Greetings from Your School Board Members…

“We are all in this together!” a student’s poster in the middle school proclaims.  Our children’s success in the diverse and changing world is dependent on all of us working together – parents, family, caring community adults and all the employees of the school district.  Teaching children in Bemidji is truly a team effort.  We’re fortunate to have experienced, caring teachers and dedicated staff, parents, and volunteers willing to go the extra mile to help our children succeed.  Please take time to review our most recent accomplishments and find out what our schools can offer you and your child.

As elected leaders, we welcome your input.  Contact information for the school board is available on this website, along with meeting minutes.  Board meetings are held the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Board Room (502 Minnesota Ave NW).  Please come to our informal listening session at 5:45 p.m. prior to the school board meeting, Board members are there to listen to your questions, ideas and concerns.  Board meetings are also televised live on Paul Bunyan Cable Channel 90.

Our best wishes to you and your child…

Ann Long Voelkner
Carol L. Johnson
Jeff Haack
John Gonzalez
Bill Faver
Melissa Bahr

Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to empower each learner to succeed in our diverse and changing world.

We are committed to creating an environment where…

1. each learner will be challenged to develop to his/her full potential.

2. basic knowledge, skills and attitude are necessary for success.

3. learning is a life-long process that enriches our lives.

4. education is a partnership with family and community.

5. each person will show sensitivity and respect for self and others.

6. there are expectations of quality for ourselves and for others.

School Board Meetings: 

School Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at the District Office Board Room (502 Minnesota Ave NW) (unless otherwise noted).

Listening Sessions are held prior to monthly meetings at 5:45 p.m. to visit informally with Board Members.