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Kittson Central Board Meeting November 22nd, 2023

Kittson Central Board Meeting
November 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, Teal Plaine, Matta Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Mark Christenson, Shannon Christenson, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson. Ristad called the meeting to order. The agenda was approved by Johnson second by Mortenson. Motion carried. Minutes from October 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 $16,409.92. Prepayment bills of $95,240.85 Activity Fund Balance of $124,430.05. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers in the amount of $148,523.07, Payroll Checks in the amount of $61,116.59. Donation of $1,249.00.
End of the month balances were:
01 $2,761,431.61
02 $(14,434.63)
04 $54,130.38
06 $111,397.70
07 $346,926.22
08 $64,888.91
21 $124,430.05
Totals $3,448,759.24
Motion to approve the bills as presented by Johnson, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
Mr. Jasczcak had a report from Mrs. Carr as she was not able to attend. All winter sports are underway. End of season fall coach evaluations are taking place. Staff development this week is on math and reading curriculum. There has been further discussion on the cell phone policy. She has been sitting in classrooms a lot to help with the bullying and that seems to have helped.
A recommendation to approve the World’s Best Workforce Summary as presented. This is an annual report that must be submitted to MDE by December 15th. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the hiring of Cheyanne Scalese as a Junior high boys basketball coach was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the acceptance of the resignations of Kayla Hanson and Joy Beth Olson effective at the end of the current school year was presented. Joy Beth has been with the district since January of 1986 and Kayla since school year 13-14. Motion to approve Mortenson, second Plaine. Motion carried.
There was some discussion about allowing elementary basketball to practice on Wednesday nights after 6 p.m. This has been considered family night and all activities have ceased by 6 p.m. There was discussion, but no action was taken to change the policy.
Superintendent Jaszczak talked about classroom teacher observations. Also, the Christmas programs are coming up in a couple weeks. There has been a little lull between sports seasons.
Next meeting is December 20th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Motion to adjourn by Olsonawski second Mortenson. Motion carried.
Stephanie Hanson
Recording Clerk
(December 27, 2023)

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