CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
May 12, 2020

A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on May 12, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. in the east gymnasium of the school.  Present:  Scott Fetch, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer.  Absent:  none. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

President Fetch called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present.  Discussion on the graduation ceremony was added to the Agenda.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from April 14, 2020, April 29, 2020, May 2, 2020, and May 8, 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 Lemer, seconded by Wolsky 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 activities including millionaire reading club, 9 students received the Presidential Awards of Excellence, zoom meetings, Cardinal Way Award to parents and families, and collection of devices; updates on staff including non-certified staff evaluations, planning meetings, science & social studies standards mapping, 4th grade teacher interviews, virtual principal meetings, weekly zoom staff meetings, counselor advisory committee, dyslexia webinar, University of Jamestown practicum partnership, and virtual kindergarten round up.

Mr. Nowatzki reported on academics including meeting with students via zoom on their 2020/2021 class schedules, Teacher Appreciation Week, working on videos to recognize students for athletic and honors awards, CTE advisory committee meetings, drop-off and collection of student materials, and graduation.

Kris Kuehn joined the meeting via phone call and reported on the high school principal search, recommending Darrin Roach. After discussion it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to offer a contract to Darrin Roach beginning August 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 at $90,000.00.

Dr. Duchscherer presented an update on the Strategic Plan and a thank you card from the Hewitt family; reported the following job openings: assistant volleyball coach, 9th grade volleyball coach, junior high wrestling coach assistant junior high wrestling coach, 7th grade girls basketball coach, data team chair and updated on the head volleyball coach position; reported that he has hired Megan Trautman as assistant varsity girls’ basketball coach, Nikki Braaten as 8th grade girls’ basketball coach and April Bertnson as assistant cross country coach; he also reported on current projects including the additional kindergarten room, additional lockers for kindergarten, high school music room, Stadium 76, and painting of the interior shop.

Negotiation Committee:  Mr. Lemer and Mr. Wolsky reported on the negotiations between certified staff, classified staff and the elementary principal.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the negotiated agreement as presented.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to issue teacher contracts.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to issue a contract for 2020/21 at $91,000.00 to Jenna Helseth.

Finance Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for May 21, 2020 at 7:00 A.M.

Transportation Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for May 22, 2020 at 9:00 A.M.

Facility Committee:  Mr. Lemer updated the Board on Midwest Mechanical.  By consensus the Board agreed to get a recommendation from Johnson Control for an outside company to come in to look at balancing the air handler system in the elementary commons to reduce the noise level.

Discussion was held on the request from senior parents of allow siblings to attend graduation ceremony.  It was moved by Erickson, seconded Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to allow parents and siblings to attend the graduation ceremony.

May 12, 2020 continued:  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of changes to the high school handbook.

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

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of the revised Homeless Policy and job description.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the resignation letter from Ellen Nowatzki at the conclusion of the 2019/2020 school year.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the resignation letter from David Nowatzki, with thanks for his 10 years of service to the Carrington School, effective June 30, 2020.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve offering a teaching contract to Dominic Spooner, BA,0, as a new elementary teacher.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for June 8, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager