March 18, 2015 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

March 18, 2015

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Higdem moved and Mr. Hallett seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:35 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, and Mr. Hallett – yes. Mr. Higdem moved to exit executive session at 7:40 p.m. and Mr. Hallett seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Nield at 7:40 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Nield, Mr. Higdem; and Mr. Hallett. Mr. Champlin and Mr. Fullmer were absent. 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. Higdem moved to approve the agenda as presented with an amended personnel report.  Mr. Hallett seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

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

REPORTS

middle school: Mr. Schvaneveldt utilized a “Presi road map” to outline Middle School events and offerings that included being ranked the #13 middle school in Idaho! Ag and nutrition classes are offered, leadership premiums are utilized for after school activities and homework help, looking at a no cut middle school athletic program, character education and much more.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Mrs. Garner explained the SWPBIS (School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) which is a program that builds on the current refocus and office discipline referrals. Utilizing grant money, discipline data for this 1st year has been entered with very viable results that will lead the way for the 2nd phase next year. KES motto - Respectful, Responsible and Safe is derived from the school mission statement.

HEARING OF VISITORS: Curtis Giles was in attendance.

CORRESPONDENCE: Mr. Alverson presented the board with tickets for Fiddler On the Roof in appreciation for their support.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Dane Higdem moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to approve the February, 2015 financial report including investment pool statements. Mr. Schroeder stated that our base state support is higher than anticipated due to growth. The motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

LONG RANGE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION: Dane Higdem moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to authorize Mr. Schroeder to draft an RFQ for a design build team. The Long Range Plan recommends looking at neighborhood elementary schools with enrollments at 450. The motion carried 3-0.

memo of understanding w/ jerome school district: Shane Hallett moved and Dane Higdem “begrudgingly” seconded the motion to approve the MOU modular purchases. Mr. Higdem is on record as not happy with utilizing modular classrooms. The motion carried 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

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

  • Approve district invoices.
  • Approve school invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve February 18, 2015 meeting minutes.
  • Sale of surplus pallets; items stored in old grange building; Gary Stone artwork from theatre production.

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Mr. Hallett moved and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion to approve the additional invoices.  The motion carried 3-0.

MARCH BUDGET REVISION: Mr. Hallett moved and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion to approve the March budget revise which has unbudgeted revenues of $242,000. The list of key changes submitted by Mrs. Wirtz was appreciated by the board. The motion carried 3-0.

APPOINT TRUSTEES TO NEGOTIATING TEAM: Dane Higdem moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to appoint Rob Champlin and Myron Nield to participate in FY16 negotiations. Negotiations will begin after the legislative session ends. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE FY16 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Shane Hallett moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the FY16 school calendar as submitted. First day of school is Aug. 31. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION ROUTES: Dane Higdem moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to approve alternative graduation routes which includes PLATO and portfolios for 4 students that did not pass the ISAT’s as recommended by Mrs. Brown. The motion carried 3-0.

DISSERTATION STUDIES: Shane Hallett moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve Mrs. Brown’s thesis re: survey on moral reasons in sports with parental permission. Results will only be reported in aggregate. The motion carried 3-0.

REVISE POLICY 7800 SCHOOL PROPERTY DISPOSAL: Dane Higdem moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to approve as a 1st and final reading revision to policy 7800 to bring the policy in line with state statute. The motion carried 3-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • Legislative update includes career ladders, parental rights bill, bullying, etc.
  • Scoreboard options pending…..
  • Tate Erickson’s LA Thomas Eagle Scout project is progressing.
  • Trustee elections for Zones 1, 4 & 5 is Tuesday, May 19. Deadline for declaration and petitions of candidacy is March 20th.
  • Bond refinance is completed.
  • Kimberly graduation rates are at 94%. Future graduation rate data will now be based on students completing all 4 years.

PERSONNEL REPORT - Amended:

Dane Higdem moved and Shane Hallett seconded the motion to approve the amended personnel report. The motion carried 3-0.

HIRE:

Approve teacher contracts as recommended by superintendent

  • Jimmie Linn                  JV Baseball Coach
  • Simon Olsen                 Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach
  • Superintendent eval statement postponed until April

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

  • Sam Bourgeois             Varsity Assistant Baseball Coach
  • Kelly Hughes                Part-time SPED para
  • Becky Hanafin              G/t Co-ordinator
  • Kara Smith                   SPED teacher (3-5th grades)
  • Vickie Owings               Elementary Librarian (retire)

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: - Available on website

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