May 15 2019
The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on May 15, 2019 at the Aberdeen School District Office in Aberdeen, Idaho.
CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM
Chairman Elain Blik opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Todd Lowder, Sherrie Mauroner, Mike Shackelford, and David Wahlen. A quorum was established.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
DELEGATION AND PATRON INPUT
There was no delegation or patron input.
SUPERINTENDENT and ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS
Superintendent Ward reviewed her written report. The district will be working with vocational rehabilitation to hire our students to work during the summer with the school lunch program and the custodial staff. The Post Legislative Roadshow was held on May 1st. The district office attended to discuss what legislative changes were made and how those changes will affect the district. Graduation will be on May 30th in the middle school gym and the retiree dinner will be held on May 29th at the Country Kitchen.
Mr. Pincock discussed his written report. The district track meet was on May 9th and 10th in Westside, which was moved due to weather. District golf was on May 8th. State track is on May 16th. He thanked the teachers and Mr. Millett for the Wizard of Oz performance at the auditorium.
Ms. Mennear: Went over her written report. Parent/teacher conferences were held on April 18th with about 60% of parents attending the conference. ISAT testing is wrapping up and 7th grade ELA proficiency is close to 50% which is an improvement from 30% last year. The 6th-grade students went to Yellowstone on May 14th and we’re excited to have the opportunity to go. There are enough Gear Up funds to provide summer school for middle school students this year. The focus will be on math and reading.
Mr. Vaughn discussed his written report. ISATS are nearing completion. He added to his report that the ELA/Literacy proficiency for 7th grade is 50% and 8th grade is 48%. For mathematics, he added that 7th grade is 38%. He is in the process of signing up students for summer school which will be held on June 10th through June 28th.
Ms. Colton discussed her written report. She thanked Neal Cassell and Kathy Claunch for the work they have done at the elementary school. They will be retiring at the end of this school year. Kindergarten registration is ongoing and parents may come in during any school day from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Families will need to bring immunization records and birth certificates. She thanked the PTA for Teacher Appreciation Week.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
There were additions made to the agenda to add the resignation letter of elementary school teacher Alyx Morris under Business Item 8-B and hire auditor Morgan Hatt for the 2018-2019 financial audit under Business Item 8-C.
A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the agenda as modified. The motion passed.
The following consent items were presented:
Approval of April 17th Regular Meeting Minutes
Approval of April 2019 Claims
April Financial Report
County Tax Report
Building Budget Reports
Overnight/ out of state trip request
High school senior Lagoon trip- Farmington, UT 5/29
A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve Consent Items A-F as presented. The motion passed.
BUSINESS ITEMS – ACTIONS
Approve Bid to Pick Up and Deliver FY 19-20 School Curriculum
A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the bid from Western Flyer Inc. to pick up and deliver the FY 19-20 school curriculum from Caldwell, Idaho to Aberdeen, Idaho. The motion passed.
Accept Resignation Letter from Elementary School Teacher Alyx Morris
A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to accept the resignation letter from elementary school teacher Alyx Morris. The motion passed.
Approve Hiring Auditor Morgan Hatt for the 2018-2019 Financial Audit
A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve hiring Auditor Morgan Hatt for the 2018-2019 financial audit. The motion passed.
BUSINESS ITEMS – DISCUSSION
First Review of the 2019-2020 General Fund Budget
Business Manager David Burke presented general fund revenue, fund balance, transfer, and expense budget line items with the Board. For review only, no motion was necessary.
Discuss August 27th Election
Options for school levy elections were discussed. For discussion only, no motion was necessary.
Discuss ISBA Training
Tentative Board training dates in June were discussed. For discussion only, no motion was necessary.
Sherrie Mauroner enjoyed the Gala held on May 9th. She is hoping more students will apply for grants. She also enjoyed the musical held at the high school auditorium and appreciates the work everyone put into this.
Mike Shackelford thanked Western Flyer for their bid and helping the school by picking up the new curriculum for much less than the freight cost that would have been charged.
Todd Lowder attended the high school musical and thought it was great. He appreciates all of the employees of Aberdeen School District.
David Wahlen enjoys being on the school board and he appreciates all of those that work for the school. He visited a class and enjoyed the comments the students made. He heard one student in the class he visited say they need to learn how to live and manage money.
Elaine Blik visited Mattie Bedwell’s class with David Wahlen and listened to students talk about building a better school. The students talked about how to promote school spirit and school pride. She is looking forward to graduation in two weeks. She is disappointed in the negotiations committee and the negotiations process so far.
A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.
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