August 21, 2019


The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on August 21, 2019 at the Aberdeen School District Office in Aberdeen, Idaho. 



Chairman Elaine Blik opened the meeting at 7:01 p.m.  Present were Todd Lowder and Sherrie Mauroner.  A quorum was established.  Mike Shackelford was absent and David Wahlen arrived at 7:03 p.m. 


Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance



Erin Johnson and Ann Mennear discussed the STEM classes that are being taught in the middle school this year and they presented virtual reality headsets, drones and 3D printer projects that were received through grants. 

Sherry Yancy discussed the middle school Yellowstone trip planned for May 11th through May 14th 2020 and would like the Board to approve the trip.  The Yellowstone trip is funded by student fees and a STEM grant.


Mrs. Ward went over her written report.  She highlighted that she would like to thank Ritchey Toevs for donating supplies and backpacks to our school to help those students in need.  She appreciates the city and all the work they are doing to get the road in front of the auditorium and vocational/gym buildings completed.  The elementary school intercom system is working and has been completed.  The district has purchased enough Chromebooks to assure that each student in grades 3-12 have a device to work with in the classroom. 

Mrs. Colton went over her written report.  She is excited to start the school year and it is going to be a great year.  She highlighted that the teachers had an all-day training on Tuesday, August 13th for Journeys– our new ELA curriculum.  She attended the PBIS training this summer along with Ms. Smith, Mrs. Smith, Ms. George and Ms. Yorgason.  Her team will implement the program throughout the school year.

Mrs. Mennear discussed her written report.  She highlighted that the middle school applied and was accepted to be part of the Next Steps Idaho Pilot project.  Idaho will be requiring middle schools to provide CTE classes to all of their students, and as part of this pilot program, they are in a position to help set standards, expectations and teaching credential requirements.

Mr. Pincock discussed his written report.  He highlighted that one of the focuses this year is going to be school pride.  The high school theme this year is ROAR (Restoring our Academic and Athletic Responsibilities).  Melanie Beck designed shirts with this acronym on it that will be handed out to students that agree to promote school spirit.  He thanked The Hoe Works for finding the boulder and delivering it to the front of the high school commons.

Mr. Vaughn discussed his written report and highlighted that our special education program is part of the pilot program for EdPlan Special Education IEP software.  This software is our database for all Special Education students.  It is similar to our current program Enrich.  We are still in need of several Paraprofessionals for this year in Special Education classes.


There was an addition to the agenda adding Business Item-Discussion IX-E:  Discuss Middle School Yellowstone Trip Request.

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


The following consent items were presented:

Approval of July 17th Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of August 12th Special Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of July 2019 Claims and June 30th 2019 Year-End Claims

July 2019 Financial Report (Preliminary- Prior to EOY Audit)

County Tax Report

Building Budget Reports

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve Consent Items- Actions 7 (A-F).  The motion passed.


Approve August 2019 New Hires

A correction was made on the August 2019 new hire list changing Heather Cusworth from her position as a teacher to a para professional.

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Lowder to approve the August 2019 new hires.  The motion passed.

Approve Selling 2002 66 Passenger Bus # 18

Business Manager David Burke suggested setting a minimum selling price for used school buses.  After further discussion, a minimum selling price of a used school bus was agreed upon to match what the going rate would be for selling a used school bus to the salvage yard.

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve selling the 2002, 66 passenger school bus #18 with the stipulation of a minimum selling price to match the going rate of the salvage yard.  The motion passed.


Board Policies for August Review – September Approval

608 – Middle School/Junior High School Required Instruction, 610 – High School Graduation Requirements, 674 – English Learner Programs, 675 – Career Technical Schools, 676 – Placement of Secondary Students at Alternative Schools, 400.1 – Organization Chart

Trustee Lowder requested to reference complaint policy 418.5 with policy 400.1.

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

Review Aberdeen School District 2019-2020 Student Handbook

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

Discuss Zones 2 and 3 Trustee Vacancies for November 5th 2019 Election

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

Discuss 2019-2020 School Calendar

There was discussion to see if there is a need to change Harvest Break. 

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

Discuss Middle School Yellowstone Trip Request.

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.


Trustee Wahlen appreciates the administrators and the wonderful school buildings.  He attended the opening meeting with the teachers and is thankful for what they do.  He appreciates the work the city is doing to finish the road near the high school and auditorium.  He appreciates the contributions from the farmers with their donations of time and equipment to assist with the completion of paving the city road.

Trustee Mauroner is glad to see the rise in school spirit and is thankful for what the teachers and administrators do.  She is excited that it is football season again.

Trustee Lowder is sorry he missed the opening teacher’s meeting and he appreciates what everyone does.  He thanked all those that have worked on the city road project and he enjoys working with the school Board and administrators.  He said we have very good teachers in our district and appreciates all the time they put into the school.

Trustee Blik was at the back to school teacher meeting and said it was nice to see everyone again.  She said we have a great staff and she is happy to see everything going on in the district.  Having the extra science teacher and Chromebook computers for students is awesome.  She appreciates the district office staff and everyone coming out to the Board meeting.



At 8:45 p.m., a motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner that the Board of Trustees of School District No. 58 recess from an open meeting into executive session pursuant to Section 67-2345, Idaho Code, in order to discuss Section 67-2345: Subsection b (Personnel) and that following the executive session the Board will reconvene in public session for the purpose of conducting further business or for adjournment of the meeting.


A roll call vote was held with the following results:

Elaine Blik – Yes; Todd Lowder – Yes; Mike Shackelford – Absent; Sherrie Mauroner – Yes; and David Wahlen – Yes. The motion passed. 


The Regular session reconvened at 10:29 p.m. 

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 10:30 pm.


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