A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on April 13, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school Library.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Randy Hooey, and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: Tonia Erickson.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

President Lemer called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from March 9, 2021, March 24, 2021, and March 26, 2021.

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

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

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary school activities including The Cardinal Way Award for art to Mrs. VanRay’s and Mrs. Allmaras’ classes; that there was 97% attendance for parent teacher conferences; she presented the state assessment schedule and music rehearsal schedule; reported that there will be between 38 and 40 for Kindergarten Round-Up; that Donna Anderson presented to the 1st grade on the financial literacy program; and that the elementary staff is doing peer observations and fidelity checks.

Mr. Roach presented high school updates on spring athletics and activities including State Student Council, Honors Night, Junior/Senior Banquet and Prom; reported that the formal student registration for 2021/2022 is mostly complete and that spring teacher’s observations are also nearly complete.

Mr. Kuehn reported that Chrys Bitz has signed his contract for $85,000.00; that he has hired Sara Bitz as “C” volleyball coach; that he attended the activities award night and the FFA awards banquet; that he and Mrs. Helseth and working on the revisions needed on the Federal Program Monitoring Report; that Johnson Controls representatives were here and looked at the elementary library air handler and Ag building; that the spring social is Friday May 21; and that current job openings include High School Counselor, JH football assistant coach, 2 JH volleyball coaches; head and assistant girl’s fast pitch softball coaches, assistant speech, data team chair and NCA Co-Chair.

Transportation Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for May 5, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.

Finance Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for April 27 at 7:30 a.m.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of changes to the high school handbook.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of change to the elementary school handbook.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of changes to the school board policy handbook.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of Board Policy A390, Family Engagement.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve updating the District Restart Plan to change that masks are highly recommended, but not mandated.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (roll call vote Wolsky – yes, Hooey – yes, Kutz – no, Lemer – yes) that the school will no longer do contact tracing, indoors or outdoors, for close contacts.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer a teaching contract to Sara Bitz at BA,0 beginning 2021/2022 school year contingent upon her obtaining a North Dakota teaching license by August 17, 2021.

Mr. Kuehn presented a request from Teresa Pierson for unpaid leave per Policy C-424.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (roll call vote:  Hooey – no; Kutz – yes, Wolsky – yes, Lemer – yes) to approve the request.  The Board recessed at 6:02 P.M. and reconvened at 6:13 P.M.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 6:13 P.M. for the purpose to discuss teacher negotiation strategy according to NDCC 44-04-19.1(9).  It was moved by Kutz, second by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to exit the executive session at 6:38 P.M.

 

Adjourn 6:39 P.M.

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager