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Kittson Central Board Meeting – September 26, 2018

Kittson Central Board Meeting
September 26, 2018
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session September 26, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central boardroom. Members present were Mike Sugden, Crisa Mortenson, Mike Olsonawski, Katie Langen, Eric Ristad, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Janel Dahl, Renee Wahl and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Sugden. The agenda was approved by Ristad,  seconded by Langen. Motion carried. Minutes from August 22, 2018 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried. The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $51,758.57. Prepayment bills for $116,290.40. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $157,549.41, Payroll Checks in the amount of $37,792.87.
End of the month balances were:
01    $2,868,261.56
02     $(16,360.06)
04    $(44,150.76)
06      $269,318.55
07    $264,221.65
08    $46,505.00
Totals    $3,387,795.94
on a motion to approve by Johnson, second by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
There was a meeting to discuss the non-certified negotiations proposal. The committee will be providing a counter offer to the non-certified staff.
Mrs. Carr talked about homecoming, which is going to be held in the auditorium on Oct. 8th. She met with the advisor and Mr. Pastir to discuss band placement along with chairs for candidates and former candidates. The football game that week will be on Thursday instead of Friday. Volleyball is doing well and football is 2-2 for the season. She plans on speaking with Lancaster to set up a co-op board meeting soon.
Supt. Jaszczak recommended a motion to hire Leanna Grant and Mallori Davis as paraprofessionals. A motion to approve the hiring of both was made by Mortenson second by Johnson. Motion carried.
The preliminary Levy Certification is comparable to last year. The current proposed levy shows an increase of 1.7%. A motion was made to certify the maximum by Ristad and seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried.
A resolution of School Board Supporting Application to MSHSL Foundation was presented. This foundation provides grants to school to be used for a variety of student-centered items, such as covering student activity fees for students that are in need. Motion to approve the resolution by Johnson, second by Mortenson. Motion carried.
Resignation of Asst. Cook/Custodian was presented. Joy Hauert has been with the school for a number of years. Her resignation will take effect at Christmas time. Motion to accept by Langen, second by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
Resignation of Paraprofessional Tabitha Thompson was presented. She has decided to pursue a different career path. Motion to accept Mortenson, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about the roofing project being completed. The Dallas Brass will be coming to work with students and have an evening performance on Nov. 8th. There will be a fee to attend of $10 for adults and $5 for students and will likely be presold. A grant is being applied for to cover the cost of the group which is roughly $5000. A lighting person from Grand Forks will being coming up to assist with the lighting for the evening performance and also to help train individuals to use the system. Grandparents day is Friday along with Family Movie Night in the auditorium. Nostalgia Movie Night brought in roughly 25 people. MREA meeting focused on past legislation and future legislation. There are a handful of things that still need to be completed on the auditorium, so the full payment hasn’t been made until all things are complete. There are 7 applicants for the business manager position. Interviews will be held soon.
Next meeting is October 24th at 8pm.
Motion to adjourn Ristad, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Stephanie Hanson
Recording clerk
(October 31, 2018)

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