MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
Benson Senior High Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Mary Langan, Tammy Gunlagson, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.
Members absent:  None.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Cindy Reiman, Kristy Johnson, Brian Samuelson, Heidi Davis, Jon Ahrndt, Bob Reiman, Kim Ulland, Kendra Razink, Brian Edlund, Roger Ebnet, Michelle Goossen, Steve Goossen, Peggy Bausman, Shelly Vergin, Lindsay Smith, Courtney Cook, Renee Helgenset, Doug Manzke, Steve Ricard, Nancy Loen, Mary Alice Hoffman, Brock Duncan, Adam Jensen, Mitch Maurer, Terri Collins, Jason Strand and Traci Pahl.
No additions to the Agenda.
The board approved the Agenda.  
Several staff and community members spoke to the board about budget reductions. Discussion was held.
Discussion was held regarding the FY Proposed Reductions which included a Resolution for Non-renewal, Resolution to Discontinue a Position, Administration realignment to absorb AD duties, not filling retirements for an elementary teacher and a secretary, and draining the pool.
Motion was made to make FY19 Budget Reductions as presented in the amount of $320,150.  No second received, motion failed.
Future Meetings:
Special School Board Meeting - May 8, 7:00 p.m., BHS Media Center
Regular School Board Meeting - May 14, 5:30 p.m., BHS Media Center
The board adjourned the meeting at 6:05 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.
Mary KW Langan, Clerk
 

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