October 17, 2018

                                 

 

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at the Aberdeen School District Office in Aberdeen, Idaho.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM

Vice-Chairman Mike Shackelford opened the meeting at 5:31 p.m.  Present were Sherrie Mauroner and Todd Lowder.  Chairman Elaine Blik was absent. A quorum was established. David Wahlen arrived at 5:35 p.m. 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance

 

DELEGATION AND PATRON INPUT

Wayne Millett thanked the Board for their support of the new auditorium.  He commented that everything the Aberdeen Arts Council does ultimately goes back to the school.  Mr. Millett provided a handout of how the auditorium administration was completed in other local school districts.  Mr. Millett proposed being the manager and Glenda Brien being the secretary to manage scheduling events at the new auditorium.

Marci Bradley requested that the Board meet with the teachers again like they did last year in an executive session.  The Board agreed to an executive session meeting with certified teachers on November 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Middle School Library.

 

SUPERINTENDENT AND ADMINISTRATORS’ REPORTS

Mrs. Ward reviewed her written report.  She spoke with the County Commissioner concerning the ability of emergency personnel to communicate in our high school buildings.  The district received a bid to make it possible for the communication to occur and this will cost approximately $45,000.  She has not heard back yet from this meeting with the County Commissioner.  She highlighted the middle school will be getting a new communication and bell system.  Everything has been ordered and the middle school is waiting for the equipment to be delivered and installed.  The installation is scheduled to be done on October 18th.  She added that the election date is November 6th which will include our plant facility levy to be voted on.

Mr. Pincock was absent. His written report is available for review from the district office 2018-2019 board meeting minute attachments.

Ms. Mennear was absent.  Her written report is available for review from the district office 2018-2019 board meeting minute attachments.

Ms. Colton discussed her written report and highlighted that the Veteran’s Day assembly and book fair is November 7th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Parent/teacher conferences are on November 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and parents are welcome to purchase items from our book fair.  The elementary school has been accepted to participate in the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.  The grant provides the resources to support Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) implementation.  Our fantastic maintenance crew painted four-square games on the black top.  She asked Mr. Vaughn to teach the game to the students.  She also ordered ‘Buckle Up’ signs that Gary and Troy posted for the school over the Harvest Break.

Mr. Vaughn reviewed his written report and highlighted the ISAT growth from the 2016-2017 to the 2017-2018 school year report.  He has created a chart showing students divided by race and added ELL students which show how language acquisition can affect ISAT scores.    Jason Balls is our new Occupational Therapist and will be meeting with students once per month.  He will also set up goals and help with accommodations for students to be served throughout the month.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

 

CONSENT ITEMS

The following consent items were presented:

Approval of September Regular Meeting minutes

Approval of October 2nd Special Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of September 2018 Claims

September 2018 Financial Report

County Tax Report

Building Budget Reports

 

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve Consent Items 7 A-F as listed on the agenda.  The motion passed.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS-ACTIONS

Policies for Approval:   216 – Duties of Board Officers, 276 – Access to Public Records, 277 – Record Retention and Destruction, 633 – Advanced Opportunities, 871 – Storage and Retrieval of Business Records

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to table policy 633- Advanced Opportunities and to approve policies 216 – Duties of Board Officers, 276 – Access to Public Records, 277 – Record Retention and Destruction and 871 – Storage and Retrieval of Business Records.  The motion passed.                                                                                       

 

Approve September/October 2018 New Hires

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the  September and October 2018 new hires.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Correction to September 4th Special Session Minutes Election Date

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the correction to the September 4th special session minutes election date from November 13th, 2018 to November 6th, 2018.  The motion passed.

 

Approve the Purchase of a New Bus Using the State National Joint Powers Alliance Program

Transportation Supervisor Buck Copeland asked the Board to table the purchase of a new bus for one month so that he can review other options.  A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to table approval of purchasing a new bus for one month.  The motion passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS ITEMS-DISCUSSION

Policies for October Review – November Approval:                                                     

350 –  School Calendar, 355 – Health or State/National Emergency Plan, 400.10 – Idaho State Veteran Employment Preference, 400.10F – Veterans Preference Notice Form, 402 – Criminal History Checks for Employees, Volunteers and Contractors, 404 – Employer Recommendations, 404.50 – Information on Past Job Performance, 416 – Whistle Blower, 430 – Qualifications and Training Requirements of Instructional Paraprofessionals, 442 – Code of Ethics for Certificated Employees, 635 – Student Safety Measures

 

For review and discussion only.

 

Advanced Cabling Technologies Quote-Valcom IP Intercom

A bid was provided from Advanced Cabling Technologies for the replacement of the elementary school intercom, bell and clock system. 

 

For review and discussion only.

 

TRUSTEE INPUT

Trustee Mauroner traveled with the girls’ volleyball team.  They lost, but the game was a positive thing.  She appreciates the school teachers for what they do.

Trustee Wahlen appreciates Wayne Millett attending the Board meeting and he is excited about the new auditorium.  He said this will be a gem of Aberdeen.  He likes meeting with the teachers, and he is available if anyone wants to talk to him.

Trustee Lowder appreciates the work the teachers do.  The students reflect much better than what the state stats indicate.  The auditorium will be the focal point of our community and he misses Trustee Shackelford’s input when he can’t attend a Board meeting.

Trustee Shackelford apologized for missing the last two Board meetings.  He said many people in the community give a lot to the kids in sports and other activities and he appreciates their effort.  The school looks great and hopes the November 5th meeting with the teachers will be a good meeting.

 

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder.  The motion passed.  The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

Clerk:                                                                         Approved by Board of Trustees:                                

 

Chairperson: