A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on September 14, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present:  Tonia Erickson, Angela Kutz, Randy Hooey, and Joel Lemer.  Absent: Kevin Wolsky.  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 August 10, 2021, and August 18, 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 Erickson and carried (all voting yes on a voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson 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 5th & 6th grade girls’ basketball, high school tutors, 6thgrade Eco Ed day field trip, 4th grade Manfred Pioneer Festival field trip, Grade K-3 and small groups social/emotional virtual presentations, Yoga being taught by Lisa Weninger through a grant, Homecoming dress up days and royalty & athletes parade, TEAM, Cardinal Way Award for respect to Mrs. Hafner’s and Mrs. Pierson’s classes, and switching from Dibels to STAR CBM for fluency testing.  She also reported on the meeting she attended as a member of the Foster County Extension Advisory Council, that she will be attending the NDCEL Principal Boot Camp, that they have been having standards teacher meetings, and the early out will be on Brain Pop and NWEA test prep.

Mr. Bitz presented updates on fundraising events including 8th grade selling Mrs. Field’s cookie dough, Student Council selling World’s Finest Chocolate, and Close Up selling jerky; youth football using the high school field and clock for home games and practice when possible; that he has met with Daniel Driessen from LRSC on the dual credit process; that he has completed all 504/HCP’s; that Taylor Matteson has been hired to work as an assistant to April Foth; the University of Jamestown will have a couple practicum students in the building the first week of November; that he has registered to take defensive driving on-line; that he is registered for a virtual Title IX training through NDCEL and that he met with the CTE teachers regarding CRP standards; he reported on LifeTrack and homecoming activities; and that he attended MIS03 help day; that he will attend the Principal Bootcamp; and CRP/CTE Standards training.

Mr. Kuehn presented the calendar for the NDSBA fall conference; reported the NDPHIT open enrollment is complete with coverage set to begin October 1, 2021; the we have received very few Free and Reduced Lunch Applications; that we are in need of qualified substitutes; the he has hired Jane Fredrickson to do lunch computer; that we still need a 5th and 6th grade boys’ basketball coach and assistant boy’s golf coach; that our current enrollment is 556; and he presented thank you cards from the Rick Christianson and Kristen Hewitt families.

Lunch Committee:  Angela Kutz reported on the meeting from September 8, 2021, where Robin Gisvold reported on added and deleted menu items from last year and members gave suggestions and compliments on current breakfast and lunch menus.  There is concern about food availability for the current school year.

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.

The Board reviewed the Return to Learning Plan.  No action was taken.

Mr. Lemer opened the meeting up to the public to give anyone who wished the opportunity to present oral or written comments regarding the 2021 property tax levy.  Receiving no public input, it was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the 2021/22 general fund budget with revenues of $7,272,528.90 and expenditures of $7,073,069.76; miscellaneous fund revenue of $376,090.42 and expenditures of $376,090.42; Special Reserve fund with revenue of $94,022.60 and expenditures of $47,011.30; Special Assessment revenues of $0.00 with expenditures or $3,500.00; Sinking and Interest Fund (2006 Bond) revenue of $160,597.89 and expenditures of $145,998.08 and Sinking and Interest 2016 Bond) revenue of $1,158,463.79 and expenditures of $1,053,148.90; Building Fund revenue of $156,704.34 and expenditures of $156,704.34.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a resolution to accept the certificate of levy as follows:  Total General Fund levy of  70 mills;  Miscellaneous Fund Levy of 12 mills; Special Reserve Fund Levy of 3 mills; Special Assessment Fund Levy of 0 mills; Sinking and Interest Fund Levy (2006 Bonds) $160,597.89 (5.12 mills), Sinking and Interest Fund Levy (2016 Bonds) $1,158,463.79 (36.96 mills); and Building Fund levy of 5 mills; and be it resolved, by the school board of the Carrington School District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, that the Business Manager of the District is hereby instructed to certify the same to the county auditor as set forth by statute.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the annual compliance report.

It was moved by Hooey, seconded by Kutz and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve an open enrollment agreement (DA) without transportation for a student from Midkota School District to attend Carrington School District.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Erickson and carried (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the supplemental resolution and new bond for the 2016B State School Construction loan which fixes the interest rate at 2.00% until the maturity date.

It was move by Kutz, seconded by Erickson (all members voting yes on voice vote) to approve the first reading of Board Policies AACA and FDE.

Then next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be October 12, 2021, at 4:00 P.M.

Adjourn at 5:15 P.M.