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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Tammy Gunlogson, Mary Langan, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.

Members absent:  Bill McGeary.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Kendra Razink, Reed Anfinson and Mike Thompson.

No additions to the Agenda.
The agenda was approved as presented.
No citizens comments.
The board approved the consent agenda items as presented.  
Progress Reports were presented by the administrators.

Old Business:

HVAC:  The board previously discussed ways to fund the HVAC project with Architect Paul Youngquist. Discussion took place on efficiencies to do the project now or later. The Task Force did not make any recommendations on HVAC and did not explore it. The board agreed to hold off and look at it at a later time. Chad Payne stated people have communicated this is a need in the future and how near in the future is yet to be determined.

Superintendent Goals:  Supt. Laumeyer presented his strategic goals, upcoming fiscal year budget plans and overseeing the pre-planning and construction process.
The board approved the 2018-2019 Superintendent Goals as presented.  

Resolution for Sale of Bonds:  In order to move forward with the sale of the General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $26.3 million, the board needs to adopt the Resolution Providing for the Sale of GO School Building Bonds, Series 2018A.

The board adopted the Resolution Providing for the Sale of General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2018A.  

New Business:

MRVED Flexible Learning Year:  The district has held three public meetings to hear comments about the MRVED Flexible Learning Year plan.  In the plan Benson proposed to begin classes four days prior to Labor Day. All comments have been positive about the plan.

The board approved the Resolution for the Flexible Learning Year Plan.  

FY18 Budget Revision:  Dave Benson explained the budget revision is necessary to cover expenditures by Fund.

The board adopted the FY18 budget revision as presented.

Preliminary Payable 2019 Levy Certification:  Dave Benson explained the levy history and process of approving the maximum levy and answered questions.

The board approved the maximum allowable preliminary levy amount payable 2019.  


$500 from State Farm Companies Foundation for the “Good Neighbor” Scholarship
$500 from the Olson family for the Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund in Memory of Ronald Olson
$1,000 from Northern Lights Trails, Inc. for the Ben Mast Memorial Scholarship

Future Meetings:

Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, October 15, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Regular School Board Meeting - Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center

The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

Business and Report Items:  Document Reference (filed with original minutes)
Copies of documents presented for action and report purposes are located in the district office as prepared for permanent record and posted on the school website at www.benson.k12.mn.us.
Mary KW Langan, Clerk

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