School Board Minutes
June 22, 2020
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session June 22nd 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, Stacie Johnson, Jami Carr and Amanda Younggren.
The agenda was approved by Pinnock, seconded by Mortenson. Motion carried. Minutes from May 27th were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Ristad, second by Olsonawski. Motion carried. The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $2,910.05. Prepayment bills of $45,959.77. Activity Fund prepayments of $0. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $242,027.81, Payroll Checks in the amount of $44,091.20. Donations in the amount of $0.
End of the month balances were:
on a motion to approve by Mortenson seconded by Pinnock. Motion carried.
Johnson reported on his meeting with NWRIC via Zoom. There was a recap of the year and summer services they offer. No one at Kittson Central utilizes these summer services.
Mrs. Carr gave an update on guidance from MSHSL. Starting Wednesday we are able to go to 25 people allowed indoors to practice. Our football and volleyball coaches will create a preparedness plan prior to starting practice. No word yet on fall sports.
Jaszczak presented the Resolution Granting Abatement Bonds 2020A. Ristad made a motion to approve, Kuznia seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak presented the Resolution to Set the Sale of Bonds. Mortenson made a motion to approve, Olsonawski seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak presented the Reimbursement Resolution allowing the district to reimburse the general funds if project expenses were to come due prior to receiving the bond funds. Pinnock made a motion to approve, Kuznia seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak recommended that we renew our annual membership with MREA. Johnson made a motion to approve, Mortenson seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak recommended that we renew our annual MSBA membership. Ristad made a motion to approve, Kuznia seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak asked for approval to advertise for milk and fuel bids. Johnson made a motion to approve, Mortenson seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak presented the preliminary budget. After discussion, Mortenson made a motion to approve and Pinnock seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak presented the resignation/retirement of Jan Koskela as a paraprofessional. Pinnock made a motion to approve, Kuznia seconded. Motion carried.
Jaszczak suggested the board approve hiring Kelly Dorn as a paraprofessional. Ristad made a motion to approve, Pinnock seconded. Motion carried.
There was discussion on the bus garage project. With many unanswered questions and research left to be done, it was decided to put this project on hold until summer of 2021.
Superintendent Jaszczak discussed planning for the 20/21 school year. We will receive around $33,000 in CARES relief funding which will be used for technology needs and to provide a safe space when everyone returns in the fall. All districts are required to come up with a normal, hybrid and distant learning plan by the end of July which will be posted on the school website. This is when the Governor will announce which plan will be used to start the school year.
Next meeting is July 29th at 8pm.
Motion to adjourn Ristad, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
(August 19, 2020)