A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 10, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Scott Fetch, Tonia Erickson, 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 Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from February 11, 2020 and March 5, 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 Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

Bills and the February 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.

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary school activities including Reading Month activities; Bingo for Books; end of the quarter and parent teacher conferences; state spelling bee; gearing up for kindergarten and kindergarten roundup; Donna Anderson presentations on handwashing and On the Move to Food Adventures; visitor restrictions at Golden Acres; 5 & 6 volleyball; The Cardinal Way Awards to 5th graders for Library and the breakfast students for serving line etiquette; Mrs. Helseth and staff activities on the book study; teacher evaluations, East Central finance committee; grade level planning meetings; Foster County Extension Advisory Council meetings; and the District Data team meeting.

Mr. Nowatzki reported on results from state wrestling, Regional GBB, District BBB, FFA competitions, and Regional Mathcounts, that pre-registration for 2020/21 classes will be February 25 & 28, and that on March 3rd all Juniors will take the ACT and all sophomores the preACT; Student Leadership including the Juniors planning the Prom and banquet, Student Council doing Partnership for Success activities with Foster County Health and the National Honor Society induction ceremony on April 2nd; and professional development on the book study “The Resilience Breakthrough” and that he attended the Powerschool load help day.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that he has completed the high school principal, elementary principal, technology director, and business manager evaluations; reported that East Central Special Education Unit will remain unchanged for next year as Harvey School Board voted to decline East Central’s invitation to join the unit; and he presented an e-mail from the ND Department of Health congratulating the school on the kindergarten immunization rate of 95 percent or higher for the 2019/2020 school year.

Health Insurance Committee:  Joel & Kevin reported on the meeting from February 19, 2020 where they met with Randy Johnson from Hays Company and reviewed the North Dakota Public Health Insurance Trust.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reported on the February 24, 2020 meeting with TF Powers and YHR where they discussed the kitchen floor, water standing in corners of the locker room showers, kitchen roof leak; reseeding change order, and money for stripping and waxing of floors.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the final payment of $63,864.00 to TF Powers Construction Company.  He also updated the Board on other projects including resealing the parking lot, remodeling the music room, and Midwest Mechanical issues including the fuel tank and air handlers.

Mr. Fetch presented the results of the superintendent evaluation noting no concerns.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the evaluation as presented.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment application with transportation for a Midkota student (HT) to attend Carrington Public School.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the open enrollment applications with transportation for three Kensal students (HK, RK, JK) to attend Carrington Public School.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment application with transportation from the Leland Wolsky farm at Kensal for a Jamestown student (TW) to attend Carrington Public School.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the open enrollment applications with transportation for two Kensal students (JK, KK) to attend Carrington Public School.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the open enrollment applications with transportation for three Kensal students (KE, GE, SE) to attend Carrington Public School.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to offer a contract to Rick Christianson as the 2020 summer drivers ed teacher.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the quote of $24,010.00 from Wenger Corporation for band risers for the high school music room and to have payment come from the building fund.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to add an additional section of Kindergarten for 2020/2021.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to enter into a soccer coop with Jamestown Public Schools.

The Board discussed superintendent interview questions.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for April 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 12, 2020

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 12, 2020, at 4:30 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.

The Board interviewed superintendent candidate Daniel Ludvigson.  The Board recessed at 5:54 P.M. and reconvened at 6:05 P.M. in the Apache Room at the Chieftain Conference Center where they held a supper meeting with the candidate.

Adjourn at 8:03 P.M.

 

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 17, 2020

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 17, 2020, at 4:30 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.

The Board interviewed superintendent candidate David Nowatzki.  The Board recessed at 5:42 P.M. and reconvened at 5:58 P.M. in the Apache Room at the Chieftain Conference Center where they held a supper meeting with the candidate.

Adjourn at 7:59 P.M.

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 25, 2020

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 25, 2020, at 4:30 P.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  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 Erickson, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the resolution granting emergency powers to the superintendent to address the COVID-19 emergency.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the Carrington School District’s Distance Learning Plan.

Adjourn at 5:10 P.M.

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 27, 2020

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 27, 2020, at 4:30 P.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  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.

The Board interviewed superintendent candidate Meghan Brown.

Adjourn at 7:38 P.M.

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 31, 2020

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 31, 2020, at 4:30 P.M. in the east Commons Area of the school.  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.

The Board interviewed superintendent candidate Kris Kuehn via Zoom.

Adjourn at 7:20 P.M.

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
SPECIAL MEETING
APRIL 2, 2020

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on April 2, 2020, at 4:30 P.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  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.

Discussion was held on the superintendent candidates.  Mr. Fetch reported that David Nowatzki has removed his name as an applicant.  After discussion, it was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (roll call vote: Lemer – yes, Wolsky – yes, Erickson – yes, Kutz – yes, Fetch – yes) to offer a contract to Kristopher Kuehn as superintendent beginning July 1, 2020.

It was moved by Wolsky seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting aye on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 5:15 p.m. to discuss negotiation strategy on superintendent contract according to NDCC 44-04-19.9  The Board recessed until 5:30 p.m. and reconvened in executive session.  It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting aye on voice vote) to adjourn the executive session and return to the regular open meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Adjourn at 6:25 P.M.

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager