A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 9, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school Library.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Randy Hooey, Tonia Erickson, and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from February 9, 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 Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

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

Mrs. Helseth reported on elementary school activities including reading month, Bingo for Books, parent-teacher conference, Spelling Bee, Gearing up for Kindergarten, 5 & 6 volleyball, Cardinal Way Award for recess behavior, NWEA & Dibels results, girls basketball pep rally, 6th grade Slick Tracy program on alcohol use, book study and student engagement results, teacher evaluations, grade level planning meetings, and teacher interviews.

Mr. Roach presented high school updates on winter athletics and activities, State Student Council Convention, 2021/22 registration, and preparation for the virtual Cognia visitation.

Mr. Kuehn reported that he has hired Bobbi Jarrett as the high school administrative assistant; that he has not heard anything from DPI on the Federal Program Monitoring; that he will finalize the schedule for the interviews for the virtual Cognia site visit; that as of March 8, 2021 there are 515 students enrolled and that the health insurance committee met regarding NDPHIT.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer reviewed the minutes from the February 24, 2021 meeting where the committee reviewed the facility maintenance plan which is part of the District’s Strategic Plan setting dates of spring 2021 to have a baseline complete, fall of 2021 to create a task force, and spring of 2022 to have the long-range facility plan completed.  He also reported on facility updates including Door 7 & 8 issues, air intake fan in the new locker room area, ag ed building heat, and future project ideas including a cold storage building, high school front entrance/office remodel, practice field fill dirt, trees and shrubs replacement, brick replacement, bus barn extension, elementary air handler, and Stadium 76.

Transportation Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for March 17, 2021 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 second reading of A360 Homeless Policy

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of the amended A390 Family Engagement Policy

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of A400 Students in Foster Care Policy.

The Board reviewed the superintendent evaluation.  It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the evaluation.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer a contract to Rick Christianson as the 2021 summer driver’s ed teacher.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer an elementary teaching contract beginning 2021/2022 school year to Morgan Duren-Klocke at BA+16,5.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer an elemtanry teaching contract beginning 2021/2022 school year to Teresa Pierson at BS+1.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the resignation from Darrin Roach as high school principal at the conclusion of his current contract and to wish him well in his future endeavors.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the CEA’s petition for recognition.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the CEA’s petition for negotiation.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for April 13, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

Adjourn

 

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                                Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH 24, 2021

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 24, 2021, at 4:30 P.M. in the high school Library.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Randy Hooey, Tonia Erickson, and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

After reviewing the North Dakota Public Health insurance Trust Agreement, it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the North Dakota Public Health Insurance Trust Member Participation and Subscription Endorsement.

Discussion was held regarding the school’s restart plan.  It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (roll call vote:  Wolsky-yes, Hooey-yes, Kutz-yes, Erickson-yes, Lemer-yes) to approve that fans are encouraged, but not required to wear a mask at all indoor Carrington School activities for the remainder of the school year.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey to make masks optional for grades K-12 unless any case is found and then to put masks on immediately and to re-evaluate the mask requirement.  Roll call:  Hooey-no, Kutz-no, Erickson-no, Wolsky-yes, Lemer-no. Motion failed.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (roll call vote:  Kutz-yes, Erickson-yes, Wolsky-yes, Hooey-yes, Lemer-yes) that beginning March 25, 2021, masks are recommended, but not required, for grades K-6 during phy ed and recess, or if you are able to social distance in the classrooms.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Hooey and carried (roll call vote:  Erickson-yes, Wolsky-yes, Hooey-yes, Kutz-yes, Lemer-yes) that if positive Covid numbers in Foster County are between 0 and 5, at outside sporting events in Carrington face masks are recommended, but are not required for fans or participants, unless the coach says the participants must wear a mask.

It was moved by Erickson that if students in grades 7-12 are not wearing their masks properly and are told to do so that there must a consequence of detention.  Motion dies for lack of a second.

It was moved by Erickson, seconded by Wolsky and carried (roll call vote:  Wolsky-yes, Hooey-yes, Kutz-yes, Erickson-yes, Lemer-yes) that masks are mandated in school buildings for staff and students, grades 7-12, except when social distancing is possible.

 

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                                      Kimary Edland, Business Manager

 

CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
MARCH 26, 2021

 

A special meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on March 26, 2021, at 8:00 A.M. in the high school ITV Room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Randy Hooey, Tonia Erickson, and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 8:03 a.m. for the purpose to discuss high school principal negotiation strategy according to NDCC 44-04-19.1(9).  It was moved by Hooey, second by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to exit the executive session at 8:25 a.m.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to offer an 11- month contract to Chrystopher Bitz as the secondary principal beginning August 1, 2021, using the parameters agreed upon by the Board.

Adjourn at 8:28 A.M.

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Joel Lemer, Board President                                                      Kimary Edland, Business Manager