A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on December 8, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school Library.  Present:  Kevin Wolsky, Angela Kutz, Randy Hooey, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: Tonia Erickson.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from November 10, 2020.  Tonia Erickson arrived at 4:06 P.M.

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

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the check registers and payment of bills.

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary activities including Christmas activities, Cardinal Way Award, Christmas Concert being recorded with the student council as announcers, updated on the 7:35 a.m. drop-off & morning recess, archery, that the staff had a float in the Christmas Lights Parade, and that the elementary staff will be doing a book study on “The Happiness Advantage” at the December early out professional development.

Mr. Roach reported on fall and winter athletics and activities, the November early out day the staff met to discuss interventions for struggling students, Student Council selling World’s Finest Chocolate and participated in the Angle Tree Project, Data Team meeting to discuss student test scores and interventions, semester exams, and quarantine numbers.

Mrs. Copenhaver presented an ACT profile report from the 2019-2020 school year.  She reported that for the five years of data in the report, Carrington School tested above the state average all five years.

Mr. Kuehn presented the District 5 attendance guidelines for spectator’s for the winter sports season; reported that the District’s enrollment is 521; that he sat in on a portion of the Data Team meeting; presented a cost analysis for fastpitch softball along with a letter to the Park Board asking them to consider waiving the rent for the use of a softball diamond for two years; presented a thank you card from the Aljets family; reported that one of the cooks resigned; and presented legislative and COVID-19 updates.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reported on the meeting from November 17, 2020 where the committee reviewed recent maintenance and improvements including a ceiling fan in the gym that had a balloon wrapped around it, Gussiaas Electric fixed the heat in the middle school, a new cooler was installed in the elementary kitchen, and that Scott’s Electric has the lights for the elementary office.  The committee also discussed the development of a facility maintenance plan by the spring of 2022 and future projects including the practice football field, Stadium 76, cold storage, and the high school entrance.

Technology Committee:  Angela Kutz reported on the meeting from November 18, 2020 where the committee received input from members in regard to future technology needs, created the technology plan and equipment purchase list for 2021-2022.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the Technology Plan for 2021-2022 as presented.

Lunch Committee:  A meeting is scheduled for 5:00 P.M. on December 9, 2020
Calendar Committee:  A meeting is scheduled for December 10, 2020 at 7:00 A.M.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve open enrollment requests, without transportation, for three students from Pingree Buchanan School District to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the bid from Central Business Systems of $757.67 per month for 2 Kyocera TASKalfa copy machines.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the proposed expenditures for the COVID-19 Cares and Resiliency Grants as presented and to use any remaining dollars after these purchases as payment on the Apple Lease.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer $15,000.00 out of the elementary building project contingency fund to Rohr Construction.

December 8, 2020 continued:  It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Hooey and carried (roll call vote:  Wolsky – yes, Hooey – yes, Kutz – yes, Erickson – yes, Lemer – yes) to update the Covid-19 Plan to include the mask mandate until January 15, 2021 and to include the new decision tree dated December 3, 2020.

The Board will set a date to review the superintendent evaluation tool.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be January 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Adjourn at 6:28 P.M.

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                        Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
JANUARY 7, 2021

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on January 7, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. in the high school library. Present: Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Randy Hooey, Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer. Kris Kuehn recorded the minutes.

There was considerable discussion and suggestions made, regarding revising the Superintendent Evaluation.  The Board directed Superintendent Kuehn to produce a draft Superintendent Evaluation tool for the Board to review at the Regular School Board Meeting on January 12, 2021.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:05 P.M.

 

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Joel Lemer, President                                                             Kris Kuehn, Superintendent