March 15, 2017 | Kimberly


March 15, 2017

Executive Session 6:30 p.m.

(Follows board dinner at 6:15 p.m.)

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:30 p.m. as provided for in section IC 74-206(1) b to consider personnel matters, labor negotiations and acquisition of an interest in real property. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call; Myron Nield – yes, Mr. Giles – yes and Mr. Champlin - yes.  Dr. Melvin – arrived at 6:48 p.m. Mr. Giles moved to exit executive session at 7:35 p.m. and Curtis Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 5–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:35 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Giles, Mr. Nield, and Dr. Melvin. Mr. Higdem went home sick after executive session.  Also in attendance were Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, District Clerk; Laurie Wirtz, Business Manager; Dominik Unger, KHS principal; Matt Schvaneveldt, KMS Principal; Jake Massey, KES Vice-Principal; Sara Crystal, Curriculum Director; Ted Wasko, Maintenance Director; and Darla Wadsworth, Transportation Director.

AGENDA: Mr. Nield moved to approve the amended agenda (adding living memorial to the consent agenda and Item 10B9 Additional Staffing to action items. Dr. Melvin seconded the motion.  The motion carried 4–0.

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


Board PD: Mr. Schroeder thanked the board for how they successfully function as a unit, respect everyone’s philosophies and come to a unified decision.

KIMBERLY MIDDLE SCHOOL: Mr. Schvaneveldt reported that KMS enrollment is 435 students. There is an increase in ELL students this year (English Language Learners with zero English). New opportunities this year included 3-D printing / coding Club, climbing wall and a Harry Potter creative writing elective class. He continues to build and support a school climate of quality education, positive relationships, red & white sports teams and curriculum.

He is working on strategies to accommodate advanced math at KMS. He looks forward to adding opportunities for students; CrossFit training, more hands on curriculum, a drama elective and a soccer team. He would also like to implement a strategy re: use of smart phones in the education setting.

Mr. Schvaneveldt shares “Words of Wisdom” every morning. A question he has students and staff ask themselves “Is it the Bulldog Way”?

KIMBERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: This report was postponed until next month.

KHS STUDENT COUNCIL: Abbie Solomon and Kaylie Stastny thanked the board for their financial support to attend the State Student Council Conference in Boise. The keynote speaker was amazing and Kimberly’s representation was outstanding!

HEARING OF VISITORS: KHS student council members were in attendance.


  • Student Council thank you

FINANCIAL REPORT: Curtis Giles moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the February, 2017 financial report (received 2.5 million February payment) and investment pool statements. The motion carried 4-0.


Building Project Update:

  • The City Council approved the annexation of 10 acres.
  • Acquisition of property process has now moved to Planning and Zoning to subdivide into 2 lots (10 acres for school and balance to property owner). Meeting is April 25, 2017.
  • Special meeting to be scheduled for the end of March to review new school bids.


CONSENT AGENDA: Myron Nield moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the consent agenda with the following items. The motion carried 4-0.

  • Approve district invoices
  • Approve school invoices
  • Approve food service expenditures
  • Approve Feb. 15, Feb. 22, March 1 and March 6, 2017 meeting minutes
  • Approve travel to UT for annual key club Lagoon Trip on May 6th
  • Approve travel to Brigham City, UT March 24-25 for Key Club Leadership Conference (sponsored by Kiwanis)
  • Vivace trip to Hollywood, CA April 19-22, 2018.
  • Approve McKinlay and Klundt Appraisal Engagement Letter
  • Sale of surplus items –pallets
  • KMS Living Memorial for student that passed away in January – tree w/ 4”x4” placard beneath. Mr. Schvaneveldt will be the district designee per Policy 9805.


APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Ryan Melvin moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve additional invoices for February, 2017. The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE MARCH BUDGET REVISE: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to accept the March budget revision for FY17 with updated funding amounts. The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BOY’S AND GIRL’S STATE PARTICIPANTS: Ryan Melvin moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve $350 in funding to assist Lincoln Schuyler and Eva Gutierrez attendance at boys and girls state at NNU in June. The motion carried 4-0.

HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN TRANSITION CLASS: Curtis Giles moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the following changes to the KHS schedule.

  • Change the health requirement from 9th to 10th grade
  • More technology offerings
  • Mandatory Frosh Transition class to support 9th graders in the transition to the high school by
    • We would require all 9th grade students to be enrolled in a transition class. The class would be split into two mods; first, study skills and second, reading for comprehension. This would be a yearlong class, but students who are reading at grade level would test out and be placed in English Enrichment class.
    • Secondly, we would like to improve student buy-in for the H.S. experience. Studies prove that the more involved a student is in school activities, clubs or teams, the greater the chance of the student graduating.

The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE BUS BID RE-EVALUATION: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to re-evaluate the bid awarded to Rush Truck Centers for the International conventional bus as they can’t meet specs in regards to 3 handicap stations and approve Mrs. Wadsworth’s recommendation to go with Western Mountain Bus Sales as the lowest responsive bidder. The motion carried 4-0.

SET SPECIAL MEETING for NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BIDS: Mr. Nield moved to set a special board meeting on Thursday March 30 at 6:00 p.m. to review bids with STARR. Dr. Melvin seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE MAY, 2017 DATE CHANGE FOR REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING: Mr. Nield moved to change the May 17 Board Meeting date to May 15 due to a conflict with the Senior Banquet. The motion carried 5-0.

NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDERS RISK INSURANCE: The purchase of Builders Risk Insurance will cover the new elementary school during the construction phase. This policy does not cover flooding or earthquake. Myron Nield moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to purchase the earthquake insurance. The motion carried 5-0.

APPROVE ADDITIONAL STAFFING FOR FY18: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve additional positions for FY18. The additional FTE is based on fully staffing at FY17 support unit levels.

  • KES: Media Specialist, Counselor and increase specials teacher Leo Fontana from .5 to .6 FTE.
  • KMS: .5 VP/.5 Math teacher, Specials Art Teacher .5 FTE, and increase Angie Poulsen STEM teacher to .75 FTE
  • KHS: Frosh Transition Teacher and increase Math teacher Mel Henry from .5 to 1 FTE.
  • SPED: Additional 1.5 SPED teacher


  • Luke testified to the Senate Ed Committee on the career ladder and KSD salary schedule
  • In the 4th week of CrossFit staff member participation is still very good
  • Trustee Elections for Zones 2 and 3 will be May 16, 2017 with March 17th deadline
  • Calendar Committee – will meet Wed March 29th at 7:30 a.m. in the district office
  • The transition committee has been selected and the revitalization committee is pending
  • Good Stories to Share – Luke is so proud of our teachers (again) for their professionalism regarding teaching on April 7th to make up for the 5th snow day of FY17. Mr. Unger shared that Kimberly kids participating in a local Robotics Club went to Houston and were National Champs!!


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

PROBATION:  Employee X probationary plan extended to the correct date


Tiffany Martinez            cook
Kelly Stover                  transfer from 2nd grade teacher to elementary librarian


Carmen Clark                Custodian (retirement)
McKenzie Sonderegger KMS half-time teacher (will continue to teach creative writing at .25 FTE)

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: Available on the website.

ADJOURNMENT: Dr. Melvin moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 pm and Myron Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.