to return to executive session at the end of the open meeting. Mr. Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 5–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:40 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Giles, Mr. Nield, Mr. Higdem, and Dr. Melvin. Also in attendance were Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, District Clerk; Laurie Wirtz, Business Manager; Dominik Unger, KHS principal; Kirby Bright, VP/AD; Matt Schvaneveldt, KMS Principal; Jake Massey, KES Vice-Principal; Sara Crystal, Curriculum Director; Roxi Mumm, Food Service Director, Ted Wasko, Maintenance Director; and Darla Wadsworth, Transportation Director.

AGENDA: Mr. Nield moved to approve the agenda. Dr. Melvin seconded the motion.  The motion carried 5–0.

FLAG SALUTE:  Everyone stood and participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.


BPA REPORT: A record # of BPA students qualified for Nationals! They are fundraising like crazy to travel to Orlando Florida May 9 – 14 for the 2017 National Leadership Conference. It will cost approximately $1,000 per student for airfare, hotel and conference registration. They will participate in business skills competitions, workshops and general sessions. Becca Hardy, Randall Jackson and Mya Brown’s presentation was very convincing and the board agreed to support BPA financially with $2,000.

KHS FORENSIC TEAM REPORT: Mrs. Underwood accompanied by Ailie Maclean and Eva Guitterez shared their excitement about qualifying for National Forensic Competition in Birmingham Alabama along with Nikki Mongetta. The board was mesmerized by their performances and offered $125 per student in support of their travel and endeavors.

KIMBERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPORT: We are Bulldogs. We are AWESOME!! Mr. Massey, KES Vice-Principal presented the annual Elementary Board Report. A main elementary school focus, utilizing Playworks and SWPBIS, is social growth and collaboration including respect, inclusion, healthy play and healthy community. There has been a 50% decrease in referrals. The playground monitors do such a great job and kids are coming back to the classroom ready to learn. The elementary staff is the BEST!

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT REPORT: Kirby Bright’s annual report to the board included successes, concerns and goals. Successes he is proudest of are that KSD continues to have a strong reputation as an excellent scholastic / athletic district and that our Girls basketball team won the 3A sportsmanship award at the state tournament where they placed 3rd! Some concerns are equipment storage; recruiting and retaining qualified coaches; and implementing new sports to meet student needs. Goals are student before athlete; three sport athletes; focus on sportsmanship and character development; increase school spirit and positive community involvement; and compete for championships.

HEARING OF VISITORS: KHS student council members and a few parents were in attendance.


  • None

FINANCIAL REPORT: Ryan Melvin moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the March, 2017 financial report and investment pool statements. The motion carried 5-0.


Building Project Update:

  • Myron Nield moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the purchase agreement addendum for the 10-acre new school site (seller allows construction to begin). The motion carried 5-0.
  • Planning and Zoning meeting is April 25, 2017 after which the land deal will be complete.

Swim Team Update: Matthew Wirtz, as part of his senior project, updated the board on the progress made since they had supported sanctioning swimming. IHSAA rules will be presented at their meeting April 25 that will be attended by Mr. Bright and Mrs. Wirtz. Matthew equated the transition to Keep Calm We’re Under New Management. The 2017 state swim meet will be run by the Association of ID High School Swimming as in past years. He submitted a $9,912 budget for next school year, the Swim Team Student Body account has $539 in start up funding.

Stadium Scoreboard: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the purchase of a new stadium (track compatible) scoreboard. Total cost is $13,391. Mr. Bright requests $10,000 in district funds. $3,600 from plant facilities and $6,400 from a designated district account specifically for scoreboards. The motion carried 5-0.


CONSENT AGENDA: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the following consent agenda items. The motion carried 5-0.

  • Approve district invoices
  • Approve school invoices
  • Approve food service expenditures
  • Approve March 15 and March 30, 2017 meeting minutes
  • Approve BPA travel to Orlando for the National Leadership Convention. Curtis Giles moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve and also offer financial support at $125 per student (20 students attending). The motion carried 5-0.
  • Approve Forensic Team travel to Birmingham, AL and also offer financial support at $125 per student (3 students qualified). The motion carried 5-0.
  • Sale of surplus items –pallets and 1993 Chevy S-10 pickup (valued under $500)


APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve additional invoices for March, 2017. The motion carried 5-0.

APPROVE RECOMMENDATION OF FY18 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Mr. Nield moved and Dr. Melvin seconded the motion to approve the FY18 school calendar as submitted. School will start Aug. 28, 2017 and end May 31, 2018. The motion carried 5-0.

APPROVE GRADUATION ROUTES/WAIVERS: Ryan Melvin moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve alternative graduation routes and waivers for 5 KHS students as submitted by Mr. Unger. The motion carried 5-0.

SET DATE FOR FY18 BUDGET HEARING: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to schedule the required FY18 School Budget Hearing for 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 21, 2017. The motion carried 5-0.

REVISE FUNDRAISING CALENDAR SUBMISSION: Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve a revision as to how fundraisers are added to the calendar. The school board will require administration approval via a written proposal that includes how proceeds will benefit students and the program. This will happen prior to fundraisers being placed on the fundraising calendar. The motion carried 5-0.

LONG RANGE PLAN REVIEW: This item was tabled until the May board meeting.

TRANSITION COMMITTEE GOALS: Direction for the Transition Committee includes: defining boundaries; school names, colors, mascots etc. for the new and current elementary schools; how to maintain parity; the transitional year plan; review the long range plan; utilization of the current Intermediate and District Office buildings and ongoing coordination with the Revitalization Committee.

FY18 TECHNOLOGY GOALS: Tech Department direction is to focus on providing additional access to digital tools for staff and students, deliver O365 and G-Suite to all staff and students and strive for a one student to one devise learning environment.

SET DATE FOR FY18 BUDGET WORKSHOP: Monday, May 1 at 7 p.m. is scheduled for a FY18 budget workshop. Negotiations will be scheduled for later that week. Mr. Champlin requests a 2-year budget.


  • Transition and Revitalization Committees had their initial meetings
  • Attended Legislative Road Show and is working on FY18 school budget
  • One candidate - no election for Zone 3.
  • Graduation is Thurs., May 25. Trustees are requested to be there at 6:45 p.m.
  • Shrek the Musical showcased many talented KHS students
  • Good Stories to Share – CrossFit consistently has 20 attendees (mostly women). Kimberly School Foundations is awarding 17 scholarships and Mr. Unger mentioned that many great things happed daily at KHS!!


Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the personnel report. The motion carried 5-0.


Norma Kunau               9th Grade English Teacher

Marygrace Ahern          transfer to KMS half VP/half math

Melissa Garling             .5 KMS Creative Art Teacher

Lawrence Pfefferle        KHS Head VB Coach


Emily Potter                 KHS Head VB Coach only

Miranda Packham         2nd grade teacher on maternity leave in May

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: Available on the website.

ADJOURNMENT: Myron Nield moved to adjourn at 10:25 and return to executive session. The motion carried 5-0.