February 18, 2015 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

February 18, 2015

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Fullmer moved and Mr. Hallett seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:40 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. Nield asked for a roll call. Mr. Nield – yes, Mr. Higdem – yes, Mr. Fuller – yes and Mr. Hallett – yes. Mr. Fullmer moved to exit executive session at 7:20 p.m. and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion. The motion carried 4–0.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Nield at 7:25 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Nield, Mr. Higdem; Mr. Fullmer; and Mr. Hallett. Mr. Champlin was ill. Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, district clerk; Mrs. Wirtz, business manager; Mrs. Brown, HS principal; Mr. Schvaneveldt, MS principal; Mrs. Garner, ES principal; Sara Crystal, curriculum director; Michelle Haught, SPED director; Roxanne Mumm, food service director and Ted Wasko, maintenance/transportation director were also in attendance.

AGENDA: Mr. Fullmer moved to approve the amended agenda as presented. Mr. Higdem seconded the motion. The motion carried 4–0.

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

REPORTS

DIVISION OF BUILDING SAFETY INSPECTION: Mr. Wasko reported that the state safety inspection was January 5 & 6. There were no major violations. Some of the minor violations included classroom desk configurations, cabinets not attached to the wall, emergency lights not functioning, etc. One of the best inspections ever J

HEARING OF VISITORS: The following visitors were in attendance Bryan Taylor, Kristin Keller, Mary Grace Ahern, and Curtis Giles.

CORRESPONDENCE: More thank you cards from staff for the KBOA Christmas gift certificates.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Dave Fullmer moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the January, 2015 financial report including investment pool statements. Mr. Schroeder informed the board that the district will need to look at increasing 6B revenues which were decreased in 2008 in response to the recession. Following budget cuts Medicaid funding was utilized when possible. Revenues based on Medicaid funding with the new IDAPA rules are not dependable. The motion carried 4-0.

OLD BUSINESS

CENTENNIAL SUBDIVISION EASEMENT: Dave Fullmer moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to approve an easement agreement with Wills Land Co. LLLP, Bradford J Wills, with the proposed Centennial Subdivision located adjacent to school property for underground water and sewer lines. Grantee will construct a privacy fence on the common boundary and an enclosure for the pump stations. The motion carried 4-0.

STADIUM SCOREBOARD: Dave Fullmer moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to table action on the stadium scoreboard allowing the athletic director and booster club to sell advertisement beginning with spring sports to get a better idea of how much can be raised and saved for a new scoreboard.

NOTICE OF NEGOTIATED PRIVATE BOND SALE: See “excerpt from minutes” authorizing the issuance and sale of $730,000 general obligation refunding bonds, Series 2015 saving the district $50,000.

NEW BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Fullmermoved and Mr. Hallett seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda including the following items. The motion carried 4-0.

  • Approve district invoices.
  • Approve school invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve January 21, 2014 meeting minutes.
  • Sale of surplus pallets.
  • Approve Grand Canyon University student teacher assignment - Kim Plante with Mr. Warwick and Mr. Sorensen for the Fall semester.
  • Approve the “Go On” trip to Microsoft on March 18th. This is a 1 day trip with a private tour and the opportunity to build something. 10 lucky students will fly to Seattle!

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

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

ADOPT NEW SPECIAL EDUCATION MANUAL: Mr. Fullmer moved and Mr. Hallett seconded the motion to approve adoption of the 2015 special education manual. Key changes include removing IEP forms; glossary with new definitions and terminology; evaluation and eligibility; etc. The motion carried 4-0.

LONG RANGE PLAN: Dane Higdem moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve the Long Range Plan as submitted by the committee. Mr. Schroeder sees this as a very valuable document. Mr. Fullmer appreciates the dedication of the committee and likes the outcome including 3 main goals; College, Career and Life Ready, Community School Relations, and School Facilities one of which states optimal elementary school size of 450-500 students and the need to acquire land for neighborhood elementary schools. The motion carried 4-0.

REVISE POLICY 3510R STUDENT ACTIVITY ELIGIBILITY: Dane Higdem moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve revising policy 3510R clarifying that anytime during the semester of ineligibility a student may become eligible for activities by retaking an equivalent course(s). The motion carried 4-0.

REVISE POLICY 3112 STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS: Shane Hallett moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve as a 1st and final reading revising policy 3112. Current policy indicates immunizations are necessary for K-5th grade when it should apply to all students. The motion carried 4-0.

REVISE POLICY 8235 WATER BOTTLE POLICY: Shane Hallett moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve as a 1st and final reading revising policy 8235 for compliance with federal rules that water is available during mealtime. The motion carried 4-0.

REVISE POLICY 8245 COMPETITIVE FOOD SERVICES: Shane Hallett moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve as a 1st and final reading revision to policy 8245 to stating that food sales at school will comply with federal and state nutritional guidelines. The motion carried 4-0.

Please note that Mr. Higdem had to leave the meeting at this time.

APPROVE REVISION TO POLICY 3145 FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS: Shane Hallett moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve as 1st and final reading a revision to policy 3145 adding May 1 as the application deadline for foreign exchange students. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE KEA REQUEST TO NEGOTIATE: Dave Fullmer moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to approve KEA’s request to negotiate as submitted by Darin Gonzales. Proof of 50% + 1 was also submitted. Mr. Schroeder asks that negotiations begin after the legislative session is concluded. The motion carried 3-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • Building update – $3,000 remains in building fund for incidentals.
  • Legislative update includes career ladders, IEN broadband debacle, leadership premiums, etc.
  • Calendar committee is working on calendars with different start dates. Most likely start prior to Labor Day.
  • Legislative Day on the Hill Feb. 16-17. More positive toward education this year.
  • Tate Erickson’s LA Thomas Eagle Scout project is moving along under the direction of Mr. Taylor.
  • Jerome approved purchase of 2 modular buildings.
  • March revise will include 6B/Medicaid billing plan.
  • Trustee elections for Zones 1, 4 & 5 is Tuesday, May 19. Deadline for declaration and petitions of candidacy is March 20th.

PERSONNEL REPORT:

Myron Nield moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to approve the personnel report. The motion carried 3-0.

HIRE:

Kayla Hutchison                       Assistant Softball Coach

McKenzie Sonderegger                        KMS “B” day STEM teacher

Leigh-Anne Calhoun                Technology Department Secretary

Superintendent eval statement postponed until March

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

Lawrence Pfefferle       Assistant Softball Coach

Cecilia Gutierrez           Part-time SPED para

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: - Available on website

ADJOURNMENT: Dave Fullmer moved to adjourn at 9:25 p.m. and Shane Hallett seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.