July 20, 2016 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

July 20, 2016

Executive Session

EXECUTIVE SESSION: No executive session needed this meeting.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:33 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Higdem and Dr. Melvin, along with Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Wirtz, Business Manager and Mrs. Cooper, District  Clerk. Mr. Giles and Mr. Nield were unavailable.

AGENDA: Mr. Higdem moved to approve the agenda. Dr. Melvin seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

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

REPORTS

Board PD: Idaho’s teacher shortage is now described as a teacher famine. We need to get creative with recruitment ideas and also make sure the legislators understand the severity.

HEARING OF VISITORS: no one was in attendance.

CORRESPONDENCE: Shonia Gaston named IAPT State Dispatcher of the Year!!

FINANCIAL REPORT: Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the July, 2016 financial report including investment pool statements.  Audit begins on August 8th. The motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Dane Higdem moved to approve the 2nd reading to revise Non-Resident policy 3141R indicating that an employee must work 15 hours per week or more. Dr. Melvin seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
  2. Building Project Information: no final decisions have been made but the concept, building design, bond sale, and property were discussed.
  3. Mr. Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the June additional payables from last month. The motion carried 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

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

  • Approve FY16 and FY17 district invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve June 15, 2016 meeting minutes.
  • Sale of surplus items –pallets, KES “old curriculum”, spinning bikes, and 2 TV wall mounts
  • Approve MOU/Contracts:
  • SRO Contract with the City of Kimberly
  • Piper Jaffray required disclosures per rule MSRB G--42

 

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve July’s additional invoices. The motion carried 3-0.

PROCEDURAL/MASTER AGREEMENT WITH KEA: Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the FY17 Procedural Agreement between the district and KEA. The number of days allowed to report a grievance changed from 5 to 10 days.  The motion carried 3-0

KIMBERLY MASTER TEACHER DESCRIPTION: Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to adopt the Kimberly Master Teacher description (part of negotiations) adding an extra step to the career ladder when certain criteria is met. The motion carried 3-0.

1ST READING TO REVISE POLICY 5142 CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: To align with the procedural agreement Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to revise Policy 5142 Certified Employee Grievance Procedure increasing 5 reporting days to 10. The motion carried 3-0.

SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM ADOPTION: Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to adopt a new 8th grade social studies curriculum volume classroom set of 40 books and on-line licenses. The motion carried 3-0.

CLASSIFIED HANDBOOK REVISIONS: Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to accept the sick, personal and vacation leave plan revisions to the classified handbook. The motion carried 3-0.

ANNUAL REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to continue with regularly scheduled board meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The meetings will be held in the rotunda of the round building. Open meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. during daylight savings time at t 7:00 p.m. otherwise.

Ryan Melvin moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to appoint Rob Champlin  as board chair and Dane Higdem as vice-chair. The motion carried 3-0.

Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to appoint Cathy Cooper as board secretary and Laurie Wirtz as board treasurer. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE ALTERNATIVE AUTHORIZATIONS: Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the following alternative authorizations for FY17: Kimberly Plante – 3rd grade; Jacob Massey – KES vice-principal; Stephanie Buckley – .5 FTE 8th grade Health; and Emily Potter – 5th grade. The motion carried 3-0.

RETIRE POLICY 2435 ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES: Dane Higdem moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to retire policy 2435 Advanced Opportunities to align with new state law that replaces the 8 in 6 and early completer programs with the opportunity for students to utilize $4,100 for dual credit, college courses, AP exams etc. The motion carried 3-0.

1ST READING TO REVISE POLICY 5222B EVALUATION OF CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES: tabled until August

1ST READING TO REVISE POLICY 5222P EVALUATION OF CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES: tabled until August

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • Back to School lunch is Aug. 19th and board is invited to attend
  • Options for board/admin retreat in Sept. include picnic and/or pre-football game gathering
  • Emergency levy possible with increase in enrollment
  • ISBA convention in Boise, November  9-11

PERSONNEL REPORT:

Mr. Higdem moved and Mr. Melvin seconded the motion to approve the personnel report. The motion carried 3-0.

HIRE:

Kimberly Plante           3rd grade teacher

Cathy Bohman             1st grade teacher

Susan Hicks                 KHS secretary (215 days)

Nathan Cook               Maintenance

Tenecia Grover            Summer custodial help

JT Grover                     Summer custodial help

Amanda Howell           Summer custodial help

 

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

None

 

ADJOURNMENT: Dane Higdem moved to adjourn at 8:40 pm. The motion carried 3-0.