Kittson Central Board Meeting
November 24th, 2021
The Board of Education of #2171 met in regular session 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, Renee Wahl, Tina Turn, Jami Carr, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Ristad. The agenda was approved by Olsonawski seconded by Kuznia. Motion carried. Minutes from October 25th, 2021 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 $16,083.20. Prepayment bills of $58,351.46. Activity Fund Balance of $90,384.98. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $283,857.34, Payroll Checks in the amount of $45,319.35. Donation of $800.00
End of the month balances were:
08 $43,305.85 09 $90,384.98
on a motion to approve by Plaine, seconded by Pinnock. Motion carried.
There was a question to a board member about current staff working as the summer help. Superintendent Jaszczak said that usually if there is interest they are able to work here in the summer also.
Mrs. Carr talked about the winter sports seasons getting underway with the hockey team having games over the weekend. The basketball teams both have good numbers. The fall sports teams both had very successful seasons.
A recommendation to approve the World’s Best Workforce Summary was presented. There is an annual report that is submitted to MDE and is due by December 15th. Motion to approve Olsonawski, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the contract with the KCEA for the 2021-23 school years with a change to the steps, incentives for teachers who teach CIHS, and a well deserved increase in wage was presented. Health insurance remained unchanged. Motion to approve by Plaine, second by Kuznia. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the one-year memorandum of understanding related to additional compensation for teaching students who are quarantined due to COVID. Motion to approve Pinnock, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Jack Deere as the Head Hockey coach was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Tom Vig as the JV boys basketball coach was presented. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the donated labor and equipment documentation for the parking lot project was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Plaine. Abstaining were Ristad and Kuznia. Motion carried.
There was discussion on starting to plan for senior trip and whether it should be planned as normal as possible. It was decided to proceed as normal.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about how the planning for the state tournament went very well. It was a great opportunity for the band to attend also. Fall sports were a lot of fun with their successes. Music contest was completed along with Fall Play, and Robotics did well at their competition last Saturday. The brush sweeper is broken and parts are on order and are three weeks out. There is a sub shortage and we are working through that. He will be posting for Mrs. Jones’s position soon. There will also likely be an elementary teacher position to hire for as well.
Next board meeting is December 15th at 8pm
Motion to adjourn by Mortenson, second by Kuznia.
(December 22, 2021)