Kittson Central Board Meeting
June 17, 2021
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session June 17, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central boardroom. Members present were Teal Plaine, Crisa Mortenson, Mike Olsonawski, Eric Ristad, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Kayla Hanson, Stacie Johnson, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Ristad. The agenda was approved by Mortenson, seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried. Minutes from May 26th, 2021 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Johnson, 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 $14,580.37. Prepayment bills of $22,882.10. Activity Fund Balance of $83,438.86. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $236,975.78, Payroll Checks in the amount of $40,798.29. Donations of $57.80.
End of the month balances were:
on a motion to approve by Olsonawski, seconded by Plaine. Motion carried.
Mike Olsonawski talked about their meet and confer meeting with the teachers and discussion was had about adding some classes potentially a coding class or literature class. They also talked about extending Emily Kuzels day to full time to allow for her to help more with coverage in the building. The teachers appreciated less traffic in the building in the mornings last year and hope that things can remain that way for the coming years.
The NWRIC had their year end meeting and they have hired a speech person for the coming school year. They start back up with school preparations a week and a half before school starts.
Mrs. Carr talked about spring sports coming to a close and how all of them had great success. Track had several students competing at the section tourney, and baseball made it to the consolation in the section, which hadn’t been done in as long as she could remember. Golf had two, Hayden and Tyler Hennen, participating in state. Overall, spring sports had great success. Schedule for next year will be put into the sports scheduler by July 1. Finding referees for football has been a challenge, so there will be some more afternoon games with an evening game to follow to allow for the same referee team to do both games.
A recommendation to approve the proposed budget for FY22 was presented. The preliminary budget shows a significant deficit, but a large part of the reason is that revenue for the parking lots was received last year and the expenditure will not be until the next fiscal year. Motion to approve the budget by Mortenson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the hiring of elementary teacher, Peighton Worlie, was presented. She will be teaching 6th grade math and science. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the hiring of two paraprofessionals, LeAnn Gatheridge and Jordan Derrick, was presented. Motion to approve Plaine, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the renewal of MREA membership was presented. They are a good resource when questions arise. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the renewal of the MSBA membership was presented. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the renewal of the School Nurse agreement was presented. Jeanna Kujava was very helpful this past year with dealing with Covid questions that come up. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to call for bids was presented for milk and fuel. Motion Plaine, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about getting all the year end things done. He is still looking to hire paras and an assistant cook. The parking lot project will start up in July. He is working on coordinating volunteer labor to clean up the arena lot.
Next board meeting is July 28th at 8pm
Motion to adjourn by Olsonawski, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
(August 4, 2021)