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Benson Schools Names New Superintendent
The School Board of Independent School District #777, Benson, selected Dennis Laumeyer on April 25th to be the next Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Laumeyer will also serve as High School Principal, a position he has held for the last two years. Dennis Laumeyer has been with Benson Public Schools for seven years; serving five years as Principal of Northside Elementary and two years as Principal for grades 5-12. Prior to that, Mr. Laumeyer was a teacher in the Austin, Minnesota school system. He is replacing current Superintendent Lee Westrum, who is leaving to become Superintendent of the Wadena-Deer Creek School District. Laumeyer will start his new position on July 1, pending the finalization of a contract. Laumeyer is a native of Long Prairie, MN.
Snow Make Up Days: May 31, June 3, June 4, June 5, June 6 and June 7 are full days. June 7 is the last day for students. June 10 is a staff only day.
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
- Students that are prepared to be responsible & productive citizens
- 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