Kittson Central School Board Meeting – April 24, 2019

Kittson Central Board Meeting
April 24, 2019
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session March 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central boardroom. Members present were Mike Sugden, Crisa Mortenson, Mike Olsonawski, Eric Ristad, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jillayne Kraska, Kari Jo Jensen, Shannon Christenson,  Anna Jauhola, Peyton Klein, Aaron Peterson and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Sugden. The agenda was approved by Mortenson,  seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried. Minutes from March 27, 2019 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Ristad, second by Mortenson. Motion carried. The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $792.94. Prepayment bills for $57,304.15. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $216,521.57, Payroll Checks in the amount of $59,811.96. Donations of $695.00.
End of the month balances were:
01    $2,427,561.70
02    $(9,221.24)
04                                $(14,425.70)
06                                $158,190.69
07                                  $96,813.65
08                                  $42,862.78
Totals    $2,701,801.88
on a motion to approve by Johnson, second by Kuznia. Motion carried.
There was a public question posed as to why the Lancaster senior trip leaves on the night we have prom scheduled. The reason is there are a lot of scheduling issues taken into account when the trips are set up.
The NWRIC met on 4/1/19 and went through bills. Also, the director sent out a notice that they will be posting the position of a social worker/counselor for the lancaster and Tri-county schools.
The Sports Co-op met and discussed the low numbers in football here and across the section. Also, discussed being was the need to be consistent with the chemical penalties between the two schools. Girls basketball was also discussed as there may be low numbers at the 8th grade level next year.
Senior class representatives Aaron Peterson and Peyton Klein gave a recap of the trip. The class thoroughly enjoyed the trip and were very grateful to the school and community for all the support to allow them to have this opportunity.
The second reading of the 400 Series Policies which deals with employees and personnel was presented. Motion to approve Ristad, second Olsonawski. Motion Carried.
The 500 Series Policies which deals primarily with students was presented for approval. Motion  Mortenson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
MSHSL Membership is due for renewal. New requirements of a video to be viewed by the board has been made. The video is not available at this time, but not required to be completed until August 31, so this will be done at a later meeting.
The health insurance is up for bids this year and both bargaining units agreed that PEIP was the obvious option to go with since the premiums are significantly lower. Motion to approve Ristad, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak asked the board  to approve the advertising for flooring and carpet quotes. The current carpet in the older part of the building is almost 20 years old. Motion Olsonawski, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
Kris Heine, the school social worker, is retiring after the school year. A motion to hire Kristi Nigg on the 2 days a week that we have had previously. She comes to the district with 10 years experience as a school counselor. Motion to approve Olsonawski, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak asked for a board member to hand out diplomas and Mike S agreed to do that. The facility walk around date needs to be set up before the May board meeting. Graduation will be in the auditorium this year. Each senior will be allocated a certain number of seats. Next year the school will show a loss of revenue from the Great Lake court case of around $20,000. The Enbridge case has not been resolved but may lead to additional losses for the district. This is a busy time as we start wrapping up the school year.
Next meeting is May 22, 2019 at 8pm
Motion to adjourn Ristad, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Stephanie Hanson
Recording clerk
(June 26, 2019)

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