SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 5-27
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Benson Senior High Media Center
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne. Members present: Andy Abner, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Bill McGeary, Al Pagel, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.
Members absent: Marlene Molden. Also present: Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Pam Anderson, Brock Duncan, Katie Reardon, Julie Carroll, Anne Duncan, Jill Gunderson and Jessica Wrobleski.
5th Grade Staffing: Supt. Laumeyer explained that since this was tabled at the last school board meeting a decision needs to be made to finalize the schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. Several options were discussed including changing lunch hours to include grades 5-8 together, hiring a half-time physical education teacher, schedule changes to allow more time for the core subjects or maintain the classes as set up this year for 5th and 6th grades.
Chair Chad Payne called for a motion several times and explained that for lack of a motion by the board, administration will schedule 5th grade with 2.5 teachers and 6th grade with 3 teachers. A brief discussion was held to seek parent volunteers or college students to help in Science classes. Dennis will check on some possibilities.
Roofing Project: Dennis explained a letter he received from the engineer regarding the roof bids. We budgeted $250,000 and seven bids were received as follows:
Nieman Roofing, Inc. $266,000
Buysse Roofing $284,400
Thielen Roofing $296,000
Granite City Roofing, Inc. $299,100
Roof 1 Roofing $301,557
Schwickert’s Roofing $317,300
Motion by Bill McGeary, second by Andy Abner to accept the low bid of $266,000 from Nieman Roofing, Inc. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Andy Abner, second by Jodi DeJong-Hughes to adjourn the meeting at 5:40 p.m.
Andy Abner, Clerk