School Board Minutes - April 13

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING/WORK SESSION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
 Monday, April 13, 2015 – 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, Jason Madden, Bill McGeary, Al Pagel, Chad Payne, Gary Williams.
Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Dave Benson, Mike Knutson, Renee Helgenset, Peggy Bausman, Kendra Razink, Laura Hluterstrum, Chad Carroll, Jon Ahrndt and Stephanie Kunold.
Fourth Grade Teachers Laura Hulterstrum, Jon Arhndt and Chad Carroll gave the board an update on curriculum, classes, field trips, technology use and collaborative work the teachers do.
World Language Teacher Renee Helgenset presented her positive experience teaching Spanish to another district via ITV and reported on work in her other Spanish classes.
Business Education Instructors Peggy Bausman and Kendra Razink updated the board on technology and software programs used by students and shared examples of student work.
Art Instructor Stephanie Kunold invited the board to the Art room and described different types of art students are working on and showed examples of student work displayed.
Future Meetings:
Public Meeting #3 - April 20, 5:30 p.m., Jr. High Auditorium
Regular Meeting - April 20, 7:00 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
Regular Meeting - May 18, 5:00 p.m., Senior High Media Center (Also Canvass Special Election Results)
Special Meeting - June 1, 6:00 p.m., Sr. High Media Center to Sell Trades House
Regular Meeting - June 15, 6:00 p.m., DeGraff Community Center
The meeting was 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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