A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on December 12, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Joel Lamer, Scott Fetch and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from November 12, 2019.

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

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

Dr. Duchscherer presented elementary updates on Christmas activities; archery, Student Council being ringers for the Salvation Army, giving candy canes to parents, and being concert announcers; Cardinal Way Award to the 5th grade for music behavior; and professional development on ELEOT Tool and district data team meeting.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on academics including Workkeys assessment, financial aid meeting, ACT Test; student activities including archery and Student Council State Convention, Angel Tree project and Christmas activities; and professional development on district data team meeting and Teacher Leaning Community meeting.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that Mrs. Skadberg wrote a grant for the Family and Consumer Science program through Career and Technical Education for a new washer and dryer and that the school received the grant; that the school received reallocated Title I funds to run the Title I summer school program; that the school received reallocated Title II funds to use to pay tuition to any teacher interested in taking graduate classes in educational leadership; that he is advertising for a cook/dishwasher and a head varsity volleyball coach; and he presented thank you cards from the Tofte and Pate families.

Transportation Committee:  Scott Fetch reported on the meeting from December 9, 2019, where the committee reviewed the current vehicle inventory and discussed requesting a bid for one new route bus with trading in a current route bus.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to authorize requesting bids for one new route bus with or without trade.

Lunch Committee:  Angela Kutz reported on the meeting from December 11, 2019 where the committee heard about changes made to the program since last fall and gave suggestions and compliments on the current breakfast and lunch menus.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer presented updates on facilities including that there is still no slab for the back-up fuel tank, that they will be working on the kitchen tile over break, they are still working with Midwest Mechanical on the air handling noise, outlet for buses have been put in, supplemental heat will be added to the middle school north rooms, looking at updating the high school music room and that Ottertail will put lights on the poles by the southwest parking lot.

Technology Committee:  Kevin Wolsky reported on the meeting from November 20, 2019 where the committee received input from committee members in regard to future technology needs, created the technology plan and equipment purchase list for 2020-2021 which includes a lease agreement with Apple Inc. and total equipment and software purchases of $105,000.00. Discussion was also held on the need for computer labs within our schools.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the Technology Plan for 2020-2021 as presented.

Calendar Committee:  Kevin Wolsky reported on the meeting from November 20, 2019 where the committee reviewed the current calendar, the new school days to school hours law, and created a draft calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the 2020-2021 school calendar with a start date of August 25, 2020 and graduation on May 30, 2021.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of the revised bullying policy.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the open enrollment application with transportation for two students from New Rockford Sheyenne School District to attend Carrington School District.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the open enrollment application with transportation for a Kensal School District student to attend Carrington School District.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the open enrollment application with transportation for a Kensal School District student to attend Carrington School District.

The next regular meeting of the Board will be January 14, 2020, at 4:00 P.M.

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                        Kimary Edland, Business Manager