December 17, 2014 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

December 17, 2014

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Nield moved and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:45 p.m. as provided for in section IC 67-2345(1) b to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent or public school student. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call. Mr. Nield – yes, Mr. Higdem – yes and Mr. Champlin – yes. Zone 3 is vacant. Mr. Fullmer could not be reached via Skype. Myron Nield moved to exit executive session at 6:55 p.m. and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:00 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Nield, Mr. Higdem and Mr. Champlin. Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, district clerk; Mrs. Wirtz, business manager; Mrs. Brown, HS principal; Mrs. Garner, ES principal; Roxi Mumm, food service director and Ted Wasko, maintenance/transportation director were also in attendance.

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

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

REPORTS

KHS BAND AND VIVACE: High School music teacher Bob Alverson along with students Drew Sturgill and Aubrey Nield spoke of the opportunity for KHS concert band and Vivace to travel to Anaheim, CA to perform at Disneyland and experience the process of making a professional recording. They felt the process of working toward this goal promotes teamwork, focus and irreplaceable memories. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA and have no less than a 65% in any class. Mr. Alverson will be checking grades twice a week up to March 19th. Dane Higdem moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the out of state trip. The motion carried 3-0.

NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE DATA: KHS principal Lisa Brown reported on the recent clearinghouse report re: Kimberly graduates going on to post-secondary education. The data collected indicates that Kimberly High School graduates “go on” percentage is higher than the national average.

BUILDING UPDATE: Mr. Schroeder presented the building project report. The budget has $9,200 remaining. The project is considered complete.

HEARING OF VISITORS: Mr. Shane Hallett was in attendance. He is interested in the Zone 3 board vacancy.

CORRESPONDENCE: Christmas card from Vickie Owings.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Myron Nield moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the November, 2014 financial report including investment pool statements. Mrs. Wirtz indicated the Nov. foundation payment has been received. The motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

New stadium scoreboard was discussed. The board requested quotes and designs. They would like to consider purchasing our own scoreboard.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR: This item was tabled. Mr. Nield abstained from voting because one of the proposals was from his place of employment. There was not a quorum remaining so this item will be brought back at the January meeting.

ZONE 3 VACANCY: Dane Higdem moved to appoint Shane Hallet to fill the Zone 3 Board vacancy. This term ends June 30, 2017. Mr. Hallett will be sworn in at the January 21, 2015 meeting. The motion carried 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Nieldmoved and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda including the following items. The motion carried 3-0.

  • Approve district invoices.
  • Approve school invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve November 19, 2014 meeting minutes.
  • Sale of surplus pallets, freezer panels and a compressor.
  • ISU student teacher placement – Miranda Overacre with Mrs. Stover in 2nd grade Jan. 12 – May 7, 2015.
  • Appoint Rob Champlin as Canal Company Proxy.

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

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

ALTERNATE ROUTES TO GRADUATION: Mrs. Brown informed the board that at this time 5 students are working on a Plato program. Request for graduation waivers will be brought to the board in March if needed.

APPROVE LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR A CITY ORDINANCE: Dane Higdem moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to table this item for further research. The city is considering an ordinance that would allow the police department to issue traffic tickets on school (private) property. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE REVISION TO POLICY 2130 PROGRAM EVALUATION/DIAGNOSTIC TEST: Mr. Higdem moved and Mr. Nield seconded the motion to approve as 1st and final reading revisions to policy 2130. The revision indicates that parents may not have access to tests due to test security but example items and tasks will be provided on request. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE REVISION TO POLICY 2132 RESEARCH STUDIES: Myron Nield moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve as 1st and final reading revisions to policy 2132 to add verbiage that stipulates student data from a research study can only be reported in aggregate and will not identify students. The motion carries 3-0.

APPROVE REVISION TO POLICY 3141R NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS: Dane Higdem moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve as 1st and final reading revisions to policy 3141R clarifying the acceptance, retention, and rejecting out of district students with regards to academics, attendance and discipline. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE REVISION TO POLICY 5122 BACKGROUND CHECKS: Myron Nield moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to table this item until clarification on the added confidentiality language is calrified. The motion carried 3-0.

AUTHORIZE 2005 BOND REFINANCE: Myron Nield moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to authorize Eric Herringer of Piper Jaffray to research refinance opportunities before the 2/15/15 deadline which could possibly save the district $40,000 for 3 years. The board requested local banks be given an opportunity. The motion carried 3-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • KSF and PTSO benefit dinner Sat. Nov. 22 netted $27,000.
  • LA Thomas Open House for community. No basketball game planned but Good Neighbor Day Events are being talked about
  • Long Range Planning Committee will report to the board in February.
  • Legislative Day on the Hill is Feb. 16-17, 2015. Let Cathy know if you want to attend.
  • Superintendent’s Evaluation is due the end of Feb.
  • Checking on modular buildings for needed room at the elementary school.

PERSONNEL REPORT:

Dane Higdem moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the personnel report. The motion carried 4-0.

HIRE:
 

Amanda Plew               HS Volleyball coach

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

Valerie Lavender          HS Volleyball coach

Tom Evans                   Custodian

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: - Available on website

ADJOURNMENT: Myron Nield moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to adjourn at 9:10 p.m.

Mr. Rob Champlin, Chairman                                          Cathy Cooper, Board Clerk