January 15, 2020

The Board of Trustees of School District No. 58, Bingham County, Idaho met for a regular Board meeting session at 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2020 at the Aberdeen School District Office, 318 W. Washington, Aberdeen, Idaho. 

CALL TO ORDER AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM

The meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m. by Board Chairman Elaine Blik. Also present were Todd Lowder, Mike Shackelford and Sherrie Mauroner.  A quorum was established.  David Wahlen arrived at 4:43 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 4:37 p.m., a motion was made by Trustee Shackelford 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 – Absent; and Mike Shackelford – Yes. The motion passed.

The Regular session reconvened at 5:39 p.m.

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve extending Superintendent Ward’s contract for an additional year.  The motion passed.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

OATH OF OFFICE

The Oath of Office was administered by Board Clerk Mike Shackelford to Elaine Blik (Trustee Zone 3) and Todd Lowder (Trustee Zone 2) as newly elected Board of Trustee members.

BOARD REORGANIZATION

Chairman Blik opened the floor for nominations for Chairman. Trustee Blik nominated Todd Lowder to serve as Board Chairman.  Trustee Blik asked for a motion to cease nominations.  Trustee Mauroner made a motion and Trustee Shackelford seconded the motion to cease nominations.  Trustee Blik made the motion and Trustee Shackelford seconded the motion to elect Todd Lowder as Board Chairman. The motion passed.

Chairman Lowder opened the floor for nominations for Vice-Chairman. Trustee Mauroner nominated Mike Shackelford to serve as Board Vice-Chairman. Trustee Shackelford nominated Elaine Blik to serve as Board Vice-Chairman.  Chairman Lowder asked for a motion to cease nominations.  Trustee Mauroner made a motion and Trustee Shackelford seconded the motion to cease nominations.  A secret ballot vote was held and Mike Shackelford was elected to the office of Board Vice-Chairman.

Chairman Lowder opened the floor for nominations for Board Clerk. Trustee Wahlen nominated Sherrie Mauroner for Board Clerk. Trustee Mauroner nominated Elaine Blik for Board Clerk.  Chairman Lowder asked for a motion to cease nominations.  Trustee Shackelford made a motion and Trustee Mauroner seconded the motion to cease nominations.  A secret ballot vote was held and Elaine Blik was elected to the office of Board Clerk.

Chairman Lowder opened the floor for nominations for Board Treasurer. Trustee Shackelford nominated Sherrie Mauroner for Board Treasurer.  Chairman Lowder asked for a motion to cease nominations.  Trustee Wahlen made a motion and Trustee Shackelford seconded the motion to cease nominations.  Trustee Shackelford made the motion and Trustee Wahlen seconded the motion to elect Sherrie Mauroner as Board Treasurer.  The motion passed.

 

Trustee Wahlen will remain as Board Education Foundation Representative.  No motion was necessary.

 

DELEGATION AND PATRON INPUT

There was no delegation or patron input.

 

SUPERINTENDENT and ADMINISTRATOR REPORTS

Superintendent Ward discussed her written report.  She thanked Erika Ingersoll for sponsoring the Health Fair and the middle school faculty and students for assisting.  This is a great service to our community and a learning opportunity for our students.  The high school is planning to hold another YourFit Expo on March 9th.  Businesses and ISU come to the school and identify employment needs and educational opportunities.  This gives our students the opportunity to get the skills they need in high school to be prepared for the jobs they are interested in.  She thanked Travis Pincock for such a well-attended services at the YourFit Expo held in previous years.  She added that she worked with heating company Nielson Engineering, Inc. about options in heating the old high school.  The estimated cost would be $200,000 for a two boiler system. 

Travis Pincock discussed his written report and highlighted that the Aberdeen Police Department and Bingham County Sherriff used their dogs to search the high school for drugs on December 16th.  Both agencies are great to work with and they help in keeping our schools drug-free.  He added that two former Aberdeen high school students were featured in the ISU magazine.

Ann Mennear went over her written report and highlighted that the health fair was a great success.  The middle school musical, Xanadu, was performed for the public on Friday, January 10th and Monday, January 13th.  Performances for the schools were also held.  Mr. Millett did an amazing job with the middle school students.

 

Robi Jo Colton discussed her written report.  She thanked Mrs. McCombs for a fun and joyful Christmas program.  The teachers are evaluating the approved science curriculum. They plan to meet with all science teachers in January to discuss science curriculum decisions.  She hopes to have decisions by the end of February for curriculum adoption and there will be a curriculum open-house to the public.  The science curriculum decisions will be presented to the Board in March for approval in April.  She thanked her staff for being an amazing team.

 

David Vaughn discussed his written report.  He received the $10,000 grant for upgrading our assessment library for special education.  He is purchasing the newest language assessment in addition to new assessments for achievement testing and intellectual/cognitive testing.  He has recently certified our child count for this year.  The district has 146 students in special education.

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

There were additions to the agenda to approve the emergency school closures on 1/13/20 and 1/14/20 under Business Items – Actions 9E and the call for bids for a boiler in the old high school under Business Items – Actions 9F. A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Blik to approve the agenda as amended.  The motion passed.

 

CONSENT ITEMS-ACTIONS

The following consent items were presented:

Approval of December Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of January 6th Special Board Meeting Minutes

Approval of December 2019 Claims

December 2019 Financial Report

County Tax Report

Building Budget Reports

 

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve Consent Items A-F as listed on the agenda.  The motion passed.

 

BUSINESS ITEMS-ACTIONS

Approve Request for Use of Yellow School Bus Form

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the Request for Use of Yellow School Bus form.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Aberdeen School District 2020-2021 Board Meeting Schedule

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Blik to approve the Aberdeen School District 2020-2021 Board meeting schedule with one calendar adjustment changing the April meeting from being held at the Springfield County Shop to the Aberdeen School District.  The motion passed.

 

Approve Resolution Calling for Supplemental Levy Election on March 10th, 2020

A motion was made by Trustee Wahlen and seconded by Trustee Blik to approve the resolution calling for a supplemental levy election to be held on March 10th, 2020 for $950,000 per year for two years.  The motion passed.

 

 

 

Approve December New Hire

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

 

Approve the Emergency School Closures on 1/13/20 and 1/14/20

A motion was made by Trustee Shackelford and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to approve the emergency school closures on 1/13/20 and 1/14/20 due to blowing and drifting snow.  The motion passed.

 

Approve the Call for Bids for a Boiler in the Old High School

A motion was made by Trustee Mauroner and seconded by Trustee Shackelford to approve the call for bids for a boiler in the old high school.  The motion passed

 

BUSINESS ITEMS – DISCUSSION

Board Policies for January Review, February Approval – 444 Employment Contracts with Certificated Employees

For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

 

2020-2021 Aberdeen School Calendar

For review only, no motion is necessary.

 

Administrative Contracts

A tentative Board executive session was scheduled for February 19th, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.  For discussion only, no motion is necessary.

 

TRUSTEE INPUT

Sherrie Mauroner attended the middle school Xanadu performance and said it was very good.  She has also been attending the basketball games and enjoys watching them.  She thanked the staff for the work they do.

 

Mike Shackelford had nothing to add.

 

David Wahlen thanked Elaine Blik for serving as the Chairman for the school Board.  He enjoys all the activities going on at the schools and thanked the other Trustees for their confidence in electing him as the Education Foundation representative.  He appreciates all that everyone does for the school district.

 

Elaine Blik said being Chairman is an adventure with perks, such as the honor of handing out the diplomas during the high school graduation.  She wants to share this with the other Trustees and looks forward to Todd Lowder serving as Board Chairman.

 

Todd Lowder appreciates serving with the other Board members.  Sometimes there are hard decisions to make and he thanked the patrons for their support of the school district.  He thanked the district-wide staff for the work they do.

 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Trustee Blik and seconded by Trustee Mauroner to adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

Clerk:                                                                         Approved by Board of Trustees:                                

 

Chairman: