SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 5-19

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777,
Benson, Minnesota
 Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Benson Senior High Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Bill McGeary, Marlene Molden, Al Pagel, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.
Members absent:  Andy Abner.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Kristy Johnson, Brock Duncan, Jill Gunderson, Cindy Evenson, Kendra Razink, Peggy Bausman, Mark Holmlund, Nancy Schilling and Jessica Minchow.
Routine consent agenda items were approved.
Administrative reports were presented.
Supt. Laumeyer reported on Strategic Plan items.
The board approved the Teacher Evaluation Plan for 2014-2015 as presented for the 2nd Reading.
The preliminary 2014-2015 Budget shows a surplus of $99,700.
The board tabled a decision on staffing to allow time to look at creative ways to add time for the core subjects of Math, Reading and Science in 5th and 6th grades prior to making a final decision.
The board approved the 7-12 Handbook as written with added changes as discussed, and including the Chain of Command.  
The board approved the annual renewal of the 2014-2015 Resolution for Membership in MSHSL.
Crisis procedures were reviewed.
Donations/Grants:
$50 from C. R. Skarsten and $50 from Roselyn Scott for the Rose Skarsten Memorial Scholarship
$200 from Class of 1974 Scholarship Fund
$500 for the 2015 SCBH RN-LPN Professional Union Local #2053 Scholarship
$150 from the BEA for the BEA Scholarship
$1,100 from James and Tammy Thompson for the John Thompson Memorial Scholarship
$395 Benson Kiwanis Scholarship Fund
$100 from Marilyn Anderson for the Jerry Ellingson Scholarship Fund
$300 from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. to the BHS FFA Chapter
Future Meetings:
Monday, June 9, 6:00 p.m., Special Meeting to sell the Trades House, Senior High Media Center
Monday, June 9, 6:30 p.m., Facilities Discussion with Paul Youngquist, Senior High Media Center
Monday, June 16, 6:00 p.m., Camp Lake Town Hall, Swift Falls
Monday, July 21, 6:00 p.m., Danvers Village Hall  
The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.
Andy Abner, Clerk
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