The School Board of Bemidji Area Schools is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The School Board contracted with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist the District with the search.

The School Board met on February 17, 2022 to plan the search. An important part of the search process is gathering stakeholder input for the Board to consider as it moves forward in selecting the new superintendent for Bemidji Area Schools, and here are two ways you can engage in the beginning phase of this search process:


A public survey is now available for all stakeholders to fill out beginning February 21, 2022 to March 7, 2022. All responses to the survey are anonymous, and MSBA will summarize and provide an overview of the responses for presentation to the School Board.

To complete the online version of the Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Search Survey, click here: Bemidji Area Superintendent Search Survey .  

Hard copies of the survey are also available at the District office. Please complete this survey by midnight on March 7, 2022.


To ensure all district stakeholders have access to accurate information regarding search processes and expectations, MSBA will host a virtual Q & A with MSBA session at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 2. All stakeholders are invited to attend, and the Zoom link will be available that day on the District website. To accommodate busy schedules as well as ensure access and transparency, the session will also be recorded and made available on the District website for the remainder of the search.

Questions about the search process can be submitted anonymously in advance by clicking here:

Deadline for submittal of advance questions is Wednesday, March 2 at noon, and questions may also be submitted anonymously during the session using the chat box in Zoom. We hope you can join MSBA for this overview of the upcoming search process. If you are unable to join us live, please visit the district website to watch the recording of the session. Contact Barb Dorn, MSBA Director of Leadership Development and Executive Search, at 507-508-5501 with any questions. Thank you for your interest and participation in the superintendent search process!