CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
May 14, 2019

 

A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on May 14, 2019, 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 Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from April 9, 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 Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

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

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary school happenings including clean-up projects, 4thgrade field trip to Bismarck, Marketplace for Kids, 4thgrade band open house, 1stgrade tree planting project, end of school year carnival, 3rdgrade activity with Foster County Extension/Garden Club, summer safety presentation by police, sheriff & fire department, millionaire lunch, class picnics, Golden Acres visits, Honors Day program, middle school transition meetings, completion of classified staff evaluations, reviewing new 6th& 7thgrade reading language arts curriculum, SEEC PAC meeting, visit from SEEC liaison and grade level data planning meetings.

Mr. Nowatzki reported on Student Council activities including administrative assistant’s day and teacher appreciation week, Honors Night, senior picnic and volunteers for elementary field days; and he reported on meeting with students on their 2019-2020 schedules, math meet at Northern State, FFA blood drive, regional and state results for speech, music and science Olympiad, safe dates presentations for seniors, AP biology exam, middle school Honors Day, and graduation.

Dr. Duchscherer presented updates on the legislature including a school finance update and school calendar update; presented the DPI annual performance report in regard to IDEA reporting that Carrington School District has been determined to be in the Meets Requirementslevel based on data submitted for the 2017-2018 school year; that the district is still has openings for a high school music teacher, part-time elementary para-educator, sub or part-time bus driver and a full-time custodian position; that he has hired Brooke Rosenau as “C” volleyball coach, Kristen Hewitt as head speech coach, Kayla Feiring as one act play coach and assistant speech coach; that positions reassigned or downsized for the 2019-2020 school year are not replacing the high school librarian position, assigning Ms. Park as elementary and high school librarian and having Carol Collins stay full time as high school librarian assistant.

Lunch Committee:  Angela Kutz and Tonia Erickson reported on the meeting from April 10, 2019 where the committee reviewed changes made since last fall, gave suggestions and compliments on current breakfast and lunch program and they believe the lunch program is operating well with very few concerns.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer and Scott Fetch presented updates on the interior and exterior punch list items including landscaping of the football field, Ag building paint color, kitchen tile, air handling system, concrete cracks, and exterior sealing on bottom of art room.  He also updated on the ag ed building ventilation, transition room, and tiled walls by door 8, music, art and ag hallway. By consensus the Board agreed to use the 5 mill building fund for the high school commons area renovation at a cost of $10,156.93.  They also updated the Board on the overflow parking lot and reported that contaminated soil from an old underground fuel tank was found at the old elementary site. It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the quote from RTS Shearing in the amount on $32,750.00 to sub cut 1’ & haul off, import and place 6” crusted concrete, topped with 6” imported and place class 5 aggregate for the new west parking lot and to pay for this project from the elementary project.

Finance Committee:  Joel Lemer and Kevin Wolsky presented an update from the May 13, 2019 meeting where the committee met and reviewed the current budget and a 2019-2020 preliminary budget.  By consensus the Board agreed to pay for the soil contamination from the special reserve fund.

Transportation Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for May 24, 2019 at 7:30 A.M.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of changes to the high school handbook including a new bell schedule with the high school starting at 8:25 A.M. and having a 35 minute lunch period.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of changes to the elementary school handbook.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of changes to the school board policy handbook if the previous handbook changes dictate a change.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to offer a teaching contract to Kara Kohler, BA,2, as elementary teacher.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for June 10, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.  The Board took a break at 6:53 P.M. and reconvened at 7:45 P.M.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 7:45 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 Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to exit executive session at 9:37 P.M.

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager