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BEMIDJI AREA SCHOOLS

“We had a record-setting year with nearly 3 million dollars of scholarship money being earned by our seniors,” BHS Career Advisor Barry Cervenka said.
As the 2022 class prepares to graduate at the end of this year, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on the similarities between two difficult time periods a century apart.
During the meeting, the board approved using a portion of the district’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding – specifically its third round of funding through the American Recovery Plan – to pay for retention and vaccination stipends to retain current staff and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, in the district office board room.

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Bemidji Area Schools will be serving free breakfast and lunch Mondays through Thursdays from June 13 to July 28 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.
Amy Worden has been chosen to replace retiring Northern Elementary Principal Wendy Templin effective with the 2022-2023 school year.
We are still waiting (and hoping) for those warm, spring days, but I trust they are right around the corner.
Crookston Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Olson will soon make his transition to Bemidji Area Schools after being selected as the upcoming superintendent during a second round of interviews at the district office held Thursday.
The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education discussed a smattering of topics during Monday’s board meeting ranging from ESSER III funding to the superintendent search to COVID case numbers across the district.
The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in the district office board room.

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A Bemidji school district bus was involved in a minor traffic accident at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 14.
Following a first round of interviews on Monday, the Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education has named two finalists for the district’s superintendent vacancy.
For the first time since fall 2019, around 1,500 Bemidji High School students bustled into the gymnasium and halls for the Bemidji Career Academies Career Fair on Monday.

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