June 17, 2015 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

June 17, 2015

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Not scheduled

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. Fullmer and Mr. Champlin. Mr. Richman will take his trustee oath in Zone 3 and Mr. Higdem was absent. Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, district clerk; Mrs. Wirtz, business manager;  Mrs. Brown, HS principal; Mr. Schvaneveldt, MS principal; Sara Crystal, curriculum director and Roxanne Mumm, food service director were also in attendance.

AGENDA: Mr. Fullmer 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

TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT: Mike Huttanus, technology director thanked the board for the new tech facilities and the many benefits for his staff and students. Following are FY15 highlights:

  • employees able to access their directories from home via Filr
  • student work can be submitted through Moodle
  • Leigh Anne is working with the new service desk and is an organizational “get it done” wonder J
  • In-house a private cloud has been implemented for disaster recovery
  • We opted out of the state wireless contract and will be “beamforming” by Spring
  • Mr. Lund is working on a new more modern website that will be live at the start of school and integrating technology
  • Successful kids!

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM REPORT: Mrs. Mumm, fresh off a farm to school tour, likes to utilize local produce. The current lunch fee increase follows federal guidelines. The lunch program was audited for the first time in 5 years with no major infractions. It was a good learning experience. More training needs documented, negative lunch balances are not to be carried over from year to year, no menu problems, summer lunch program is feeding up to 250 daily and Terri Garren was commended for excellent customer service!

CURRICULUM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Mrs. Crystal is wrapping up her first year as the district’s curriculum director. She is making progress, is working through the new K-3 reading program and exploring K-7 math options. She plans to target student achievement with district professional development plans. She hopes to measure the effectiveness of our professional development. We have 16 core teachers and a confident staff of educators.

HEARING OF VISITORS: New zone 4 trustee, Curtis Giles was in the audience.

CORRESPONDENCE: BPA sent a card (with pictures) thanking the board for their continued support.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Dave Fullmer moved and Burke Richman seconded the motion to approve the May, 2015 financial report including investment pool statements.  Mr. Nield was appointed as a signer on the district accounts to replace Mr. Fullmer.  The motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

OATH OF OFFICE FOR BURKE RICHMAN: Cathy Cooper, District Clerk delivered the trustee’s oath of office to Burke Richman. The Kimberly Board of Trustees appointed Mr. Richman to fill the vacancy in Zone 3.

NEW BUSINESS

CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. Fullmer moved and Mr. Nield 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 May 20, 2015 meeting minutes.
  • Accept $5,000 grant from Idaho Commission of Libraries
  • Approve request to allow the football team to use equipment and travel to Dillon, Mt for football camp.
  • Set annual reorganizational meeting for July 15, 2015
  • Sale of surplus pallets.

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

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

FEE INCREASE HEARING (7:50 PM): Mr. Fullmer moved and Mr. Nield seconded the motion to approve an increase in breakfast and lunch prices that exceed 5%. The increases are according to federal guidelines. No adult meals can be subsidized. Kimberly prices are comparable to other districts our size and lower than Twin Falls School District. The motion carried 3-0.

FY16 BUDGET HEARING (8:00 PM): Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the beginning FY16 budget as submitted. Key points include: utilized 89 units and 1650 ADA (conservative); salary based apportionment was calculated using career ladder mapping; a full-time transportation director and Academic Lab Para positions were added; ACA benefits calculated; sub pay increased; discretionary funding increased and modular classroom cost were include. Contingency reserve should be near $200,000 after the audit. The motion carried 3-0.

APPOINTMENT/CERTIFICATION OF POLITICAL TREASURER FOR CANDIDATES: This was a discussion item. Per newly enacted Idaho Code all board members must disclose campaign financial information. The 1st document is due July 2, 2015 and is to appoint a political treasurer. Board members may appoint themselves to this position. Forms were handed out, completed and returned.

HEALTH INSURANCE AGREEMENT FOR FY16: Dave Fullmer moved and Burke Richman seconded the motion to approve the Blue Shield health insurance agreement ratified by the KEA that includes a 1.5% increase picked up by the district for employees that are up to date on their health care screenings. Also, spouses are no longer offered coverage on the district plan. The rationale is that spouses will now eligible for a subsidy on the state health exchange. The motion carried 4-0.

CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the FY16 classified salary schedule as submitted. Changes include a 2% increase to the salary schedule; giving experience increments to bus drivers; and giving experience credit for like positions in other districts. The motion carried 4-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • A board / admin retreat will be scheduled in August (just not the 15th)
  • The employee search is continuing…… there is definitely a teacher, bus driver and para shortage
  • Many top 10 finishes at the state FFA competition in Moscow!
  • RFQ proposals due Thurs. June 25
  • Modular classrooms have arrived
  • Policy review committee to go virtual!
  • Investigating new nursing services for FY16
  • It’s been a successful school year
  • On a personal note, Mr. Schroeder thanked Dave Fuller for his 14 years of service to the district. His expertise has been invaluable.

PERSONNEL REPORT - Amended:

Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the amended personnel report. The motion carried 4-0.

HIRE:

Joseph Maxwell          KMS/KHS AG teacher   

Michael Graefe           5th grade teacher

Danyel Williams          1st grade teacher

Gina Palmer                6th grade social studies

Jennifer McCreary       Kindergarten teacher

Jake Tolman                transfer to Frosh Boy’s Basketball

Misty Kalbfleisch          .5 FTE music teacher

Angie Poulsen              .5 FTE 7th grade STEM teacher via ABCTE

Kim Quigley                  4th grade teacher

Clint Moerer                 8th grade basketball coach

John Hopkins               7th grade football coach

 

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

Molly Hamblen              KHS Secretary

Debbie Kraal                School Nurse

Susan Jesser               3rd grade Teacher

Kimberly Plante            On Line Learning Para

Tina Black                     1st grade Teacher

Sheryll Sharp               4th grade Teacher

 

ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Fullmer moved to adjourn at 9:25 pm and Mr. Nield seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.