Kittson Central Board Meeting
September 22, 2021
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session September 22nd at 8:00 p.m. in the Kittson Central boardroom. Members present were Eric Ristad, Crisa Mortenson, Mike Olsonawski, Teal Plaine, Amanda Pinnock, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Kalli Peterson, Janet Swenson, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Ristad. The agenda was approved by Olsonawski, seconded by Mortenson. Motion carried. Minutes from August 25th, 2021 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Johnson, 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 $4,966.39. Prepayment bills of $372,799.34. Activity Fund Balance of $65,586.84. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $170,402.94, Payroll Checks in the amount of $43,588.03. Donation of 2,035.46.
End of the month balances were:
02 $ 1,448.51
04 $ (37,185.13)
06 $ 355,057.29
07 $ 270,093.73 08 $ 40,976.75
21 $ 64,783.24
on a motion to approve by Mortenson, seconded by Plaine. Motion carried.
Mrs. Carr talked about fall sports being halfway completed and going well. Still looking for a couple coaches, including a hockey head coach and JV boys basketball coach.
A recommendation to certify the levy at the maximum was presented. The preliminary levy shows an increase of 1.86%. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the resignation of Junior Varsity coach Anneliese Johnson. She stepped in to cover when Mike Steen took a leave of absence. Motion to approve Plaine, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the end of leave of absence for Mike Steen was presented. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the hiring of Trent Jerome as the varsity boys basketball coach was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the resignation of Blaine Kraska as the junior varsity boys basketball coach was presented. He has taken a new position at work and cannot devote the time required to continue coaching. Motion by Pinnock, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the process of changing the school district official address. The school will be eliminating the PO box, and will use the physical address instead. The physical address is 444 North Ash Ave. Motion to approve Pinnock, second by Plaine. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about potentially having a shot clinic for COVID and flu vaccine at the school coming up, with a permission form filled out by parents. The food contract through the service coop with Cash-wa has been terminated starting November 1. There may be some lunch menu items coming and the milk bid may have to be rebid. There were two students this week with COVID and a few students in quarantine due to close contact. Could have been a substantial amount more had they not been vaccinated.
Next board meeting is October 25th at 8pm
Motion to adjourn by Pinnock, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
(November 3, 2021)