A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on August 13, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the middle school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Kevin Wolsky, Scott Fetch, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: Tonia Erickson.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from July 9, 2019 and July 12, 2019, and July 25, 2019.  Tonia Erickson arrived at 7:05 P.M.

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

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

Mrs. Helseth presented updates on beginning of the year activities including the fresh fruit & vegetable program, corrective reading training, MTSS meeting, PowerSchool grade book training, new teacher meeting, substitute teacher meeting, para meeting, ice cream social & community picnic, TEAM, the backpack program, 504/health care meetings and plans, 1stday assembly with students, and reported that she attended the Title I Schoolwide informational meeting.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on students including 8 – 12 grade registration, parent meetings for fall athletics, 7thgrade orientation meeting, Student Council Senior Cabinet meeting, and 1stday of school activities; on staff including substitute teacher and new teacher meeting and staff development days; and he presented Carrington High School by the numbers report for 2018/2019.

Dr. Duchscherer presented the teacher professional development days schedule; reported that he hired Tonia Erickson as a part time para educator, William Partlow as assistant varsity wrestling coach, and Kara Kohler as 5th& 6thgrade volleyball coach; that classified positions still open are JH wrestling coach; and he reported that the total enrollment is 505.

Facility committee: Joel Lemer reported that the school received a refund from RTS Shearing for mis-calculations on the contaminated soil at the old elementary site and that the committee is working on the warranty review with YHR.

Transportation committee:  Scott Fetch & Tonia Erickson reported that the committee met on August 1, 2019 and adjusted the bus routes and discussed district vehicle needs. It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to advertise for bids for 2 new buses and to trade in two blue birds.

Finance committee:  The committee will meet on August 22, 2019 at 7:00 A.M.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the Student Assessment Plan.

Mr. Fetch opened the meeting up for public comment in regards to the Title Program.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the consolidated application.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve reducing Jessica Skadberg’s contract by one day.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve joining the Central Dakota Distance Learning Consortium this year, but to give notice that the District is withdrawing from the Consortium.

The next meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for September 10, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

The Board toured the middle school, high school and elementary building.

Adjournment

 

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Scott Fetch, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager