December 19, 2018

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met as a quorum in the Aberdeen school cafeteria on Wednesday December 19th, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. to hand out turkeys to employees of the school district, followed by regular session at the Aberdeen School District Office in Aberdeen, Idaho.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM

Chairman Elaine Blik opened the regular Board meeting at 4:10 p.m.  Present were Todd Lowder, Mike Shackelford, Sherrie Mauroner and David Wahlen.  A quorum was established.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance

 

DELEGATION AND PATRON INPUT

Assistant wrestling coach Julie Beck discussed problems with the eligibility policy for the wrestling team. She asked that the Board provide an exception for two students that are currently ineligible to be able to attend the wrestling tournament in Boise on January 4th and 5th.  There was further discussion with High School Principal Travis Pincock on the eligibility policy.

 

SUPERINTENDENT and ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

Superintendent Ward discussed her written report.  The final walk-through with Construction Services, Inc. for the auditorium is scheduled for December 21st and the final inspection will be on January 3rd.  She is excited and grateful to all those who helped with the building of our new high school.  The school safety inspection was completed and the district will work on areas identified during the upcoming year.  The district office will be closed December 20th through January 1st and she would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and looks forward to a great new year.  She added that she appreciates the district office and administrators and thanked Mr. Millett for the Christmas concert gala held on December 17th.   

 

Travis Pincock went over his written report and highlighted the new auditorium looks great.  Rhett Peck did his senior project by putting on a Mr. Aberdeen High School competition.  It was a great show with many contributing to the event. 

 

Ann Mennear discussed her written report.  She highlighted the Chain Link Challenge and food collection project for the Aberdeen Food Bank has begun.  The middle school received two very large donations and was able to meet and exceed their goal of $5,000 for a total of $6,200.  The traditional Student Appreciation breakfast was held on December 19th, 2018.  The kids were served donuts and hot chocolate for breakfast prior to going to class.  Prior to Data Day on December 7th, 2018, parents of students who had F’s due to missing assignments were asked to bring their child to school on the 7th to complete missing work.  The parents were very supportive of this request and thirty kids showed up to finish their missing work.

 

Robi Jo Colton discussed her written report.  She thanked Country Boyz Pizza for the free personal pizza each month for students who have 100% math homework completed.  She thanked Wallace Drug for the free ice cream cones for citizenship/perfect attendance each month.

 

 David Vaughn went over his written report and highlighted that students in 4th and 8th grade will be taking the National Assessment of Education Process in February.  This assessment is done every other year.  The graduation appeal results are in and our school moved up to 93% of students who attended Aberdeen in the four-year period graduated.  He wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

There was a change in the agenda to add executive session to discuss personnel.  A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve the agenda as amended.  The motion passed.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

The following consent items were presented:

Approval of November Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of November 2018 Claims

November 2018 Financial Report

County Tax Report

Building Budget Reports

Out of State/Overnight Trip Requests

High School:  Music- 1/4 Salt Lake City, UT

Wrestling- 12/14- 12/15 Malad, ID (approved in November moved from Twin Falls, ID to Malad, ID)

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve Consent Items A-F as presented.  The motion passed.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS-ACTIONS

Approve November-December 2018 New Hires

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve the November and December 2018 new hires.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Resolution Calling for Plant Facility Levy Election on March 12th 2019

I motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to table approving the resolution calling for a plant facility levy election on March 12th 2019 until the regular January Board meeting.  The motion passed.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS-DISCUSSION

Policies for December Review-January Approval:  355 – Health or State/National Emergency Plan, 402 – Criminal History Checks for Employees, Volunteers and Contractors, 633 – Advanced Opportunities – (Travis is working with teachers on this policy)

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

 

Plant Facility 2013-2019 Expenditures

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

 

 

High School 2019 Graduation Location

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

 

TRUSTEE INPUT

Trustee Mauroner is excited about the new auditorium.  She appreciates everyone’s hard work and what they do for the students.  She wished everyone a merry Christmas.

Trustee Wahlen appreciates everyone and the discussion in the Board meetings.  He appreciates the school activities and the new auditorium and wished everyone a merry Christmas.

Trustee Shackelford thanked Superintendent Ward and Constructions Services Inc. for their work on the high school construction project and wished everyone a merry Christmas.

Trustee Lowder wished everyone a merry Christmas.

Trustee Blik thanked the office people and administrators for the work they do.  She is excited to see the construction project come to an end and the auditorium is wonderful.  She appreciates the open discussion at meetings and hopes the people can be open and honest with each other.  She appreciates Superintendent Ward and the district office for their work and is amazed at how they come up with solutions to things that come up.  She appreciates the school administrators and how they are in touch with their kids and try to help them in this part of their life.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 6:35 p.m. a motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Shackelford that the Board of Trustees of School District No. 58 recess from an open meeting into executive session pursuant to Section 67-2345, Idaho Code, in order to discuss Section 67-2345: (Subsection b-Personnel); and that following the executive session the Board will reconvene in public session for the purpose of conducting further business or for adjournment of the meeting. 

 

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed and the executive session adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

 

No further motions were made subsequent to returning to open session from executive session.  A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed and the regular session meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

 

 

Clerk:                                                              Approved by Board of Trustees:                               

 

 

Chairperson: