The annual meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on July 9, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. in the middle school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Scott Fetch, Tonia Erickson, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: Kevin Wolsky.  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 a voice vote) to approve the minutes from June 10, 2019.  Mr. Wolsky arrived at 4:14 PM.

Financial reports for the Activity Fund, 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.

Bills from the 2018/2019 school year and the June check registers were presented.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the check registers and payment of bills.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to close out unused activity accounts as presented.

There being no further business for the 2018/2019 school year, President Fetch declared this portion of the meeting closed.

Dr. Duchscherer presided over the election of the Board President for the 2019/2020 school year.  Joel Lemer nominated Scott Fetch for president and Angela Kutz seconded.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to cease nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Scott Fetch as president. Kutz nominated Joel Lemer for vice president and Angela Kutz seconded.  Erickson nominated Kevin Wolsky as 2ndvice president and Kutz seconded.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote), to cease nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Kevin Wolsky as 2ndvice president.

Chairman Fetch called the July 9, 2019, Board of Education meeting to order and declared a quorum present.  Present: Scott Fetch, Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Tonia Erickson and Joel Lemer.  Absent: none. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

Scott Fetch made the following Board Committee appointments: Transportation Committee: Scott Fetch Tonia Erickson; Technology Committee: Kevin Wolsky and Angela Kutz; Finance Committee: Joel Lemer and Kevin Wolsky; Lunch Committee: Angela Kutz and Tonia Erickson; Facility Committee: Joel Lemer and Scott Fetch; AdvancEd Committee: Angela Kutz; Negotiations and Health Insurance Committee:  Scott Fetch and Joel Lemer.

Bills for the 2019/2020 budget were presented. It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve payment of bills.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to designate Brian Duchscherer as District Representative for the following programs: Carl Perkins, school lunch, Title I, II, III, IV,  Central Dakota Distance Learning Consortium, Section 504 of the General Education Provisions Act and authorize him to record Board minutes as needed; to designate Jenna Helseth as Compliance Officer for Title IX; to designate Kimary Edland as representative for the School Lunch Program and to record minutes at school board meetings and to authorize Sheryl Roundy to record minutes at school board meetings as needed.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that he attended the NDCEL Conference; that he has been re-elected as president of the North Dakota State Board of Career and Technical Education and that he will also be a member of the K-12 Education Coordination Council; reported that Carrington’s share of the NDHSAA financial reimbursement for state and regional participation was $3,081.96; that he has hired Rick Krause as a new custodian; and that classified positions still open are assistant wrestling coach and a part-time elementary para-educator position.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer presented updates on the punch list of the new elementary school and the progress of the agriculture education building.

Transportation Committee:  Scott Fetch reviewed the minutes from the June 21 and July 2 meetings where the committee discussed issues in regard to bus maintenance, met with the county road supervisor and reviewed current bus routes and revised draft routes for the 2019/20 school year and discussed the need for a school bus route driver for the beginning of the school year.

Finance Committee:  Kevin Wolsky reviewed the minutes from the June 28, 2019 meeting where the committee worked on the budget.  After reviewing the proposed 2019/2020 budget, it was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the first reading of the preliminary budget.

Negotiation Committee:  Scott Fetch and Joel Lemer reviewed the proposed 2019/2020 negotiated Agreement with changes to Article III A, Health Insurance; addition of $100.00 on the extra-curricular index; Base Salary increase of $400.00 to $39,225.00 or a 2.1% increase; archery set at 60% of index; continuation step for lanes 4, 5, and 6; increase college credit reimbursement to $125.00; increase sub pay for prep to $24.00; and increase activity driving pay to $22.00 per hour. It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to accept the Agreement as presented.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to issue teacher contracts for the 2019/2020 school year.  The committee will be meeting with classified employees on July 11th.  By consensus the Board gave a 2% raise to classified employees.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the 2019/20 hot lunch budget with projected revenues of $310,049.00 and expenditures of $329,993.00 and to set the following prices:  Lunch Prices:  Grades K-6, $2.40; Grades 7–12, $2.85; adults, $3.60 and guests $6.00; and $0.80 for seconds of the main meal.  Breakfast Prices: $1.90 for students and $2.65 for adults, and $0.50 for seconds on breakfast. Extra Milk = $0.35 and Bread = $0.10 per slice.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to set the following fees for 2019/2020:  Student activity ticket-$25.00;  adult activity ticket-$75.00; Students Grades K-12 admission price-$4.00; adult admission price-$6.00;  Summer Dr. Ed. Fees = $150.00

PARTICIPATION FEES

Athletics
Girls:  Archery, Basketball, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Track, Dance Team & Golf
Boys:  Archery, Football, Cross-Country, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Baseball & Golf
Grades 5 – 6 $20.00/Sport
 Grades 7-8  $30.00/Sport
 Grades 9-10  $40.00/Sport
 Grades 11-12  $45.00/Sport
 Student Maximum  $90.00/School Year
 Family Maximum  $150.00/School Year
Fine Arts
One Act Play, Speech Team, Student Congress
  Grades 7-8  $20.00/Activity
  Grades 9-10  $25.00/Activity
 Grades 11-12  $30.00/Activity
 Student Maximum  $65.00/School Year
 Family Maximum  $90.00/School Year

CARDINAL INSURANCE: iPad = $25.00, Macbook Air = $50.00, Family Max = $100.00

After School Program:  Participation = $65.00 / month    Snacks = $0.65 / day

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to designate the Foster County Independent as the newspaper for publication of official school business.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the School District Depositories and Pledge of Assets as presented.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for two Kensal School students to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for three Kensal School students to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve an open enrollment agreement with transportation for one Kensal School student to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to set the regular School Board meetings for the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM.

A special meeting will be held on July 12, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. to open bids for the sale of the old elementary school lot and on July 25, 2019 at 7:00 A.M. for the business manager’s financial report.  The next regular meeting of the Board is Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to enter into executive session at 6:41P.M. for the purpose of discussing negotiating strategy or provide negotiating instructions as allowed by NDCC 44-04-19,1 (9).  Angela Kutz left the executive session at 6:57 P.M.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to exit the executive session at 7:27 P.M.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky to issue contracts to the technology director, principals and superintendent after the completion of negotiations.

Adjournment

________________________                                             __________________________
Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
JULY 12, 2019

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on July 12, 2019, at 8:00 A.M. in the high school commons area. Present:  Scott Fetch, Kevin Wolsky, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson and Joel Lemer. Absent:  none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

Bids for the sale of land of the old elementary school site were opened. The following bids were received: Joe Voglewede – $76,000.00, TJL Rentals and S & J Central Properties – $40,400.00, Tyler Carr – $97,777.00, LFK Klein Housing LLC – $60,000.00, and VanRay Brothers – $120,500.00.  The top three bidders were allowed to increase their bid.  Tyler Carr increased his bid to $125,000.00.   VanRay Brothers increased their bid to $130,000.00.  There being no other bids, it was moved by Erickson, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the bid of $130,000.00 from VanRay Brothers.

Adjournment

________________________                                               __________________________
Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager