October 17, 2014 | Kimberly

KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414

KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

October 15, 2014

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Fullmer moved and Mr. Richman seconded the motion to enter executive session at 7:18 p.m. as provided for in section IC 67-2345(1)c to conduct deliberations concerning labor negotiations or to acquire an interest in real property which is not owned by a public agency. Mr. Champlin asked for a roll call. Mr. Nield – yes, Mr Fullmer - yes and Mr. Champlin – yes. Mr. Higdem and Mr. Richman were not in attendance. Mr. Nield moved to exit executive session at 7:40 p.m. and Mr. Fullmer seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:40 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Nield, Mr. Fullmer and Mr. Champlin. Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, district clerk; Mrs. Bradley, business manager (her final board meeting); Mrs. Wirtz, new business manager; Mrs. Brown, HS principal; Mr. Schvaneveldt, MS principal; Mrs. Garner, ES principal; Ms. Haught, Special Ed director; Sara Crystal, curriculum director; Roxi Mumm, food service director and Ted Wasko, maintenance/transportation director were also in attendance. Trustees Richman and Hidgem were absent.

AGENDA: Mr. Fullmer moved to approve the agenda as presented. Mr. Nield seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

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

REPORTS

KHS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Jan Hall, Internship Coordinator and high school seniors Gentrie Stastney, Aubrey Nield, and Amanda Solomon who attended the Women’s Leadership Conference in Boise shared their fun and enlightening experiences. The Go On Grant provided scholarships for the attendees and they came away believing anything is possible. Topic was “Embrace and Be Yourself”. Speakers were inspiring especially Sandra Day O’Connor who even though she was old was really funny!

AUDIT REPORT: Troy Mahlke of MH & Co. submitted the FY14 Audit Report with a clean opinion. One omission relates to the retiree insurance benefits liability. He indicated that our financial policies, procedures and internal controls are well established. He praised Sherrie’s thoroughness and wished her well in retirement.

BUILDING UPDATE: Jason Derricott presented a near to last report on the building projects. The budget has $11,295 uncommitted at this time. Finishing touches include changing the stage safety screen, signage, and cost of padded chairs.

ATHLETIC BUDGET REPORT: Mr. Bright presented the KHS Athletic budget for FY15 including best case scenario (all our teams going to state tournaments!) and if that should happen the revenues don’t quite cover the expenditures but there is savings that can kick in if needed.

HEARING OF VISITORS: Students from Mr. Young’s social studies class were in attendance for a government class assignment.

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR SHERRIE!

CORRESPONDENCE: None

FINANCIAL REPORT: Myron Nield moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve the September, 2014 financial report including investment pool statements. Paperwork was signed by the chair to transfer Investment Pool management from Sherrie (pending her retirement) to Laurie Wirtz. The motion carried 3-0.

OLD BUSINESS

NONE

NEW BUSINESS

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

  • Approve district invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve September 17 meeting minutes.
  • Sale of surplus pallets.

DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS

APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Mr. Fullmer moved and Mr. Nield seconded the motion to approve the additional invoices. The motion carried 3–0.

APPROVE FY14 AUDIT: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the FY14 audit as presented by Troy Mahlke of MH & Co. The district received a clean opinion with a mention that retiree benefits were not included. The motion carried 3-0

APPROVE FY15 OCTOBER BUDGET REVISION: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the FY15 October budget revision which includes a balance increase of $150,000 due to an increase in units and additional carryover. Included in the revision were an additional 1st grade teacher, .30 FTE increase to KES VP position, .20 FTE additional high school success class teacher and the CTA building study. The motion carried 3-0.

HS STADIUM SCOREBOARD: Mr. Bright discussed possible options for replacing the stadium scoreboard including a company that supplies a new scoreboard and gets sponsors the 1st 3 years. After that it becomes the district responsibility. Kirby will get more details. A reader board on the scoreboard could run sponsor ads or people could buy some time as a fundraiser. More information will be pending at future board meetings.

BOARD ISBA RESOLUTIONS: ISBA resolutions were reviewed with trustees prior to the convention in Nov. to provide direction and answer questions. Mr. Higdem is on the executive board. This was a discussion item only.

APPROVE CHANGES TO LEADERSHIP PREMIUM AWARDS: Due to a miscalculation and an increase in FTE’s more money is available for leadership awards. Myron Nield moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to approve the following additional awards: 2 core teachers, 1 website administrator, 4 digital ethics committee members, 1 KES leadership team member, 1 KES instructional coach, 1 KHS tech instructional coach and an additional $1,000 to the MS extended day and volunteer coordinator creating multiple positions. The motion carried 3-0.

APPROVE 1st READING OF POLICY 2435 ADVANCED OPORTUNITIES: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading of policy 2435 as presented. This policy developed by the admin team provides guidelines for parents, staff and students on the Early Completer, 8 in 6 and Fast Forward state programs. These programs provide monetary support for students taking courses at an accelerated rate. The motion carried 3-0.

RFQ FOR DESIGN BUILD TEAM: This item was tabled until the Long Range Planning Committee brings their concept recommendations to the board and a long range plan is adopted.

RFQ FOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR: This item was tabled. When it is time to consider the issuance of bonds it could be in the districts best interest to hire a financial advisor especially if a competitive sale is chosen. Per Idaho Code 67-2803 a RFQ for a financial advisor would not be required but proposals could be considered by the board.

REVISE POLICY 1140 - VACANCIES: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve as 1st and final reading a revision to Policy 1140 to reflect current law citing that a board member who is appointed to fill a vacancy is for the balance of the unexpired term. The motion carried 3-0.

ACCEPT RESIGNATION AND DECLARE ZONE 3 VACANT: Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Zone 3 board member Burke Richman and declare his seat vacated. Mr. Champlin thanked Mr. Richman for his service. He will be missed. The board will advertise and accept applications until November 14, 2014 and plan to appoint a replacement at the November board meeting. The motion carried 3-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:

  • It is suggested that board profiles on the web site be updated.
  • The Emergency Levy budget includes additional salaries including benefits for needed positions.
  • ISBA Conference is Nov. 12-14 in Boise (Rob, Luke, Myron and Dane are attending).
  • KSF and PTSO benefit dinner is scheduled for Nov. 22 at the LA Thomas. This year’s theme is “We Finished It”
  • Any ideas for an LA Thomas Open House? Retro game? Free to capacity?
  • Career ladders and tiered licensure provides more money for teacher salaries. A concern is that a teacher’s initial Idaho license could be revoked in 3 years which is different than in surrounding states. Will this encourage teachers to choose Idaho?

PERSONNEL REPORT:

Dave Fullmer moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the personnel report. The motion carried 3-0.

HIRE:
 

Emily Martin                 transfer to a full-time position at KMS including bussing duties

RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS / TERMINATIONS:

Guadelupe Espinoza    part-time para

Sheri Dunne                 bus driver

LEADERSHIP TEAM REPORTS: - Available on website
 

ADJOURNMENT: Myron Nield moved and Dave Fullmer seconded the motion to adjourn at 10:45 p.m.