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Board of Directors Meeting Agenda: March 11, 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
      2. Present Challenges – lease negotiations; Club Tonka access
      3. Student Achievement (Yelena Hardcopf)
      4. Staff update – Sped Teacher/4th Grade teacher
      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 February 14, 2016 Board meeting
    2. Financials February 2016
    3. Approve Work Agreements: Natalie Hansen – SpEd 1.0 FTE Melanie Loso – 4th grade 1.0 FTE
  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. Post the enrollment information on the website.
      4. The board needs to create a survey for parents about the school.
      5. Invite parents to the talent show.
      6. The board needs to schedule a parent’s night sometime in March.
      7.  The board may pair this parent’s night with the stargazing astronomy presentation from Mike Lynch.
      8.  The board needs to make sure to take attendance for the parent’s nights.
      9. The board needs to add more staff development days to the calendar for 2017.
      10. The school needs to send a letter to 8th grade parents about the school’s decision not open a 9th grade next year.
      11. The board needs to recruit parents, community members and teachers to run for open board positions.
      12. The board needs to follow up with Amity.
      13. The board should look into connections with U of M Slavic Studies program.
      14. Start the search for the reading core replacement.
      15.  Look into Ros Sotrudnichestvo for recruiting Russian speaking staff.
      16.  The board needs to revise the improvement plan for the spring.
      17.  Potential for partnering with the organization that toured the school.
  8. New Business
    1. Approval of MACS Chapter 6 policies & chapter 5 revisions
    2.  Approve revised budget – FY 16
    3. Approve FY 17 school calendar
    4. Mileage reimbursement for staff – review eligibility
    5. Building tour – Kevin Peck
  9. Other
  10. Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: April 14, 2016 – 6:30 Nasha Shkola School

The Nasha Shkola Board meets the 2 nd 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

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8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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