A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on January 14, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Joel Lemer, 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 Erickson, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from December 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 Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

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

Dr. Duchscherer presented the school district taxable valuation report with the total taxable valuation being $27,392,723; he reported that enrollment on January 7, 2020 was 504; he presented the strategic planning meeting schedule, reported that he hired Gwen Odstrcil as a cook/dishwasher, and that East Central Special Ed Unit is discussing to allow Harvey Special Ed Unit to join them.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on the archery home meet, job shadows & scrubs camp, and end of semester; Student Leadership on FFA Winter Leadership Conference and Snoball Week; and professional development on a presentation on Why Gender Matters by Dr. Leonard Sax, Cognia Advisory Committee meeting, and reported that he will attend the NDASSP Mid-Winter Conference.

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary school happenings including the 100th day of school activities, Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Tweed’s 2nd graders visiting Golden Acres, end of the quarter, Cardinal Way Award to the 5th grade art for classroom behavior, and that there are 19 5th & 6th graders participating in archery; and professional development on relationship mapping, homeless/foster car liaison, science & social studies standards, Dr. Sax presentation, and that she will be attending the elementary principal’s conference.

Transportation Committee:  Scott Fetch reported that the two new buses were received on December 27th and that the we are waiting on bids for a new bus.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reported on the kitchen floor, completion of tile between the art room and ag room, waiting on Midwest to complete the slab for the fuel tank and air handling noise, working on lighting in the parking lot and supplemental heat in the 2 north rooms of the middle school.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to move forward with the renovation of the high school band room and to accept the bid of $2,100.00 from K & J Flooring for the carpet installation.

Negotiation Committee:  Mr. Fetch appointed Joel Lemer and Kevin Wolsky to the committee with Joel being the chair.  Joel, Kevin and Kim will attend the NDSBA negotiation seminar.

Health Insurance Committee:  Mr. Fetch appointed Joel Lemer and Kevin Wolsky to the committee.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the pledge of assets and official school depositories as presented.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the early retirement application from Brian Duchscherer.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the resignation letter from Brian Duchscherer effective June 30, 2020 and to thank him for his 14 years of service, for his work on the building project and for the development of the culture at Carrington School.

The Board will advertise for a new superintendent with the deadline for applications being March 2, 2020.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for February 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager