MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, July 21
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:00 p.m.
Danvers Village Hall, Danvers, MN
The meeting was called to order at 6:03 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, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson and Pam Anderson.
Routine consent agenda items were approved.
Administrative reports were presented.
The Strategic Plan was discussed.
The 2014-2015 K-6 Parent/Student Handbook was approved.
The Bullying Prohibition Policy was approved.
2014-2015 lunch and breakfast prices were approved: Breakfast for kindergarten students is free. Breakfast for grades 1-12 is $1.15 and adult breakfast is $2.00; lunch for grades K-4 is $2.15, grades 5-12 lunch is $2.35, adult lunch is $3.50. Extra milk remains at $0.40. Federal nutrition requirement changes include not selling sugary foods during the school day.
The board approved the low bid of $36,069 with the current carrier Argonaut/Trident for property and liability insurance.
$1,100 from Bemis Corporation Foundation for the John Thompson Memorial Scholarship
$3,000 from the Galen Hanson Foundation for ECFE/School Readiness Program
The board went into closed session at 7:20 p.m. to complete the annual superintendent performance review and re-opened at 7:48 p.m. Chair Payne stated Superintendent Laumeyer has more than met expectations set by the district.
Monday, August 11, 5:00 p.m. School Board Retreat/Work Session at Benson Golf Club
Monday, August 18, 6:00 p.m., Senior High Media Center
Monday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. Senior High Media Center
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 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 as www.benson.k12.mn.us.
Andy Abner, Clerk