School Board Minutes - Nov. 3, 2014, 6 p.m.

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 Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. – Benson High School Media Center

The meeting was called to order at 6:23 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Bill McGeary, Marlene Molden, Al Pagel, Chad Payne.
Members absent:  Andy Abner, Gary Williams.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Mike Knutson, Dave Benson, Pam Anderson, Chris Bartosiewski, Jonas Grossman, Patty Schreck, Clint Schiller.
Routine consent agenda items were approved.
Administrative reports were presented.
Dennis Laumeyer reported on Karen Jacobson’s progress with the strategic plan.  A survey will be sent out which will serve for the World’s Best Workforce survey also.
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Revision with revenues of $10,798,100 and expenditures of $10,659,800 for a surplus of $138,300 was approved.
Fiscal Year 2014 Audit was approved as presented by Chris Bartosiewski from Desautels, Bartosiewski and Associates CPSs, LLC.  
Resolution Authorizing Approval for MSHSL Foundation Application for Grant for Student Participation was approved.
2014-2015 snow removal bid from Adam Fahje was approved.
2014-2015 Seniority List was approved as presented.
First reading of the Bullying Prohibition Policy for the 2015-2016 Student Handbook.
First reading for an increase in substitute teacher pay due to a shortage in substitutes this year.  
The board approved the gymnastics cooperative agreements for this year and will revisit in the spring for next school year.
The board dissolved the current Gymnastics Cooperative Agreement between Benson and KMS schools.  
The board approved the Gymnastics Cooperative Agreement to include Benson, KMS and Montevideo schools.  
The board approved the Spring Sports Cooperative Agreements with KMS and one with Hancock as presented.
First reading of the World’s Best Workforce.
Donations for the Class of 1964 Centennial of Education Scholarship Fund:
$50 from Angela Tucker in memory of Dave Griffin and Nancy Wanburg
$50 from Doreen Thompson in memory of classmates
$50 fro Barb Doherty in memory of Mike and Pat Doherty
$300 from Diane Janson in memory of classmates
$100 from Daniel Goff
$165 from classmates in honor of Connie Williams
$100 from Nancy O’Leary
$1,200 from classmates
$1,000 for the Class of 1974 Centennial of Education Scholarship Fund
Future Meetings:
Special School Board Meeting - Wednesday, November 3, 12:00 noon, District Office – Facilities Meeting
Special School Board Meeting - Wednesday, November 12, 7:00 a.m., District Office - Canvass Election
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, November 17, 5:30 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
Work Session School Board Meeting - Monday, December 9, 5:30 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
Truth in Taxation Meeting - Monday December 9, 6:00 p.m., Sr. High Media Center
The meeting adjourned at 8:08 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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