November 19 2018

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Aberdeen School District Office in Aberdeen, Idaho.



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



Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.



Joe Reams and Shannon Schultz with Construction Services, Inc. gave an update on the high school construction project.  The close-out process for the project will begin soon and there will be $19,000 to $25,000 left in the construction contingency fund.  The auditorium should be finished by Christmas and the landscaping is almost complete.  They are working with the engineers to resolve the auditorium lighting problem.



Mrs. Ward went over her written report.  She would like to thank Mrs. Hall for preparing an excellent Veteran’s Day Program.  This is always a nice night for the children and their families.  She thanked Trustee Lowder and Trustee Wahlen for attending the ISBA conference meetings in Boise.  Turkeys will be handed out to all employees of Aberdeen School District on December 19th at 3:15 p.m. and the regular board meeting will follow right afterwards.

Mr. Pincock discussed his written report and highlighted that Cody Park has received the IQPS grant for $10,000 from the State of Idaho.  The high school is planning on purchasing supplies and materials for a greenhouse with these funds.  Shawn Warren will be presenting an in-service on suicide prevention on November 30.  Shawn graduated from Aberdeen High School and is presenting to the high school as part of his graduate studies.  We are grateful for his help.

Ms. Mennear went over her written report.  The afterschool tutoring has started and students are taking advantage of this.  She added that sixteen students, all with different math needs attended the afterschool tutoring.  Intramurals for November and December are Dodge Ball and Speed Stacking.

Ms. Colton discussed her written report.  The Veteran’s Day assembly/book fair was held on November 7th and was truly amazing with over six hundred people in attendance.  Parent/teacher conferences were held on November 8th with 90% attendance.  She added that the elementary school received twenty three coats from an anonymous donor to give to children who need a coat this winter and new cameras are being installed around the school.

Mr. Vaughn went over his written report and highlighted that he attended the Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) meeting in Boise on Tuesday November 13th.  They discussed finding and retaining highly qualified teachers and staff.  He submitted the graduation rate appeal to the state.  The school was again able to appeal several students who had moved to other districts and graduated there or were home-schooled.  He added that the graduation rate is over 90%.





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



The following consent items were presented:

Approval of October Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of November 5th Special Meeting Minutes

Approval of November 5th Executive Session Minutes

Approval of October 2018 Claims

October 2018 Financial Report

County Tax Report

Building Budget Reports

Overnight/Out-of-State Trip Request

Aberdeen High School – Boys Basketball 12/20 – 12/22 Caldwell, ID

Wrestling- 12/14-12/15 Twin Falls, ID, 1/4-1/5 Nampa, ID, 1/11-1/12 Wendell, ID, 1/25-1/26 New Plymouth, ID, 2/1-2/2 Challis, ID


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



Policies for Approval

350 –  School Calendar, 355 – Health or State/National Emergency Plan, 400.10 – Idaho State Veteran Employment Preference, 400.10F – Veterans Preference Notice Form, 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


A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the policies as presented and to table policies 355 – Health or State/National Emergency Plan and 402 – Criminal History Checks for Employees, Volunteers and Contractors.  The motion passed.


Approve October and November Hires

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


Approve Call for Bids for 72 Passenger School Bus

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve the call for bids for a 72 passenger school bus.  The motion passed.



Discuss Plant Facility Levy

The Board discussed the plant facility levy that failed on November 6th and plans for a town hall meeting in January or February.

No motion is necessary, for discussion only.




Trustee Lowder said he learned a lot at the ISBA convention and will discuss it further at the next meeting.  He appreciates the work the administrators and teachers do every day.

Trustee Mauroner was sorry she could not attend the ISBA convention.  She said the landscaping is looking good around the new auditorium and wants the kids to be safe.

Truster Wahlen appreciates the administrators and teachers and said we have good students.  He loves the Veteran’s Program the elementary school puts on every year.  He wants the community to know that everyone, regardless of their age has received the benefit of tax payers passing bonds and levies and every generation has this responsibility.

Trustee Blik said the board meeting with teachers was productive and we all may have different opinions, but the same goals for the students.  She appreciates all the input from other Trustees and is excited for the new auditorium to be completed soon.


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


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