MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, January 6, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. Benson High School Media Center

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The organizational meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Brian Samuelson.
Members present:  Paul Carruth, Mary KW Langan, Bill McGeary, Gary Williams, Brian Samuelson, James Berens and Eric Peterson.  Members absent:     None
Approved Agenda.
Organization of School Board:  Brian Samuelson elected Chairperson; Gary Williams elected Vice-Chair; Mary KW Langan elected Clerk.; Bill McGeary elected Treasurer.
School board meeting schedule approved as presented for 2020, second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Swift County Monitor-News designated the official newspaper. 
All Minnesota Depositories plus PMA Financial, TD Ameritrade and Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund, or successors, designated the Depositories. 
Authorized the Director of Finance to make electronic funds transfers and the Superintendent and Director of Finance to apply for Federal, State and other grants and programs. 
Swift County-Benson Health Services named the official school physicians on call.
Authorized the Superintendent and Board Chairperson to select an attorney as needed at their discretion.
Set 2020 School Board compensation the same as 2019:  $1,700/year; Chairperson $1,200/year; Clerk $1,000/year; Treasurer $0/year.
Tabled School Board Committee assignments until the January 27th meeting.
Approved the current Administration Committee to meet on January 13th to discuss the Superintendent’s six month evaluation.
Approved Gary Williams to continue employment by the school district, with compensation not to exceed $8,000.
Approved Eric Peterson to continue employment by the school district, with compensation not to exceed $8,000.
The roles of the school board and the superintendent were reviewed.
Discussion took place on the progress of gymnastics facility planning regarding the location and alternative locations, building size, layout, costs, etc. 
Donations:  None
Future Meetings:  Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, January 27, 5:30 p.m., Senior High Media Center.
Meeting adjourned at 6:23 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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