Benson School Board Minutes - June 15, 2015

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Benson, Minnesota
 Monday, June 15, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. - DeGraff Community Center, DeGraff, MN
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Andy Abner, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Bill McGeary, Al Pagel, Chad Payne and Gary Williams.
Members absent:  Jason Madden.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Jeanine Bowman, Karen Jacobson, Roger Mitteness, Sue Smith, Kim Schuerman and Mike Thompson.
Consent agenda items were approved as presented.
Progress reports were presented by administrators.
Karen Jacobson from MRVED presented belief statements that support the mission and vision statements for the board to finalize and seven belief statements were approved.
The FY16 Budget was approved with $11,190,000 in revenues and expenses of $10,852,400.
Jeanine Bowman presented the 2015-2016 Proposed Policy on Procedures for Over Due Lunch Accounts.  Discussion was held and revisions made.  The Food Service Department Policy on Over Due Lunch Accounts was approved as revised.  
The 2015-2016 milk and bread quotes were approved: Low quote of $48,455 from Pan-O-Gold and the escalating low quote of $34,681 from Land O Lakes as recommended by Food Service Director, Jeanine Bowman.
The Mental Health Services Contract at Northside Elementary and Benson Elementary with Counseling Associates 2015-2016 was approved.
The Contract for In-School Mental Health Services for CRDP 2015-2016 with Counseling Associates was approved.
The workers compensation contract with Employers in the amount of $42,347.00 was approved.
The Business Official Contract renewal with the language change in health benefits to meet Affordable Care Act requirements was approved as presented.
The Health and Safety Policy and Health and Safety Budget were approved as presented.  
The MREA Renewal in the amount of $2,200 per year was approved.  
Mike Knutson explained the changes highlighted in the K-6 Student Handbook. First reading, no action.
$20 from LuVerne & Arlene Norby for Class of 1946 in memory of Vivian (Himley) Hallberg
$1,000 from Bemis Co. Foundation for John Thompson Memorial Scholarship
$100 from Marilyn Anderson for Jerry Ellingson Memorial Scholarship
Future Meetings:
Monday, July 20, 6:00 p.m., Senior High Media Center
Monday, August 10, 5:00 p.m. School Board Retreat/Work Session
Monday, August 17, 6:00 p.m., Senior High Media Center
Monday, September 21, 6:00 p.m. Senior High Media Center
The meeting adjourned at 7:57 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
Andy Abner, Clerk

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