September 20, 2017 | Kimberly



September 20, 2017


Executive Session 6:30 p.m.


EXECUTIVE SESSION: No executive session was needed


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, and Mr. Black. Mr Nield and Mr. Higdem were out of town on business. Also in attendance were Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, District Clerk; Laurie Wirtz, Business Manager; Keelie Campbell, Director of Programs; Matt Schvaneveldt, Middle School Principal (after ball game supervision); 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. Black seconded the motion.  The motion carried 3–0.


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



FFA NATIONAL CONVENTION: Mr. Maxwell and 6 student participants were in attendance to let the board know how excited they were for the opportunity to attend National Convention in Indianapolis, IN October 24-28th. The students were looking forward to leadership workshops to help them improve. Total cost is $1,100 per student. The board agreed to contributing $100 per student (see consent agenda).


MUSICAL THEATRE: Emma Hyde, Gabriel McDonald and Lilly McNamar announced Bye, Bye Birdie as their Spring Production to be held April 2-7. They requested permission to rent the Roper Auditorium and were excited about the large stage. They asked the board to focus as much on music and the arts as sports. It was obvious they were very passionate about the benefits of arts on education. Mr. Champlin suggested that they also request funding for their production from the Foundation (see consent agenda).


BOARD PD: School Board Policy vs. Procedure was reviewed. Policy is approved by the board. Procedure does not need to be adopted by the board.


HEARING OF VISITORS: Many were in attendance tonight.



  • None


FINANCIAL REPORT: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve the August, 2017 financial report and investment pool statements. Mrs. Wirtz mentioned that the audit may be available at the October board meeting. The motion carried 3-0.



Building Project Update: Jason Derricott, from STARR reported that the new elementary school project is slightly ahead of schedule. The building is framed, the grass is in, the east side is “buttoned up” and the roof is going up on the center of the building. CTA has drawings done with the changes approved last month on the revitalization project. At this time we are $30,000 over budget but Jason believes this will improve as bids come in.


2ND READING TO REVISE POLICY 5227 DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: Curtis Giles moved and Matt Black seconded the motion to approve Policy 5227 and update the corresponding procedure to indicate that employee must inform their immediate supervisor of a drug conviction within 1 business day. The motion carried 3-0.


The board would like to explore a separate policy regarding a staff reporting requirement for arrests, charges, civil vs criminal? Mr. Schroeder will research this topic.


St Luke’s Athletic Training Service Agreement: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve the AT Service Agreement with St. Luke’s including that the compensation amount will be reviewed annually. The motion carried 3-0.



CONSENT AGENDA: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve the following consent agenda items. The motion carried 3-0.


  • Approve district invoices
  • Approve school invoices
  • Approve food service expenditures
  • Approve August 16th meeting minutes
  • Approve out of state travel to Indianapolis for the FFA state convention Oct. 24-28, 2017. The board authorized $100 per student attending (6)
  • Approve and authorize $2,200 payment for Roper Auditorium rental for Musical Theatre’s Spring Production of Bye Bye Birdie in April
  • MOU/Contracts: Positive Connections
  • Sale of surplus items –pallets




APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve the additional invoices for August, 2017. The motion carried 3-0.


APPROVE FUND RAISING CALENDAR FOR FY18: Matthew Black moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the FY18 fund raising calendar as submitted. The motion carried 3-0.


ACCEPT/REJECT BIDS FOR SALE OF 1995 FORD F-250 POWERSTROKE DIESEL PICKUP: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to accept the highest bid of $7,200. If that should fall through they approved contacting the 2nd highest bidder of $5,500. The motion carried 3-0.


FY18 LITERACY and FY18 CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PLANS (CIP): Matthew Black moved and Cutis Giles seconded the motion to approve the Literacy Plan for FY18 as submitted by Tori Larsen, Literacy Intervention Specialist to, and funded by, the State Department of Education. Also approved was the Continuous Improvement Plan as submitted by Curriculum Director Sara Crystal. The state sets improvement goals per grade level (does not follow students). This plan is posted to the Kimberly School District website. The motion carried 3-0.


1ST READING POLICY 7330 REVISION TO CREDIT CARD POLICY: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve revision to the credit card policy with defined controls. The motion carried 3-0.


1ST READING FOR ADOPTION OF POLICY 2170 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION SERVICES AND ACCOMPANING PROCEDURE 2170P: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading of Policy 2170 with last minute changes as submitted by Mrs. Keelie Campbell adding creitria for personal care and CBRS workers. The motion carried 3-0.


1st READING ADOPTION OF POLICY 3435 SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT: Curtis Giles moved and Matthew Black seconded the motion to approve 1st reading of Policy 3435 as submitted by Keelie Campbell including appropriate use of seclusion and restraint. The motion carried 3-0.



  • Transition and Revitalization committees continue to meet and work on Elementary School names and boundaries.
  • ISBA Convention is in Coeur d’Alene Nov. 8-10. Travel plans have been made.
  • Administrative Goal Setting will be held September 30 to review philosophy and challenges.
  • ISBA Fall Meeting Sept. 28 at Jerome HS.
  • Current enrollment numbers at 1,995.
  • Good Stories to Share: MS Girls Talk with Nikki Mathews helping flood victims in TX J; Mr. Schvaneveldt taking birthday selfies with students is quite popular; and Mr. Schroeder thanked building principals and leadership team for a smooth start to this school year!



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





Natalie Anderson          Kindergarten Para (7 hrs)

Trish Scarrow               Kindergarten Para (3.5 hrs)

Christopher Ahlm         Bowling coach                         

Valerie Sudweeks         Para (5 hrs)

Leesa Mueller               Para (7 hrs)

Morgan Butler               Para  (6.5 hrs)






Tenisha Hoptowit         5 hour per day para to sub

Tiffany Martinez            Head Cook



ADJOURNMENT: The regular meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm




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Mr. Rob Champlin, Chairman                                        Cathy Cooper, Clerk