One possible way to reduce maintenance costs is to close the Benson High School swimming pool and repurpose the space. The pool costs the school $41,200 per year to operate. Closing the pool is a difficult decision for the school board. On the one hand the pool is nice to have in the community. Not many small towns can boast an indoor swimming pool. On the other hand the pool is costly to maintain, has minimum use, and uses tax dollars that could be spent on student instruction. To assist with the pool decision, the school board would like input from the public. Please complete the survey by December 23, 2014. The Benson School Board thanks you for your input.
Survey Link: http://tinyurl.com/l4qqvga
The Monday, November 10, 2014 snow make up day is scheduled for Monday, February 16, 2015.
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