June 19, 2019

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met for the budget hearing session at 6:30 p.m. with a regular session following on June 19, 2019 at the Aberdeen School District Office, 318 W. Washington, Aberdeen, Idaho.

 

CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM

Chairman Elaine Blik opened the meeting at 6:42 p.m., others present were Todd Lowder, Mike Shackelford and Sherrie Mauroner.  David Wahlen was absent.  A quorum was established.

 

BUDGET HEARING

The 2019-2020 Budget was reviewed and presented by Business Manager David Burke.  Changes between the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 budgets were compared and discussed.  Questions pertaining to the budget were answered.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

DELEGATION AND PATRON INPUT

Mrs. Nielsen spoke about her child that graduated as Valedictorian this year.  Her child was given very short notice from the high school about being the Valedictorian and had to prepare a graduation speech in less than one day.  She would like to see the process in determining the Valedictorian to have an earlier cut-off date and notification to be much sooner than the day before graduation. 

Mrs. Nielsen also discussed her feelings regarding the process in weighing duel credit courses compared to easier high school courses in determining the GPA for a student to be nominated as Valedictorian.  The harder duel credit courses should be rated higher and not on the same scale as easier high school courses.

 

Sherry Yancey thanked the board for approving the sixth-grade field trip to Yellowstone this year.  She thanked Buck Copeland for being able to schedule the use of school buses for both the boys and the girls.   Using school buses cost about half compared to using chartered buses. The students had a lot of fun and enjoyed visiting Yellowstone.

 

Natalie Lewis thanked the board for reinstating middle school coach’s pay.

 

SUPERINTENDENT and ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

Mrs. Ward went over her written report.  Title I sponsored a PAC meeting to identify how the district could improve services next year.  Summer school is going well, however the bus routes needed to be changed from previous years.  The district continues to have busing problems and we are trying to hire more bus drivers.  Seats and bleachers will be replaced that have been identified on our safety report.  The elementary school will have a new intercom system installed this year because the old system is not functioning.

 

Travis Pincock provided a written report.  His report is located at the district office in the 2018-2019 board meeting minute attachments binder and is available for review upon request.

 

Ann Mennear provided a written report.  Her report is located at the district office in the 2018-2019 board meeting minute attachments binder and is available for review upon request.

 

Robi Jo Colton provided a written report.  Her report is located at the district office in the 2018-2019 board meeting minute attachments binder and is available for review upon request.

 

David Vaughn reviewed his written report.  He highlighted that summer school is going well and they are averaging 116 students between pre-school through 8th grade.  He has been entering progress monitoring for the After School program.  Several students have shown growth in reading and math.  He would like to congratulate Dorothy Farnsworth again on her retirement.  She has worked in the Special Education Department for several years and has helped a lot of students in our district.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

 

CONSENT ITEMS

A.  Approval of May 15th Regular Board Meeting Minutes

  1. B. Approval of May 24th Special Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Approval of May Claims

D.  May 2019 Financial Reports

E.  County Tax Report

F.  Building Budget Reports

     

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

 

BUSINESS ITEMS – ACTIONS

Approve the 2019-2020 School Budget

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

 

Approve Hiring Elementary School Library Aide Chavonne Woods

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the hiring of elementary school library aide Chavonne Woods.  The motion passed.

                         

Approve Hiring Elementary School Teacher Elizabeth Hall

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the hiring of elementary school teacher Elizabeth Hall.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Hiring Middle School Teacher Erin Johnson

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the hiring of middle school teacher Erin Johnson.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Hiring Elementary School Counselor Nicole Shackelford

Trustee Shackelford recused himself and left the board room.  A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve the hiring of elementary school counselor Nicole Shackelford.  The motion passed.  Trustee Shackelford returned to the board room and continued with the meeting.

 

Approve Retirement Letter from High School Teacher Tim Satterfield

Mr. Satterfield indicated that he will be retiring on January 1st 2020.  A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the retirement letter from high school teacher Tim Satterfield.  The motion passed.

    

Call for Milk Bids for FY 2020

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve the call for milk bids for school year 2020.  The motion passed.

 

Call for Fuel Bids for FY 2020

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the call for fuel bids for school year 2020.  The motion passed

 

Approve May-June New Hires

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

 

BUSINESS ITEMS – DISCUSSION

Board Policy for June Review- July Approval

270 – Executive Session, 565 – Immunization Requirements, 612 – Idaho Opportunity Scholarship Program

For review only, no motion was necessary.

 

TRUSTEE INPUT

Trustee Mauroner enjoyed the Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) training that was held on Thursday, June 13th.  She also enjoyed participating in the high school graduation program.

 

Trustee Shackelford commented about how the ISBA trainers mentioned how the Aberdeen school grounds and buildings are the cleanest they have seen.  He thanked Lisa Hinks for a great lunch during the training.  He encouraged anyone that knows any county commissioners to assist in helping to find funding to pave the road in front of the high school auditorium.

 

Trustee Lowder wished he could have attended the ISBA training.  He thanked Mindi Nielsen for her input in the meeting and feels bad about the situation.  He thought the Valedictorian had a good speech and you wouldn’t have known that it was written on short notice.

 

Trustee Blik commented that a parent of one of the graduating seniors suggested that the graduates receive the diploma at the end on the stage instead of the beginning.  This would make for a better photo opportunity without the podium obstructing the view.  She was happy to see the Trustees sharing in the graduation ceremony this year.  She thanked the teachers that helped with the Yellowstone 6th grade field trip. She thanked the district office and the business manager for their work in preparing the school budget.

 

Adjournment

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Clerk:                                                                          Approved by Board of Trustees:                               

 

Chairman: