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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: May 18, 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: Absent
    • Yelena Hardcopf, Executive Director, ex officio board member.
    • Visitors in attendance: Paul Kinsley, Hasledalen (NS Financial Officer)
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion to approve the agenda.
    Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
    Seconded by: Elizaveta Lindman
    4-0-0
  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. Director report
      1. Enrollment – 105
      2. Operations
        Governor Walz announced an end to the statewide mask requirement. Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings, remain in effect. Through the end of the 2020-21 school year (last teacher contact day), masks must continue to be worn by everyone inside school buildings or on a school bus. NS will follow the guidance as directed by the MDE/MDH.
      3. Academic achievement
        • Spring assessments completed and in progress:
          • MCA – completed, all students in grades 3-8
          • NWEA – in progress schoolwide: K-8
          • AAPPL – Russian Language Proficiency test- to be completed in the second part of May for students in grades 6-8.
        • School events in the end of the school year:
          • Slavic Bazaar: celebrating heritage of our students. During the last week of school.
          • Last Bell Ceremony: last day of school; schoolwide assembly, parents invited to participate.
      4. Other
    2. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report, presented by Lisa Hasledalen
        As of April 30, 2021 the school has received in Fund 01 a total of $1,123,307 of current Fiscal Year State, Federal, and Local revenues which is 76% of its current budgeted amount. As of April 30, 2021 the school has expended in Fund 01 $1,133,148 which is 77% of its current budgeted expense. Nasha Shkola Charter School ended April 2021 with a current fiscal year to date Fund 01 deficit balance (revenues received less expenditures incurred) of ($9,842).
        FOOD SERVICE FUND – 02
        As of April 30, 2021 the school has received in Fund 02 a total of $22,973 of current Fiscal Year State, Federal, and Local revenues which is 42% of its current budgeted amount. As of April 30, 2021 the school has expended in Fund 02 $32,893 which is 59% of its current budgeted expense. Nasha Shkola Charter School ended April 2021 with a current fiscal year to date Fund 02 deficit balance (revenues received less expenditures incurred) of ($9,920). Credits for commodities are expected before the end of school year (June 30, 2021)
        FINANCIAL STATEMENT OVERVIEW-BALANCE SHEET
        Nasha Shkola Charter School had a total cash balance of $234,372 at the end of April 2021 reflected across all funds. Nasha Shkola Charter School had a balance of ($1,385) in accounts receivable at April 30, 2021.
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of April 20, 2021 Board meeting
    2. Financials April 2021
      Motion to accept the consent agenda.
      Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
      Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
      4-0-0
  7. Old Business
    1. NS Planning 21-22
      • Enrollment projections & Intent to return survey
        Conducted intent to return survey. Over 50% of families have responded positively. The remainder of the families will be surveys via phone and in person.
        Kindergarten enrollment: 30 students. In the situation if enrollment reaches 36 confirmed students, NS would consider opening the second Kindergarten class and hire a teacher.
        Projected enrollment: 120-130 students
      • Staff: intent to return
        Staff not returning in 21-22:
        Elizabeth Das, 5-8 Science
        Nikki Wall, Sped
        Payton Muray, Sped Para
      • Budget planning and approval
        Motion to approve revised Budget FY2021.
        Motion by: Natalya Johnson
        Seconded by: Alexej Abyzov
        4-0-0

        Budget FY2022 Discussion
        Budget is presented by Lisa Hasledalen
        Budget includes ESSER II/COVID relief fund allocation of $119,330
        Fund balance projected in FY22 17%

        Motion to approve Budget FY2022.
        Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
        Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
        4-0-0

      • Contractors & Vendors: NS Director is to sing the contracts for FY22 with the following contractors/vendors:
        NCC Lease
        Northstar Bus Company (transportation)
        Designs for Learning
        Premier Kitchen (lunch)
        School Nurse Contract renewal
        Health Partners (health insurance)
        Delta Dental (dental insurance)
        Colonial Life Insurance
        Assured Partners (Insurance)
    2. Annual Board election
      • Board development committee is recommending the following candidates for election:
        Nicole Nelson, Community (2 years)
        Mark Eilers, Community (3 years)
        Marisol Serdiouk, Parent (1 year)

        Motion: add Nicole Nelson, Mark Eilers, and Marisol Serdiouk to the ballot for the annual board election on June 4, 2021.
        Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
        Seconded by: Liza Lindman
        4-0-0

      • Board election June 4, 2021
        Board election will be conducted in-person format 8:00-4:00
  8. Other
  9. Adjourn
    Motion to adjourn at 7:35 PM.
    Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
    Seconded by: Natalya Johnson
    4-0-0

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

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

    Office Hours
    Monday – Friday:
    8 am – 4 pm