August 15, 2018

 

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met in regular session at 7:05 p.m. on August 15, 2018 at the Aberdeen School District Office in Aberdeen, Idaho. 

 

DELEGATION AND PATRON INPUT

Chris Pratt requested the Board to reinstate the cross country interscholastic program.  He would volunteer his time to drive students that participated in this program to the events.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM

Chairman Elaine Blik opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m.  Present were Todd Lowder and Sherrie Mauroner.  A quorum was established.  Mike Shackelford was absent and David Wahlen arrived at 7:08 p.m. 

 

SUPERINTENDENT and ADMINISTATOR REPORTS

Mrs. Ward went over her written report.  She highlighted that she would like to welcome all the faculty, staff and students back to school and that the district is looking forward to a great new year. The new high school has been completed and she believes the faculty and students will be very pleased with the new building.  Open house for the new high school will be from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on August 16th.  Patrons are invited to visit the new building during those hours.  The students will cut the ribbon at the entrance of the new high school on the first day of school, August 17th at 8:00 am.  The theme will be “It’s Cool to be in School”.  Everyone will be given an “Otter Pop”.  She would like to encourage everyone to vote for our plant facility levy held on August 28th.  These funds pay for the maintenance of our buildings and the purchase of equipment to maintain our buildings.

Mrs. Mennear did not have a written report.  She commented that she is excited about the new teachers in the middle school this year and volleyball starting soon.  The middle school will have a retreat doing team obstacle shooting with a lunch and meeting at her house in Blackfoot.

Mr. Pincock did not have a written report.  He commented that the new high school building looks great and most of the technology works.  The teachers are excited about the new school too.  Teachers have been busy organizing and putting things away in their classroom.  The part-time teachers have helped with scheduling.

Mrs. Colton went over her written report.  The students’ first day for orientation is Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th is a full day.  The building looks great and she thanked the custodians that painted and cleaned all summer.  This year’s book study is A Simplified Life by Emily Ley.  She added that the teacher retreat will be miniature golf for the elementary school.

Mr. Vaughn discussed his written report and highlighted that Kristina McClurg and Laura Park, the new special education teacher will be able to view a new teacher training entitled “Getting Started” on August 14th from the State Department of Education.  New special education curriculum will be purchased this year for the Early Childhood Special Education program.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

There was an addition to the agenda adding Business Item-Actions VIII-J:  Approve Reinstating the Cross Country Program for the School District.

 

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the agenda as amended.  The motion passed.

 

CONSENT ITEMS-ACTIONS

The following consent items were presented:

Approval of July 11th Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of July 30th Special Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of July 2018 Claims and June 30th 2018 Year-End Claims

July 2018 Financial Report (Preliminary- Prior to EOY Audit)

County Tax Report

 

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve Consent Items- Actions 7 (A-E).  The motion passed.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS-ACTIONS

Board Polices for Approval:

210- Composition of the Board. 240–School District Trustee Zones.  242 – Trustee Qualifications.  244 – Trustee Nomination and Election.  246 – Trustee Vacancy. 264 – Annual Meeting of the Board.  266 – Regular Meetings of the Board.  268 – Special Meetings of the Board.  406 – Investigating and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse, Abandonment or Neglect.  411 – Personnel Files. 446 – Negotiated Agreement Terms.  541 – Prohibition of Weapons.  566 – Student Suicide Prevention. 720- Activity Busing 810 – Budget Planning and Adoption.

 

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the listed Board policies for approval with additional language on policy 720- Activity Busing.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Hiring Chaney Upton as a Part-Time Science/Math High School Teacher

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve hiring Chaney Upton as a part-time science/math high school teacher.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Hiring Amber Tilley as a Part-Time English/Speech High School Teacher

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve hiring Amber Tilley as a part-time English/Speech high school teacher.  The motion passed.

 

Approve 2018-2019 Certified and Classified Staff List

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the 2018-2019 certified and classified staff list.  The motion passed.

 

Approve the Alternative Authorization Form for Laura Park

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the alternative authorization form for Laura Park.  The motion passed.

 

 

 

Approve the Alternative Authorization Form for Kristina McClurg

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the alternative authorization form for Kristina McClurg.  The motion passed

 

Approve Donating the Remaining Dirt Pile Located Between Fremont and Custer, 6th West and Power Line Road to the City of Aberdeen after Completion of the High School Construction Project

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve donating the remaining dirt pile located between Fremont and Custer, 6th West and Power Line Road to the City of Aberdeen after completion of the high school construction project.  The motion passed.

 

Approve 2018-2019 Safety Busing List/Bus Routes

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Truste Lowder to approve the 2018-2019 safety busing list and bus routes.  The motion passed.

 

Approve the Aberdeen School District 2018-2019 Student Handbook

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve the Aberdeen School District 2018-2019 student handbook.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Reinstating the Cross Country Program for the School District

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to reinstate the cross country program for the school district.  The motion passed.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS-DISCUSSION

Discuss Auditorium Name

There was discussion on keeping the already named auditorium the same and naming the theater the Wayne Millett Theater.  Trustee Wahlen proposed forming a committee to plan events at the new auditorium, with a Trustee assigned, each nominating a member for the committee.

Discuss Tubbs Property

The Board discussed purchasing the Tubbs property located behind the high school near the track and maintenance building.  They would like to have a walk-through of the property during the second week of September after the plant facility levy vote on August 28th, 2018.

Discuss High School Incentives

A longer lunch of an additional twenty minutes for high school students that maintain grades of A’s and B’s was proposed as an incentive. 

Discuss ISBA Convention in Boise

The Idaho School Board Association Convention will be in Boise on November 13th through the 16th.  Board members interested will need to let Superintendent Ward know as soon as possible so she can register and reserve hotel rooms for the convention.

 

TRUSTEE INPUT

Trustee Mauroner is excited for the new school year and school sports starting again.

Trustee Lowder would like to thank Mayor Barrett for helping to make our new school the best it can be with paved roads and parking.  He feels positive about the new school year.

Trustee Wahlen thanked the Board for their patience with him as a new Trustee learning his responsibilities.  He enjoys the enthusiasm at the school.

Trustee Blik is also excited about the new school year and appreciates the Board members taking time off work to fulfill their responsibilities as Trustees and working together.  She appreciates the district office for the work they do and is looking forward to good things and an awesome year.

 

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 pm.  The motion passed.

 

Clerk:                                                                         Approved by Board of Trustees:                               

 

 

Chairperson: