School Board Minutes - Nov. 17, 2014

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 Monday, November 17, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Andy Abner, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Bill McGeary, Marlene Molden, Al Pagel, Chad Payne, Gary Williams.
Members absent:  None.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Ann Vergin, Linda Carstens, Mona Young, Shelly Vergin, Eric Ose, Megan Kent, Stasia Kent, Donita Ascheman, Molly Hanson, Barb Foslien, Barb Naig, ViAnn Kwilinski, Leonard Kwilinski, Tom Cherveny, Joyce Nokleby, Helen Mortenson, Jill Stevens, Bob Haase, Andrea Haase, Paul Mortenson, Iola Thielke, Dan Enderson, Duaine Flanders, Marge Friedlein, Anne Johnson, Danielle Reuss, Sheri Reuss, Kathy Johnson, Donald Vergin, Janel Hanson, Jan Baukol, Nancy Vergin, Heather Overlie, Jeremy, Tom Fitz, Mick Boone, Marlys Boone, Jane Kjos, John Fragodt.
Supt. Laumeyer welcomed everyone in attendance. Molly Hanson, Dan Enderson, Eric Ose and Danielle Reuss spoke regarding facilities improvement plans.
Routine consent agenda items were approved.
Administrative reports were presented.
Dennis Laumeyer reported Karen Jacobson is compiling data and will be here December 15th to share the information.
Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election to newly elected school board members was approved.  
Dennis reported on facilities improvements and discussion was held regarding tax impact and total projected costs for the potential project.
Bullying Prohibition Policy was approved.
The board approved certified substitute teacher pay increase to $105/full day and $52.50/ half day for certified positions worked and $100/full day and $50/half day for certified substitutes working a non-certified position.
The World’s Best Workforce Plan was approved as presented.  
The August 31st start date for the 2015-2016 draft school calendar was approved.  Dennis Laumeyer will set up the public hearing as required.
The board approved bus driver physicals every two years effective November 17, 2014.
Future Meetings:
Activities Committee Meeting - Tuesday, November 18, 12:30 p.m., District Office
Work Session School Board Meeting - Monday, December 9, 5:30 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
Truth in Taxation Meeting - Monday December 9, 6:00 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
Public Hearing - Monday, December 15, 5:30 p.m., Sr. High Media Center - Pre Labor Day start on the 2015-2016 School Calendar
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, December 15, 5:30 p.m. following the Public Hearing, Sr. High Media Center
The meeting adjourned at 7:02 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

Andy Abner, Clerk

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