School-Age Care – Critical Workers
In accordance with Executive Order 20-94 issued by Governor Walz, Bemidji Area Schools will provide child care for school-aged children ages 12 and under of critical workers in Tier 1 of the critical worker list.

The school-age care for children of critical workers is intended for
extreme circumstances in which no parent or guardian is at home, as all of the parents or legal guardians in the child’s household are Tier 1 critical workers.

Bemidji Area Schools will provide child care to children if at least one parent or legal guardian is a Tier 1 critical worker. Care will be provided from 7:30 a.m. to end of the school day.
Applicable fees will be as follows:

All parents/guardians are Tier 1 Critical WorkersNo Charge
Only one parent/guardian is a Tier 1 Critical Worker$20/day per child

After school care is available through Kids & Co with applicable fees.
*Total child care fees will not exceed $20 per day per child.

A Critical Care Worker Includes:

  • Health care and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first responders
  • Food and agriculture
  • Judicial Branch (essential services)6
  • National Guard (activated under Executive Order)
  • Educators and school staff providing in-person instruction or caring for children of critical workers
  • Child care, school-age care, Head Start, and foster care providers

Download the Child Care Form