October 18, 2017 | Kimberly



October 18, 2017


Executive Session 6:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Myron Nield moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to enter executive session at 6:30 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. Higdem – yes and Mr. Champlin - yes. Mr. Black was absent.


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. Higdem, Mr. Black 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, Sara Crystal, Curriculum Director; Ted Wasko, Maintenance Director and Roxi Mumm, Food Service Supervisor.


AGENDA: Mr. Giles moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Nield seconded the motion.  Items 10B6-9 will be tabled until the November Board Meeting. The motion carried 4–0.


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



SCHOOL BOARD PD: Mr. Schroeder reviewed the “chain of command” when board members receive a concern from patrons i.e. have they spoken to the teacher, or the principal, prior to the superintendent getting involved. Important for board member to follow through with patron.


HEARING OF VISITORS: Eagle Scout Kaden Jackson received permission to fund raise for his senior project, books for the new library. His goal is $500 and this project will be added to the fund raiser calendar.



  • Thank you card


FINANCIAL REPORT: Curtis Giles moved and Myron Nield seconded the motion to approve the September, 2017 financial report and investment pool statements. The motion carried 4-0.



Building Project Update: Larry Pollard, from STARR reported that the sidewalks and roof will be completed in 2-3 weeks. The electrical and sprinkler system rough-in will be done in 3 weeks and the finishes such as drywall and fencing will be done along with the site work. The project is 90% closed in. Community Tours will be held Saturday, Nov. 11th possibly from 1-3 p.m.


2nd READING POLICY 7330 REVISION TO CREDIT CARD POLICY: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve revision to the credit card policy with defined controls and closing all district credit cards other than the Zions Commercial Cards. The motion carried 4-0.


2nd READING FOR ADOPTION OF POLICY 2170 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION SERVICES AND ACCOMPANING PROCEDURE 2170P: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the 2nd reading of Policy 2170 and procedure 2170P with objective criteria. The motion carried 4-0.


2nd READING FOR ADOPTION OF POLICY 3435 SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the 2nd reading of Policy 3435 including appropriate use of seclusion and restraint demonstrating consistent decisions. The motion carried 4-0.



CONSENT AGENDA: Myron Nield moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the following consent agenda items. (Mr. Higdem stepped away from the meeting momentarily) The motion carried 3-0.


  • Approve district invoices
  • Approve school invoices
  • Approve food service expenditures
  • Approve September 5th and 20th meeting minutes
  • Approve updated fund raising calendar
  • Sale of surplus items –pallets





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


TRANISITION COMMITTEE REPORT: Tim Funk, the Transition Committee Chair reported on the committee findings in regards to boundaries, colors and mascots for next year’s elementary schools. These were some of the discussion items:

  • Committee members represent a broad range of patrons
  • Reviewed the district’s master plan, long range plan, survey’s, and over 200 e-mails
  • The boundary options took safety; enrollments; economical parity; intact neighborhoods; transportation issues, traffic flow and future growth into account. (Recommendation is utilizing 3700 N to Emerald and follow the railroad tracks.)
  • Name of new and existing elementary schools (Survey suggests the new school be named Stricker Elementary and the existing elementary remain Kimberly Elementary School.)
  • Colors (keep red, white & black)
  • Mascot(s) (keep bulldogs)

There will be a committee workshop meeting on Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the round building to prepare for the Community Meeting to be held at KMS on Nov. 16th at 6:30 p.m.


ACCEPT FY17 DISTRICT AUDIT REPORT: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Hidgem seconded the motion to accept the FY17 audit as submitted by Troy Mahlke (MH&Co). The Kimberly School District received an unqualified “clean” opinion using June 30, 2017 as a snap shot in time. Carry over balance is at 1.25 months and Mr. Mahlke recommends we work to increase that amount though he did say that with the November and the March budget revise we are on top of things. The motion carried 4-0.


ISBA RESOLUTIONS: Mr. Schroeder reviewed the recommended ISBA resolutions to be voted on at the ISBA Annual meeting Nov. 8-10 in Coeur d’Alene. The motion carried 4-0.


APPROVE ALTERNATIVE AUTHORIZATION (TEACHER TO NEW ENDORSMENT): Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the district’s request for a FY18 AA-TTN for Jolene Nannini who is currently completing her counseling practicum. The motion carried 4-0.




  • Revitalization committee – pending final docs for January bidding.
  • ISBA Convention is in Coeur d’Alene Nov. 8-10.
  • Panel discussion with JFAC leaning toward more local control.
  • ISBA Fall Meeting held on Sept. 28 at Jerome HS re: ISBA resolutions
  • The Musical Theatre Fall Play will be held Nov. 16-18 at the LA Thomas.
  • Good Stories to Share: Boys and Girls Swim Teams Are Academic State Champs! Cross Country won both boys and girls district competitions!! Kimberly VB are district champs!!!



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





Mary Anne Thomas      SPED Para (5 hrs per day)

Shelby Shaw                 Para (6.5 hrs per day)

Kelly Annis                   Substitute Custodian






Valerie Sudweeks         5 hour per day para

Miranda Winters           7 hour per day para



ADJOURNMENT: The regular meeting adjourned at 9:35 pm




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Mr. Rob Champlin, Chairman                                        Cathy Cooper, Clerk