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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: November 19, 2019

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors and Board Co-Chairs
    • Alekej Abyzov: Present
    • Mark Eilers: Present
    • Marina Condratiuc: Absent
    • Yelena Kurdyumova: Present
    • Elizaveta Lindman: Present
    • Christian Schmidt: Absent
    • Andrew Wood: Present
    • Yelena Hardcopf, Executive Director, ex officio board member.
    • Visitors in attendance: Jim Zacchini (IQS), Sergey Porada
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion to approve agenda as written.
    Motion by: Elizaveta Lindman
    Seconded by: Andrew Wood
  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
    • No public comments.
  5. Reports
    1. Executive Director report
      1. Enrollment –ADM
        • 127 count expecting to lose three students
        • Possibly gain two students in the next month
      2. Other reports
        • Higher than average absences due to flu. Extra care has been taken to sanitize and stop the spread of illness
        • Preparing for NWEA Winter following Thanksgiving break.
        • Upcoming events: New Year’s Celebration show and community outreach New Year’s event
    2. Financial Report
      1. Monthly Finance Report
        • Fund 01 has received $412,746 – 31% of budget
        • Fund 01 has expended $337,331 – 25% of budget
          Fund 01 has a positive balance of $75,415
        • Food Service Fund (02) has received $6,998 – 13% of budget
        • Food Service Fund (02) has expended $13,708 – 25% of budget
          Fund 02 has a negative balance of $6,710
        • Total cash balance: $76,730 across all accounts, $261 in accounts receivable from a line of credit that is used as needed
        • Adopted budget is based on 110 ADM
        • Food service funds are expected to balance out as state funds are received.
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of October 15, 2019 Board meeting
    2. Financials October 2019
      Motion to approve Consent Agenda
      Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
      Seconded by: Yelena Kurdyumova
  7. New Business
    1. Review and adjust annual budget
      1. Suggested to adjust budget from 110 to 115 ADM to more accurately reflect the pupil count
        • New budget would allow an increase in fund balance
        • Special Education is fully reimbursed
        • Discrepancy in salaries due to changes in staff
        • Curriculum budget increased
        • Salary raises are determined in spring, typically 2-3%
          Motion to approve the revised budget
          Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
          Seconded by: Yelena Kurdyumova
      2. Review and update board policies: Chapter 5 (5.4.4-5.5.4):
        1. Policy 5.4.4 Student Discipline
          • Out of school suspension is rarely given in cases of physical fighting or other extreme cases.
          • Student code of conduct gives more specific guidelines for rules and punishments
          • When budget allows, a counselor will be hired to assist with student discipline.
        2. Policy 5.5.1 Chemical Use and Abuse
        3. Policy 5.5.2 Drug Free Workplace Drug Free School
          • Follow-up with nurse regarding cough drops
        4. Policy 5.5.3 Tobacco Free Environment
        5. Policy 5.5.4 Concussion Management
          • No coaches or referees who would be required to have concussion training.Motion to adopt reviewed Policies 5.4.4., 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.5.4
            Motion by: Elizaveta Lindman
            Seconded by: Andrew Wood
  8. Other
    1. Set the day for strategic planning meeting
      • Considering changing the name of the school to be more inclusive and welcoming to English speakers
      • Tuesday, December 3rd 4:00 pm
        Motion to adopt reviewed
        Motion by: Yelena Kurdyumova
        Seconded by: Andrew Wood
  9. 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.

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

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