September 16, 2015 | Kimberly



September 16, 2015

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Higdem moved to enter executive session at 7:00 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. Champlin asked for a roll call: Mr. Champlin – yes, Mr. Higdem – yes, Mr. Giles – yes.  Mr. Higdem moved to exit executive session at 7:35 p.m. and Mr. Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 3–0.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Champlin at 7:35 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Giles, Mr. Champlin, and Mr. Higdem. Mr. Nield was absent. Zone 3 is still vacant. Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, district clerk; Mrs. Wirtz, business manager; Mrs. Senecal, HS principal; Mr. Schvaneveldt, MS principal; Mrs. Garner, ES principal; Sara Crystal, curriculum director; Roxanne Mumm, food service director and Ted Wasko, maintenance/transportation director were also in attendance.

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

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


Assessment and Curriculum report – Sara Crystal presented 2014-2015 Testing Data. Assessments help educators determine student strengths and areas of growth which guides instructional and curricular decisions.  Kimberly students consistently score higher than the state averages as indicated by ISAT, SAT, and ACT scores.

HEARING OF VISITORS: Tonight’s audience included Chris Reed from Zion’s Bank and 3 KHS seniors for a government class assignment.


FINANCIAL REPORT: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the August, 2015 financial report including investment pool statements.  Auditors will present the FY15 report at the October meeting.  FY16 revenue increases are expected with a 1 or 2 unit adjustment, an increased beginning balance, and higher lottery bond equalization monies. The motion carried 3-0.


  1. Zone 3 Vacancy – No interest in this vacancy to date. After 90 days the vacancy can be filled outside the zone.


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

Approve district invoices for Sept., 2016.

  • Approve school invoices.
  • Approve food service expenditures.
  • Approve August 19, and September 8, 2015 meeting minutes.
  • Approve the following agreements:
  • Community Outreach Counseling
  • Mahlke Hunsaker and Co. FY16 & FY17 engagement letter
  • Silverback Learning
  • Sale of surplus pallets; HP3800 Printer Fuser: HP 3500 Printer Transfer Kit.
  • Approve U of I student teacher Derek Jones w/ Heather Hopkins this spring.


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

APPROVE TEACHER LEADERSHIP PREMIUM PLAN: Curtis Giles moved to approve the Teacher Leadership Plan as submitted. The state is providing $850 per FTE. It is estimated that KSD will receive $82,144 for leadership positions. Mr. Higdem seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.

DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLAN - Mr. Higdem moved to post the current District Strategic / Long Range Plan by the Oct. 1 deadline.  At the October board meeting “show growth” will be added to the goal that Kimberly students score higher than the state. Mr. Giles seconded. The motion carried 3-0.

FY16 FUND RAISING CALENDAR: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the FY16 fund raising calendar as submitted annually. The motion carried 3-0.

REVISE POLICY 2312R COPYRIGHT: Dane Higdem moved to approve revision to copyright policy 2312R to be consistent with intellectual rights policy 5471 as a 1st and final reading. Curtis Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.

2013 BOND BALANCE MONEY: Dane Higdem moved to backfill the plant facilities account with remaining bond monies to help with the purchase of the modular classrooms. The motion carried 3-0.

ZION’S COMMERCIAL CARDS: After a presentation by Chris Reed of Zion’s Bank, Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the process to set up a Zion’s Bank Commercial Card program. The line of credit will be set at $200,000 initially but could be amended by the board. This program earns cash rewards; streamlines accounts payable; is convenient, customizable and secure. Visa covers fraud issues. The motion carried 3-0.

FY16 SCHOOL FEES: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the FY16 fund raiser calendar retroactively as submitted.  The PTSO and Booster club dues will be removed from this list. The motion carried 3-0.


  • Ted Wasko is the new P&Z chair for the City of Kimberly
  • KMS has added 2nd teams for cut sports i.e. Volleyball now has a red team and a white team. Looking for ways to pay for 2nd team coaches
  • CTA &  STARR are helping to develop a time line for a possible May bond election
  • City of Kimberly plans a sewer bond election and Rock Creek Fire District is also on the ballot
  • ISBA Coeur d’Alene Convention November 11-13
  • Student Wellness Building committees will meet next week. Mental health concerns will be on the agenda.
  • Back to School professional development was well received, maybe even BEST EVER!


Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the personnel report. The motion carried 3-0.


Hannah Mitchell           Part-time Para

Terri Rider                    Part-time Para

Staci Carter                  Part-time Para

Ailene Johnson             Part-time Para


Christine Hayes           Food Service

ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Giles moved to adjourn at 9:05 pm and the motion carried 3-0.