April 17, 2019


The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on April 17, 2019 at the Bingham County Road and Bridge Shop, Springfield, Idaho. 



Chairman Elaine Blik opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Also present were Todd Lowder, David Wahlen and Mike Shackelford.  Sherrie Mauroner was absent.  A quorum was established.



Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.



Natalie Lewis handed out to the board an extra-curricular pay schedule from 2014-2015 for high school and middle school coaches.  She requested that the board reinstate pay to the coaches that have been frozen since prior to the 2014-2015 school year.



Superintendent Ward discussed her written report.  She would like to have the retirees, administrators, board members and the district office personnel all along with their spouses have a dinner at the Country Kitchen.  The dinner will tentatively be at 5:30 p.m. on May 31st.  Negotiations will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at 3:30 p.m. in the district office.  The post legislative roadshow will be held on May 1st.  the district office will attend to discuss what legislative changes have been made and how the changes will affect the district.  The office will be closed that day.  Marina and I will be visiting a Blackfoot elementary school to see how they service their Title I students.

Travis Pincock discussed his written report.  The senior class has earned over $300,000 in scholarships and they have a goal to reach $500,000.  Grace Wright qualified for State Solo competition.  She qualified with the clarinet.  He thanked Jared and Brock for a smooth track event.

Ann Mennear reviewed her written report.  Their first home track meet is April 17th and they have five teams attending.  She appreciates all the support from the community and staff who have agreed to help at the meet.  Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for April 18th.  The 5th grade students will be going to Yellowstone the week of May 14th, 2019.  The middle school received a $10,000 grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center for afterschool and summer STEM camp for next year.  There will be no charge for camp and it will be open to all middle school students.

Robi Jo Colton reviewed her written report.  She highlighted that the 5th grade students participated in the TAR Wars poster contest- a tobacco-free education program.  All student posters were judged by a team of staff members.  Ilse Flores won 1st place, Tannon Nelson won 2nd place and Hadley Pincock won 3rd place.  April 4th was the 5th grade DARE graduation at 7:00 p.m. and the Accelerated Reading carnival will be on April 26th.

David Vaughn went over his written report and highlighted that the science testing has been completed for ISAT.  51% of the students in fifth grade were proficient.  Last year 50% of the students were proficient.  Summer school will be held June 10th through June 28th for grades PK-5 and Special Education.  Students will be invited based on testing as well as teacher recommendation.



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



The following consent items were presented:

Approval of March 20th 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of March 2019 Claims

March 2019 Financial Report

March Bingham County Tax Report

Building Budget Reports


A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve consent items 7 A-E as presented.  The motion passed.



Approve Curriculum for 2019-2020

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the 2019-2020 curriculum.  The motion passed.


Confirm Date and Time to Hold Budget Hearing as June 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Lowder to confirm the date and time to hold the budget hearing on June 19th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  The motion passed.


Approve March and April New Hires

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the March and April new hires.  The motion passed.


Approve 2019-2020 School Calendar

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the 2019-2020 school calendar.  The motion passed.



Discuss Trustee Attending 2019-2020 Negotiations

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.



Trustee Wahlen discussed picking up the 2019-2020 curriculum from Boise, ID to help save money on shipping costs.  We will need to put out to bid for delivery of the curriculum.  He indicated that he read somewhere that the Rotary Club wasn’t recognized as a donor that contributed funds for the high school’s plasma cutter purchased for the Vo/Ag program.  He is disappointed that the Rotary Club wasn’t acknowledged.  He added that zone one is the heartbeat of the district.  There have been doctors, lawyers, scientists, tradesmen and businessman that have come out of zone one.  He would like to listen to patrons in this area that home school their children instead of sending them to our school.  He is very proud of our administrators, teachers and our school buildings.

Trustee Shackelford said he was glad to see the middle school track meet.

Trustee Lowder said the school buildings look nice and was happy to have seventeen schools participate in the high school track meet in Aberdeen.

Trustee Blik was excited to help out with the track meet and also loves participating in our high school graduation program.  She would like other Trustees to be able to participate and thought that they should rotate who hands out diplomas every year to be fair.  She thanked everyone in attendance for coming up to Springfield for the April board meeting.


A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to adjourn.  The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.



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