MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, June 08, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. – Virtual Meeting

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The meeting was called to order at 5:32 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson.  Members present:  Jim Berens, Bill McGeary, Mary KW Langan, Eric Peterson, Brian Samuelson, Paul Carruth, and Gary Williams.  Members absent:  None.
No Additions to the Agenda.
Agenda approved.
No Citizens Comments.
Consent Agenda approved.
Progress Reports presented by administrators.
The Gymnastics Committee met and presented their report under Gymnastics Bids.
Bond Sale:  The board approved the sale resolution and awarded Northland Securities the low bid at 1.5777%.
Gymnastics Bids:  To reduce costs, the board approved to bid an outside standing ventilation system option and eliminate the windows on the east side.
Construction Update:  Ryan Breitbach, Construction Manager, provided a construction update and a budget status report. Dave Rey from Halberg Engineering presented parking lot options.
BHS Window Replacement item tabled.
FY20 Budget Revision approved as presented.
FY21 Preliminary Budget adopted as presented with revenues of $12,442,156 and expenditures of $12,253,685.
Approved hiring Garrett Schmidt as E-5 Dean of Students and Activities Director for the 2020-21 school year.
Approved having the Activities Committee meet with KMS school board activities committee to work out a Fair Share maintenance and facilities agreement.
400 Policy Series: This is the first reading on Policies 412, 413, 413FRM, 414, 414FRM, 415, 416, 416FRM, 417 based on changes recommended by MSBA to meet law.
2020-2021 PK-5 Student Handbook:  Brad went through changes for the 2020-21 handbook. First reading, no action.
2020-2021 6-12 Student Handbook:  Mike went through changes for the 2020-21 handbook. First reading, no action.
FY21 District Auditor: Awarded the FY21 Benson School audit to Brian Koehn, PLLP.
Donations Approved:  Al & Mary Ann Grage Scholarship: $1,000 Connie & Gary Williams; DK Grants: $4,328 Swift County, $12,750 Child Care Aware of Minnesota; Miles Staton Scholarship: $300 Rod & Kris Staton; DK Donations: $50 Steve Johnson Trucking, $50 Christi Mogler, $120 Anonymous, $10 Anonymous; Jerry Ellingson Scholarship: $100 Marilyn Anderson; BHS Donation: $22 Kent Peterson; Mary Lou Terwilliger Memorial Scholarship: $900 Roy Terwilliger, $2,400 Scott Shisler Employer Match; Food Service: 24 Cases of Peanuts Prairie 5
Future Meetings:
Work Session School Board Meeting – Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m., Location BHS Tour of Construction Sites
Regular School Board Meeting – Monday, July 13, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Location TBD
Work Session School Board Meeting - Monday, August 3, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Location TBD
Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.
Mary KW Langan, Clerk

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