December 20, 2017 | Kimberly

 
KIMBERLY SCHOOL DISTRICT 414
KIMBERLY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
December 20, 2017
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION: - No Executive session at this meeting
 
Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mr. Nield at 7:00 p.m. Present were trustees Mr. Giles, Mr. Nield, and Mr. Higdem. Mr. Champlin and Mr. Black were not present. Also in attendance were Mr. Schroeder, Superintendent; Mrs. Cooper, District Clerk; Laurie Wirtz, Business Manager; Keelie Campbell, Director of Programs; Megan Garner, Elementary Principal; and Jake Massey, Elementary Vice-Principal.
 
AGENDA: Mr. Giles moved to approve the amended agenda. Mr. Higdem seconded the motion.  The personnel report was amended. The motion carried 3–0.
 
FLAG SALUTE:  Everyone stood and participated in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
REPORTS
No Reports scheduled for this meeting.
 
HEARING OF VISITORS: Darin Gonzales, KEA president thanked the board for the Christmas bonus and he appreciates the professional and positive actions of the staff. This year they adopted 3 families for Christmas.
 
CORRESPONDENCE:
  • Thank you cards from many staff members for the KBOA Christmas certificates 
 
FINANCIAL REPORT: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the November, 2017 financial report and investment pool statements. The motion carried 3-0.
 
OLD BUSINESS
Building Project Update: Larry from STARR reported that the new elementary school building is closed in, lockable, and drywall and taping starts next week. The project is 1-2 weeks ahead of schedule.
 
BOND SALE RESOLUTION: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion authorizing the issuance and providing for the sale of general obligation bonds, series 2018 of School District #414, TF County, State of Idaho, delegating authority to approve the terms and provisions of the bonds, authorizing advertisement for competitive sale of the bonds, and providing for related matters. The motion carried 3-0.
 
TRANSITION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS: The Transition Committee recommendations to the board included and were approved by the board individually:
  • Dane Higdem moved to approve the recommended elementary school boundary which begins at the railroad tracks on N 3300 between Kimberly Road and Orchard; going East using the railroad as the boundary until the point Emerald St would intersect with the railroad; going South until the intersection of Emerald and Center St; going East along Center St. that transitions to HWY 30 to the Kimberly/Hansen boundary at N 3700 E. This boundary represents equity in enrollment and economic parity. The motion carried 3-0.
  • Dane Higdem moved to approve Stricker Elementary as the name of the new school. Curtis Giles seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-1 with Mr. Giles voting no.
  • Dane Higdem moved that both schools would have the Bulldogs as their mascot. Curtis Giles seconded the motion and the motion carried 3-0
  • Dane Higdem moved that both schools have red, white and black as their school colors. Curtis Giles seconded the motion and the motion carried 3-0.
 
SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY RESOLUTION: A supplemental levy election was discussed. Mr. Schroeder will include a resolution with ballot wording on the January Board agenda. Deadline for a March election is January 22, 2018.
 
2nd READING OF POLICY 5127 STAFF REPORTING ARREST AND CONVICTIONS: This item was tabled and will be brought back in January. Must meet federal law on drug conviction reporting.
 
NEW BUSINESS
CONSENT AGENDA: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem 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 November 15th meeting minutes
  • Approve the following grants: ID STEM Action Center for KMS Computer Science Device ($9,920.50); DuPont Pioneer CASE Grant – AG Department ($1,500); and Seagraves Family Foundation Math Calculators and /Geometry books ($8,900).
  • Approve change in Vivace Disneyland, CA trip to SLC April 26-28, 2018 due to conflict with Prom.
  • Approve updated fund raising calendar adding the curriculum department soliciting door prizes for Migrant/ELL PAC Night and the 4th Annual Caring for our Teacher Day.
  • Approve the sale or disposal of surplus items – pallets; student desks; teacher desks; tables and other classroom furnishings in the grange; wood from old barn for building a chicken coop and pen.
 
 
DISCUSSION / AGENDA ITEMS
APPROVE ADDITIONAL INVOICES: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve the additional invoices for November, 2017. The motion carried 3-0.
 
APPROVE ALTERNATIVE AUTHORIZATION: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve an Alternative Authorization for Keri Coats who is currently enrolled in the ABCTE program. Ms. Coats is teaching 5th grade replacing Mrs. Stallings whose husband received a promotion and moved to Seattle. The motion carried 3-0.
 
APPROVE EMERGENCY PROVISIONAL AUTHORIZATION FOR RACHELLE MUELLER: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve an Emergency Provisional Authorization for Rachelle Mueller. Ms. Mueller has changed from the ABCTE program to a WGU college plan to earn her teaching certificate in 2 years. Her prerequisites will be completed by this summer. The motion carried 3-0.
 
SENIOR PROJECT EARLY RELEASE DAY: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve a School Calendar change for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to an early release day. This is to support a plan submitted by Jan Hall that all teachers have the opportunity to participate, judge or watch Senior Projects. The motion carried 3-0.
 
APPROVE PURCHASE OF NEW SCHOOL BUS PER CURRENT BUS DEPRECIATION PLAN: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to authorize Superintendent Schroeder to proceed with an additional new bus purchase depending on advice of attorney Tim Stover re: a direct purchase through the state consortium or traditional bid process. The motion carried 3-0.
 
APPROVE 1ST READING OF DISTRICT POLICY 1310: Dane Higdem moved and Curtis Giles seconded the motion to approve a first and final reading revising policy 1310 that the Board of Trustees, with a majority vote, may adapt and amend policies as a first and final reading. It was noted that this is good to have but should not be the norm. The motion carried 3-0.
 
APPROVE 1ST READING TO RETIRE POLICY 3640 AND 3640P AND REPLACE WITH 3060 EDUCATION OF HOMELESS CHILDREN: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the retiring of Policy 3640 and 3640P and replace with Policy 3060 aligning with the ISBA policy manual. The motion carried 3-0.
 
APPROVE 1ST READING OF REVISION TO POLICY 6110 SUPERINTENDENT: This revision adds wording to meet current Idaho Code adding an evaluation portion including multiple measures of student achievement to the Superintendent’s evaluation. Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the 1st reading. The motion carried 3-0.
 
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:
  • Day on the Hill will be February 19-20, 2018
  • Calendar committee has met and recommend a calendar that is consistent year to year
  • Meeting with Legislators and a District IV Task force is forming re: teacher shortage
  • Board Clerk Transition – interviewing tomorrow
  • Good Stories to Share: So proud of our teachers, staff and students!
 
PERSONNEL REPORT:
Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to approve the amended personnel report The motion carried 3-0.
 
HIRE:
 
Caleb Morris                 7th grade boys’ basketball white team coach
Suzy Harper                 KMS Soccer Coach
Nathan Cook                KMS Soccer Coach (current maintenance employee)
Keri Coats                     5th grade teacher
 
 
 
RESIGNATIONS / RETIREMENTS:
 
Mike Hawes                  part-time bus driver
 
 
ADJOURNMENT: Curtis Giles moved and Dane Higdem seconded the motion to adjourn the regular meeting at 9:05 pm. The motion carried 3-0.