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

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

Declaration by Chairman Lemer to dissolve the current board meeting and to reconvene as Canvassing Board.  Kimary Edland administered the Oath of Office to the Canvassing Board.  The Board reviewed the official returns of judges and clerks from the June 1, 2021 school board election with Kevin Wolsky receiving 47 votes and Sam Partlow 1 vote for the position of one rural board member for a three year term; Tonia Erickson receiving 40 votes, David Fiebiger 1 vote, Sam Partlow 3 votes, Bruce Bachmeier 1 vote, Casey J Zink 1 vote, and Scott Fetch 1 vote for one at-large three year term, and for the question of publication of minutes of proceedings of the School Board yes 50 votes and no 1 vote.   It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the returns from the judges and clerks.  There being no new absentee ballots that could be accepted; it was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the final results for the position of one rural board member for a three year term with Kevin Wolsky receiving 47 votes and Sam Partlow receiving 1 vote; for the position of one at-large three year term Tonia Erickson receiving 40 votes, David Fiebiger 1 vote, Sam Partlow 3 votes, Bruce Bachmeier 1 vote, Casey J Zink 1 vote, and Scott Fetch 1 vote, and for the question of publication of minutes of proceedings of the School Board yes 50 votes and no 1 vote and to declare Kevin Wolsky as the duly elected rural school board representative for a term of three years, Tonia Erickson as the duly elected at-large school board representative for a term of three years and to publish minutes of the proceedings of the School Board. Declaration by the Chairman to adjourn the Canvassing Board and reconvene as Board of Education.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from May 10, 2021.

Financial reports for the Activity Fund, 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.

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

Mrs. Helseth presented elementary school updates on end of year awards, summer school, beginning band lessons, Title I annual documents, and ND State Assessment results.  She also reported that she attended an ESSER guidance zoom, that 6 staff members are attending the MTSS virtual conference, that she will be attending the Powerschool end of year workshop and the NDCEL Summer Conference.

Mr. Roach presented high school updates on end of year activities including athletics, student council pizza sales, graduation, the senior picnic and reported that he will attend the Powerschool end of year workshop.  Mr. Hooey arrived at 7:52 p.m.

Mr. Kuehn reported that he attended an ESSER training in Bismack and that he will attend the NDCEL Summer Conference and the MTSS virtual conference.  He also reported that the District is looking for a high school counselor, a JH football assistant coach, 2 JH volleyball coaches, an assistant speech coach, a Data Team chairperson, 2 NCA co-chairs, and a 5 & 6 boys basketball coach.

Facility Committee: Joel Lemer reported on the meeting from May 25, 2021 where the committee talked about the facility maintenance plan update, summer facility projects including the practice football field, reviewed the facility committee report from February, and discussed the air exchange system in the ag ed building and the elementary air handler noise.

Negotiations:  Joel Lemer and Kevin Wolsky reviewed the negotiation process and the tentative Agreement with the CEA.  After discussion, it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to accept the tentative negotiated Agreement for 2021/2022 & 2022/2023.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve using ESSER money for Covid Retention Pay for certified staff as outlined for the 2021-2022 school year and the 2022-2023 school year.

 

Finance Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for June 24, 2021 at 7:00 a.m.

Transportation Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for June 23, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to appoint Kris Kuehn and Jenna Helseth to the East Central Special Education Board for the 2020/2021 school year.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve continuing membership in the South East Educational Cooperative.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the DPI pupil membership report.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the DPI transportation report.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve purchasing a second bus from I-State, with the same parameters as from the May 10, 2021 Board meeting, at a cost of $94,400.00 without trade.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the changes made to the Carrington School District’s Return to Learning Plan.

The Board asked for public input regarding ESSER funds.  Receiving no input from the public, the Board discussed several options for using the money.

The Board scheduled the next regular meeting for July 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Adjournment

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Joel Lemer, Vice President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager