A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 School Board was held on February 8, 2022, at 4:03 P.M. in the high school ITV room. Present:  Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, and Joel Lemer. Absent: Randy Hooey and Tonia Erickson. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from January 11, 2022.

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

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a 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, 2021.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the report as presented.

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary school activities including NWEA testing, Cardinal Way award to Mrs. Pierson’s 4th grade class and Mrs. Tweed’s 2nd grade class for manners, grade 3-6 student engagement survey, Donna Anderson presenting lessons to kindergarten on “On the Move to Food Adventures”, Students of the Quarter, 100th day of school activities, Spelling Bee results, Gearing up for Kindergarten, and pre-school screenings.  She also reported that she attended the NDAESP Conference; that the February professional development day will be on standards; that they are reviewing reading fluency data at their grade level planning meetings; that New Rockford Sheyenne School will not be leaving the East Central Special Ed Unit; and that she has a committee working on playground planning.

Mr. Bitz reported on student information including Students of the Month, end of 2nd quarter honor roll statistics, winter activities, SnoBall week, Cognia Student Engagement Survey; that he will be attending PowerSchool training and that the February Professional Development will be on curriculum and MTSS.

Mr. Kuehn reported that he & Joel had an initial meeting with trainers from the Tenet Leadership Academy and that training is set for March 31 and April 1 in Rugby; that the attended the NDCEL superintendent’s mid-winter conference and the NDSBA negotiations pre-conference; that he would like a special meeting to formalize pre-school plans; that storm make-up days will be held on March 3 and March 17; that he is advertising for bids for the demolition of Stadium 76 and concrete work; that our current enrollment is 556; that one of the new buses should be here next week and that we received two new cafeteria tables and the picnic tables.

President Lemer directed the Board to have their evaluations completed by February 23, 2022.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reported on the meeting that was held on January 20, 2022, where the committee reviewed the facilities maintenance plan and discussed facility needs including Stadium 22, a new storage building, tool cat spreader, a new tin roof for the storage building, maintenance contract for the irrigation system, the elementary air handler, and practice football field.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to set June 7, 2022, 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Carrington High School Commons Area as the date, time and place for the school board election and to authorize the business manager to publish filing deadlines for candidates, prepare ballots, and to publish notice of election in accordance to state law.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve open enrollment applications (SG & RG) from the same family, with transportation, for two students from Midkota School to attend Carrington Public School.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment application (DR), with transportation, for a student from Midkota School to attend Carrington Public School.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 15, 2022, at 4:00 P.M.

Adjourn at 5:50 P.M.

 

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Joel Lemer, President                                                             Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MARCH 9, 2022

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 School Board was held on March 9, 2022, at 6:30 P.M. in the high school ITV room. Present:  Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Joel Lemer, Tonia Erickson, and Randy Hooey.  Absent: none. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the resignation letter from Superintendent Kris Kuehn effective June 30, 2022.

The Board discussed the process they will use to advertise and interview for a new superintendent.  They set March 28, 2022, at 4:00 PM as the deadline for receiving applications.

Adjourn at 6:53 P.M.

 

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Joel Lemer, President                                                             Kimary Edland, Business Manager