A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on June 8, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the east gymnasium.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Tonia Erickson, Scott Fetch, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

Declaration by Chairman Fetch to dissolve the current board meeting and to reconvene as Canvassing Board.  Kimary Edland administered the Oath of Office to the Canvassing Board.  The Board reviewed the official returns of judges and clerks from the June 2, 2020 school board election with Angela Kutz receiving 441 votes, Dave Richter 1 vote, Brent Bachmeier 3 votes, and Hope Carr 1 vote for the position of one rural board member for a three year term and Randy Hooey receiving 241 votes, Scott Fetch 212 votes, and Jon Polries 1 vote for one at large three year term.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the returns from the judges and clerks.  The Board opened new absentee ballots that could be accepted and added them to the current poll book and to the totals on the abstract of votes. It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the final results for the position of one rural board member for a three year term with Angela Kutz receiving 475 votes, Dave Richter 1 vote, Brent Bachmeier 3 votes, and Hope Carr 1 vote and for the position of one at large board member for a three year term with Randy Hooey receiving 256 votes, Scott Fetch 233 votes, Jon Polries 1 vote and Brad Hoff 1 vote; and to declare Angela Kutz as the duly elected rural school board representative for a term of three years and Randy Hooey as the duly elected at-large school board representative for a term of three year. Declaration by the Chairman to adjourn the Canvassing Board and reconvene as Board of Education.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from May 12, 2020.

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

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

Mrs. Helseth presented elementary school updates on end of year awards, collection of devices, summer school, virtual kindergarten roundup, Title I schoolwide application, East Central negotiations, and that she is finalizing schedules.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on academics including graduation, senior survey results from the class of 2020, ACT test date and that 41% of the seniors received the ND Academic and Career and Technical Education scholarship; and professional development including Powerschool end of year, science and social studies ND state standards mapping and ND Cognia state advisory committee meeting.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that the district is looking for a high school data team chair and he presented a letter from DPI congratulating Carrington School as being selected as one of 10 school districts in North Dakota that has shown greater than expected outcomes for students with disabilities.  The Board recessed at 5:54 PM and reconvened at 6:11 PM.

Transportation Meeting:  Scott Fetch reported on the meeting from May 29, 2020 where the committee reviewed the current vehicle inventory with the new bus arriving in July 2020, reviewed current bus routes, and created routes for the 2000/2021 school year.

Facility Committee: Joel Lemer updated the Board on a new water meter for the sprinkler system, the elementary lockers, air handler system, high school music room carpet, risers, and cabinets, the parking lot seal and striping project, and that the fuel tank is in place.

Finance Committee:  Joel Lemer and Kevin Wolsky reported on the meeting from May 21, 2020 where the committee reviewed the current 2019/2020 budget and created a draft budget for 2020/2021.

Strategic Planning Committee:  Angela Kutz and Kevin Wolsky reported on the meeting from June 4, 2020 where the commit met via Zoom to review a draft plan.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the 2020/2025 strategic plan as presented.

Health Insurance Update:  Joel Lemer reported that they are still hoping to have the trust set up by this fall.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky to accept the new quote from Sanford with an average premium increase of 2.69%.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the second reading of the Homeless Policy and Job Description.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to appoint Kris Kuehn and Jenna Helseth to the East Central Special Education Board for the 2020/2021 school year.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve continuing the afterschool program.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve continuing membership in the South East Educational Cooperative, but to keep options open on joining another cooperative.

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

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the DPI transportation report.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to apply to be a Title I Schoolwide program.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement without transportation for three Pingree-Buchanan students to attend Carrington Public School.

The Board scheduled the next regular meeting for July 21, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. and July 27 at 7:30 A.M. as a tentative date and time for a special meeting for the business manager’s report.

 

Adjournment

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Joel Lemer, Vice President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager