November 15, 2017 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

November 15, 2017

 

Executive Session 6:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Myron Nield moved and Mathew Black seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:32 p.m. as provided for in section IC 74-206(1) a & b to consider personnel matters, c labor negotiations and acquisition of an interest in real property and d consider records that are exempt from public inspection. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call; Mr. Giles – yes, Mr.Nield – yes, Mr. Black – yes and Mr. Champlin - yes. Mr. Higdem was absent.

 

Mr. Giles moved to exit executive session at 7:00 p.m. and Mr. Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 4-0.

 

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:00 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Giles, Mr. Nield, and Mr. Black, Mr. Higdem was not present. Also in attendance were Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, District Clerk; Laurie Wirtz, Business Manager; Keelie Campbell, Director of Programs; Dominik Unger, High School Principal, Matt Schvaneveldt, Middle School Principal; Marygrace Ahern, Middle School Vice-Principal; Megan Garner, Elementary Principal; Jake Massey, Elementary Vice-Principal; Tori Larsen, Literacy Intervention Specialist, and Sara Crystal, Curriculum Director.

 

AGENDA: Mr. Nield moved to approve the amended agenda. Mr. Giles seconded the motion.  The personnel report was amended and an FFA student report was added. The motion carried 4–0.

 

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

 

REPORTS

FFA NATIONAL CONVENTION REPORT: KHS FFA students reported on an amazing National Convention Trip amongst 65,000 members, multiple workshops, new ideas, visiting Purdue Ag Schools, initiating a social media project to promote Ag, and planning to add parliamentary procedure to their monthly meetings.

 

IdSBA ANNUAL CONVENTION: Mr. Schroeder, Mrs. Wirtz, Mr. Champlin, Mr. Nield and Mr. Black attended the School Board Convention in Coeur d’Alene. Sleep was lost thinking about robots teaching our students……; the career ladder education allocation resolution created by Kimberly was passed; and workshops were well attended at one of the best conventions to date.

 

HEARING OF VISITORS: No topics brought up this meeting.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

  • Thank you card from Mrs. Morton

 

FINANCIAL REPORT: Curtis Giles moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the October, 2017 financial report and investment pool statements. The November 15 state revenue payment has been received. The motion carried 4-0.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Building Project Update: Jason Derricott, from STARR reported that the Community Tours held Saturday, Nov. 11th from 1-3 p.m. was a big success; the new elementary is now dried in with ceiling sheetrock progressing; plumbing and electrical rough-in’s starting; and we are continuing on budget. The drawings and budget for the renovation are 95% complete and will be put out to bid January, 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRANSITION COMMITTEE: The Community Meeting will be held Nov. 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. The Transition Committee will share their recommendation with the community before coming to the Board at the December meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

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

 

  • Approve district invoices
  • Approve school invoices
  • Approve food service expenditures
  • Approve October 18th and 26th meeting minutes
  • Approve wrestling co-op
  • Approve Idaho Innovative STEM Grant (Angie Poulsen and Heidi Child – KMS)
  • Sale of surplus items –pallets
  • Mr. Champlin was selected to represent the district as our canal company proxy.
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  • Approve updated fund raising calendar: The board pulled this item from the consent agenda to discuss. The KHS girls’ basketball team requested 2 fundraisers the 1st being a clothing sale that would fund “huddle” and spirit packs and the 2nd being sponsorships for team chair covers and player t-shirts. Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve both requests with the exception of player t-shirts with sponsorships. The motion carried 4-0.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve the additional invoices for October, 2017. The motion carried 4-0.

 

APPROVE NOVEMBER BUDGET REVISE: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the November Budget Revision as submitted. Units were lowered to 99 and expenditures were updated. Mr. Schroeder noted that this is the tightest budget he has worked with. The motion carried 4-0.

 

ACCEPT FINANCIAL ADVISOR RECOMMENDATION TO SELL REMAINING BONDS: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve Eric Herringer’s recommendation to sell the remaining construction bonds in early 2018 to lock in low interest rates and provide construction cash flow for capital projects. The motion carried 4-0.

 

DISCUSS SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY RESOLUTION: Mr. Herringer reviewed supplemental levy talking points for the board and administration to review. 1) Kimberly’s low per pupil expenditure 2) state divisor change in grades 7-12 3) cost of health insurance 4) levy rates 5) KSD is a very small district and 6) General Ed fund transfers to SPED.

 

APPROVE KSD EMPLOYEE CHRISTMAS GIFT: Matthew Black moved and Curits Giles seconded the motion to approve $100 KBOA gift certificates for each employee. The motion carried 4-0.

 

APPROVE KSD ARC OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Matthew Black moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the KSD Arc of Professional Development as submitted by Sara Crystal. This document outlines the professional development plan for FY18 including the code of ethics. The motion carried 4-0.

 

APPROVE COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PLAN: Matthew Black moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the Comprehensive Assessment Plan as submitted by Sara Crystal. This document (2017-2020) outlines the purpose, the mission, the testing environment and the technology tools. Kimberly School District will continue to prioritize meeting student needs. The motion carried 4-0.

 

1ST READING OF POLICY 5127 STAFF REPORTING ARREST AND CONVICTIONS: There was much discussion i.e. convictions only? Include board members? Written notification? Mr. Schroeder noted that per Federal Law a drug conviction (including DUI) needs to be reported by staff in 5 days. Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading. The motion carried 4-0.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • Transition Committee Community meeting held Nov. 16th at 6:30 p.m.
  • KBOA St Nicholas Celebration will be Saturday, December 2.
  • The Foundation / PTSO Dinner Report netted $22,400.
  • Board Clerk Transition (does anyone want to help interview?) Myron volunteered.
  • Good Stories to Share: MS Kimberly was a great success; the new elementary tours were well attended; and Mr. Schvaneveldt hosted an amazing KMS feast for the middle school staff!

 

PERSONNEL REPORT:

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

 

 

HIRE:

 

Lani Schneider             Part-time food service

Wendy Eyring               Sub school nurse

Breanne Diaz                School Bus driver

FY19 principals (Mrs. Garner remain KES principal and Jacob Massey will be principal of new elementary school)

Keri Coats                     5th grade teacher pending alternative authorization

 

 

 

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS:

 

Kori Stallings                5th grade teacher

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles moved to adjourn the regular meeting at 10:15 pm. The motion carried 4-0.

 

 

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Mr. Rob Champlin, Chairman                                        Cathy Cooper, Clerk