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


A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 9, 2018, at 3:30 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 Wolsky, seconded by Bachmeier and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from February 13, 2018.

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 Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented. 

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

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary happenings including reading month activities, state assessments, secure-in-place and lock down drills, parent teacher conferences, professional development and reported that she is now on the Foster County Extension Advisory Board.

Mr. Nowatzki reported on student registration for 2018/2019, results for winter sports, speech, FFA, and math counts, that Zach Johnson was selected to the Academic All-State gold team, that the GBB, BBB and speech teams received the NDHSAA team scholar awards, ACT for Juniors, and parent teacher conference; student leadership including student council planning the Prom and Jr/Sr Banquet and National Honor Society induction ceremony; and professional development on MTSS, Powerschool, and that he is the lead evaluator for Hankinson AdvancEd visitation.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that he has completed the high school principal, elementary principal, technology director and business manager evaluations, that he attended an E-Rate workshop and NDASA legislative focus group meeting, that he will be attending a regional legislative school finance training session, presented a thank you card from Corrine Frost, and reported that storm make up days will be March 15th and that the 2 hours will be made up in May.

Lunch Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for April 11, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

Building Committee:  Joel Lemer presented an update on the progress of the elementary school.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Bachmeier and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the proposal from Rough Rider Industries for elementary library furniture for approximately $50,000.00.   It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the proposal of $14,272.38 from Dakota Central for a new phone system.

Mr. Fetch reviewed the superintendent’s evaluation reporting that there were no concerns noted.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the report as presented.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the resignation from Adeline Fischer at the conclusion of the 2017/2018 school year.

It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to issue a contract to Jeff Meissner as summer driver’s education teacher.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to expand Tressa VanRay’s contract to 1 FTE and to issue certified contracts on April 3, 2018, to be returned by noon on April 18, 2018.

It was moved by Bachmeier, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to issue work agreements to classified personnel on April 3, 2018 to be returned by noon on April 19, 2018.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Bachmeier to approve an open enrollment application, without transportation, for a Midkota School District student to attend Carrington School District

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the proposal from TF Powers of approximately $60,000.00 to provide upgrades to the hallway joining the high school to the new elementary school and to the commons area restrooms and to finance this project from the building fund.

The Board toured the new elementary school.   The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.    

 

Adjournment

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager