A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 School Board was held on January 11, 2022, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room. Present:  Kevin Wolsky, Angela Kutz, Randy Hooey, Tonia Erickson and Joel Lemer. Absent: none. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from December 14, 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 Erickson 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 presented elementary updates on end of quarter, STAR Benchmark Assessment, Cardinal Way Award to Mrs. Braaten’s class for student planners and K-3 Kelso’s Choice; reported that there are 22 fifth graders and 14 sixth graders our for archery; that Lauren Roscoe is a student teacher with Julie Miller and Connie Hafner; that the Spelling Bee is scheduled for February 8th, and that the January 17th professional development will be Apple training.

Mr. Bitz reported on student information including Students of the Month, NWEA testing, MathCounts, and end of semester; that he attended PowerSchool training and that the Professional Development on January 17th will be Apple training and digital citizenship.

Mr. Kuehn reported that we are advertising for a kindergarten teacher and pre-school paraprofessional; that he will be attending the mid-winter superintendent conference; that the district’s enrollment is 552; that fundraising for Stadium 22 is at $196,427,00; that he is waiting to hear from Tenet Leadership on possible training dates for the Board retreat; that Covid numbers are rising in the school, and he presented approval letters from DPI on the HVAC upgrades and athletic facility upgrades,

Calendar Committee:  Kevin Wolsky reviewed two calendars for the 2022/2023 school year.  Option A is the one that the committee recommended in December.  Option B has the same start and end dates, but different professional development days.  It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (roll call vote:  Kutz-yes, Wolsky-yes, Lemer-yes, Erickson-yes, Hooey-yes) to approve Option B with the first day of school on August 23rd and the last day on May 24th with graduation on May 28, 2023.

Facility Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for January 20, 2022, at 7:30 a.m.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the pledge of assets and school depositories as presented.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the updates to the Return to Learning Plan.

The Board reviewed the progress of the Strategic Plan.  No action was taken.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 8, 2022, at 4:00 P.M.

Adjourn at 5:12 P.M.

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager