August 21, 2017 ISD 777 School Board Minutes

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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Andy Abner, Mary Langan, Jason Madden, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.
Members absent:  Jodi DeJong-Hughes.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Scott Hickey, Mike Thompson and Shelly Vergin.
No additions, but will table 7.2 Board Member Employment to a meeting when all board members are in attendance.
Consent agenda items were approved as presented.
Progress reports were presented by the administrators.
The board held a brief discussion about Section 2 of the book How NOT to Be a Terrible School Board Member and commented that it was easy to relate to. Chad asked the board to read Section 3.
The board approved to build a trades house not to exceed $68,000 in material costs with bids from both local lumber companies and bids for plumbing and electrical.
The board approved to call an election to renew the current operating referendum at $530.36 increasing each year by the rate of inflation, for a term of six years.
Discussion took place on a potential lease agreement for the north end of the civic center building.
The board approved to authorize Dennis Laumeyer to act as the IoWA and Dave Benson to add and remove names only for ISD #777.
Board member employment was tabled until a meeting when all members are present.
The board approved Jason Madden’s letter of resignation from the District #777 School Board. 
Donations:
$2,000 for Ernie Wheeler Memorial Scholarship Fund from Timothy and Debra Peterson
$500 for Discovery Kids Playground Equipment from Agvise Laboratories
Future Meetings:
Monday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. Sr. High Media Center
Monday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. Senior High Media Center
The board approved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 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 www.benson.k12.mn.us.
Andy Abner, Clerk
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