SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
Kittson Central Auditorium
July 22, 2020
The Board of Education of #2171 met in special session July 22nd at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central High School Auditorium. Members present were Mike Sugden, Mike Olsonawski, Eric Ristad, Amanda Pinnock, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, and Anna Jauhola. Ehlers representative Jodie Zesbaugh joined via Zoom.
Motion to accept the agenda by Kuznia, seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
Motion by Johnson, second by Ristad to approve the resolution approving the sale of abatement bonds for the new parking lot and arena parking lot resurfacing. Resolution was approved on roll call vote.
Voting in favor: Olsonawski, Pinnock, Ristad, Kuznia, Johnson and Sugden.
Voting against: none
Meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.
SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
Kittson Central Auditorium
July 29, 2020
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session July 29th 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, and Stephanie Hanson.
The agenda was approved by Johnson, seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried. Minutes from June 22nd 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 $165,776.81.05. Prepayment bills of $82,486.34. Activity Fund prepayments of $0. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $202,887.68, Payroll Checks in the amount of $42,577.11. Donations in the amount of $100.
End of the month balances were:
on a motion to approve by Ristad seconded by Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve hot lunch prices with a $.10 increase from last year. Prices adult breakfast $2.40, student breakfast $1.45, adult lunch $4.00, Elem. lunch $2.95, HS lunch $3.20, extra milk $.35. Motion to approve by Johnson, second by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve activity ticket prices was presented. Prices will remain the same as previous year—adult $6, student $4, family season $145, single adult season $75, student single $45. Motion to approve by Ristad, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to accept the milk bid from Cash-Wa (formerly Food Services of America) was presented along with the fuel bid from Johnson Oil. Motion to accept the milk bid by Mortenson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried. Motion to accept the fuel bid by Olsonawski, second Kuznia. Motion carried with Johnson abstaining.
A recommendation to approve substitute teacher pay from $110 to $115 per day was presented. Motion to approve Ristad, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the milage rate process, following the federal rate for use when a school vehicle is not available and half the rate when a vehicle is available. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the school nurse contract with Kittson Healthcare. The contract has a 3% increase from the previous year. Motion to approve Johnson, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the Long Term Facilities Maintenance for the upcoming year. This is an annual program. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Ristad. Motion carried.
The preliminary fund balances from the audit were presented. The final will come at a later time.
A recommendation to approve the student handbook was presented with changes made to the eligibility requirements for foreign languages. The open lunch policy will be monitored for the school year based on the Covid situation and may change if needed. Motion to approve Pinnock, second Johnson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to transfer funds from the ECFE fund and the Community Ed fund to the school readiness fund. The fund transfer must not interfere with the equitable delivery of distance learning or social distancing models. Motion to approve Ristad, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak stated the summer staff was doing a wonderful job and have completed all the floors in the building. All the cafeteria lights have been replaced to LED and it really brightened it up. The fall planning has been going well with the hybrid plan pretty much in place. The committee is working on the online plan. The governor is holding a press conference on July 30th with more information for the schools to be released.
The MSHSL will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, August 4th and will likely release information on fall sports at this time.
Discussion was held on what the hybrid plan would look like for the fall and possibly how different scenarios might work.
Next meeting is August 26th at 8pm
Motion to adjourn Pinnock, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
(September 2, 2020)