MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, April 15, 2019 – 5:30 p.m. Benson High School Media Center

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The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson.  Members present:  Jim Berens, Paul Carruth, Mary Langan, Bill McGeary, Eric Peterson, Brian Samuelson, Gary Williams
Approved Agenda.
Discussion on bills for work done on the Civic Center building. Approved holding the $51,000 bill from ARY for work done on the Civic Center to get feedback from Paul Youngquist, ARY, regarding the bill.
Approved Consent Agenda.
Progress reports by administrators.

Construction Update:  Ryan Breitbach presented an update on the East Gym progress and pre-construction planning and budgeting of the main building projects and explained four options to consider regarding moving forward with bids on the main building projects. Approved moving forward with the base bid design for the Main Area, and include Alternate A (middle area of the high school) but not Alternate B. Discussion was held. Approved adding Alternate B to the first motion so approval includes the Main Area, Alternate A and Alternate B.
FY20 Preliminary Budget:  Dave Benson explained the FY20 Preliminary Budget and Five Year Financial Project Model.
Rescind Kendra Razink ULA Resolution:  Approved to rescind the resolution to place Kendra Razink on 0.3 FTE proposed unrequested leave of absence.
Brian Edlund ULA Resolution:  Approved to place Brian Edlund on 0.42 FTE unrequested leave of absence for the 2019-2020 school year.
Heidi Davis ULA Resolution:  Approved to place Heidi Davis on 1.0 FTE unrequested leave of absence for the 2019-2020 school year.
Nancy Loen ULA Resolution:  Approved to place Nancy Loen on 1.0 FTE unrequested leave of absence for the 2019-2020 school year.
Snow Day Makeup:  Approved to make May 24th the final student day as a half day for students and full day for staff; May 28 & May 29 staff workshop days. 
Activities Director Position:  Discussion was held on posting a full time Activities Director/Community Education position. Approved posting a full time Activities Director position.
Civic Center:  Discussion was held on a rental proposal for the north end of the civic center.
Donations Approved:
$2,000 from Eileen Vogel Sytsma for Agnes Dorothy Vogel (Olson) & Esther Alvina Horsted (Olson) Scholarships.
$200 from Jan Baukol for Keith Baukol Memorial Scholarship
$800 from Susan and Scott Shisler for Mary Lou Abner Terwilliger Memorial Scholarship
Box of school supplies from Women of West Zion Church for Benson Elementary
Future Meetings:
Special School Board Meeting - Monday, May 13, 7:30 a.m., District Office, Award Bid Package #1
Regular School Board Meeting - Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, June 17, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Meeting adjourned at 7:47 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 K.W. Langan, Clerk

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