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Below are unofficial election results:

Benson School Board Unofficial Election Results

Two Year Term

*Eric Peterson                   897        40.41%
Chad Payne                       508        22.88%
Ron A. Hanson                 429        19.32%
Jodi DeJong-Hughes       383        17.25%

 3 – Four Year Term

*Paul Carruth                    1854      31.58%
*Brian Samuelson             1503      25.60%
*James Berens                  1295      22.06%
Tammy Gunlogson          1210      20.61%

*Indicates unofficial winner of seat

Since the two year term was appointed, if results stay the same, Eric Peterson will be seated on the school board at the December 4th school board meeting and Tammy Gunlogson’s final board meeting will be the November 14th meeting.

Congratulations to Benson Public Schools for being recognized for excellence by the Minnesota Department of Education!

The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2018 North Star Accountability report on all schools.  Overall, Benson Schools showed growth and Benson High School was recognized in the top 5% in the state for excellence in its high four-year graduation rate for all students and was also one of two high schools in the state to be recognized for its high graduation rate for low-income students.  Congratulations to our students, staff, and school for this accomplishment!

4 yr graduation rate

Equipping Our Community

Bond Referendum

  On behalf of the staff and students of Benson Public Schools, we thank you for supporting the bond referendum that passed on August 14, 2018.  Your support is greatly appreciated as we work together on our vision to provide
"Exceptional Opportunities for Every Student's Success"
and equip our students and community!

Thank you so much for your support!

Superintendent Dennis Laumeyer & School Board Members
Chad Payne, Gary Williams, Bill McGeary, Mary Langan,
Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Paul Carruth and Tammy Gunlogson

Click to view a video on the referendum created by Benson students.

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Benson School Referendum 2018

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On April 25, 2016 Benson Schools hosted a public meeting to have the community identify the vision and priorities for the overall Arts and Activities program. Different committees made up of students, parents, coaches, and advisors worked on the priorities to identify goals and action plans needed to meet the priorities. A group of students took the vision statements from the public meeting and developed an overall vision statement. The Benson School Board adopted the vision statement and goals during the July meeting. Thank you to all the community members, students, coaches, and advisors for providing direction for BHS Arts & Activities.

Arts & Activities Priorities, Goals & Action Plans

Benson Arts & Activities Vision

Strategic Plan Set In Motion By Benson School Board

The school district is currently embarking on a series of initiatives that were given top priority through the development of a five year strategic plan that was approved by the School Board in April of 2012. The School Board created a vision for the school district and set priorities and goals in the following area; technology, student achievement, facilities, high quality staff and bullying.

Our Vision

Benson Schools has developed and is known for delivering…

  • High academic expectations, standards, & achievement
  • Instruction that is current with the changing world and cutting-edge technology
  • A well-rounded education
  • Students that are prepared to be responsible & productive citizens
  • Elite staff
  • Continued fiscal responsibility

Benson District Goals

a) Technology
Goal 1: Provide improved technology at every grade level

b) High Student Standards and Achievement
Goal 1: Align curriculum with state standards
Goal 2: Enhance Gifted and talented programming

c) High quality facilities
Goal 1: Complete a comprehensive facilities assessment and evaluation

d) Hire, mentor and develop high quality staff
Goal 1: Develop a comprehensive teacher evaluation plan
Goal 2: Hire the best candidate for the position, not the cheapest
Goal 3: Yearly self-improvement goals for staff

e) Respect among all students and staff
Goal 1: Develop a comprehensive bullying prevention program

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