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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: August 18, 2020

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors and Board Co-Chairs
    • Alekej Abyzov: Present
    • Mark Eilers: Present
    • Marina Condratiuc: Absent
    • Natalya Johnson: Present
    • Elizaveta Lindman: Present
    • Andrew Wood: Present
    • Yelena Hardcopf, Executive Director, ex officio board member.
    • Visitors in attendance: None
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion to approve the agenda for this meeting.
    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. Reports
    1. Executive Director report
      1. Enrollment
        • 136 on list
        • Following announcement of model and procedures, 108 students remain
        • 11 students on waiting list to be added (119/120 school budget)
        • Kindergarten no longer one of the largest grades
        • 19 students requested distance learning, none in 8th or 3rd
      2. Employment/staff update
        • Seeking sped para and 2 instructional support paras
        • Interest from possibly overqualified candidate
      3. Student Achievement & School Improvement (Yelena Hardcopf)
        • ACCESS and MCA results soon to be released
        • Positive results in reading
        • Technology training for teachers
        • Comprehensive behavior plan
      4. Other reports
        • Audit completed
        • Lease Aid Application
        • Marina Condratiuc will no longer serve as a parent after transferring her children out of the school, leaving an empty parent seat to be filled this year by the board.
    2. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report – June 2020
        • Fund 01 = $1,593,452 received = 97% of budget
          $1,335,793 expended = 98% of budget
          Balance = $257,659.
        • Fund 02 (Food Service) = $42,637 received = 78% of budget
          $42,254 expended = 78% of budget
          Balance = $383.
      2. Monthly Finance Report – July 2020
        • Fund 01 = $95,094 received = 6% of budget
          $49,573 expended = 3% of budget
          Balance = $45,521.
        • Fund 02 (Food Service) = $744 received = 1% of budget
          $799 expended = 1% of budget
          Balance = ($55).
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of July 21, 2020 Board meeting
    2. Minutes of Special Board Meeting, August 4, 2020
    3. Financials June & July, 2020
      Motion to approve the consent agenda for this meeting.
      Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
      Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
      5-0-0
  6. Old Business
    1. School Plan 20-21
      1. Learning Model approval by MDH
        • Representative assigned to the school in case new situations arise
      2. Other considerations
        • Forms to request devices (40 computers available)
        • Forms to request childcare for essential workers
        • HR: written confirmation from staff in high-risk category that s/he is choosing to work in person
        • Bottle filling stations delayed
        • Early assessments for distance learning students
        • In-person students will test in September
  7. New Business
    1. Strategic Plan: setting annual goals
    2. Pandemic component
      • fund balance 15%
      • safe and equitable setting
      • classroom flexibility
      • set peer observation early in the year to avoid complications
      • SEL and support for students/staff
    3. Schoolwide Improvement Plan 2020-2021 – Approval
      • scorecard not given due to pandemic
      • improvement plan waiting on response from IQS
    4. K-3 Literacy Plan 2020-2021 – Approval
      Motion to approve K-3 Literacy Plan 2020-21
      Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
      Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
      5-0-0
    5. Policy: Fund Balance Policy
      • 15% number based on IQS scorecard
        Motion to approve fund balance policy.
        Motion by: Elizaveta Lindman
        Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
        5-0-0
  8. Other
    1. Landlord will not expand playground
    2. Possible location change
      • Consider other options before lease ends in 2022
  9. Adjourn
    Motion to adjourn at 8:25
    Motion by: Andrew Wood
    Seconded by:
    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.

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

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