A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on October 15, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Scott Fetch and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: Tonia Erickson.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from September 10, 2019.

Financial reports for the Activity Fund, Building, Special Assessment, Capital Projects, General, Hot Lunch Funds and elementary project were reviewed.  It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

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

Mrs. Helseth presented elementary updates on NWEA testing, the backpack program, fire prevention week activities, ALICE intruder drill, parent teacher conferences, Mrs. Hewitt’s class visiting Golden Acres, Cardinal Way Award winners, grade level planning meetings, Red Ribbon Activities, engagement survey, 5 & 6 BBB, and pastries for parents, and professional development on Renaissance Learning Webinar on STAR reports.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on academics including the ASVAB exam, ALICE drill and relocation drill, PSAT exam and CHS Job Fair & College Application event; student activity including student council homecoming week activities, National Custodians Day, and selling World’s Finest Chocolate, FBLA Fall Leadership Conference, FFA State Range Judging, District Leadership Conference and National FFA Convention and SOS Week activities; reported that he is serving as a mentor in the ND Council for Education Leaders Principal Mentoring and Coaching program and that he will attend the NDCEL fall conference.  He also reported on upcoming events including the fall concert, parent teacher conferences, NHS Halloween food drive and Drama and Dessert.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that he will be attending the NDSBA Conference and Law Seminar; presented updates on the NDASA Legislative Focus Group and creating a new District Strategic Plan; attended the K-12 Coordinating Council meeting and rural school summit meeting; gave a presentation on the Department of Public instruction weblink will allows everyone to view school data for all school districts in North Dakota; and he reported that he has hired Dean Bakke as JH wrestling coach.

Facility Committee:  Joel Lemer presented updates on the elementary school warranty work.

Transportation Committee:  Scott Fetch reported that the school purchased a 2018 Chevrolet suburban from Lake Chevrolet in Devils Lake at a cost of $34,000 with trade of the 2005 suburban.  It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to purchase a snowblower attachment for the toolcat.

Lunch Committee:  A meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.

Technology Committee:  A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment application with transportation for two Midkota School District students to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement without transportation for a Fessenden Bowdon School District student to attend Carrington School.

Mr. Fetch directed the Board members to complete the superintendent evaluation by November 1, 2019.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the revised home language survey.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the North Dakota State Assessment as our testing instrument.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

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Scott Fetch, President

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Kimary Edland, Business Manager