CARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #49
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
May 10, 2021

A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on May 10, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school Library.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, and Randy Hooey.  Absent: Tonia Erickson and Kevin Wolsky.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from April 13, 2021.  Tonia Erickson arrived at 4:11 P.M.

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 members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

Bills and the April check registers were presented.  It was moved by Kutz, 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 16 students attended the Gearing Up program and 29 attended Kindergarten Round-Up; the Cardinal Way award to grades K & 5 for music rehearsal & concert expectations; spring activities including 4th grade field trip to Bismarck to the Heritage Center and Fort Lincoln, Ag in the Gym for grades 3-6, 4th grade band open house, 1st & 2nd grade tree planting, 6th grade tour of the middle school, Tom Gibson/Sam Ting presentation to grades 1–5, field days May 19 & 20, and the awards ceremony and AR kickball on May 26th.  She also reported that she is doing classified staff evaluations; that planning meetings will be held for middle school transition, special education, EL, MTSS, and grade level planning; that Superintendent Baesler visited the school to present Connie Hafner with the Foster County Teacher of the Year award; and that she has attended LINCsping, 504 training, Data meetings, virtual SEEC Liaison visit, Counseling advisory committee and East Central negotiations.

Mr. Roach presented high school updates on spring athletics, Honors Night, high school concert, speech and  State Student Council Convention; that most students are complete with the registration process for 2021/22; discussed the Cognia report with the staff; Middle School Honors Day is scheduled for May 19, and that graduation will be at 2:00 on May 30.

Mr. Kuehn reported that he has hired Sara Laib as the girl’s fastpitch softball head coach and Shelby Botha as the assistant; that he met with representatives from Johnson Controls regarding possible ESSER air quality projects; that he plans on attended the SEEC spring meeting on May 12th; reported on the transportation miles and riders; presented current enrollment numbers; that the spring social is Friday May 21; that he will begin doing classified evaluations; and that current job openings include High School Counselor, JH football assistant coach, 2 JH volleyball coaches, assistant speech, data team chair and NCA Co-Chairs.

Finance Committee:  Joel Lemer reported on the meeting from May 4, 2021 where the committee reviewed the 2020/2021 budget and also a draft of the 2021/2022 budget.

Transportation Committee:  Tonia Erickson reported on the meeting from May 5, 2021 where the committee received the following bids for two buses:  Interstate Truck Center – 2022 or 2023 Thomas C2 Conventional School bus, 53 passenger seated to 32 passengers.  Base bid of $93,900.00 each with trade in values of $5,500 for the 2014 international and $8,500 for the 2015 International.   Harlow’s Bus Sales – 2022 International IC CE 54 passenger seated to 32 passenger.  Base bid of $92,330.00 each with trade in values of $4,000 for the 2014 International if it is running, if not, $2,000 and for the 2015 International $17,500.  It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the bid from Interstate Truck Center for one bus and to trade in the 2015 International.

Facility Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for May 25th at 7:30 A.M.

Transportation Committee:  A meeting was scheduled for June 2, 2021 at 7:30 A.M.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of changes to the high school handbook.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of change to the elementary school handbook.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of changes to the school board policy handbook.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve enrolling the District in the NDPHIT Wellness Program beginning the 2021/22 school year.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the June 2, 2021 election judges Stacy Erickson and Jill Fandrich and the election clerks Shelby Botha and Amie Schaefer.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to enter into executive session at 5:36 P.M. for the purpose to discuss teacher negotiation strategy according to NDCC 44-04-19.1(9).  It was moved by Kutz, second by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to exit the executive session at 6:24 P.M.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education was scheduled for June 7, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.

Adjourn 6:29 P.M.

 

_____________________________                                   ____________________________
Joel Lemer, Board President                                               Kimary Edland, Business Manager