May 20, 2015 | Kimberly



May 20, 2015

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Fullmer moved to enter executive session at 6:30 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. Champlin asked for a roll call: Mr. Nield – yes, Mr. Higdem – yes, Mr. Fullmer – yes and Mr. Champlin – yes.  Mr. Fullmer moved to exit executive session at 7:30 p.m. and Mr. Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 4–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:35 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Nield, Mr. Higdem; Mr. Fullmer and Mr. Champlin. Zone 3 is vacant. 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; Kirby Bright, athletic director; Roxanne Mumm, food service director; Ted Wasko, maintenance/transportation director and Darla Wadsworth, FY16 transportation director were also in attendance.

AGENDA: Mr. Fullmer moved to approve the agenda as presented with an amended personnel report.  Mr. Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 4–0.

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


KHS TEACHERS MICROSOFT TRIP: Jan Hall, Internship/Go On Grant coordinator along with Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Welch shared their perception of the recent trip to Microsoft in Seattle. What kids need from school is a capacity to learn and a “toolbox” that allows for innovation, communication skills, collaboration and creativity. The opportunity for students and teachers to see a corporation like Microsoft and their employees was priceless.

SPECIAL EDUCATION AND FEDERAL PROGRAM REPORT: Ms. Haught, 1st year director presented a report that included her many areas of responsibility. Kimberly Schools service 130 children with IEP’s (individual education programs), 31 LEP and 15 migrant students. We have 6 SPED teachers, 1 Title One teacher, and 28 para-professionals. There is a 504 case manager at each building. The SPED program is working with a new state manual this year. Funding (or the lack thereof) and the complexity of new Medicaid regulations is ever changing.

ATHLETICS: Mr. Bright is finishing his 3rd year as Kimberly AD. He reported on successes, concerns and goals. A commonality for all three is building the budget. He said that Kimberly enjoys an excellent reputation with community and board support. Communication is key! He would like to see more teacher coaches. He is concerned with declining participation of three sport and female athletes. He wants to focus on sportsmanship, character development and positive community involvement.

MAINTENANCE AND TRANSPORTATION: Mr. Wasko reported that recruiting and retaining drivers is a huge dilemma. Bus rider count is consistent with last year. He is helping Darla Wadsworth transition to her new position as transportation director.  The maintenance department maintains over 230,000 square feet of buildings. The district has added 26,000 square feet since 2008 but has not added any custodial staff. He plans to continue using the “team” cleaning concept.

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

CORRESPONDENCE: Rock Creek Food Pantry sent a thank you for Mr. Wasko’s help and for the district’s donation of surplus wall & ceiling panels and a door for their walk in refrigerator area.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the April, 2015 financial report including investment pool statements.  The CD at First Federal will automatically roll over for another 3 months. The motion carried 4-0.


RFQ FOR DESIGN BUILD TEAM – FUTURE FACILITY NEEDS: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve and publish a legal notice for a design build team as soon as possible. The motion carried 4-0.


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 April 15, 2015 meeting minutes.
  • Sale of surplus pallets.



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

FY16 BUDGET REVIEW: Mr. Schroeder reported that the FY16 budget includes career ladder allocation, covers the  increase in insurance for those with health care screenings, additional certified FTE’s at the elementary and middle school to cover growth and  negotiation items.  This was an information item. The budget hearing is scheduled for the June 17th board meeting.

SET DATE FOR FEE INCREASE HEARING: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to set the FY16 fee increase hearing for Wed., June 17, 2015 at 7:50 p.m. The only fee increases over 5% were in food service. The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE ARTEC NOTIFICATION OF MOU FOR CHARTER RENEWAL: Mr. Fullmer moved and Mr. Nield seconded the motion to approve the continued (10 year relationship) with the ARTEC Charter School.  The motion carried 4-0.

APPROVE RESOURCE OFFICER CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF KIMBERLY: Myron Nield moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve the school resource officer contract with the City of Kimberly. This position is invaluable and funded with Safe and Drug Free monies. The motion carried 4-0.

KEA FY16 NEGOTIATION RATIFICATION: Dane Higdem moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve  FY16 ratification of negotiations. The KEA met prior to the board meeting and the vote for ratification was favorable. Teachers will receive a 1.5% to 5.9% increase in salary, increase in health insurance covered by district if up to date on health care screenings, a $100 increase in credit reimbursement funds. The motion carried 4-0.

ZONE 3 VACANCY: Dave Fullmer moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to appoint Mr. Burke Richman to fill the open zone 3 seat for the remainder of the term (2017). The motion carried 4-0.

MORTEN AND COMPANY LIABILITY INSURANCE RENEWAL: Dane Higdem moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the liability insurance renewal of $64,305 with Morten & Co which included a 1% increase. Added coverage includes cyber liability and student practicums. The motion carried 4-0.

RECRUITMENT OF BUS DRIVERS: Dave Fullmer moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to allow certified teachers to drive bus. The past 2 years we have been unable to recruit and retain qualified bus personnel for routes and activity trips.  The district drove 28,000 miles in activities this year. The motion carried 3-0 (Mr. Nield had stepped away from the meeting for a few minutes).


  • FY15 retirement party is Wed. June 3 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Stonehouse in Twin.
  • Graduation is Friday, May 29th. Board is asked to be there by 6:45 p.m.
  • A board / admin retreat will be scheduled in August.
  • The employee search is continuing……


Dave Fullmer moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the amended personnel report with Employee X to be placed on probation beginning next school year. The motion carried 4-0.


Classified staff and coaches as recommended by supervisors


Jessica Cook                2nd grade teacher

Stacy Green                 7th grade math teacher

Heather Reed              Elementary teacher

Shannon Youngman     Elementary teacher

Miranda Packham         Elementary teacher

Melinda Fontana          SPED teacher

Lacey Klingler               7th grade volleyball coach

Jessica Davis                Summer grounds

Mark Crystal                 Custodian

Janel Maki                    Elementary teacher

Nick Schroeder             Transfer to mechanic position

Clint Moerer                 8th grade science teacher



Dorene Kerr                 Food Service

Londa Stout                 Teaching Assistant

Trish Neudorff              5th grade teacher

Misty Sonderegger       7th grade STEM

Stacie Reid                   KHS/KMS AG teacher

Aaron Bryers                6th grade science

Mason Roseberry         6th grade social studies

Kyra Fullmer                 6th grade English

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: - Available on website

ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Fullmer moved to adjourn at 9:30 pm and Mr. Nield seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.