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CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
January 9, 2018


A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on January 9, 2018, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Bruce Bachmeier, Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Scott Fetch, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.  

President Scott Fetch called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present. 

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from December 11, 2017.

Financial reports for the Activity Fund, Building, Special Assessment, Capital Projects, General, and Hot Lunch Funds and elementary school project were reviewed.  It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented. 

January bills and the December check registers were presented.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Bachmeier and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the check registers and payment of bills.

Linda Moen, representing Schauer and Associates, presented the annual audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.  It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the report as presented with the discussed corrections.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that he hired Kevin Wolsky as assistant wrestling coach and Susan Thompson as a part time cook; presented the NDSBA registration options for the negotiation seminar, the SEEC School Board update, and the school district taxable valuation report.  Discussion was held on requests for memorials given to the school and for names to be placed within the buildings or on school grounds.

Mr. Nowatzki reported on academics and activities including parents nights, job shadows, scrubs camp, Concordia Choral Festival, VCSU Emerging Leaders Competition, and presented the youth risk behavior survey results; Student Leadership activities on the FFA Winter Leadership Conference and Snowball week activities; Professional development on teacher learner communities meetings, data mindset and breakout EDU training, MTSS school-wide behavior expectation training and reported that he will be attending and AdvancEd visitation review at Lisbon School.

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary activities including the Student Council ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and doing JH basketball concessions; she reported on data reports, standards referenced grading, reading/language curriculum, Gearing Up for Kindergarten, the pre-school screening, and that she will be attending the elementary principal’s conference.

Transportation Committee:  Bruce Bachmeier and Scott Fetch reported on the December 19th meeting where the committee reviewed the current vehicle inventory, discussed school finances and possible purchases.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reviewed the minutes from the January 8th elementary project meeting. The Board reviewed two quotes for a portable stage for the new gym.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting aye on voice vote) to accept the quote from School Outfitters for $26,318.94.

Negotiation Committee:  Scott Fetch and Joel Lemer reported on the health insurance discussion with the CEA and the BC/BS representative.  They will also be meeting with representatives from Sanford Health.

Technology Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for January 31, 2018.

It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the pledge of assets and school depositories as presented.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Bachmeier to approve the 2018/2019 school calendar with a starting date of August 21, 2018 and graduation on May 26, 2019.  Roll call:  Kutz – yes, Wolsky – yes, Fetch – yes, Bachmeier – yes, Lemer – yes; motion carried.

Mr. Fetch appointed himself and Joel Lemer as Board representative during the elementary principal contract negotiations.

It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the changes made to the emergency manual on the sections pertaining to secure in place and lockdowns.

It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a non –tuition agreement for a Carrington School District students to attend Jamestown School District.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. 

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager