Minnesota School Board Recognition Week
February 20-24, 2017
Thank you for your dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the students and staff of this community!
School Boards lead
so students can achieve!
You are essential to our school’s success…
District #777 School Board of Education
Bill McGeary since 1997
Chad Payne since 2011
Gary Williams since 2013
Andy Abner since 2013
Jodi DeJong-Hughes since 2013
Jason Madden since 2015
Mary Langan starting 2017
February 20-24 is School Board recognition week. We take this time to celebrate the
service of the Benson School Board members. Being a school board member involves much more than attending a board meeting once a month. Board members attend workshops, conferences, and committee meetings. Many of the meetings are held early in the morning or evening, after work hours. In addition, board members spend considerable time reading articles to stay current on education trends and to prepare for board meetings. Board members sacrifice time away from work and family to fulfill their servant duties to the district.
Thank you District #777 School Board members for your commitment to Benson Public Schools!
2016-17 BHS Centennial of Education Scholarships
On April 25, 2016 Benson Schools hosted a public meeting to have the community identify the vision and priorities for the overall Arts and Activities program. Different committees made up of students, parents, coaches, and advisors worked on the priorities to identify goals and action plans needed to meet the priorities. A group of students took the vision statements from the public meeting and developed an overall vision statement. The Benson School Board adopted the vision statement and goals during the July meeting. Thank you to all the community members, students, coaches, and advisors for providing direction for BHS Arts & Activities.
Arts & Activities Priorities, Goals & Action Plans
Strategic Plan Set In Motion By Benson School Board
The school district is currently embarking on a series of initiatives that were given top priority through the development of a five year strategic plan that was approved by the School Board in April of 2012. The School Board created a vision for the school district and set priorities and goals in the following area; technology, student achievement, facilities, high quality staff and bullying.
By 2017, Benson Schools will have developed and be known for delivering…
- High academic expectations, standards, & achievement
- Instruction that is current with the changing world and cutting-edge technology
- A well-rounded education
- Students that are prepared to be responsible & productive citizens
- Elite staff
- Continued fiscal responsibility
Benson District Goals
Goal 1: Provide improved technology at every grade level
b) High Student Standards and Achievement
Goal 1: Align curriculum with state standards
Goal 2: Enhance Gifted and talented programming
c) High quality facilities
Goal 1: Complete a comprehensive facilities assessment and evaluation
d) Hire, mentor and develop high quality staff
Goal 1: Develop a comprehensive teacher evaluation plan
Goal 2: Hire the best candidate for the position, not the cheapest
Goal 3: Yearly self-improvement goals for staff
e) Respect among all students and staff
Goal 1: Develop a comprehensive bullying prevention program