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2016-2017 K-6 School Supply List

Newly constructed house for sale

Independent School District No. 777
Benson, Minnesota

The Benson Senior High School Building & Trades Construction Class presents their 28' x 50' (1,400 sq. ft.)  3 bedroom, 1-1/2 baths with main floor laundry, energy-saving "built and ready to move" house for sale.  Accepting offers to be considered in the District Office. A bid must be accompanied by a bank money order/cashier’s check in the amount of $200.00, payable to District No. 777.  Applicable sales tax will be added.  The successful bidder at the time the bid is accepted will be required to tender an additional certified check in the amount of $2,300.00.  The bidder will also be required to execute a Purchase Agreement.  The unsuccessful bidders will receive back their $200.00 bid check. The successful bidder will not be allowed to remove the house from the school property until payment in full has been received at the time of closing as indicated in the Purchase Agreement.  The successful bidder shall purchase the house “as is” and shall satisfy himself/herself at his/her expense that the house is acceptable prior to closing.  It is understood that all bidders must have received preliminary loan approval or have available cash by the night of the sale.  The successful bidder shall purchase insurance effective immediately upon signing the purchase agreement.

The house will be open for inspection upon request.

For more information or to make arrangements for inspection, please contact Don Brehmer at (320) 843-2710. Please click on the link below for further house information and pictures.

2016 Vocational House For Sale

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

school board election filing dates

Four, Four (4) year term school board seats will be up for election during the November 8th general election. The filing period is August 2-16, 2016. Affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee ($2) paid prior to 5:00 p.m. on August 16th. Please contact Superintendent Dennis Laumeyer at 320-843-2710 if there are questions about duties and time commitment of a school board member.

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.


By 2017, Benson Schools will have developed and be 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


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



Referendum Bond Information

contact information

Benson Elementary and Benson High School Address:
1400 Montana Avenue, Benson, MN  56215
School phone: 320-843-2710
School fax: 320-843-2262

Northside Elementary Address:
1800 West Nevada Avenue, Benson, MN  56215
Northside phone: 320-842-2717
Northside fax:  320-843-5300