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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: November 15, 2016

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors and Board Co-Chairs
    1. Yelena Hardcopf: Present
    2. Elizaveta Lindman: Present
    3. Christian Schmidt: Present (7:00pm)
    4. Alekej Abyzov: Present
    5. Alex Brusilovsky: Present (6:56pm)
    6. Mark Eilers: Present
    7. Paul Kinsey, Executive Director, ex officio board member: Present
    8. Visitors in attendance: Gedaly Meerovich, Jim R….
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion by: Liza LIndman
    Second: Mark Eilers
  3. Read the Nasha Shkola Mission and Vision – Paul Kinsley
  4. Open Forum for members of the public wishing to address the board– Jim R…
  5. Reports

    1. Chairs Executive Report: Yelena Hardcopf
    2. Executive Director report
      Board will drop to 6 members from 7 after September meeting.
      Start of the school year was positive with new families and positive environment.

      1. Current Enrollment: 103
      2. Present Challenges- Paul Kinsley
        1. Low enrollment Alternative site update
        2. School Board is working with a realtor to find an alternative school building. 1 showing in Brooklyn Center. Schedule a meeting for the board members to see the site.
      3. Student Achievement (Yelena Hardcopf)
        1. The end of 1st quarter
        2. Parent Conferences
      4. LIT (Yelena Hardcopf)
        1. Formative Assessment Implementation
        2. Curriculum Alignment
    3. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report, Mark Eilers– Treasurer
        1. 94,000 cash on hand.
          1. Fund one balance is $29,780.
          2. Fund two has a deficit of $6,239.
          3. The deficit is due to late payment from clicks to the school.
      2. FY 16 Cash Flow update, Mark Eilers
        1. Community service is at $180.00 dollars.
        2. The school has a cash balance of $124,350 based on 124 students.
        3. The school has $169,308 money in funds in the bank.
      3. Revised Budget review
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of October 18, 2016 Board meeting
      Motion to approve the minutes of the October 2016 board meeting with the addition of the movement of a discussion of the cost of bus upgrades from item 7 to item 6 and to add the time of the opening of the closed meeting as 8:30pm.
      Motion by: Mark Eilers
      Seconded by: Alexej Abyzov
    2. Financials October 18, 2016
      Motion to approve the October 2016 financials.
      Motion by: Alex Brusilovsky
      Seconded by: Elizaveta LIndman
  7. Old Business
    1. Update of board policies
      1. The board discussed changes and improvements to the wording of the policy on school visitors.
      2. The board discussed efforts to encourage visitors.
      3. The board discussed the revision of wording to policy bullet point one on visitors observing classrooms or the playground.
      4. The board discussed the differences between shall not and refrain.
        Motion to table to approval of policy on school visitors until the December 2016 meeting.
        Motion by: Mark Eilers
        Seconded by: Elizaveta Lindman
    2. Approval of annual report
      Motion to approve the annual report.
      Motion by: Mark Eilers
      Seconded by: Christian Schmidt
  8. New Business
  9. Other 
  10. Adjourn
    Motion to adjourn meeting at 7:52pm.
    Motion by: Mark Eilers
    Seconded by: Christian Schmidt


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