August 19, 2015 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

August 19, 2015

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Nield moved to enter executive session at 7:10 p.m. as provided for in section IC 74-206(1) b to consider personnel matters. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call: Mr. Champlin – yes, Mr. Nield – yes, Mr. Giles – yes.  Mr. Nield moved to exit executive session at 7:55 p.m. and Mr. Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:30 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Nield, Mr. Giles, and Mr. Champlin. Mr. Higdem and Mr. Richman were absent. Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, district clerk; Mrs. Wirtz, business manager; Mrs. Senecal, HS principal; Mr. Schvaneveldt, MS principal; Mrs. Garner, ES principal; Sara Crystal, curriculum director; Roxanne Mumm, food service director; Ted Wasko, maintenance/transportation director and Darla Wadsworth, FY16 transportation director were also in attendance.

AGENDA: Mr. Richman moved to approve the amended agenda as presented. Mr. Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

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

REPORTS

FFA – Another exciting opportunity for FFA advisors, FFA members and parents to participate at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KT October 21-31! Kimberly is a 3 star chapter (highest level available and 1 of only 5 in Idaho).  This is a motivational experience that can be life changing with nation-wide networking opportunities. Myron Nield moved to provide board support of $150 per qualifying student and Mr. Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.

Assessment and Curriculum report – postponed until September.

HEARING OF VISITORS: Tonight’s audience included FFA Members, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Kluth and an elementary parent.

CORRESPONDENCE: Thank you card’s to the board for the retirement party.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the July, 2015 financial report including investment pool statements.  Auditors will have a beginning balance at the October meeting.  The First Federal CD will automatically roll over for another 3 months. The motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Design Build Team Proposals – STARR and CTA presented.  The board acknowledged their qualifications and  previous positive working relationship. Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion accept the design build team proposal from Starr and CTA. Pre-bond work will be determined. Biggest challenge for the district is location for a neighborhood school. The motion carried 3-0.
  2. Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to revise policy 2333 Participation in Commencement Exercises by adding an agenda for graduation. The motion carried 3-0.
  3. Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to retire policy 3606 Transfer of Student Records which will be replaced by Policy 3655 Transfer of Student Records and also approve the adoption of policy 3650 Records of Missing Children as required by Idaho Law. The motion carried 3-0.
  4. Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to accept the 2nd reading of policy 3570P Maintenance of School Student Records adding “electronic” records. The motion carried 3-0.
  5. Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to revise volunteer policies 5122F (no notary or social security number required) and 5430P simplifying the form which is filled out by staff. Confidentiality wording was added to both policies. The motion carried 3-0.
  6. Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to revise Policy 5450 Employee Electronic Mail and On-Line Services Usage to include: All school district business conducted electronically will done so utilizing Kimberly School District provided services. The motion carried 3-0.
  7. Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to adopt policy 8241 Student Meals Student Charging (changing $100 unpaid balance to $50 at which time the superintendent will send a certified letter). The intent is to hold parents, not students, accountable for unpaid meals. The motion carried 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Nield moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda with the following items. The motion carried 3-0.

  • Approve district invoices for FY16.
  • Approve school invoices (no July activity).
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve July15, 2015 meeting minutes.
  • Approve out of state travel – FFA to Nationals in Louisville, KY Oct. 21-31. Board awarded $150 per attendee (see reports above).
  • Sale of surplus pallets.
  • Approve Nursing Services Agreement with South Central Health District.

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Mr. Nield moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the additional invoices. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE DISTRICT REQUEST FOR ALTERNATIVE AUTHORIZATIONS: Kimberly School District, not unlike surrounding districts, is experiencing a hiring emergency and is requesting that the State Department of Education approve the following alternative authorizations.

  • Camille Grover - Mr. Nield moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve an alternative authorization for Mrs. Grover who has a study plan to add the library endorsement to her elementary credential. She will fill our elementary librarian vacancy. The motion carried 3-0.
  • Michelle Haught – Mr. Nield moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve an alternative authorization renewal for Ms. Haught to continue her study plan which will add a SPED director endorsement to her current K/12 exceptional child credential. She will be complete her program this school year. The motion carried 3-0.
  • Kayla Hutcheson – Mr. Nield moved to approve an alternative authorization for Ms. Hutcheson to add a K/8 elementary credential to her current secondary credential via the ABCTE program. Mr. Giles voted nay. Ms. Hutcheson will fill a 1st grade opening. The motion carried 2-1.
  • Angie Poulsen – Mr. Nield moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve an alternative authorization for Mrs. Poulsen who is utilizing the ABCTE route to obtain a secondary teaching credential with a natural science endorsement. Mrs. Poulsen will teach a 7th grade STEM elective on a .5 contract. The motion carried 3-0.

ZONE 3 VACANCY: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to accept Mr. Richman’s resignation as trustee in Zone 3 and declare that zone vacant. His wife Ann has been hired as a 6th grade English teacher at KMS. The motion carried 3-0.

PILOT EUREKA MATH CURRICULUM IN FY16 AND APPROVE SPONSORSHIP: Myron Nield moved and Curits Giles seconded the motion to pilot the Eureka Math, a national curriculum, in grades K-7 and also accept an individual sponsorship. Snake River Fire has pledged $2,500 toward training costs. The curriculum resources are free and the district pays $10,000 for teacher professional development. The motion carried 3-0.

CITY OF KIMBERLY’S SEWER BOND ELECTION - NOV. 3, 2015: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion that the board remains neutral on the City sewer bond issue. They support Mr. Schroeder’s availability at community meetings to answer questions from school patrons. The motion carried 3-0.

SET MEETING FOR EMERGENCY LEVY: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to set a special board meeting to consider an emergency levy Friday, Sept. 4th at noon to discuss increased enrollment. The board does not wish to increase the current levy rate. The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE FY16 BUS ROUTES: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve FY16 bus routes as submitted by Darla Wadsworth, Transportation Director.  Changes for this school year include adding a route north of Kimberly Road and buses will enter Ballard’s Way and Kimberly Meadows Subdivisions for student safety. The motion carried 3-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • Teacher Leadership Premium Plan presented at September Meeting
  • The Board and Admin float trip retreat is scheduled Aug. 22. Back to School luncheon is Aug. 21 at 11:30 am.
  • Community football game is August 28th. STARR Corp donated $500 and Snake River Fire donated $1,000 to help cover gate loss. They will be recognized in a program insert.
  • Strategic Plan to be reviewed at September Meeting and posted by October deadline.
  • ISBA Coeur d’Alene Convention November 11-13 (Rob – yes, Curtis – no).
  • 2014 estimated market value is $387,014,282 which is a 7% increase.
  • Worker’s Compensation premium decreased $40,000 this year.

PERSONNEL REPORT - Amended:

Myron Nield moved and Craig Giles seconded the motion to approve the amended personnel report. The motion carried 3-0.

HIRE:

Ann Richman                6th grade English teacher      

Carla Hogue                 Food service head cook

Joyce Larna                  part-time food service

Cheri McKay                 part-time food service

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

Lorrie Vawser              Food Service Manager (retirement after 20 years)

Melissa Owens             part-time food service cashier

ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Nield moved to adjourn at 10:30 pm and the motion carried 3-0.