Kittson Central Board Meeting
September 27th, 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, Renee Wahl, Emily Kuzel, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson. Ristad called the meeting to order. Minutes from August 23rd, 2023 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Plaine, second by Mortenson. Motion carried. The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $292.50. Prepayment bills of $96,473.72 Activity Fund Balance of $93,212.52. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $229,594.79, Payroll Checks in the amount of $85,142.03.
End of the month balances were:
Motion to approve the bills as presented by Olsonawski, second Plaine. Motion carried.
Mrs. Carr talked about the fall sports seasons being half done and other extracurricular activities like drama and robotics are just getting going. This week is Homecoming week, so there has been lots of activity.
A recommendation to certify the proposed levy at the maximum was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the hiring of Lindsay Pollestad as the high school physical education teacher was presented. Motion to approve Mortenson, second by Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve increasing the school social worker position to .7 FTE (3.5 days) was presented. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to hire Katie Johnson for the Business Manager Administrative Assistant was presented. Motion to approve by Pinnock, second Plaine. Motion carried.
There was discussion held about updating the Cell Phone Policy and if there were any ideas how to get the students to be less focused on their device and more person to person contact.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about Grandparents day which is Friday. He was going to be gone, but Mr. Lehrke would be taking care of the grilling this year. Along with that we are trying a new process with lunch and running it alphabetically vs. just high school with elementary next. The bike parade was yesterday and there were 50-60 kids in attendance. Community Service Day is typically the Wednesday before Education Association weekend, but there is a football game out of town that day, so that won’t work out and other days around this date have conflicts as well. There may not be an opportunity to get it in. There are some legislature policies allowing for school boards to renew referendums without having to have a public vote. There would be public meetings to allow for input. There will be more discussion on this at a later time. He is on vacation for a few days starting tomorrow but can be reached by phone if needed.
Next meeting is October 25th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Motion to adjourn by Mortenson second Pinnock. Motion carried.
(November 1, 2023)