MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, February 10, 2020 - 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, Mary KW Langan, Eric Peterson, Brian Samuelson, Paul Carruth and Gary Williams.  Members absent:  Bill McGeary.
No Additions to the Agenda.
Agenda approved.
No Citizens Comments.
Consent Agenda approved.
Progress Reports presented by administrators.
Ryan Brietbach, Construction Manager, provided a construction and budget update.  Discussed moving the gas meters outside of the building. The board approved the relocation of the gas meters outside of the building as recommended.
Gymnastics/Activity Space:  Supt. Laumeyer reported on several items regarding the gymnastics/activity space.  The board approved to sell bonds for 15 years for the $1.5 million activity space.
BHS Registration Guide 2020-2021: This is the first reading.
300 Policy Series: First reading on Policies 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 based on changes recommended by MSBA to meet law. The only recommended change is in policy 303.
Benson 2020-2021 SWWC Membership Agreement:  This is the first reading of the agreement.
SWWC HGR Contract:  This is the first reading of the agreement.
Resolution Directing Administration to Prepare Possible Budget Reductions:  This is an annual resolution the board needs to take action on to prepare for possible budget reductions for consideration by the board.  Reductions may or not be required.
The board approved the Resolution Directing the Administration to Prepare Possible Budget Reductions for consideration by the board.
Superintendent Mid Year Evaluation:  The board went into closed session for purposes of conducting a mid-year evaluation of the superintendent. The board went into closed session at 6:02 p.m. The closed session ended at 6:13 p.m.
Donations Approved:  $50 in memory of Linda French Maupin for School Lunch Angel Fund; $50 from Lisa & Eric Peterson for Open Gym Sponsor; $1,000 from MN FFA Foundation for Benson FFA; $1,500 from Benson Hockey Association for Benson Football – New Uniforms; $107.39 from the City of Benson for Renaissance; $15 from Daniel & Mary Lou Diedrich in memory of Linda French Maupin for School Lunch Angel Fund.
Motion by P. Carruth, second by M. KW Langan to accept the donations made to the district. Motion carried (6-0).
Future Meetings:
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, March 9, 2020, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Work Session School Board Meeting - Monday, April 6, 2020, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
Mary KW Langan, Clerk

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