A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on June 10, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the middle school ITV room.  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 4, 2019 school board election with Randy Hooey receiving 35 votes and Joel Lemer 116 votes for the position of one at-large board member for a three year term and on the question of publication of minutes yes votes 143 and no votes 7.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the returns from the judges and clerks.  Being there were no new absentee ballots it was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the final results for the position of member of School Board with Randy Hooey receiving 35 votes and Joel Lemer 116 votes for the position of one at-large board member for a three year term and on the question of publication of minutes yes votes 143 and no votes 7 and to declare Joel Lemer as the duly elected school board representative for a term of three years and to publish minutes of the proceedings of school board meetings in the newspaper of general circulation in the District.

Declaration by the Chairman to adjourn the Canvassing Board and reconvene as Board of Education.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from May 14, 2019 and May 22, 2019.

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 Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the check register and payment of bills.

Dr. Duchscherer presented elementary school updates on Honors Day, millionaire readers, beginning band lessons, summer school, 6th grade student council celebration, Title I annual parent involvement meeting and professional development including MTSS Conference, Powerschool end of year, training on reading/language art curriculum and East Central negotiations.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on academics including the 2019/20 class schedule, NDHSAA Team Scholar awards for spring teams, graduation, senior survey results for the Class of 2019, comparison report for 2015-2018, and post-graduate survey for Class of 2017, summer dual credit sociology, ACT test and that 60% of the seniors received the ND Academic and Career and Technical Education scholarship; activities including state golf, track, baseball and FFA results and FBLA National Convention; and reported that he attended a Powerschool end of year training and will be attending the NDCEL Summer Conference.

Dr. Duchscherer presented a legislative update; reported that the following positions are open: assistant varsity wrestling coach and part-time para-educator; that the Carrington School District received the 4th Corporation’s annual recognition to the organization that has made special efforts to accommodate people with physical challenges; presented a thank you card from the Carol Rosenau family and that he will be attending the summer conference.

Transportation Meeting:  Scott Fetch reported on the meeting from May 24, 2019 where the committee reviewed the current vehicle inventory, discussed summer maintenance on school vehicles, and reviewed current bus routes and created draft routes for the 2019/2020 school year.  They set June 21, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. as the date and time of their next meeting.

Facility Committee: Joel Lemer updated the Board on punch list items, trees & shrubs, tiling of walls, commons floor, transition room, ag building and demolition of the old elementary school.  By consensus the Board agreed to overspend the line item existing elementary building in the general fund by $17,804.61.  They reviewed the bid from Harrison Sales and Service for parts and labor to install a sprinkler system on school grounds including the practice field and an alternate bid that includes all grass area on the west and north side of the high school.  After discussion it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the bid of $38,967.57 and the alternate bid of 8,900.00 from Harrison Sales and Service for the parts and labor of installing a sprinkler system and to pay the $38,967.57 out of the elementary project the $8,900.00 out of the general fund.

Finance Committee:  The committee set June 28th, 7:00 a.m. as the date and time for their meeting.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the second reading of the bell schedule for the high school handbook.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the 2019/2020 communication plan as part of goal four of the school district strategic plan

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to appoint Brian Duchscherer and Jenna Helseth to the East Central Special Education Board for the 2019/2020 school year.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve continuing the after school 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.

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

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

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the DPI reconfiguration of instructional day application.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve transferring for 2018/2019 100% of the special reserve fund balance into the general fund with 50% being used for expenses incurred for cleaning up contaminated soil at the old elementary school site.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to advertise for sale and accept bids on the entire Block 18, Lots 1-12, City of Carrington.  Bids are due by noon on July 11, 2019, with the bid opening at 8:00 A.M. on July 12, 2019.  The top three bidders will have the option to raise their bid after all bids have been opened.

The board recessed at 11:02 PM and Reconvened at 11:15 PM.

The Board scheduled the next regular meeting for July 9, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. and a special meeting for the business manager’s report for July 25, 2019 at 7:00 A.M.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 11:27 P.M. for the purpose to discuss negotiating strategy or provide negotiating instructions as allowed by NDCC 44094-19.1 (9).  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to exit executive session at 12:25 A.M.

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager