January 16, 2019

 

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met for a regular Board meeting session at 5:30 p.m. on January 16, 2019 at the Aberdeen School District Office, 318 W. Washington, Aberdeen, Idaho. 

 

CALL TO ORDER, ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM & BOARD RESTRUCTURE

The meeting was called to order at 5:32 p.m. by Board Chairman Elaine Blik. Also present were Todd Lowder, Mike Shackelford, Sherrie Mauroner and David Wahlen.   A quorum was established. 

 

BOARD REORGANIZATION

Chairman Blik opened the floor for nominations for Chairman. Trustee Lowder nominated Elaine Blik to serve as Chairman. Trustee Lowder made the motion and Trustee Shackelford seconded the motion to elect Elaine Blik as Board Chairman. The motion passed.

 

Chairman Blik opened the floor for nominations for Vice-chairman. Trustee Shackelford nominated Todd Lowder to serve as Vice Chairman. Trustee Mauroner nominated Mike Shackelford to serve as Vice Chairman.  A secret ballot vote was held and Todd Lowder was elected to the office of Vice Chairman.  Trustee Blik made the motion and Trustee Shackelford seconded the motion to elect Todd Lowder as Vice Chairman.  The motion passed.

 

Chairman Blik opened the floor for nominations for Board Clerk.  Trustee Mauroner nominated Trustee Shackelford to serve as Board Clerk.  Trustee Shackelford nominated Trustee Mauroner to serve as Board Clerk.  A secret ballot vote was held and Mike Shackelford was elected to the office of Board Clerk.  Trustee Mauroner made the motion and Trustee Lowder seconded the motion to elect Mike Shackelford as Board Clerk.  The motion passed.

 

Chairman Blik opened the floor for nominations for Board Treasurer.  Trustee Mauroner nominated Trustee Wahlen to serve as Board Treasurer.  Trustee Wahlen nominated Trustee Mauroner to serve as Board Treasurer.  A secret ballot vote was held and Sherrie Mauroner was elected to the office of Board Treasurer.  Trustee Mauroner made the motion and Trustee Lowder seconded the motion to elect Trustee Mauroner to Board Treasurer.  The motion passed.

 

Chairman Blik opened the floor for nominations for Board Education Foundation Representative.  Trustee Shackelford nominated Trustee Wahlen for Board Education Foundation Representative.  Trustee Shackelford made the motion and Trustee Lowder seconded the motion to elect David Wahlen to the office of Board Education Foundation Representative.  The motion passed. 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

DELEGATION AND PATRON INPUT

School teachers Diana Sargent, Jennifer Krehbiel, Brock Rose and Cody Park discussed the eligibility policy for students participating in high school sports.

 

SUPERINTENDENT and ADMINISTATOR REPORTS

Superintendent Ward discussed her written report and highlighted that the final walk through in the new auditorium was finished and the district is very happy with the new building.  A celebration ceremony will be held in March.  We have a bus audit on January 21st-23rd and the health fair will be on January 16th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  She would like to thank the bus personnel for keeping our students safe to and from school.  She also thanked the custodial and maintenance staff for clearing the sidewalks and keeping our schools dry and clean during these winter months. 

 

Travis Pincock discussed his written report and highlighted that the middle school will be performing the musical James and the Giant Peach on January 11th and 14th.  He added that the auditorium is a wonderful and beautiful facility.

 

Ann Mennear went over her written report and highlighted the Health Fair will be Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.  She thanked Mrs. Ingersoll and the 7th grade students for their hard work on this.  The 7th and 8th grade students will be visiting ISU and ISU Vo-Tech on January 17th, 2019.  They will be able to spend time visiting one or two specific programs at Vo-Tech that they are interested in, and will be able to eat lunch on campus.  College and Career Ready funding is paying for the 8th grade students and Gear Up is paying for the 7th grade students.  Mrs. Ingersoll has been working with the 7th grade students after school completing a STEM challenge as part of Gear Up.  The students built an igloo that will fit four students using only cardboard and materials in a MakeDo Kit provided by Gear Up.  It’s been really fun to watch the different students who are participating.

 

Robi Jo Colton discussed her written report.  Teachers are evaluating and meeting weekly to decide on the ELA curriculum adoption.  The elementary school hopes to have decisions by February with a curriculum open-house, and to present to the Board in March or April to approve new curriculum.  She thanked Gary & Troy for fixing the smell in the elementary building. 

 

David Vaughn discussed his written report.  Andrea Cox from Special Education Support and Technical Assistance (SESTA) is returning to train our elementary teachers in managing behavior with difficult students on January 18th.  Our paraprofessionals are going to be invited to attend with the teachers as part of their monthly training.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

There was an addition to the agenda to review alternative credits for student A under Business Items – Actions 9G. A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the agenda as amended.  The motion passed.

 

CONSENT ITEMS

The following consent items were presented:

Approval of December Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of January 8th Special Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of December 2018 Claims

December 2018 Financial Report

County Tax Report

Building and Budget Reports

 

Overnight/Out of State Travel – High School Wrestling Pocatello 2/21-2/23

 

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

 

BUSINESS ITEMS

 

Policies for Approval:  355- Health or State/National Emergency Plan, 402 – Criminal History Checks for Employees, Volunteers and Contractors, 633 – Advanced Opportunities, 720 – Activity Busing, 838 – Activity Funds.

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the Board policies as presented.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Superintendents Contract

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve Superintendent Ward’s contract.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Bus Bid for New 72 Passenger School Bus

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the bus bid from Western Mountain Bus & Auto Sales for a new Thomas 72 passenger school bus.  The motion passed.

 

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

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the resolution calling for a plant facility levy election to be held on March 12th, 2019.  The motion passed.

 

Approve December and January New Hires

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

 

Set Time and Date for FY 2019-2020 Board Meetings

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the time and date for the FY 2019-2020 Board meetings.  The motion passed.

 

Review Alternative Credits for Student A

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the alternative credits for Student A.  The motion passed.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS – DISCUSSION

 

Discuss FY 2019-2020 School Calendar

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

 

 

 

TRUSTEE INPUT

Trustee Wahlen thanked the teachers that came to the meeting to discuss student eligibility in high school sports.  He appreciates the administrators and their difficult tasks they do.  He is excited about the new auditorium and added that not all education takes place in the classroom.

 

Trustee Shackelford appreciates the teachers sharing their views and is happy about the completion of the high school construction project. 

 

Trustee Mauroner thanked the teachers, administrators, busing and maintenance department and staff for the work they do.  We have a good community and the school cares for what is best for the kids.

 

Trustee Lowder appreciates the comments from the teachers and the focus on the students.  Taking responsibility for themselves is important for the students to learn.  The auditorium is wonderful.  He thanked everyone for what they do at the schools and thanked Buck for his time making sure that students are safe.

 

Elaine Blik echoed the other Trustee’s comments.  She wants everyone to be open minded.  Open and honest discussions will help us make good decisions for the district.  She added that the auditorium is an accomplishment for our community and she thanked everyone for attending the Board meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

Clerk:                                                                         Approved by Board of Trustees:                               

 

 

Chairperson: