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Bemidji School Board: Overview planned on school lunches

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Bemidji School Board: Overview planned on school lunches
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Slightly fewer Bemidji School District students this year are receiving school meals for free or at a reduced-price compared to last year, according to a report by the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Kathy Palm, the Bemidji School District's director of curriculum, will give school board members an overview of the 2011-12 free- and reduced-priced meal counts at the Board of Education's regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bemidji High School Media Center.

Four elementary schools in Bemidji - Central, J.W. Smith, Solway and Lincoln elementary schools - are qualified by the state to give assistance to families through free- and reduced-priced school meals.

Also at the meeting, the School Board plans to vote whether to approve the first reading of a revised policy on the protection and privacy of student records.

In a memorandum, Superintendent James Hess states the policy is being revised in order to be in compliance with current law.

Board members are also scheduled to hear from Don Zierke, who will speak about the 2010-11 district audit report.

Listening session

Board Chairman Bill Faver and member Ann Long Voelkner will be available to listen to public comments starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Bemidji High School Media Center.

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