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Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education: Teacher to be added at Oshki Manidoo

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The number of students attending Oshki Manidoo, located at 1741 15th St. N.W., increased to 18 students in January.

Bemidji School District will seek approval to add a half-time teacher licensed to teach secondary math and science at the school at its meeting at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Bemidji High School Media Center.

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In other business, the School Board will recommend that it purchase three transit style buses and one special needs bus. The combined cost of all four transits, after trade-in allowance, is $383,139.

The school board will also recommend Kyle McMartin to replace Ami Aalgaard, who was promoted to Dean of Students, as a sixth-grade science teacher.

Several grants will be sought approval of. A Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant will be used to hire excavation and purchase materials to build and install an open-air amphitheater at Lincoln Elementary School.

The Home Depot's Building Healthy Communities grant will be used to purchase materials to build and install a freestanding stage deck for the amphitheater.

A Statewide Health Improvement Program Grant and a grant from Project Orange Thumb will provide financial support for a school garden at Solway Elementary School.

Listening Session

The monthly School Board Listening Session is scheduled at 3:45 p.m. with school board members Carol L. Johnson and Ann Long Voelkner.

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