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Bemidji school board to appoint replacement board member

The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, in the district office board room.

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BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, in the district office board room.

The board is set to appoint its replacement board member to fill the vacant sixth spot left by former member Jeff Haack at their Nov. 15 meeting .

The board received 12 applications prior to a Feb. 18 application deadline, and the chosen candidate would take a seat temporarily until November when the next general election takes place.

Also on the agenda is the approval of the district’s communications plan, a project that’s been two years in the making.

“ISD 31 has developed the Bemidji Area Schools Communications Plan as a tool and guide for all communications for the district,” Superintendent Tim Lutz said in a letter. “As a tool for safety, many of the plan’s communications templates are also included in the district’s Emergency Operations Plan.”

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The district rolled out new emergency response protocols following a March 7 meeting with the Emergency Response Committee , which has worked to implement the Standard Response Protocol throughout the community.

The SRP details five response scenarios including Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter and Hold, and aims to provide clearer communication during a school emergency.

Other discussion items will include Lutz’s routine COVID-19 update as well as the district’s long-term facilities maintenance plan and related $2.5 million maintenance bonds.

The public can attend the meeting in person or watch the meeting on the Bemidji Area Schools YouTube channel .

Daltyn Lofstrom is a reporter at the Bemidji Pioneer focusing on education and community stories.
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