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BEMIDJI AREA SCHOOLS

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The Bemidji Parent’s Union is hosting an event for the public to meet Bemidji school board candidates from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at Hampton Inn and Suites’ Mississippi Room.
With about a hundred people in attendance, the forum was split into two sessions. Candidates vying for three four-year positions took part in a question-and-answer session moderated by Larissa Donovan in the morning. Candidates vying for two two-year positions then participated in an afternoon session.
Candidates running for 4-year terms will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. and candidates running for two-year terms will be present from noon to 2 p.m. in the Gene Dillon Elementary gymnasium.
We appear to be slightly ahead of last year in enrollment based on historical data. Enrollment continues to be a large focus for the district as we seek to increase our enrollment over the next couple of years.
The school was placed into a "secure" emergency response where outside doors were locked while law enforcement swept the building before confirming that it was safe and secure.
District Curriculum Director Colleen Cardenuto was the point person for part of Monday’s Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education meeting where she presented the district’s Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment results from the 2021-2022 school year.

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The Bemidji Area Reading Canine program is proud to announce three new teams that have completed the required training. They are Lauren Flier and Fenix, Lori Brama and Wynter and Sarah Erickson and Rudy.
Starting with the 2022-2023 school year, parents of Minnesota students can have better peace of mind when it comes to their schools’ seizure response protocols.
The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in the district office board room for their first regular meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. The public can attend the meeting in person or watch the meeting on the Bemidji Area Schools YouTube channel.

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