A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on February 11, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Scott Fetch and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: Tonia Erickson.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from January 14, 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 January check registers were presented.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on 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, 2019.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the report as presented.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on state dance, FFA judging, regional wrestling, ACT practice test, NDHSAA Team Scholar Award for wrestling, speech, boys basketball and girls basketball, and reported on the  Youth Risk Behavior surveys; student leadership including student council’s work on Snowball week and the Velvatones delivering singing valentines, and updated on potential inductees eligible for National Honor Society; professional development including a collegial book study on “The Resilience Breakthrough”, Powerschool prepare to schedule workshop, and MTSS data review day.

Dr. Duchscherer presented an update on the strategic planning meetings; reported that East Central Special Education Unit approved Harvey Public School’s request to join the Unit; he discussed increasing custodial staff; reported that the Spring Social is scheduled for May 15;  and presented thank you cards from the Bakke family,   Tucker Depew family, and CHI St Alexius.  Tonia Erickson arrived at 5:32 PM.

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary school activities including Miss Trautman and Mrs. Lura’s class visiting Golden Acres; the Spelling Bee; NWEA testing; Cardinal Way Award for the 5th grade in Phy Ed; the 6th grade adopt a pilot program with Nate Pavelko; a book study on “The Resilience Breakthrough”; grade level planning meetings and paraprofessional interviews.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reported that they will be meeting with TF Powers; that one boiler is not working; that the light in the south parking lot has been installed; carpet for the band room has been ordered; and we are still waiting for additional heat in the middle school.

Transportation Committee:  Scott Fetch and Tonia Erickson reported on the meeting from January 29, 2020 where the committee opened bus bids.     The following bids were received for a 2021 school bus 53 passenger seated to 32 with trade-in of 2014 International 32 passenger bus: I-State:  2021 Thomas C2 Conventional School Bus – Base Bid – $91,300.00, Trade Option – $0.00, Total-$91,300.00; Harlows: 2021 International IC CE School Bus – Base Bid – $91,995.00 + $1,500.00 if not ordered by February 10, 2020; Trade Option – $8,500.00; Total – $84,995.00.  After discussion, it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to not trade the 2014 International bus and to accept the bid from I-State for $91,300.00.

Health Insurance Committee:  Joel & Kevin will meet with Randy Johnson from Hays Company on February 19 at 3:30 PM.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to authorize Hays Company to bid the District’s health insurance plan.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to set June 2, 2020, 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 Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the CEA’s petition for recognition.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the CEA’s petition for negotiation.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment application without transportation for a Pingree-Buchanan student to attend Carrington Public School.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for March 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                    Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH 5, 2020

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 5, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Tonia Erickson, 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 Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to adjourn the open meeting and break into executive session under NDCC 44-04-18.27.  The law provides for executive session.  The purpose of this executive session is to review superintendent applications and to select candidates to interview.  The time is 4:03 PM. It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to adjourn this executive session and return to our open meeting.  The time is 4:58 PM.

Mr. Fetch declared the open meeting back in session at 4:58 PM.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to announce that the finalists for the superintendent position are Meghan Brown, David Nowatzki, Kris Kuehn, and Daniel Ludvigson.

The Board discussed the interview procedure, questions, and interview schedule.  The following schedule will be used for each interview:  2:15 PM – Joel Lemer will give a tour of the school; from 3:30 – 4:00 there will be a meet and greet with staff members, at 4:30 there will be a Board Meeting with the Board conducting interviews with the candidates followed by an invitation to dinner at 6:00.  March 12th, March 17th, March 27th, and March 31st were the dates chosen to interview the candidates.

Adjourn at 5:38 PM.

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                    Kimary Edland, Business Manager