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Kittson Central Board Meeting – Dec. 18, 2019

Kittson Central Board Meeting
December 18, 2019
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session Dec. 18, 2019  at 5:15 p.m. in the Kittson Central High School Library.  Members present were Mike Sugden, Crisa Mortenson, MIke Olsonawski, Eric Ristad, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson.  Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Kayla Hanson, Mark Christenson, Margie Holmgren and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Sugden.  The agenda was approved by Johnson,  seconded by Ristad. Motion carried.  Minutes from November 27, 2019 were presented.  Motion to accept minutes by Mortenson,  second by Kuznia.  Motion carried.  The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $7,519.96.  Prepayment bills of $366,296.23.  Activity Fund Post Payments of $ .00 and prepayments of $8,601.37.  Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $243,146.41, Payroll Checks in the amount of $49,972.66. Donations of $1,073.77.
End of the month balances were:
01        $2,526,648.77
02        $(11,090.39)
04        $15,888.56
06        $151,506.29
07        $361,003.84
08        $45,705.34
Totals    $3,182,807.59
on a motion to approve by Johnson, second Mortenson.  Motion carried.
A card was received from a member of the public  complimenting all the Christmas programs and the music staff on a job well done.
The meet and confer meeting was held and there talked about the Bridges math going well, discussed paras and para subs and their pay, Dyslexia testing and how to better handle students with needs in this area.  Also the possibility of getting a bottle fill water fountain added into the elementary.
Mrs. Carr talked about the completion of all the winter concerts and how well attended they were.  She took some students to a Leadership Conference last week in Thief River Falls.  Sports seasons are going well for all sports.  The Robotics team has had three competitions in the last couple weeks.  There is still a chance they could head to state.  Elementary is having a movie in the afternoon on Friday and HS is playing bingo.  The elementary grades 4-6 are heading to Northern Air in Grand Forks for meeting the reading challenge.
No patrons were present for the Truth and Taxation Public Hearing.  The Revised Budget of Revenue for FY19 was approved
01    General Fund    4,216,612
02    Food Service Fund    130,100
04    Community Service     60,628
07    Debt Redemption
Fund    368,300
08    Trust Fund-Scholarship    14,000
Total    4,889,640
The Revised Budget of Expenditures FY19
01    General Fund    4,146,108
02    Food Service    146,510
04    Community Service     123,536
07    Debt Redemption
Fund    372,290
08    Trust Fund    10,000
Total    4,900,444
A motion to approve the revised budget by Ristad, second by Mortenson.  Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the Final Certification of the 2019 payable 2020 Property Tax Levy with an increase of 1.4%.  Motion to approve by Ristad, second Olsonawski.  Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the K-12 Principal/AD Contract was presented with minimal language changes and 2.5% increase per year.  Motion to approve Kuznia, second Olsonawski.  Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about Ms. Younggren wanting to scale back from the FTE percent and just do the FACS part.  He is planning to advertise for .42 FTE in January.  Hopefully this person will have a flexible schedule.  The goal is to have early invention with Dyslexia to teach students skills to better manage it.  Next month is organizational meeting and he would like to set up a strategic planning committee with 2 board members on it.  This committee would help with planning for retiring teachers in the specialty areas and college in the classroom.  There was an email from Newsweek about our school being listed in the upper level category in STEM education.  VEX robotics is funding a drone based project and asking Kittson Central to be a participant.
Next meeting is January 22 at 8pm
Motion to adjourn Mortenson, second Ristad.  Motion carried.
Stephanie Hanson
Recording Clerk
(January 29, 2020)

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