Kittson Central Board Meeting
June 15th, 2022
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, Amanda Pinnock, Teal Plaine, and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Sonja Klein, Jeanna Kujava, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Ristad. The agenda was approved by Kuznia, second by Mortenson. Motion carried. Minutes from May 25th, 2022 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Johnson, second by Plaine. Motion carried. The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $24,014.27. Prepayment bills of $47,020.30. Activity Fund Balance of $6,448.41. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $257,494.36. Payroll Checks in the amount of $40,776.90.
on a motion to approve by Johnson, second by Mortenson. Motion carried.
The board negotiations committee met with representatives of the non-certified group and have come to a tentative agreement pending a group vote to be held on July 12th, 2022. No other meeting reports.
A recommendation to approve the preliminary FY23 budget was presented. The final budget may look different, since it is based on enrollment in the fall. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the renewal of the MREA membership. MREA is a valuable organization for rural schools. Motion to approve Johnson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the renewal of the MSBA membership was presented. MSBA lobbies for board interest and is a valuable resource for board members and administrators. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the School Nurse Contract through Kittson Memorial was presented. The new proposal was an increase of about $3000. Motion to approve Johnson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the contract of Principal Carr as presented. Motion to approve Plaine, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the contract of Tech Coordinator Rod Stark was presented. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the call for bids on milk and fuel for FY23. Motion to approve Mortenson, second, Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to accept the bid from Bakken Construction for the roof of the bus garage. They were the lower of two submitted bids. Motion to approve Pinnock, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about the cleaning up of year end reports and how very hard Amanda has been working to get the budget done and board preparations with the earlier date for the month of June. The fall is looking at minimal staffing needs at this point, which is a good thing compared to other districts. The summer crew is doing a great job so far. First coat of wax in the elementary classrooms is complete with the second coat going on tomorrow. He will be on vacation starting June 21st for a week. Audit is coming up. The vehicle sales and purchases have all been cleared up. There is a bus shortage so they may need to think about what the needs will be going forward and get one ordered soon.
Next board meeting is July 27th at 8pm.
Motion to adjourn by Johnson, second by Kuznia.
(August 3, 2022)