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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: November 16, 2021

  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
    • Marisol Serdiouk: Present
    • Nicole Nelson: Present
    • Paul Kinsley: Present
    • Yelena Hardcopf, Executive Director, ex officio board member.
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion to approve:
    Motion by: Nicole Nelson
    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. Open Forum for members of the public wishing to address the board.
  5. Reports
    1. Executive Director report
      1. School update
        • Enrollment: The current enrollment is 136 students.
        • Operations:
        • COVID: We had one positive case of COVID. The school closed on Monday, November 8th; we will make up that day by having school on Wednesday, November 24th.
        • Employment/staff update: We are still looking for a Kindergarten teacher, SPED para, and a general education para.
    2. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report – October 2021
        • Fund 01
          • As of October 31, 2021 has received a total of $448,100 which is 30% of its current budgeted amount.
          • As of October 31, 2021 has expended $444,766 which is 30% of its current budgeted expense.
            Food Service Fund – 02
        • Fund 02
          • As of October 31, 2021 the school received a total of $9,874 which is 25% of its current budgeted amount.
          • The school expended $12,792 which is 33% of its current budgeted expense.
          • Nasha Shkola Charter School ended October 2021 with a current fiscal year to date deficit balance of $2,918.
  6.  Consent Agenda

    1. Minutes of October 19th, 2021 Board meeting
    2. Financials October 2021
      Motion to approve:
      Motion by: Nicole Nelson
      Seconded by: Marisol Serdiouk
  7. Old Business
    1. NS Health & Safety Plan – monthly follow up
      • We had one positive case of COVID. About 40 students were identified as “high-risk.” Those students needed to either take a COVID test or be at home until Monday, November 15th.
      • Monday, November 8th was a no-school day for the purpose of needing more time to collect test results from students and staff. All staff took a COVID test as a precaution and to identify any additional positive cases.
      • We are not making any new changes to the Health & Safety Plan.
    2. Lease 22-23 – monthly follow up
      • We are continuing to look for a new building in the northern metro region.
  8. New Business
    1. Annual Report 20-21
      • The Annual Report will be ready by December 1st.
      • The Board will vote on the Annual Report during the next board meeting.
    2. Review and update board policies: Chapter 2 (2.5-2.9)
      Policy 2.5 Open and Closed Meetings
      Policy 2.6 Acceptance and Administration of Gifts
      Policy 2.7 Executive Director Hiring Supervision and Evaluation
      Policy 2.8 Tort Liability
      Policy 2.9 Nepotism

      Motion to approve:
      Motion by: Elizaveta Lindman
      Seconded by: Nicole Nelson

  9. Other
    • The Pre-K application needs some additional information. Yelena will be working to update and re-submit the application with the changes.
    • We will not be subscribing to Max.
  10. Adjourn

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.

Motion to approve:
Motion by: Nicole Nelson
Seconded by: Natalya Johnson

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