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Kittson Central Board Meeting – January 22, 2020

Kittson Central Board Meeting
January 22, 2020
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session Jan. 22, 2020  at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central boardroom.  Members present were Mike Sugden, Crisa Mortenson, Mike Olsonawski, Amanda Pinnock, Eric Ristad, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson.  Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Janet Swenson, Renee Wahl, Margie Holmgren and Amanda Younggren.
The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Jaszczak. Election of officers was held. A nomination for chair of Mike Sugden, vice chair of Matt Kuznia, clerk of Mark Johnson, and treasurer of Crisa Mortenson from Mortenson, seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried. The agenda was approved by Johnson,  seconded by Ristad. Motion carried.  Minutes from December 18, 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 $34,759.51.  Prepayment bills of $69,108.47.  Activity Fund Post Payments of $525.00 and prepayments of $6,332.24.  Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $230,065.75, Payroll Checks in the amount of $44,746.70. Donations of $50.00.
End of the month balances were:
01                                 $2,477,710.47
02                                $(14,833.94)
04                                  $12,563.04
06                                $150,756.29
07                                  $83,521.28
08                                  $49,813.34
21                                  $94,089.46
Totals                    $2,853,619.94
on a motion to approve by Mortenson, seconded by Pinnock.  Motion carried.
Mrs. Carr talked about the staff development day in Thief River Falls that all teachers attended and received positive feedback. Upcoming events in the auditorium included: Lyric Opera of the North coming to perform with the 4th graders on February 6th at 9:30 which is open to the public, a State Patrol presenting to students about distracted driving, Nathan Harmon’s presentation called Your Life Speaks, and Climb Theatre coming to talk about adversity and overcoming stress. One Act Play travels Saturday to Sacred Heart. Movies are being played in the auditorium the second and fourth Sunday in February and March.
Board meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm. Motion to remain the same Johnson, seconded by Mortenson. Motion carried.
Board salaries are $50 per meeting. Motion to remain the same Johsnon, seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried.
The Kittson County Enterprise is the Official Newspaper. Motion to keep Olsonawski, seconded Pinnock. Motion carried.
Designated depositories are UVB, AFB, KodaBank, PMA Financial and MNLAF. Motion to remain the same by Mortenson, seconded Pinnock. Motion carried.
Board committees were presented with the removal of the Long Range Planning committee and adding Infinity Online with Mortenson as the representative. Motion by Ristad, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
The seniority list was presented for both certified and non-certified staff. Motion to approve by Mortenson, seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the Tech Coordinator Contract was presented with a 2.5% increase per year.  Motion to approve Ristad, second Pinnock.  Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Emily Kuzel as .42 FTE as the Dylsexic Coordinator was presented. Ms. Younggren will teach FACS only which reduces her to .42 FTE to allow some room in the budget. Motion made by Pinnock, seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A resolution for Staff and Program reductions was presented. Superintendent Jaszczak does not anticipate any reductions in the current year. Motion made by Ristad, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak missed the MSBA conference due to bad weather. He is working on the 20/21 school calendar, trying to make it work to be done by Memorial Day with Labor Day being so late. He is part of a group of superintendents that are putting together a proposed bill to “grow your own teacher.” The goal is to have funds to assist individuals that are taking a less traditional route in becoming teachers. Jaszczak discussed the new long-term strategic planning committee. They had their first meeting and work has just begun. Region 1 business conference is in Fargo February 13th and 14th.
Next meeting is February 26th at 8pm
Motion to adjourn Pinnock, second Kuznia.  Motion carried.
Amanda Younggren
Recording Clerk
(February 26, 2020)

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