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Kittson Central Board Meeting January 24, 2024

Kittson Central Board Meeting
January 24th, 2024

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, Mike Olsonawski, Amanda Pinnock, Matt Kuznia and Mark Johnson. Also present were Superintendent Jaszczak, Jami Carr, Melissa Casper, Katie Maaninga, Anna Jauhola and Stephanie Hanson. The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Jaszczak. Election of officers was held. A motion to leave the officers as they were by Johnson, second by Olsonawski. A motion to approve the agenda as presented by Kuznia, second Pinnock. Motion carried. Minutes from December 20th, 2023 were presented. Motion to accept minutes by Johnson, second by Olsonawski. Motion carried. The bills having been audited and found correct were ordered to be paid. Post payment bills (hand payables) were approved for $47,135.86. Prepayment bills of $90,238.26 Activity Fund Balance of $125,747.20. Payroll Electronic Fund Transfers/misc. Wires in the amount of $283,866.56, Payroll Checks in the amount of $51,379.37.
End of the month balances were:
01 $2,432,927.64 02 $(10,692.62) 04 $44,052.64
06 $111,397.70
07 $64,714.26
08 $67,274.40
21 $125,747.20
Totals $2,835,421.22
Motion to approve the bills as presented by Johnson, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
There was a public question about wanting junior basketballs for the younger aged kids and there are some in the elementary gym and Mrs. Carr would make sure to get them out.
There was a negotiations meeting with the certified staff. They are working through some questions. There was a meet and confer meeting as well.
Mrs. Carr talked about activities being in full swing. The robotics team has their final competition coming up soon. The One Act Play competition is on Saturday. They have a two person cast, but they are making it work. The AAA banquet is in a couple weeks and Morgan Muir is the representative from Kittson Central. The class trip dates are getting firmed up as they have found flights. JH Robotics has state competition coming up at the beginning of March.
The board meeting date, time and place, board salaries, designated Official Newspaper, designated Official Depository and board committees were all presented to remain the same, was presented by Johnson, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the seniority lists of the licensed and non certified groups was presented. Motion to approve Johnson, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the resignation of Technology Coordinator Rod Stark was presented. Motion to approve Pinnock, second Kuznia. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the resolution Recommendations for Staff and Program Reductions. Motion to approve Johnson, Pinnock. Motion carried.
A recommendation to approve the Pay Equity Report as presented. Motion to approve Kuznia, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
A recommendation to accept the proposed changes to the cell phone policy as presented last month. Motion to approve Pinnock, second Mark Johnson. Motion carried with Kuznia opposed.
Superintendent Jaszczcak talked about a project he was working on the AASA National Superintendent program. Illnesses have seemed to be getting better and we are seeing a bit less absenteeism. Activities are in full swing for the winter season. Budget revisions will be on the February agenda. The weather has been nice so the kids have been going outside for recess, which is a good thing.
Next meeting is February 28th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
Motion to adjourn by Kuznia, second Olsonawski. Motion carried.
Stephanie Hanson
Recording Clerk
(March 6, 2024)
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