January 18, 2016 | Kimberly

January 18, 2017
Executive Session 6:30 p.m.
(Follows board dinner at 6:15 p.m.)

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Dane Higdem moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:40 p.m. as provided for in section IC 74-206(1) b to consider personnel matters. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call; Dr. Melvin - yes, Myron Nield – yes, Mr. Higdem – yes and Mr. Champlin - yes.  Mr. Giles arrived at 6:50 p.m. Mr. Nield moved to exit executive session at 6:50 p.m. to get yearbook pictures taken and Dr. Melvin seconded the motion. The motion carried 5–0.

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:00 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Giles, Mr. Nield, Dr. Melvin and Mr. Higdem.  Also in attendance were Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, District Clerk; Laurie Wirtz, Business Manager; Dominik Unger, KHS principal; Megan Garner, KES Principal; Jake Massey, KES Vice-Principal; Michelle Haught, SPED Director; Ted Wasko, Maintenance Director; Darla Wadsworth, Transportation Director, and Roxi Mumm, Food Service 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.


Board PD: College Go on Rate and College Graduation rate for past graduates. Mr. Schroeder reviewed a National Student Clearinghouse report for Kimberly High School on 2007 through 2014 graduates. An average of 58% of KHS graduates enroll in college immediately after high school. 8% go to out of state institutions, 47% attend in state and 55% enroll in college or other post high school training. An average of 69% of KHS graduates enroll in college within the first 2 years after graduation.

Continue School or Program Reports? The board would like to continue school and program reports this spring. A quick 5-7 minute synopsis would be appreciated.

HEARING OF VISITORS: Chuck Day, 5th grade teacher, was in attendance working on his administrative degree.


  • Thank you notes galore

FINANCIAL REPORT: Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the December, 2016 financial report including investment pool statements. The Bond Building account made $6,000 in interest this month. Laurie will check on the G/T account that appears over budget. The motion carried 5-0.


Building Project Update:

  • With no lot line adjustments available, the sale of the property for the new elementary school is delayed while waiting on a subdivision process. The City is cooperating in this.
  • STARR will still put out for construction bids in February
  • A 4 foot drop from the SE to NW corner of the property necessitates shifting the building placement and sewer plans will need to be reconfigured.


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

  • Approve district invoices
  • Approve school invoices
  • Approve food service expenditures
  • Approve December 14, 2016 and January 3, 2017 meeting minutes
  • ID STEM Action Device Grant $3,500 (Jennifer Bollinger-KHS)
  • $2,500 STEM Grant (Angie Poulsen - KMS)
  • Dart Foundation Biology Project $4,885 Grant (Jan Hall-KHS)
  • Approve proposal for Bond Management Compliance Review as recommended by Bond Attorney Nick Miller
  • ARTEC Equipment Grant Award for $10,940
  • Sale of surplus items –pallets


APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Myron Nield moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve additional invoices for December. The motion carried 5-0.

APPROVE 1ST READING OF DRONE POLICY 8550: Mr. Higdem moved and Dr. Melvin seconded the motion to accept the first reading of Policy 8550 as final and adopt the policy as submitted. There is a concern that drones filming over the football field is not covered by insurance. The motion carried 5-0.

APPROVE 1st READING TO REVISE POLICY 4330/4330F COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES: Mr. Higdem moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading of Policy 4330 and form 4330F. Changes include fees that reflect actual cost and an increase in necessary liability insurance from $500,000 to $1,000,000. The motion carried 5-0.

APPROVE 1st READING TO REVISE POLICY 7336 TRAVEL ALLOWANCE AND EXPENSES: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion to table this item until February. The motion carried 5-0.

APPROVE 1ST READING TO REVISE POLICY 2410 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading to revise KHS graduation requirements to align with State Board of Education and Idaho Code mandates (i.e. adding a Civics Test) while maintaining academic rigor. The motion carried 5-0.

ACCEPT SCHOOL CLOSURE DOCUMENTATION AND WAIVER: Dr. Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to accept the school closure documentation submitted to the state department for December 15, January 4th & 5th. A waiver was also submitted as our attendance on January 6th was at 79%. The motion carried 5-0.

CROSS FIT FOR KIDS: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to authorize school administrators to implement Cross Fit into our current physical education curriculum as schedules permit. Dr. Melvin’s research indicates that Cross Fit is a tried and true overall fitness program that will augment our current programs. Fewer injuries are seen in athletes that participate; student academics and fitness improves and incidents of bullying also decrease. The motion carried 5-0.

BUS REPLACEMENT SCHEDULE: Mrs. Wadsworth, transportation director presented a bus depreciation schedule through FY29. Her recommendation is to finance / lease 2 buses for FY17.  Buses are depreciated over a period of 12 years. This plan would give the district the ability to add 2 buses to the fleet next year (retiring 904) and add a lift for special needs children. Mr. Higdem moved to approve the recommendation and Mr. Giles seconded. The motion carried 5-0.

Mrs. Wadsworth thanked the board on the behalf of her department for the KBOA Gift Certificates for Christmas. She said it enhanced many holiday meals.

STAFF AND STUDENT ACCESS TO OFFICE 365 AND GOOGLE DOCS: John Brown of TekHut reported to the board on implementing Office 365 and Google for staff and students. This is a philosophical switch for our district, specifically utilizing cloud services. Students and Staff have found they need more access to these products. Mr. Nield moved and Dr. Melvin seconded the motion to move forward in this direction. The motion carried 5-0.


  • New Elementary Transition Committee
  • Primary Building Revitalization Committee
  • Trustee Elections for Zones 2 and 3 will be May 16, 2017 with March 17th deadline.
  • Calendar Committee
  • Day on the Hill is February 20-21, 2017
  • January 16, 2017
  • Good Stories to Share – BPA had 20 members qualify for the State tournament! Thanks to Luke and Dominik and his family for helping maintenance shovel snow off the round building roof. Thanks to Ted and Darla and their crews for the long hours clearing snow and preparing buses for the conditions so that school could be in session. Luke appreciates working for a district that allows employees to put families first!!


Ryan Melvin moved and Myon Nield seconded the motion to approve the personnel report. The motion carried 5-0.


Stacey Mayo               part-time SPED Para
Kayla Bordi                  part-time SPED Para
Suzette Briggs             part-time SPED Para
Troy Morfin                 KHS Assistant Baseball Coach


Becky Hanafin               9th Grade English Teacher

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: Available on the website.

ADJOURNMENT: Dr. Melvin moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 pm and Myron Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-0.

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Mr. Rob Champlin, Chairman                                        Cathy Cooper, Clerk