A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on August 10, 2021, at 7:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Kevin Wolsky, Angela Kutz, Randy Hooey, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: Tonia Erickson.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

President Lemer called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present.  Tonia Erickson arrived at 7:01 P.M.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from July 14, 2021, and July 21, 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 Kutz, seconded by Hooey and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to accept the reports as presented. The Board discussed the formation of a playground committee.

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 presented updates on the ice-cream social, school pictures, fresh fruits and vegetable grant, TEAM, and reported that 29 new students have enrolled. She also reported that Mrs. Almond & Mrs. Kuehn did virtual training on Title I/Strategist interventions, that she has meetings scheduled with the paras and substitute teachers, and that she is working on the 504 health care meetings and plans.

Mr. Bitz presented updates on beginning of year school activities including completing and meeting with 7-12 students on their schedules; researching policies from other schools regarding early graduation; reported that he has registered for the mentor program. that he is reviewing 504 documents and that he met with the StuCo president.  He is registered to attend Powerschool training, NDHSAA new admin training and the principal bootcamp.

Mr. Kuehn presented the professional development day schedule with the Board providing lunch on Monday, August 23; reported that he attended the NDCEL Bootcamp and Drill Down for school leaders; that the hardware for Door 7 & 8 is expected to be here the first week of September; and that the custodians have done an outstanding job of getting the facility ready.

Mr. Lemer presented a report on the school board training session that he attended in July.  The members were updated on Choice Ready, the insights.nd.gov website, the Tenant Leadership program, the funding formula, North Dakota Exact Path, ND Rural School Summit, and the NDSBA annual convention.

Finance Committee:  Kevin Wolsky and Joel reported on the meeting from August 2, 2021, where the committee reviewed and asked for public input regarding the ESSER III grant application.  They also reviewed the cost of starting and maintaining a pre-kindergarten program.

Transportation Committee:  Kevin Wolsky and Tonia Erickson reported on the meeting from August 9, 2021, where the committee reviewed the current bus routes and discussed transportation for no-tuition agreement families.

Mr. Kuehn and Mr. Bitz reviewed the request from a junior student and their mother to graduate from Carrington High School on May 29, 2022.  They outlined the pathway that was presented to achieve this goal through the North Dakota Center for Distance Education noting scheduling issues which could set a dangerous precedent if allowed to take all of the required classes at Carrington High School this year.  It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (roll call vote:  Kutz – yes, Wolsky – yes, Lemer – no, Erickson – yes, Hooey – yes) to approve that if the student meets all requirements to graduate, they can graduate as a junior from Carrington High School by taking all classes through the Center for Distance Education following the Carrington High School handbook requirements.

The Board reviewed the Return to Learning Plan.  No action was taken.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the ESSER III application.

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

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for three students (JH, CH, & KH) from New Rockford School District to attend Carrington School District.

August 10, 2021 Continued:  It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for three students RJ, WJ & CJ) from New Rockford 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 (CS) 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 a no tuition agreement with transportation for two students (DD & DD) from Midkota 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 with transportation for two students DW & VW) 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 without transportation for a student (PL) from Pingree Buchanan School District to attend Carrington School District.

Discussion was held on the Consolidated Application for Federal Funds.  With no public input received, it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the Consolidated Application for Federal Funds.

Kimary Edland, Business Manager, reviewed the 2020/2021 District Financial Report.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the report as presented.

Mr. Kuehn updated the board on the Carrington School District Endowment Fund.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be September 14, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

The lunch committee scheduled a meeting for September 8, 2021, at 5:00 P.M.

Adjourn at 9:43 P.M.

 

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Joel Lemer, President                                                             Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

 

 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
AUGUST 18, 2021

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on August 18, 2021, at 7:30 A.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz and Joel Lemer.  Kevin Wolsky and Randy Hooey attended via phone.  Absent: Tonia Erickson.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

Mr. Kuehn reviewed the Safe Return to Learning Plan.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the Plan as presented.

Adjourn at 8:03 A.M.

 

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager