A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on September 8, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz (via phone), Kevin Wolsky, Tonia Erickson, Randy Hooey, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: None.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from August 11, 2020 and August 20, 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 Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the check registers and payment of bills.

Mrs. Helseth reported that this semester there are 3 jet students, that 5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball has started, that the 6th grade attended an Eco Ed day at Lake Juanita, and that 5th grade will have an instrumental rental night.  She also reported that Jacey Erickson will do a training on distance learning technology tools; that she has been doing zoom calls from SEEC and NDCEL; that she has interviewed for the elementary teacher and para positions and that she had a staff meeting to recap the first week.

Mr. Roach presented updates on pandemic procedures including students and staff wearing masks, lunch procedures being altered, and distance learning.  He presented postgraduate survey information on the class of 2018, reported on student council activities, fall sports, club meetings, fundraising, and fire drills.

Mr. Kuehn reported on NDSBA/NDCEL conferences; updated on the air handler; that Randy Johnson from Hays Company met with him, Joel and Kim; that there still is not a date for delivery of the new bus; that Tonia Erickson and Denyce Harding resigned as para’s, that he hired Shauna Fetch as a para, and that the District is still looking for a part time para and a lunch computer para; that they have interviewed for the elementary teacher; that the USDA extended free meals to all students; that the District’s enrollment is 522; and that he has been asked to be a member of the NDCEL Focus Group.

Technology Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for 5:00 P.M. on October 15, 2020

Lunch Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for 5:00 P.M. on October 12, 2020

Discussion was held on the Health and Safety Plan.  The Board will schedule a meeting with County Health.

Joel Lemer presented Scott Fetch with a plaque thanking him for his ten years of service to the Sykeston School Board and fourteen years of service to the Carrington School Board.

September 8, 2020 continued:  Mr. Lemer opened the meeting up to the public to give anyone who wished the opportunity to present oral or written comments regarding the 2020 property tax levy.  Receiving no public input, it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the 2020/21 general fund budget with revenues of $7,113,731.99 and expenditures of $7,113,731.99; Special Reserve fund with revenue of $89,187.00 and expenditures of $44,593.50; Special Assessment revenues of $0.00 with expenditures or $6,200.00; Sinking and Interest Fund (2006 Bond) revenue of $156,175.89 and expenditures of $141,978.08 and Sinking and Interest 2016 Bond) revenue of $1,099,856.24 and expenditures of $999,869.31; Building Fund revenue of $148,645.00 and expenditures of $148,645.00; and miscellaneous fund revenue of $356,748.00 and expenditures of $356,748.00.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a resolution to accept the certificate of levy as follows:  Total General Fund levy of  70 mills;  Miscellaneous Fund Levy of 12 mills; Special Reserve Fund Levy of 3 mills; Special Assessment Fund Levy of 0 mills; Sinking and Interest Fund Levy (2006 Bonds) $156,175.89 (5.25 mills), Sinking and Interest Fund Levy (2016 Bonds) $1,099,856.24 (37 mills); and Building Fund levy of 5 mills; and be it resolved, by the school board of the Carrington School District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, that the Business Manager of the District is hereby instructed to certify the same to the county auditor as set forth by statute.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the annual compliance report.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement without transportation for two students from New Rockford Sheyenne School District to attend Carrington School District

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement without transportation for a student from Kensal School District to attend Carrington School District.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve appointing Kimary Edland as the Title IX Compliance Officer instead of Jenna Helseth.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer a teaching contract prorated at 91% for 2020/2021to Karmen Kuehn at BA+32,17.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be October 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Adjourn at 6:04 P.M.

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Joel Lemer, President                                                   Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SPECIAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on September 14, 2020, at 7:30 A.M. in the high school ITV Room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Randy Hooey, Joel Lemer and Tonia Erickson.  Absent: None.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (roll call vote:  Kutz – yes, Wolsky – yes, Erickson – yes, Hooey – yes, Lemer – yes) to accept the resignation of Dominic Spooner effective September 11, 2020 and to advertise the position.

Adjournment

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Joel Lemer, President                                                                         Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SPECIAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on September 24, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. in the high school library.  Present:  Kevin Wolsky, Randy Hooey, Tonia Erickson, and Joel Lemer.  Absent:  Angela Kutz.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

Discussion was held on revisions to the school health and safety plan.  Angela Kutz arrived at 7:12 P.M.  After discussion it was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the recommended changes to the plan.  The Board scheduled a special meeting for September 29, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. to review the use of the Covid-19 School Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree for Schools.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer a prorated, teacher contract to Teresa Pierson, BA,0, as a replacement fourth grade teacher for the remainder for the 2020-21 school year only.

Adjourn at 9:20 P.M.

 

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Joel Lemer, President                                                                         Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SPECIAL MEETING
OCTOBER 7, 2020

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on October 7, 2020, at 7:00 P.M. in the east commons and also via Zoom.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Randy Hooey, Joel Lemer and Tonia Erickson (via Zoom).  Absent: None.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

Mask expectations for Carrington School were discussed.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (roll call vote:  Kutz – yes, Wolsky – yes, Hooey – no, Erickson – yes, Lemer – yes) that beginning October 8, 2020 all students and staff, grades 7 – 12,  will be required to wear a mask on school grounds when social distancing is not possible.  Elementary students and staff are strongly encouraged to also wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.  All students and school employees are required to wear a mask when in a school owned vehicle and during all school sponsored events, inside and out, when social distancing is not possible.

By consensus, the Board approved that ALL spectators at Carrington School sponsored events, inside and out, are required to wear a mask.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (roll call vote:  Wolsky – no, Hooey – yes, Erickson – yes, Kutz – yes, Lemer – no) to implement the Covid-19 School Exclusion Guidance Decision Tree for Schools as the formal guidance for Carrington School District.

Adjourn at 9:00 P.M.

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Joel Lemer, President                                                                         Kimary Edland, Business Manager