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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes: October 15, 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: Present
    • Andrew Wood: Present
    • Yelena Hardcopf, Executive Director, ex officio board member.
    • Visitors in attendance: Sergey Porada, Bondo Nyembwe (Financing Operations IQS)
  2. Approval of the Agenda for this meeting
    Motion to approve agenda as written.
    Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
    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. September Finance Report
      • Fund 01 has recieved 204,698 = 23% of budgeted amount
        Fund 01 has expended 270,026 = 20% of budgeted amount
      • Fund 2 has received 0, possibly due to certification issues
        Fund 02 has expended 8,436 = 15% of budgeted amount
      • Adjustments will be made to reflect the higher enrollment, new budget will likely reflect 115-120 ADM
      • Final payment to Gedaly Meerovich, initial financing for school startup
    2. Financial Report
      1. August Finance Report
        YK question about U-Haul (storage unit which will be downsizing) and other expenses (curriculum, texts, classroom furniture, etc due to the beginning of the year). No reimbursements for parent driving yet. NS reimburses Yelena Hardcopf for purchasing curriculum
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Minutes of September 17, 2019 Board meeting
    2. Financials September 2019
      Motion to approve Consent Agenda
      Motion by: Christian Schmidt
      Seconded by: Alexej Abyzov
  7. Old Business
    1. Plan for Securing Students’ Records: School District General Records Retention Schedule
      • It is recommended to adopt the School District General Records Retention Schedule even if the district does not have all of the records included in the schedule
      • Some documents may be destroyed and others must be archived due to their historical value.
      • Some documents related to the activities of the school are in print and others are electronic.
        Motion to approve the School District General Records Retention Schedule
        Motion by: Christian Schmidt
        Seconded by: Yelena Kurdyumova
  8. New Business
    1. Annual report 2019-2020
      • Enrollment has been dropping, but this trend may reverse this year. When reviewing the enrollment information, it is important to note that the number is set on Oct. 1st and students who enroll after this date are not counted.
      • Ethnicity data can be misleading due to the high percentages of white students, although the majority of Nasha Shkola students can be considered minorities.
      • Comparison between Nasha Shkola and other schools with high percentages of ELL and FRP, as well as schools that are geographically close. Nearby schools do not include high populations of ELL.
      • Preschool plan has been removed from annual report since it will be revisited next year.
        Motion to adopt the Annual Report 2019-2020
        Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
        Seconded by: Yelena Kurdyumova
    2. Designation of Identified Official with Authority for the MDE External User Access Recertification System
      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) to add and remove names only for Nasha Shkola Charter School 4208-07
      Motion by: Christian Schmidt
      Seconded by: Liza Lindman

    3. Review and update board policies: Chapter 5 (5.3.3-5.4.3):
      Policy 5.3.3 Directory Information
      Policy 5.3.4 Pupil Fair Dismissal Process
      Policy 5.4.1 Prohibition Against Unfair Discriminatory Practices in Education and Grievance Procedures

      • Policy states that anti-discrimination policies must be conspicuously posted. It is already easily visible on the website but it will now be posted in the school building.
        Policy 5.4.2 Bullying Prevention and Response
        Policy 5.4.3 Anti-Hazing
        Motion to adopt Policies 5.3.3, 5.3.4, 5.4.1, 5.4.2, and 5.4.3
        Motion by: Alexej Abyzov
        Seconded by: Yelena Kurdyumova
  9. Other
    1. Bus 4 schedule has improved
  10. Adjourn
    Motion to Adjourn
    Motion by: Andrew Wood
    Seconded by: Christian Schmidt

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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