Kittson Central School Board Meeting
May 27, 2020
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session May 27nd at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central High School Auditorium. Members present were Mike Sugden, Mike Olsonawski, Eric Ristad, Crisa Mortenson, Amanda Pinnock, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Anna Jauhola, Susan Cadieux, Mark Christenson, Jami Carr and Amanda Younggren.
The agenda was approved by Johnson, seconded by Mortenson. Motion carried. Minutes from April 29 and May 14th were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Ristad, 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 $22.98. Prepayment bills of $44,237.78. Activity Fund prepayments of $4,450. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $274,307.91, Payroll Checks in the amount of $38,615.46. Donations in the amount of $84.40.
End of the month balances were:
on a motion to approve by Johnson seconded by Pinnock. Motion carried.
Mrs. Carr gave an update on how wrapping up the end of the year is going. We are currently working on grades for the end of the week and collecting books that are still out. Summer athletics have been a big question, however we have yet to receive guidance from MSHSL on what contact with students and coaches is allowed.
Jaszczak presented the resignation of head and assistant boys basketball coaches Chad Kujava and Steven Sjostrand. Motion to approve by Ristad, seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried.
Jaszczak presented the resignation of Lynnette Mattson as paraprofessional. Motion to approve by Olsonawski, seconded by Pinnock. Motion carried.
Parking lot site preparation bids were reviewed. Motion to approve Weleski Constructions bid based on lowest price was made by Ristad, seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried.
Parking lot asphalt bids were reviewed. Jaszczak made a recommendation to use Aggasiz Asphault due to a lower price on the new portion and a more comprehensive fix of the existing arena parking lot. Motion to approve by Mortenson, seconded by Ristad. Motion carried.
The bus garage roof and door estimates will be put on hold until the next meeting as a quote on a complete replacement will be obtained.
Jaszczak presented a resolution providing for public hearing to consider granting a proposed property tax abatement. This bond will be a five-year abatement bond to cover the cost of the new parking lot as well as replacing the existing arena parking lot. Motion made to approve by Johnson, seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried.
Jaszczak asked for a motion to certify the graduated class of 2020. Motion by Mortenson, seconded by Pinnock. Motion carried.
There was discussion on how the Class of 2020 elected to spend their funds after the trip had to be cancelled. Class dues that are paid by each student/family during their high school years will be refunded. Then each student will receive $1,000 which they can take as a scholarship, or donate back to an approved charity in the community. Next, they will purchase a bench to be placed in front of the school. Finally, any remaining funds will be distributed as a scholarship or donation to students based on the number of hours that they put in fundraising. Ristad made a motion to approve the senior’s plan, Olsonawski seconded. Johnson opposed and the motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak discussed student counts which should remain fairly flat for the next five years. We are currently working on the 20/21 budget and will present the preliminary budget at the next meeting. The summer crew will be starting after Memorial Day and will consist of two students and one paraprofessional to lead them. Despite some of the difficulties, overall graduation went very well. We have received positive feedback from many individuals.
Next meeting is June 22nd at 8pm.
Motion to adjourn Kuznia, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
(July 1, 2020)
Kittson Central School Board Meeting