Ms. Kurdyumova asked for the vote to be delayed and asked why the board intended to appoint Paul on a temporary basis until the official vote in June. Yelena Hardcopf gave examples of how Paul has contributed and continues to contribute to the school.
Ms. Kurdyumova also said that she sees teachers as having a conflict of interest because they are paid by the school. The law states that teachers must be on the school board so all interested parties (teachers, parents, community members) will be represented.
Ms. Kurdyumova suggested that Mr. Kinsley might be responsible for certain families not returning this year. YH stated that the majority of the families were on a single bus route which was dropped last year, and these families stated that lack of reliable transportation was the reason that they left. Ms. Kurdyumova said that she did not have proof that this was true since she had not been given the personal contact information of these families. Ms. Kurdyumova incorrectly claims she has a right, as a board member, to know the personal contact information of current or former families.
Ms. Kurdyumova stated that, given the lack of proof that the families left due to transportation issues, she is forced to assume they left due to poor teaching. Ms. Hardcopf stated that Ms. Kurdyumova has never been to a class and has no basis for making this assumption. Ms. Kurdyumova stated that she is not attempting to insult the teaching, only stating that without speaking directly to these families, she says she is forced to make this assumption.
Due to disagreements, the discussion became heated, and several members apologized for not maintaining professional calm during board discussions.
Motion to install Paul Kinsley as a community representative member of the Nasha Shkola board of directors until June 2019 when annual elections will be held to fill open seats on the Nasha Shkola board of directors.
Motion by: Christian Schmidt
Seconded by: Andrew Wood
Motion to approve purchasing procedures.
Motion by: Yelena Kurdyumova
Seconded by: Alexej Abyzov
Next Board Meeting: January 15, 2018 – Nasha Shkola School
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.
6717 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4 pm