A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on October 13, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  It was also available on Zoom Meeting ID 917 6235 3585, Passcode: 2yPB&j Present:  Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Tonia Erickson (via Zoom), Randy Hooey, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: None.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from September 8, 2020, September 14, 2020, September 24, 2020, and October 7, 2020.

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

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

Delegations:  Erin Dreher addressed the Board regarding the wearing of masks.

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary activities including NWEA testing, backpack program, fire prevention week, parent teacher conferences being held via Zoom, Cardinal Way Award presented to the 5th grade for classroom eating and to kindergarten for hallway behavior, grade level planning meetings, 5th & 6th grade boys basketball, hand washing lessons by Donna Anderson, and 5th grade field trip to the Foster County Museum.  She also reported on staff activities including the October 21st early out on NWEA, digital citizenship, and book study on “The Orange Frog” and “The Happiness Advantage”; Zoom calls on townhall return to learning, SEEC and NDCEL; that Darielle Harrington is a new paraprofessional; that Nikki Braaten & Connie Hafner attended a Coding workshop, that she is a member of the Foster County Extension Advisory Council; that the University of Jamestown will be send about 13 practicum students to Carrington School; and that she is a member of a Cognia virtual school accreditation team in November.

Mr. Roach reported on Homecoming activities, fall athletics and activities, emergency procedures, 8th grade and student council fundraising, mask wearing, NWEA testing, professional development on Google distance learning, and that he has been working on staff MISO3 forms.

Mr. Kuehn reported that he has received a co-op request for high school baseball from Kensal School, that Miss Michaelson was approached about adding girl’s fast pitch softball as a high school activity, that the new school bus has been delivered, that the SEEC meeting spoke about NDPHIT starting January 1 with political subdivisions, and that the school received a Broadband Grant and a Covid Relief Grant

Lunch Committee:  The meeting was rescheduled for 5:00 P.M. on December 9, 2020

Technology Committee:  The meeting was rescheduled for 5:00 P.M. on November 18, 2020

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for two students from Midkota School District to attend Carrington School District.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement for a student from Carrington School District to attend Fessenden Bowdon School District.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment request without transportation for a student from New Rockford Sheyenne School District to attend Carrington School District.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the North Dakota State Assessment as the Carrington School’s testing instrument.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be November 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Adjourn at 5:32 P.M.

 

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Joel Lemer, President                                                             Kimary Edland, Business Manager