School Board Work Session Aug. 10, 2015

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING/WORK SESSION
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
 Monday, August 10, 2015 - 5:00 p.m. - Benson Golf Club

The meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Andy Abner, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Jason Madden, Bill McGeary, Al Pagel, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.
Members absent: none.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Mike Knutson, Brad Johnson, Dave Benson, Deb Solsrud and Shelly Vergin.
Deb Solsrud from School Perceptions presented survey draft #9. Discussion took place and revisions will be emailed to the Superintendent.
Shelly Vergin, Community Education Director, presented an update about School Readiness, new activities for using the pool, and the new Discovery Kids extended day/extended care program.  Shelly and her staff were praised for their work building the Safe B.A.S.E. program.
An update was presented on the World’s Best Workforce Plan (WBWF). District Assessment Coordinator, Brad Johnson, presented a summary of district MCA results.  
The board set district goals for the 2015-2016 school year. The district will meet MCA state average for math, reading and science.
The board went into closed session for annual superintendent performance review.  
Future Meetings:
Regular Board Meeting - Monday, August 17, 6:00 p.m., Senior High Media Center
Regular Board Meeting - Monday, September 21, 6:00 p.m., Senior High Media Center
The meeting adjourned at 7:32 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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