May 18, 2016 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

May 18, 2016

 

Executive Session 6:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Dane Higdem moved to enter executive session at 6:35 p.m. as provided for in section IC 74-206(1) b to consider personnel matters and acquisition of an interest in real property. Mr. Nield asked for a roll call: Dr. Melvin – yes, Mr. Giles – yes, Mr. Higdem – yes, Mr. Nield – yes, Mr. Champlin was absent.  Dr. Melvin moved to exit executive session at 7:30 p.m. and Mr. Higdem seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0. Mr. Giles left at 7:15 p.m. for a family engagement to return to open meeting by 8:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Nield at 7:35 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Higdem, Dr. Melvin, and Mr. Giles along with Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Wirtz, Business Manager and Mrs. Cooper, District  Clerk. Mr. Schvaneveldt, MS principal; Mrs. Garner, ES principal; Michelle Haught, SPED Director; Sara Crystal, Curriculum Director, Ted Wakso, Maintenance Director; Roxi Mumm, Food Service and Darla Wadsworth, Transportation were in attendance.

AGENDA: Mr. Higdem moved to approve the amended agenda (personnel report). Dr. Melvin seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

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

REPORTS

BPA NATIONALS REPORT: Advisor, Travis Stastny along with BPA members Janessa Tolman, Ashley Miller, Abbie Solomon, Josh Cahoon and Isaac Cress shared an awesome video of their BPA Nationals Boston trip. They sincerely thanked the school board for their support. It was an amazing opportunity!

FOOD SERVICE REPORT: Roxi Mumm reported on school lunch challenges and rewards for this year. She expressed appreciation for the help and graciousness of Kimberly teachers! Rewards are happy kids J.  Her department averages 974 lunches per day. It is a challenge to get kids to enjoy the required fruits and vegetables, 51% whole grains and only 2 desserts per week. Another challenge – PAST due accounts…..

SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT: Ms. Haught manages the Special Education, Title, Migrant, and LEP departments along with reporting on our homeless population. There are 133 sped students, 7% of our students are on an IEP). We receive state funding for 6%. Ms. Haught is navigating new paperwork requirements. She hopes to implement special education training for parents and general education teachers in the very near future. Migrant kids are down to 14 most likely due to low rental availability. Family Fun Nights have been a great success this year. There are 50 students identified as LEP.

Mr. Higdem left the meeting (business trip) when Mr. Giles returned.

BOARD SCENARIOS: National news is focusing on gender specific facilities and transgender students. Title 9 sites that transgender is a gender and students should be allowed access to the facilities they identify with. Several cases on the way to the Supreme Court……

HEARING OF VISITORS: Karen Egersdorf, KEA representative and BPA kids J

CORRESPONDENCE: Thank you for staff Yoga class; and retirement party invitation for Mary Wilson, Lawrence Pfefferle and Victor Post on June 2.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Curtis Giles moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the April, 2016 financial report including investment pool statements.  Mrs. Wirtz stated that May units were up a tad and depending on the audit carry over is looking like it will be the typical $100,000. The motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

2nd READING TO ADOPT POLICY 3400 – Student Fees, Fine Charges/ Return of Property: Curtis Giles moved and Dr. Melvin seconded the motion to approve the 2nd readings of policy 3400. The motion carried 3-0.

2nd READING TO ADOPT POLICY 3135 – Resident Students: Dr. Melvin moved to adopt policy 3135 to assist administrators in defining a resident student. Mr. Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.

2nd READING TO ADOPT POLICY FORMS 3135 F1 AND 3135 F2: Curtis Giles moved and Dr. Melvin seconded the motion to adopt forms 3135F1 Affidavit of Residency and 3135F2 Residence Verification to assist schools with verification of residence within district boundaries at registration. The motion carried 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

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

  • Approve district invoices for May, 2016.
  • Approve school invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve April 20, 2016 meeting minutes.
  • Approval of the following grants:
  • $1,000 for new softball uniforms from CA Casualty via the IEA
  • $10,000 Monsanto Grant for AG Department PD
  • $1,500 Idaho Botanical Garden Lunaria Grant Program for a hydroponic system
  • Approve MOU/Contracts:
  • Morten & Sons Liability Insurance (premium same as FY16)
  • Approve Idaho Digital Learning Academy MOU
  • Riedsel Engineering Contract for traffic study
  • American Fidelity Section 125 Annual Re-service
  • Sale of surplus items – elementary wooden play structure and tires and pallets

 

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

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

APPROVE 1ST READING TO REVISE NON-RESIDENT STUDENT POLICY 3141: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve 1st reading of the non-resident policy revising the definition of an employee. It was requested the change indicate what the minimum hours would be for consideration.  The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE FY17 SCHOOL FEE SCHEDULES: Ryan Melvin moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the FY17 school fee schedules.  The motion carried 3-0.

AUTHORIZE NOTICE FOR FY17 FEE INCREASE & SET HEARING FOR JUNE 15 AT 7:50 P.M.: Ryan Melvin moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to set Wed., June 15th at 7:50 p.m. as the date for the FY17 Fee increase hearing for all fees that increase 5+%. The motion carried 3-0.

BOND/PLANT FACILITY LEVY ELECTIONS: Next step is to wait 45 days to sell the bonds.

APPROVE RATIFICATION FOR FY17 NEGOTIATIONS WITH KEA: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the ratification of district negotiations with KEA.  Some of the items included increasing personal days from 2 to 3 and eliminating the Flex day, no raise less than 2.5%, cover the 1.5% insurance increase, and increase the stipend salary schedule by 2.5%  The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE FY17 CERTIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the FY17 certified salary schedule with the addition of the Kimberly Master Teacher Cohort. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE FY17 CLASSIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE: Curtis Giles moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the FY17 classified salary schedule with a 2.5% increase. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE FY17 EXTRA DUTY STIPEND SCHEDULE: Dr. Melvin moved and Mr. Giles seconded the motion to approve the FY17 extra duty stipend schedule with a 2.5% increase and adding an assistant debate coach position. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE FY17 HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS: Curtis Giles moved and Ryan Melvin seconded the motion to approve the FY17 Health Insurance package. The district will pay $482.48/$515 (with up to date health screenings) per employee. The motion carried 3-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • Working on FY17 budget
  • Graduation is May 26th and board members are asked to be there by 6:45 p.m.
  • Good stories to tell…… Coach Bishop drove to Utah to visit a parent of one of his softball players after a serious car accident.   

Amended PERSONNEL REPORT:

Dr. Melvin moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the amended personnel report. The motion carried 3-0.

HIRE:

Christopher Ahlm                       High School Social Studies

Amanda Lisonbee                       Elementary Teacher

Rachelle Mueller             Elementary Teacher

Deborah Metts               1st grade Teacher

Brenda Tews      Transfer 6th grade English

Victoria Larsen   Transfer Behavior/Reading Specialist

Superintendent Contract

Administrator Contracts

Certified Employee Contracts

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

Lawrence Pfefferle       Biology, Head VB and Head Girls Basketball Coach

Probationary period for employee X has been concluded

ADJOURNMENT: Curtis Giles moved to adjourn at 9:55 pm and Ryan Melvin seconded. The motion carried 3-0.