A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on January 12, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school Library.  Present:  Kevin Wolsky, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Randy Hooey, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.     By consensus the Board added Kristee Page’s resignation to the Agenda.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from December 8, 2020 and January 7, 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 Wolsky, seconded by Kutz 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 on end of the semester, Dibels Benchmark Assessment, Grateful Hearts for the 100 days of learning, Cardinal Way Award to the 2nd & 6th grade girls, archery, a book study for the January professional development, Title I monitoring, Cognia, and reported that she is a Kiwanis member.

Mr. Roach reported on winter athletics and activities; professional development on “why we became teachers”, a presentation from The Village on stress and gratitude, and work on Cognia; other updates on semester exams, Student Council candy sales and state convention, low quarantine numbers, student handbook, and reported that the 2020 formal teacher observations have been completed.

Mr. Kuehn reported that Dale Perhus will be resigning as custodian on January 31st and that he has hired Linda Duursma as a cook to replace Gwen Odstrcil who resigned in December.  He also updated the Board on monitoring of the Federal Title programs; Cognia review; enrollment on January 8 is 511; presented information on the NDBSA Negotiations workshop, revised superintendent evaluation form, and reported that the taxable valuation is $30,589,046.

Lunch Committee:  Angela & Tonia reported on the meeting from December 9, 2020 meeting where the committee received information on changes from last year including items added and removed.  The committee also gave suggestions and compliments on current breakfast and lunch menus.

Calendar Committee:  Kevin Wolsky reported on the meeting from December 10, 2020 where the committee reviewed the current calendar and created a draft calendar for the 2021/2022 school year. It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the calendar for 2021/2022 with a start date of August 24, 2021 with graduation scheduled for May 29, 2022.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reported on the $50,000.00 retainage owed to Midwest Mechanical Construction on the elementary project. It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the offer of $40,000.00 from Midwest mechanical Construction.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment request, with transportation, for a student from Kensal School to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the early retirement application from Joan Copenhaver.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the letter of resignation from Joan Copenhaver effective at the conclusion of the 2020/21 school year and to thank her for her years of service and for the outstanding job she has done.

It was moved Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the letter of resignation from Christy Richter at the conclusion of the 2020/21 school year and to thank her for her years of service.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the letter of resignation from Kristee Page effective at the conclusion of the 2020/21 school year and to thank her for her years of service.

After discussion, it was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve forming a hiring committee for certified staff for interviewing made up of the superintendent, principal and one board member.

January 12, 2021 continued:  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the pledge of assets and school district depositories as presented.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Hooey and carried, (roll call vote: Wolsky-yes, Hooey-yes, Kutz-yes, Erickson-yes, Lemer-yes) to update the Covid-19 Plan in approve extending the mask mandate until further notice.

Discussion was held on COVID staff leave.  By consensus the Board agreed that if an employee is out of the building due to COVID, they will need to use their personal sick leave.  Mr. Kuehn will do a survey to see if any employees are interested in creating a COVID sick leave bank.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be February 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Adjournment

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
FEBRUARY 3, 2021

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on February 3, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. in the high school library. Present: Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Randy Hooey, Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

Discussion was held regarding the revisions to the superintendent evaluation.

 

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Joel Lemer, President                                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager