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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda: April 14, 2016

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors and Board Co-Chairs
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
  3. Read the Nasha Shkola Mission and Vision
  4. Open Forum for members of the public wishing to address the board
  5. Reports
    1. Co-Chairs Executive Report – Yelena Hardcopf and Oksana Cox
    2. Executive Director report
      1. Enrollment – 128
      2. Present Challenges – Update
      3. Student Achievement (Yelena Hardcopf)
      4. Staff update – Staff retention surveys
      5. LIT (Yelena Hardcopf)
    3. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report, Lisa Hasledalen, Designs
      2. FY 16 Cash Flow update
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of March 10, 2016 Board meeting
    2. Financials March 2016
  7. Old Business
    1. Nasha Shkola 2016-2017 enrollment projections and programming needs
    2. Strategic Plan of action for 5 years
    3. Review of Action Items
      1.  Finance training for board members around the time for planning the budget in March.
      2. Plan annual meeting and recruit more candidates to run for the school board.
      3.  The school needs to send a letter to 8th grade parents about the school’s decision not open a 9th grade next year.
      4.  The board needs to recruit parents, community members and teachers to run for open board positions.
      5. Start the search for the reading core replacement.
      6. Board members need to send Yelena and Oksana their plans for the board with regards to commitment to further service.
      7. The board should review and comment on the strategic plan page 1 by the end of the weekend.
      8. Look into developing a safety plan for school lockdowns especially how staff should communicate in case of an emergency as our school does not have connected classrooms.
      9.  Look into heating issues.
      10. Investigate schoology.
      11.  Contact JMC to discuss what we can do about creating more detailed grade reports from JMC.
      12. Contact JMC about parent portal and how to get parents hooked up to this.
      13.  Contact Rossotrudnichestvo with information about candidates for staff.
      14. Move the Mike Lynch presentation to the fall.
      15. Parents night is scheduled for April 7th at 6:30pm.
      16.  Parents survey should be online and mail in.
      17.  The teachers survey should be online and anonymous.
  8. New Business
    1. IQS monitoring review and paperwork
    2. New Building to tour – Kevin Peck
    3. Completion of Strategic Plan
    4.  Vendor bids
  9. Other
  10. Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: May 12, 2016 – 6:30 Nasha Shkola School

The Nasha Shkola Board meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30.

The Finance Committee meets at 5:30 prior to the board meeting.

Nasha Shkola — Russian for Our School — is an academically rigorous K-8 charter school, providing a highly-structured learning environment for students interested in Russian language and culture.

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Nasha Shkola
6717 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Phone: 763-496-5550
Fax: 763-424-8520

School Hours
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office Hours
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4 pm