December 18, 2019


The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Aberdeen School District Office in Aberdeen, Idaho.



Chairman Elaine Blik opened the regular Board meeting at 5:35 p.m.  Present were Todd Lowder and Sherrie Mauroner.  A quorum was established.  David Wahlen arrived at 5:37 p.m. and Mike Shackelford was absent.



Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.



There was no delegation and patron input.



Superintendent Ward discussed her written report.  The last day of school will be December 20th and turkeys will be handed out to all school employees on that day.  She is still trying to get the specifications on the boiler replacement.  She will need the specifications in order to open the project up for bids.  She wished everyone a “Merry Christmas”.


Travis Pincock provided a written report.  He congratulated Cody Park on receiving the IQPS grant to continue with the high school greenhouse project.


Ann Mennear discussed her written report.  She highlighted that the Chain Link Challenge and food collection project for the Aberdeen Food Bank was finished. They had reached their goal of raising $5,000 to donate to the Food Bank.  She added that the Health Fair will be January 15th from 8 am to 1 pm. Blood screening tests will be available for staff starting at 7:30 am. Betty has forms in the office so you can have them filled out when you arrive. There will be a sign-up sheet for mammograms in Betty’s office for both Thursday and Friday. We will also have free well water testing for those interested. If you want to donate blood, donation times are available to fit your busy schedule. She also applied for and received an additional mini-grant from Gear Up for $10,000 to purchase supplies for the program.


Robi Jo Colton discussed her written report.  She highlighted that on December 9th the 4th and 5th grade students attended the Steered Straight assembly on the dangers of vaping.  The Christmas program will be held in the new auditorium at 6:30 p.m. and she wished everyone a “Merry Christmas”.


 David Vaughn went over his written report and highlighted that Darla Wright and Kristina McClurg attended the Idaho Transition Conference in Boise.  They were able to get a lot of ideas and resources to help students in their transition to post school education and activities.  The state department is allowing districts to apply for a grant to update assessments for teachers, school psychologists and speech and language pathologists to update their assessment library.



There was a change in the agenda to add approving the call for bids for a 72 passenger school bus or to piggy back purchase a Thomas school bus to business items – actions 8C.  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 November Regular Meeting Minutes

Approval of November 2019 Claims

November 2019 Financial Report

County Tax Report

Building Budget Reports

Out of State/Overnight Trip Requests

High School Wrestling Overnight Trip Requests to Twin Falls, ID 12-20 to 12-21-19, Boise, ID 1-2 to 1-4-20, Wendell, ID 1-17 to 1-18-20, Sugar Salem, ID 1-31 to 2-1-20, Challis, ID 2-7 to 2-8-20 and Boise, ID 2-27 to 2-29-20

A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve Consent Items A-F with the school district paying the transportation costs for the high school wrestling trip requests.  The motion passed.



Board Policies for Approval:

260 – Agenda Preparation, 262 – Board Meetings, 280 – Waivers of State Board of Education Rules, 304 – Superintendent Appointment, 305 – Superintendent Evaluations, 310 – Principal Evaluations, 354 – Emergency School Closures, 400.50 – Reporting New Employees, 462 – Staffing Patterns, 507 – Juvenile Sex Offenders, 508 – Foreign Students, 509 – Tracking Foreign Students and Foreign Exchange Visitors 553 – Student Use of Personal Communication Devices, 520 – Proof of Age and Identification, 580 – Student Tracking Safety Devices, 1030 – Student Support Organizations.


A motion was made by Trustee Lowder and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve board policies 260, 262, 280, 304, 305, 310, 354, 400.50, 462, 507, 508, 509, 553, 520, 580 as listed above and table policy 1030.  The motion passed.


Approve December 2019 New Hire

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Wahlen to approve the December 2019 new hire.  The motion passed.


Approve Call for Bids for 72 Passenger School Bus or Piggy Back Purchase of a Thomas 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 or piggy back purchase of a Thomas school bus.  The motion passed.



Aberdeen School District 2020-2021 Board Meeting Schedule

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.


Review Request for Use of Yellow School Bus Form

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.



Trustee Wahlen presented a gift to everyone in attendance.

Trustee Lowder wished everyone a “Merry Christmas”.

Trustee Mauroner wished everyone a “Merry Christmas” and said she is enjoying the school sports.

Trustee Blik thanked everyone for coming to the meeting and wants everyone to have a great break and a nice Christmas.



At 6:41 p.m., a motion was made by Trustee Lowder 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 (Consideration of personnel issues) 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; Sherrie Mauroner – Yes; Todd Lowder – Yes; David Wahlen – Yes; and Mike Shackelford – Absent. The motion passed.


The Regular session reconvened at 8:20 p.m.


With no further action needed, a motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.



Clerk:                                                              Approved by Board of Trustees: