Kittson Central Board Meeting
January 27, 2021
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session Jan. 27, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central boardroom. Members present were Teal Plaine, Crisa Mortenson, Mike Olsonawski, Amanda Pinnock, Eric Ristad, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Emily Kuzel, Renee Wahl, Amanda Pinnock and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Jaszczak. Election of officers was held. A nomination for chair of Eric Ristad. Motion Kuznia, second Johnson. Cease nominations by Olsonawski. Motion carried. Vice chair nomination of Matt Kuznia. Motion Johnson, second Mortenson. Cease nominations Ristad. Motion carried. Clerk nomination of Mark Johnson, Motion by Ristad, second Olsonawski, cease nominations by Mortenson. Motion carried. Nomination of treasurer Crisa Mortenson. Motion by Johnson, second by Kuznia, cease nominations by Olsonawski seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried. The agenda was approved by Johnson, seconded by Mortenson. Motion carried. Minutes from December 16, 2020 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Mortenson, second by Pinnock. Motion carried. The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $46,631.93. Prepayment bills of $67,973.39. Activity Fund Balance of $123,693.79. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $242,256.36, Payroll Checks in the amount of $47,800.86. Donations of $4,025.00.
End of the month balances were:
on a motion to approve by Kuznia, seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
Sports co-op board met to discuss spectators numbers and decided to lift the age limit, but leave it to two spectators per player household.
Mrs. Carr talked about the capacity of the gyms and arena, guidelines put forth by MSHSL, and the time put in to making sure we are in compliance with the spectator limit. She also discussed that students wearing masks appropriately has been going well. Also, discussions have been started about whether to have elementary basketball or not.
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 Johnson, seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried.
The Kittson County Enterprise is the Official Newspaper. Motion to keep Pinnock, seconded Plaine. Motion carried.
Designated depositories are United Valley Bank, American Federal Bank, KodaBank, PMA Financial and Minnesota District Liquid Asset Fund. Motion to remain the same by Johnson, seconded Mortenson. Motion carried.
Board committees were presented with the Long Range Planning committee consisting of the entire board and Teal Plaine filling into Mike Sugden’s spots with the exception of the Negotiations committee with Mike Olsonawski. Motion by Pinnock, seconded by Mortenson. Motion carried.
The seniority list was presented for both certified and non-certified staff. Motion to approve by Olsonawski, seconded by Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the JV GBB leave of absence request from Michael Steen was presented. He had a job transfer. Motion to approve Kuznia, seconded by Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Anneliese Johnson for the JV GBB coach was presented. Motion to approve Olsonawski, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Superintendent Jaszczak as the JH BBB coach for one year due to not being able to fill the position. Motion to approve Plaine, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Vanessa Sabin to fill the paraprofessional position that opened in December. Motion to approve Mortenson, second 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 Johnson, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to purchase a school bus with CARES act funds after gaining permission from MDE. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the extending of the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about Chase Kramer passing his boiler license test and reaching the first tier of his licensure. This Saturday at noon, two school board members will be recognized for reaching 20 years of service. Retired member Mike Sugden and Mark Johnson. He also talked about the percent of staff members that will have been vaccinated by the end of this week. Very close to having most of the staff vaccinated. A camera system from Pixellot will be added to the gyms to broadcast games. There is a subscription fee for individuals if they want to utilize it.
Next meeting is February 24th at 8pm
Motion to adjourn Mortenson, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
(March 3, 2021)
Kittson Central Board Meeting