BHS School Board Meeting 3-24, 2015

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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:30 p.m.
Benson Junior High Auditorium
The public meeting was called to order at 5:34 p.m. by Vice-Chair Gary Williams.  Members present:  Andy Abner, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Jason Madden, Bill McGeary, Al Pagel, Gary Williams.
Members absent:  Chad Payne.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Robert Neuman, Jason McVinua, Paul Youngquist, Jeff Seeley, 25 community members.
Facilities Improvement:  Dennis Laumeyer introduced the board members, staff, financial advisor and architect to the audience.  He explained the question on the upcoming building bond election and reviewed the long range plans to reduce maintenance costs, improve school security, update student learning spaces and increase preschool learning opportunities. Superintendent Laumeyer reviewed the information and invited the public to come up to specific tables to ask questions. People were invited to tour the areas in the junior high that are deteriorating.
Future Meetings:
Public Meeting #2 - April 8, 10:00 a.m., Junior High Auditorium
Work Session - April 13, 5:30 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
Public Meeting #3 - April 20, 5:30 p.m., Junior High Auditorium
Regular Meeting - April 20, 7:00 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
The meeting adjourned at 6:51 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 www.benson.k12.mn.us.
Andy Abner, Clerk
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