April 20, 2016 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - April 20, 2016

Executive Session 6:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Dr. Melvin moved to enter executive session at 6:30 p.m. as provided for in section IC 74-206(1) b to consider personnel matters and acquisition of an interest in real property. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call: Mr. Champlin – yes, Dr. Melvin – yes, Mr. Giles – yes. Mr. Higdem – yes, Mr. Nield was absent.  Mr. Nield moved to exit executive session at 7:30 p.m. and Mr. Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 4–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:40 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Higdem, Mr. Champlin, Dr. Melvin, and Mr. Giles along with Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; and Mrs. Cooper, District  Clerk. Mr. Schvaneveldt, MS principal; Mrs. Garner, ES principal; Michelle Haught, SPED Director; Sara Crystal, Curriculum Director, Ted Wakso, Maintenance Director; Roxi Mumm, Food Service and Darla Wadsworth, Transportation were in attendance.

AGENDA: Dr. Melvin moved to approve the amended agenda (personnel report and BPA presentation). Mr. Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 4–0.

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

REPORTS

BPA NATIONALS AND REQUEST FOR FUNDS: Advisor, Monica Youree along with BPA members Janessa Tolmnan, Ashley Miller, Abbie Solomon, and Isaac Cress reviewed their BPA National’s trip to Boston and requested any financial help the board might consider.  Ryan Melvin moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to support the 6 qualifying students at $150 each. The motion carried 4-0.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT REPORT: Kirby Bright reported that KSD enjoys a strong reputation as an excellent scholastic athlete school district. He appreciated adding the KMS AD stipend which has been a tremendous help. His concerns include implementing new sports to meet the needs of students, scheduling, recruiting and retaining qualified coaches and declining participation of three-sport athletes and female athletes. Some of his goals include; keeping HS athletics education based, increase student participation, strong sportsmanship and character, increased positive community involvement and school spirit.

TRANSPORTATION REPORT: Mrs. Wadsworth stated she is extremely pleased with her department and commends employees for how they have stepped up this year. There are 138 regular routes per week with an average weekly rider count of 5,197 students. With an increase in student mis-behaviors she really appreciates the support of the administration. She would like to organize a routing committee. Ever changing pick up and drop off destinations for riders is quite the challenge. Goals include retaining and hiring drivers, loading zone supervision improvements, and bus yard parking. Mr. Champlin suggested that Darla think about what the transportation departments “dream” facility would look like.

BOARD SCENARIOS: Idaho Public School Funding including staff allocation and operational funding was reviewed. Schools receive their funding based on support units derived from average daily attendance and salary base apportionment. New board members are encouraged to attend the IdSBA school board convention and take the School Finance 101 workshop offered by Tim Hill from the State Department of Education.

HEARING OF VISITORS: Quiet crowd tonight once the BPA kids left J

CORRESPONDENCE: Attendance waiver sent to the SDE for February and news that the LA Thomas project won an Orchid award for historic contribution (more information pending).

FINANCIAL REPORT: Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the March, 2016 financial report including investment pool statements.  Mrs. Wirtz stated that fund transfers were made into the Medicaid and technology accounts. The motion carried 4-0.

OLD BUSINESS

2nd READING TO ADOPT POLICY 2375 – SERVICE ANIMALS; POLICY 4520 – SOLICITATING AND ACCEPTING GRANTS AND DONATIONS and REVISE POLICY 3130 – STUDENTS OF LEGAL AGE: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the 2nd readings of these policies. The motion carried 4-0.

NEW BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Higdem moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda with the following items. The motion carried 4-0.

  • Approve district invoices for April, 2016.
  • Approve school invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve March 16, 2016 meeting minutes.
  • Approve ISU student teacher Emily Potter with 8th grade math teacher Daren Garey.
  • Approve Tek Hut broadband/firewall contract (this is funded through e-rate and state disbursements).
  • Sale of surplus items – pallets

 

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the additional invoices. The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE FY16 GRADUATION WAIVERS: Mr. Higdem moved and Dr. Melvin seconded the motion to approve Mr. Bright’s recommendation of C-Core waivers for 6 students. Students have met alternative routes via meeting IEP goals; transfer students are on track to meet Kimberly graduation requirements; night classes are being completed and PLATO is being utilized.  The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE FALL SPORT SCHEDULES: Ryan Melvin moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the Fall Sports Schedule including Football, Volleyball and Cross-Country. Community Football Night will be the 1st home football game September 2 and Homecoming is September 23.  The motion carried 4-0.

SET DATE FOR FY17 BUDGET HEARING: Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to set Wed., June 15th at 8:00 p.m. as the date for the FY17 budget hearing. The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE BUS BID RECOMMENDATION: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve Mrs. Wadworth’s recommendation to accept low bid ($90,840) for a new International school bus from Rush Trucks. On a side note, she reported they have been very happy with the level of support from the company’s service department. The motion carried 4-0.

1ST READING – ADOPTION OF POLICY 3400 STUDENT FEES, FINES, CHARGES/RETURN OF PROPERTY: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading of policy 3400 Student Fees to align with the new state law that students will not be charged a fee for a credit bearing class. The motion carried 4-0.

1ST READING – ADOPTION OF POLICY 3135 RESIDENT STUDENTS: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading of policy 3135 Resident Students. Proof of district residency / guardianship will be required. The motion carried 4-0.

1ST READING – POLICY FORMS 3135F1 AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCY AND 3151F2 RESIDENCE VERIFICATION: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve forms as submitted. Motion carried 4-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • Legislative Update – still waiting on the salary based apportionment worksheet.
  • May Bond and Plant Facility levies – Election is May 17th and community presentations are being held April 25th and May 11th.
  • Negotiations are pending state worksheets.
  • Graduation is May 26th and board members are asked to be there by 6:45 p.m.
  • Good stories to tell…… the Fruitland superintendent conveyed kudos to Luke for all the positives happening in Kimberly; Roxi mentioned that KES teachers go over and above helping their students; and juvenile justice shared with Ms. Haught that the work KSD is doing with a student is beneficial beyond words!  

Amended PERSONNEL REPORT:

Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the personnel report as amended. The motion carried 4-0.

  1. HIRE:

Dana Virnig                  4th grade teacher

Jacob Massie                KES Vice-Principal

  1. RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

Bethany Stanger          resignation after year’s leave of absence

Tami Cahoon                .5 FTE KMS Health teacher

Shannon Youngman     4th grade teacher

Kim Quigley                  4th grade teacher

Victor Post                   Custodian (retirement)

Kristina Wiesmore        1ST grade teacher

Staci Carter                  Title 1 and 6th grade para-professional

Mary Wilson                 3rd grade teacher (retirement)

ADJOURNMENT: Dane Higdem moved to adjourn at 9:55 pm and Curtis Giles seconded. The motion carried 4-0.

Mr. Rob Champlin, Chairman                                        Cathy Cooper, Board Clerk