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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: April 20, 2021

Location: Zoom Webinar

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors and Board Co-Chairs
    • Alekej Abyzov: Present
    • Mark Eilers: Present
    • Natalya Johnson: Present
    • Elizaveta Lindman: Present
    • Andrew Wood: Present
    • Yelena Hardcopf, Executive Director, ex officio board member.
    • Visitors in attendance: Paul Kinsley, Jim Zacchini (IQS)
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion to approve the agenda.
    Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
    Seconded by: Elizaveta Lindman
    5-0-0
  3. Read the Nasha Shkola Mission and Vision
    Vision:
    To be an academically rigorous school preparing students for continued success as motivated learners and global citizens.
    Mission: Nasha Shkola aspires to be a multi-cultural charter school committed to exceptional education in all areas of academic inquiry with an emphasis on Russian Language and Culture, providing structured and responsive learning environment based upon educational best practices for all students and their families.
  4. Forum for members of the public wishing to address the board.
  5. Reports
    1. Executive Director report
      1. School update
        • Enrollment – 105 ADM
          Lost students, gained new (ELL)
          Curriculum documentation
          5.1.1. Distance Learning
          Prior Monday and Tuesday due to recent/potential unrest in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis
          There haven’t been disturbances very close to the school
          Complications with lunches and busses with sudden closures
          Other public schools announced closures before
          Going back and forth between in-person and DL is disruptive
    2. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report – March 2021
        • Fund 01 = $1,017,616 received = 69% of budget
          $1,011,869 expended = 69% of budget
          Balance = $5,747.
        • Fund 02 (Food Service) = $18,330 received = 33% of budget
          $28,429 expended = 51% of budget
          Balance = ($10,099).
          Total cash balance = $288,867

          Food Service balance is expected to be resolved but investigation continues into the issues about the Food Service balance.

  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of March 23, 2021 Board meeting
    2. Financials March 2021
      Motion to accept the consent agenda.
      Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
      Seconded by: Elizaveta Lindman
      5-0-0
  7. Old Business
    1. NS Planning 21-22
      1. Enrollment projections and budget planning
        125-130 expected; similar to last year
        Plan for 105 based on this year’s numbers
      2. Contractors & Vendors
        Transportation contract 21-22: slight increase from last year, 50% discount on bills during distance learning. Good experience with this bus company
        Other contracts forthcoming
        Lease negotiation considerations
      3. NS school uniform
        Plaid school colors with school logos
        Variety of options: polos, jumpers, skirts, pants, crew-neck sweatshirts
        Affordable to get the basics
    2. Annual meeting
      Board election 2021
      May 4th final day for applications
      Community member interest
      Difficult to get parents
  8. New Business
    1. Review & update NS by-laws
      Minor changes: dates and addresses updated

      Motion to approve updated by-laws.
      Motion by: Elizaveta Lindman
      Seconded by: Andrew Wood
      5-0-0

    2. Director evaluation
  9. Adjourn
    Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:19.
    Motion by: Andrew Wood
    Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
    5-0-0

The Nasha Shkola Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM. 
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.

Contact Us

    School Info

    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