A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 School Board was held on October 12, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room. Present:  Kevin Wolsky, Angela Kutz, Randy Hooey, and Joel Lemer. Absent: Tonia Erickson. Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to approve the minutes from September 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 Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

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

Mrs. Helseth presented updates on elementary school happenings including NWEA testing, backpack program, fire prevention week activities, parent teacher conferences, Cardinal Way Award for responsibility to Mrs. Hewitt’s 3rd grade and the 5th & 6th grade girls basketball, grade level planning meetings, boys basketball 5th grade number are 4 and 6th grade are 11, On the Move to Stronger Bodies program from the Foster County Extension, 5th grade field trip to Foster County Museum and school house, picture re-takes, cross walk addition, Lion’s vision screening, and You’re Hired event for 3rd & 4th grade.  She reported that the October early out will focus on Saxon Math, that she begun classroom observations, and that she will be attending the NDCEL Conference and NDSBA New Member Seminar.

Mr. Bitz presented principal information on his NDCEL Mentorship Program, 6-week eligibility report, MIS03’s and CRP/CTE Standards PowerSchool training; student information on senior college application day, ASVAB testing, NWEA testing, a virtual college career fair, Homecoming activities including that Tate Larsen was crowned king and Sydnie Grager queen, and the 8th grade cookie dough fundraiser. Key upcoming dates include PSAT testing, picture retakes, Health, Technology, & Trade Career Fair, 8thgrade Career Ed job shadowing, and PowerSchool User Group workshop for the principals and administrative assistants.

Mr. Kuehn reported that he is registered for the rural School Summit Workshop; he presented information on NDSBA and DPI School Board Training being offered; that Matt VanRay has been hired as a volunteer 5th & 6th grade boys’ basketball coach; that the superintendent’s evaluation need to be completed at the November School Board meeting; that the school still needs an assistant boy’s golf coach; and presented updates on the Art & Ruth Whitaker Scholarship, the ND Endowment , ND Insights website and NFHSS cameras.

Technology Committee:  The committee scheduled at meeting for 5:00 P.M. on November 17, 2021.

Facility Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for 7:30 A.M. on October 13, 2021.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve starting a 4- & 5-year-old pre-kindergarten program in the Carrington School beginning with the 2022/2023 school year.

It was move by Hooey, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the second reading of Board Policies AACA and FDE.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Hooey and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to accept the resignation from Rick Christianson as the driver’s education instructor.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be November 9, 2021, at 4:00 P.M.

Adjourn at 5:21 P.M.

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Joel Lemer, President                                                             Kimary Edland, Business Manager