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Kittson Central Board Meeting February 22nd, 2023

Kittson Central Board Meeting
February 22nd, 2023

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, Amanda Pinnock, Teal Plaine, and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Ed Lehrke, Susan Cadieux, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson.
The meeting was called to order by Ristad The agenda was approved by Olsonawski second by Mortenson. Motion carried. Minutes from January 25th, 2023 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Mortenson, 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 $34,408.57. Prepayment bills of $68,345.15. Activity Fund Balance of $108,661.14. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $245,124.78, Payroll Checks in the amount of $42,555.97. Donation of $1575.90
End of the month balances were:
01 $2,649,146.08
02 $(5,635.37)
04 $15,875.05
06 $111,397.70
07 $68,876.20
08 $53,466.29
21 $108,661.14
Totals $3,001,787.09
on a motion to approve by Olsonawski, seconded by Pinnock Motion carried.
Mrs. Carr talked about the winter sports seasons coming to an end. Hockey starts playoffs tomorrow, with GBB next week and BBB the following week. The Fine Arts contests are starting up with the choir performing today and receiving 2 superior ratings. State Robotics is next week and some of the spring sports are holding their meetings for start up. The potential girls hockey co-op with Thief River Falls is on hold as of now until after the girls state hockey tournament.
A recommendation to approve the 2023-24 school year calendar as presented with the contingency day off in the event we cancel school three days or less for any reason. Motion to approve Pinnock, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Tori Younggren as the Head Track Coach and Catie Jerome as the Assistant Track Coach was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the contract with Superintendent Jaszczak was presented with a 4.2% increase the first year and no increase years two and three. All other terms remain the same as the previous contract. Motion to approve Plaine, second by Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the resignation of paraprofessional Deb Bergh effective February 13th, 2023. She decided to retire. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about using some of the ESSR funds to supplement the senior trip this year, since they were affected by COVID and not getting in all their fundraising for a couple years. The trip consists of 17 students and 3 adults. He is also working on the configuration of how the elementary will look next year and whether to continue to split the 4th grade and kindergarten for next year. The last month has been very busy with extracurriculars, but they are winding down for the winter season.
Next meeting is March 29th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Motion to adjourn by Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
Stephanie Hanson
Recording Clerk
(April 5, 2023)

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