A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on April 14, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  Present:  Scott Fetch, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer.  Absent:  none. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

President 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 March 10, 2020, March 12, 2020, March 17, 2020, March 25, 2020, March 27, 2020, March 31, 2020, and April 2, 2020.

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

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

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary activities including the 3rd graders receiving the Cardinal Way Award, report cards were mailed, and gave an update on distance learning.  She also reported that she is finishing teacher evaluations, doing kindergarten interviews, working on East Central negotiations, had a webinar with Wayne Calendar, principal webinars with NDCEL and SEEC, and IEP meetings and weekly staff meeting via Zoom.

Mr. Nowatzki reported on academics including end of the third quarter, planning for Honors Night and graduation, presented the 2020-21 class schedule, and reviewed online learning.  He also reported on professional development including zoom meetings with state principals facilitated by NDCEL and SEEC and that 31 teachers earned one graduate credit for the book study, the Resilience Breakthrough.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that the projected enrollment for 2020-21 is 533; that the school has the following job openings:  high school principal, 4th grade teacher, assistant volleyball coach, assistant girls basketball coach, 9th grade volleyball coach, junior high wrestling coach, and assistant junior high wrestling coach; he presented an e-mail from DPI approving the school district’s Distance Learning Plan; presented an update on the ongoing strategic planning  process; reported on graduation; presented a thank you card from Carrie Nichols; reported on the spring social, that the school received $72,154.00 in CARES money, that the custodians have painted the inside of the ag building, and discussed the return on student devices.

Health Insurance Committee:  Mr. Lemer reported that the health insurance trust (NDPHIT) that Hays Company has been working on will not be ready this year.  He also outlined the services available through The Village Business Institute’s Employee Assistance Program.  After discussion, it was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve offering the services provided by The Village to the school employees beginning July 1, 2020.

Facility Committee:  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to seek the warranty bond against Midwest Mechanical and to have YHR guide us through the process.  Mr. Lemer also presented updates on the remodeling of the high school band room, additional purchases for the kindergarten room, and resealing of the school parking lots.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the quote of $10,270.00 from Rough Rider Industries for cabinets and storage in the high school band room and to pay for this from the 5 mill building fund.  By consensus the Board approved the purchases for the additional kindergarten room from the 16 million elementary project.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the proposal from Alpha Seal for $36,912,00 for a two-coat process to clean, restripe and recoat all the parking lots and to pay for this from the 5 mill building fund.

Negotiation Committee:  The committee will set a date with the CEA to exchange the ground rules for negotiations.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of changes to the high school handbook.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of changes to the elementary school handbook.

There were no changes to the school board policy handbook.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to hire Schauer and Associates for the 2019-2020 school audit.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to eliminate all polling locations and to hold the June school board election by mail ballot only as outlined by the state.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve offering a teaching contract to April Berntson, BA,0, as a new elementary teacher.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for May 12, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 7:25 P.M. to discuss certified teacher negotiation strategy according to NDCC 44-04-19.9.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to adjourn the executive session and return to the regular open meeting at 8:10 P.M.

Adjournment

_____________________________                                   ____________________________
Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Special Meeting – April 29, 2020

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on April 29, 2020 at 7:00 A.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  Present:  Scott Fetch, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer.  Absent:  none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

Discussion was held on end of year distance learning protocols and graduation.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 7:57 A.M. to discuss certified teacher negotiation strategy according to NDCC 44-04-19.9.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to adjourn the executive session and return to the regular open meeting at 8:42 A.M.

 

Adjournment

_____________________________                                   ____________________________
Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Special Meeting – May 2, 2020

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on May 2, 2020 at 7:00 A.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  Present:  Scott Fetch, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer.  Absent:  none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

Discussion was held on the Governor’s decision to continue with distance learning until the end of the school year.

Discussion was also held regarding graduation.  It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to hold graduation on May 24, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. with the format to be determined.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 7:27 A.M. to discuss certified teacher negotiation strategy according to NDCC 44-04-19.9.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to adjourn the executive session and return to the regular open meeting at 7:58 A.M.

Meeting adjourned.

 

_____________________________                                   ____________________________
Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Special Meeting – May 8, 2020

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on May 8, 2020 at 7:00 A.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  Present:  Scott Fetch, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer.  Absent:  none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

Discussion was held regarding graduation.  After discussion it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to hold graduation in the east gymnasium, to follow the ND Smart Restart High School Graduation Ceremony Guidelines,  and to allow the parents of the graduates who live in state to attend the ceremony.

 

_____________________________                                   ____________________________
Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager