A regular meeting of the Carrington School District #49 Board of Education was held on September 10, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the high school ITV room.  Present: Tonia Erickson, Angela Kutz, Joel Lemer, Scott Fetch and Kevin Wolsky.  Absent: none.  Kimary Edland recorded the minutes.

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

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the minutes from August 13, 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 Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the reports as presented.

Bills and the August 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 the TEAM Program, 5 & 6 girls basketball, Mrs. Tweed’s class visiting Golden Acres, JET students, 6thgrade Eco Ed day, and the new Cardinal Way Award; she presented the plan for the early out, reported that she has been visiting classrooms, that she is a member of the Foster County Extension Advisory Council, updated the Board on Schoolwide Title I and reported that she will be attending a workshop where Dr. Joseph Ryan will be presenting and that she will attend PowerSchool Standards report card training.

Mr. Nowatzki presented high school updates on academics including the 2019/2020 class schedule, CHS handbook meetings with students, NWEA MAP testing for grades 7-10, ASVAB testing for Juniors, and ACT results; student leadership including student council homecoming week activities, Sources of Strength Peer Leader Training, FFA District Leadership Conference, FBLA Fall Leadership Conference, and ND National Guard Certificate of Appreciation; Staff Development and early dismissal activity of Teacher Learning Community meetings – ELEOT observation training and reported that he will be attending the Cognia state conference.

Dr. Duchscherer reported that the employee driver workshop will be held on September 11th, presented information on the School Board Convention and law seminar; reported that enrollment numbers for K-12 on September 4thwere 505; presented an updated school brochure, updated highly qualified employee list, and updated school Strategic Plan; reported the District is still looking for a JH wrestling coach,; that he will be attending the 2019 Rural School Summit; and he presented a thank you card from the staff thanking the Board for the lunch they provided during the professional development day.

Finance Committee:  Mr. Lemer and Mr. Wolsky reviewed the projected 2019/2020 budgets.  Mr. Fetch opened the meeting up to the public to give anyone who wished the opportunity to present oral or written comments regarding the 2019 property tax levy.  Receiving no public input, it was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the 2019/2020 general fund budget with revenues of $6,721,877.29 and expenditures of $6,805,950.29; Special Reserve fund with revenue of $82,117.68 and expenditures of $41,058.84; Special Assessment revenues of $0.00 with expenditures of $6,200.00; Sinking and Interest Fund (2006 Bond) revenue of $157,253.88 and expenditures of $142,958.07 and Sinking and Interest 2016 Bond) revenue of $1,097,687.73 and expenditures of $997,987.94; Building Fund revenue of $136,862.80 and expenditures of $136,862.80; and miscellaneous fund revenue of $328,470.73 and expenditures of $328,470.73.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Kutz and carried (all voting yes on voice voted) 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) 5.74 mills, Sinking and Interest Fund Levy (2016 Bonds) 40.10 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, 2020, that the Business Manager of the District is hereby instructed to certify the same to the county auditor as set forth by statute.

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

Transportation Committee:  Scott Fetch and Tonia Erickson reviewed the minutes from the September 9, 2019 meeting where the committee opened bus bids.  The following two bids were received for two 53 passenger buses seated to 32 passenger with trade in of two 2018 Bluebird 32 passenger buses:  I-State – 2021 Thomas C2 conventional school bus.  Base bid for each bus – $90,500.00, trade in two 2018 32 passenger blue birds at $32,500.00 each for a total price of each bus of $58,000.00.  Harlows:  2021 International. Base bid for each bus – $92,375.00, trade in two 2018 32 passenger blue birds at $32,000.00 for each for a total price of each bus of $60,375.00. It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to accept the bid from I-State Truck center.  Discussion was also held on purchasing a four wheel drive suburban and on running alternate routes for winter travel.  It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to authorize the transportation committee to seek out purchasing a four wheel drive suburban with a maximum price of $35,000.00.

Technology Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.

Lunch Committee:  The committee scheduled a meeting for December 11, 2019 at 4:30 P.M.

It was moved by Lemer, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve the school annual compliance reports for the elementary school, high school, and district.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for a Kensal student to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Wolsky and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for a Midkota School student to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement with transportation for a Midkota School student to attend Carrington School.

It was moved by Kutz, seconded by Lemer and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a no tuition agreement without transportation for three Pingree Buchanan School students to attend Carrington School.

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

It was moved by Wolsky, seconded by Erickson and carried (all voting yes on voice vote) to approve a girl’s softball co-op, without transportation provided, with Jamestown High School.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Adjournment

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Scott Fetch, President                                                   Kimary Edland, Business Manager