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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: June 15, 2021

Location: Zoom Webinar

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors and Board Co-Chairs
    • Alekej Abyzov: Absent
    • Mark Eilers: Present
    • Natalya Johnson: Present
    • Elizaveta Lindman: Present
    • Andrew Wood: Present
    • Yelena Hardcopf, Executive Director, ex officio board member.
    • Visitors in attendance: Irina Lynch, Paul Kinsley, Lada Bondar, Marisol Serdiouk
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion to approve the agenda.
    Motion by: Elizaveta Lindman
    Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
  3. Read the Nasha Shkola Mission and 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. Director report
      1. Enrollment projections
        • 140 projected, enough for two kindergartens
      2. Annual election results
        • 25% of stakeholders participated (10% min required)
        • All three candidates received majority of vote, to be seated in July

          Motion to approve the results of the election.
          Motion by: Elizaveta Lindman
          Seconded by: Andrew Wood

      3. Staff update
        • Interviews continue for SpEd, Science, elementary K and 3rd (no new hires as of this date
      4. Academic Achievement
        • Russian proficiency assessment AAPL; baseline results
          Reaching out to see about getting a certificate for students
        • Five students exited ELL, majority of ELL in lower grades
        • MCA results forthcoming
      5. Fall planning
        • Title I Grant
        • Health and Safety Plan must be developed; guidance not yet released
    2. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report – MayFund 01
        • Fund 01
          $1,272,852 received, 87% of budget
          $1,269,437 expended 87% of budget
          $3,415 balance
        • Fund 02
          $27,593 received, 72% of budget
          $35,453 expended 92% of budget
          ($7,861) balance
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of May 18th, 2021 Board meeting
    2. Financials May 2021
      Motion to accept the consent agenda.
      Motion by: Andrew Wood
      Seconded by: Elizaveta Lindman
  7. Old Business
    1. 2021-22 Planning
      1. Second kindergarten
      2. ESSER III Federal Funding
        • Academic support and SEL
        • Offset expenses
      3. Gifted & Talented Program
        • Designs For Learning consultant
        • District 287 specialist
      4. Lease Aid application FY22
    2. Preschool application for FY23
    3. Summer Program
      1. Need more teachers, parent interest
  8. New Business
    1. School Satisfaction Survey results (Parents, Staff and Students)
    2. School Policies:
      Curriculum Policy
  9. Other
    Designation of Identified Official with Authority (IoWA)
    The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) requires that school districts annually designate an Identified Official with Authority to comply with the MNIT Enterprise Identity and Access Management Standard which states that all user access rights to Minnesota state systems must be reviewed and recertified at least annually. The Identified Official with Authority will assign job duties and authorize external user’s access to MDE secure systems for their local education agency (LEA). The Board recommends to authorize Yelena Hardcopf to act as the Identified Official with Authority (IOwA) and add name to act as the IOwA to add and remove names only for Nasha Shkola Charter school 4208-07.

    Motion to authorize Yelena Hardcopf to act as the IOwA for Nasha Shkola.
    Motion by: Natalya Johnson
    Seconded by: Andrew Wood

  10. Adjourn
    Motion to adjourn at 7:29 PM.
    Motion by: Andrew Wood
    Seconded by: Natalya Johnson

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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    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