Kittson Central Board Meeting
June 28th, 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, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Margie Holmgren and Stephanie Hanson. Minutes from May 24th, 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 $12,110.00. Prepayment bills of $38,262.30. Activity Fund Balance of $102,208.26. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $272,268.70, Payroll Checks in the amount of $40,019.49. Donation of $1593.25.
End of the month balances were:
01 $2,541,735.11 02 $(17,290.89)
Motion to approve the bills as presented by Olsonawski, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
The All School Reunion tours went well and it was a good experience overall even with the building in the midst of the cleaning process.
Mrs. Carr informed the board that a new Secretary for Region 8 of the MSHSL has been hired. The schedules for next year’s sports will be posted in the next few days. There will be more afternoon football games due to the shortage of officials throughout the region.
A recommendation to approve the Proposed Budget FY24 was presented. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the MREA membership was presented. This is a valuable organization for rural schools. Motion to approve Johnson, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the MSBA Membership was presented. This organization lobbies for board members and administrators and is a valuable resource. Motion to approve Plaine, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
The School Nurse Agreement was talked about with some discussion of other avenues that could be utilized. This was tabled until the next meeting in July.
A recommendation to approve the call for bids for milk and fuel for FY24 was presented. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Kaitlyn Bulow as the assistant cook was presented. Motion to approve Pinnock, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A motion to approve the hiring of Christy Anderson as a paraprofessional for the upcoming school year was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the agreement to share the Kittson Central band teacher with Lancaster was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve 29 policies that were updated as a result of the changes in State law enacted by the legislature were presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Discussion was had about Kittson Central participating in the Cheer Team with Lancaster. There have been structural changes since it started. It will be on the agenda for next month.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about the time spent working on filling the staffing needs. There have been some student number changes that may play a role in what will be needed for staff as far as the split classes. There has been prep work on the handbooks for next year and they are being finalized. The custodial staff are doing well and on track with all the cleaning. There are new mandates and these will affect the operation of the school as well as funding going forward. He is working through them.
Next meeting is July 26th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Motion to adjourn by Olsonawski, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
(August 2, 2023)