CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
JULY 14, 2021

 

The annual meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on July 14, 2021, at 7:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Kevin Wolsky, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: Randy Hooey.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

Joel Lemer, being the senior Board member, called the meeting to order and declared a quorum present.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes of June 7, 2021, with the proposed corrections.

Superintendent Kris Kuehn presided over the election of the Board President for the 2021/2022 school year.  Angela Kutz nominated Joel Lemer for president and Kevin Wolsky seconded.   Receiving no other nominations, it was moved by Erickson to cease nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Joel Lemer as president.  Erickson nominated Kevin Wolsky for vice president and Kutz seconded.  Receiving no other nominations, it was moved by Kutz to cease nominations and to cast a unanimous ballot for Kevin Wolsky as vice president.

Joel Lemer made the following Board Committee appointments: Transportation Committee: Kevin Wolsky and Tonia Erickson; Technology Committee: Angela Kutz and Randy Hooey; Finance Committee: Kevin Wolsky and Joel Lemer; Lunch Committee: Angela Kutz and Tonia Erickson; Facility Committee: Randy Hooey and Joel Lemer; Negotiations and Health Insurance Committee:  Joel Lemer and Kevin Wolsky; Calendar Committee:  Kevin Wolsky; and Policy Committee:  Joel Lemer and Randy Hooey.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to designate Kris Kuehn as District Representative for the following programs: Carl Perkins, school lunch, Title I, II, III, IV,  Section 504 of the General Education Provisions Act, and authorize him to record Board minutes as needed; to designate Kimary Edland as the Title IX Coordinator, representative for the School Lunch Program and to record minutes at school board meetings, and to authorize Bobbi Jarrett to record minutes at school board meetings as needed.

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.

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

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to transfer $44,361.50 from the special reserve fund to the general fund.

Mr. Kuehn reported that he has hired Karla Michaelson as“C” volleyball coach, Sara Bitz as 8th grade volleyball coach, Rosie Mozelle as 7th grade volleyball coach, and Jared Volk as assistant junior high football coach; that he attended the NDCEL summer conference; that one new bus is scheduled to be delivered in early December and the other in late December; that new principal Chrystopher Bitz has been getting orientated and acquainted with PowerSchool and student schedules; that the ESSR III application is due August 17th; and the current job openings include high school counselor, second assistant speech, data team chair, 2 Cognia co-chairs, head girls golf, assistant girls and boys golf, 7th grade boys basketball and 5th & 6th grade boys basketball.  Mr. Hooey arrived.

Transportation Committee:  Kevin Wolsky and Tonia Erickson reported on the meeting from June 23rd where the committee reviewed bus routes for the 2021/22 school year and discussed drop off and pick up options for students at the elementary school.

Finance Committee:  Joel Lemer reviewed the minutes from the June 24, 2021 meeting where the committee reviewed the preliminary 2021/2022 budget and asked for public input on ESSER II.  With no public present to give input, the Board discussed the ESSER II grant application.  It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the preliminary 2021/22 budget.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to set the following fees for 2021/2022:  Student activity ticket-$25.00; adult activity ticket-$75.00; Students Grades K-12 admission price-$4.00; adult admission price-$6.00; Summer Dr. Ed. Fees – $175.00; After School Program – Tuition-$65.00 per month & Snacks- $0.65 per day

 


PARTICIPATION FEES

Athletics
Girls:  Archery, Basketball, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Track, Dance Team & Golf
Boys:  Archery, Football, Cross-Country, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Baseball & Golf
Grades 5 – 6 $20.00/Sport
 Grades 7-8  $30.00/Sport
 Grades 9-10  $40.00/Sport
 Grades 11-12  $45.00/Sport
 Student Maximum  $90.00/School Year
 Family Maximum  $150.00/School Year
Fine Arts
One Act Play, Speech Team, Student Congress
  Grades 7-8  $20.00/Activity
  Grades 9-10  $25.00/Activity
 Grades 11-12  $30.00/Activity
 Student Maximum  $65.00/School Year
 Family Maximum  $90.00/School Year

CARDINAL INSURANCE: iPad = $25.00, Macbook Air = $50.00, Family Max = $150.00

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to designate the Foster County Independent as the newspaper for publication of official school business.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the School District Depositories and Pledge of Assets as presented.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement for a student from Carrington to attend New Rockford Sheyenne school.

The Board reviewed the Carrington School District Strategic Plan.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to approve offering the After School Program for the 2021/2022 school year.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on a voice vote) to set the regular School Board meetings for the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM except for June, July and August when the meeting will be at 7:00 PM.

Discussion was had on a special school board retreat meeting.

The next regular meeting of the Board is Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.

Adjourn at 8:53 PM

 

________________________                                             __________________________
Joel Lemer, Board President                                                 Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 


 

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
JULY 21, 2021

 

The Carrington School District Board of Education held a Special School Board Meeting on July 21, 2021.  The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m., in the East Commons of the Carrington High School, by President Joel Lemer.  Those present were Joel Lemer, Randy Hooey, Angela Kutz, Tonia Erickson, Jenna Helseth, Nora Klocke, Angela Blahna, Nicole Harildstad, Markie Rosenau, Amy Seaburg, Hailey Lura, Brad Solberg and Julie Miller. Kevin Wolsky arrived at 6:06 p.m.

The one agenda item was a discussion with the Carrington Pre-School Board.

There was discussion about the setup of a pre-k program and if that would be every day for a half day, or 2 full days per week for each section and every other Friday.  There was considerable discussion about the feasibility of the school operating a pre-kindergarten program for four-year old students and the Carrington Pre-School operating a three-year old program.

Joel suggested an August agenda item with a finance committee meeting in between to analyze the actual cost, with the idea of possibly moving ahead with Pre-Kindergarten for four-year old students for the 2022-2023 school.

________________________                                               __________________________
Joel Lemer, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager