June 2015

The Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of the month. Below is a summary of the most recent meeting which was June 9, 2015. 


Superintendent David Peterson and Finance Director Randy Dewey reviewed highlights of the district’s projected revenue and expenditures for the 2015-16 school and spending priorities and limitations. The Board also discussed a proposal from the Nampa Mayor for an increase in financial support from the district for School Resource Officers.

A work session item — revised Finance Policies — was moved to a future meeting because of time constraints.



Superintendent Peterson asked for the Board to make revisions to the agenda in the revised Finance Policies, which was removed, and a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Nampa, Storm Water Program.


No one signed up to speak at the hearing.


  • Gem Prep Charter Petition – Five people spoke during the public hearing on the proposed charter petition. After the hearing closed, the Board voted 5-0 to refer the petition to the Idaho Charter School Commission.

  • Idaho Arts Charter School Performance Report – The Board approved the annual performance report for the school.

  • Idaho Arts School Charter (IACS) Amendment – IACS Jackie Collins talked the school’s desire to expand its enrollment during the next five years made possible with a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.  


Schools of Choice Committee Report – Students Services Administrator Kim Eimers reviewed a report and recommendation from the committee commissioned in the fall by Superintendent David Peterson to consider how the district might prepare to offer innovative options to its stakeholders that result in high levels of success for students and benefits to the community.    

School Resource Officers – The Board discussed the proposed changes in SRO staffing/funding proposed by the Mayor Bob Henry. No action was taken

Alternative Schools Update – The Board approved naming the school formed from the consolidation of Parkview/Ridgeline alternative schools Union High School. Union High School’s mascot will be a fox and its colors are purple, silver, and black. The school will be located in the former Sunny Ridge site.

Monthly Budget Status Report



The Board approved the following items on its Consent Agenda:

  • Minutes: Regular Board Meeting – May 12, 2015

  • Monthly Personnel Report

  • Canyon County Statement of Receipts April 30, 2015

  • Accounts Payable & Student Activity Funds Reports

  • Nutrition Services Bread Products Award July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

  • Nutrition Services Food Products Award July – December 2015

  • Nutrition Services Milk Products Award July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

  • Authorization to Dispose of Excess Curricular Materials

  • Columbia High School Fall and Winter Athletic Schedule 2015-16 School Year

  • Nampa High School Athletic Schedule 2015-16 School Year

  • Skyview High School Athletic Schedule 2015-16 School Year

  • Out of State Trip Request, Columbia High School Marching Band, Sunset Classic, Portland, Oregon, October 23, 2015 through October 25, 2015

  • Out of State Trip Request, Columbia, Nampa and Skyview High Schools National Forensic Debate Competition, Dallas, Texas, June 13, 2015 through June 20, 2015


An item called Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Nampa, Storm Water Program was removed from the Consent Agenda and the Board authorized the superintendent to move forward with the MOU after a word change.


The Board approved the sale of a Revenue Anticipation Note of $3.5 million.   The RAN is necessary to allow the district to borrow funds to cover operating costs pending revenue distribution from the state.    


  • Outgoing Nampa Education Association President Jaimee Hoesing introduced incoming NEA President Kris Carte.

  • Trustees thanked Student Services and Assessment Director Kim Eimers for her service to the district. Kim has accepted a position outside of the district.


The board adjourned to executive session to discuss negotiations and legal services.