Kittson Central Board Meeting
July 28, 2021
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session July 28th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central boardroom. Members present were Eric Ristad, Crisa Mortenson, Mike Olsonawski, Teal Plaine, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Kalli Peterson, Kari Jo Jensen, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Ristad. The agenda was approved by Mortenson, seconded by Plaine. Motion carried. Minutes from June 17th, 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 $130,725.58. Prepayment bills of $146,618.33. Activity Fund Balance of $54,833.09. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $104,696.64, Payroll Checks in the amount of $43,755.78. Donations of $150.00.
End of the month balances were:
on a motion to approve by Olsonawski, seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried.
The first Certified Staff negotiation meeting was held, sports cooperative meeting held and discussion was had about the open coaching positions.
Students will receive free hot lunch for the coming school year and the adult prices for a lunch are $4.00. Current prices will remain the same for students.
Adult Breakfast $2.40
Elementary Breakfast $1.45
HS Breakfast $1.45
Elem. Lunch $2.95
HS Lunch $3.20
Extra Milk $.35
Motion to approve Mortenson, second Johnson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to have ticket prices be a flat $5 charge for students and adults was presented, as long as it passes in Lancaster. Current pass prices
Family pass $145
Single Pass adult $75
Single student pass $45
Motion to approve Plaine, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the bids received from Cash-wa and Johnson Oil for milk and fuel was presented. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Kuznia. Motion carried with Johnson abstaining.
A recommendation to approve substitute teacher pay increasing to $120 per day was presented. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the mileage reimbursement rate to $.56 per mile when a school vehicle is unavailable and $.28 when one is available. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the Long Term Facilities Maintenance application as presented. Each year a 10 year updated plan based on the revenues and expenditures needs to be done. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the resignation of head hockey coach Robert Carr was presented. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the resignation of JH volleyball coach Tori Younggren was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
The information for the student handbook was not completed, so it was tabled until the next meeting.
The Restricted Fund Transfers were presented with the total transfers to the general fund of S37,500 coming from ECFE, gifted and talented, safe schools and staff development. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about the last 3 weeks being very busy with the parking lot looking in great shape with lots of farmers assistance. Paving should happen early next week. Lines will be painted after paving is completed. Audit was completed and went well. Preliminary audit results were positive. Preschool this year will be split both P3 and P4 will attend in the AM and PM split evenly for both with Friday mornings on a rotation to give Friday afternoon time for prep for the teacher. Emily Kuzel will cover maternity leave in preschool for Dana and Monica Halvorson will cover Samantha Nordines maternity leave this fall. Diane Younggren will cover Emily Kuzels responsibilities until Danas return. A new phone system was installed making it all digital. Fall communication to parents will be sent in August with guidance on how to handle if you have a sick child, mask wearing and quarantining. There will be another bottle fill installed near the elementary gym. Students will continue to bring their own water bottle. Regular fountains will remain off. There are 231 projected students for fall, up from last year with 218 students. All exterior lights have been replaced to LED. There were three summer class reunion tours for classes 1970, 1971, and 2001 which was a lot of fun.
Next board meeting is August 25th at 8pm
Motion to adjourn by Plaine, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
(September 1, 2021)