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How to Become a Substitute Teacher

February 4, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

At the Benson Schools in Benson, MN

FREE.  Limited to 30 people.  Register by calling 320-269-9297.

· Do you enjoy working with young people?  

· Do you have a four year degree?  

· Can you pass a background check?  

If you can answer yes to these three questions, you are eligible to apply for a Short Call Substitute License.  This license will allow you to serve as a substitute teacher for grades K-12 in the state of Minnesota.

This course will provide information on the process for applying for a short-call license, along with the things you need to know in order to have a successful experience as a substitute teacher.  We will address topics like classroom management, reading and implementing substitute teaching plans, building rapport with students, and how to handle various classroom situations.

Substitute teaching is a great way to supplement your income, while maintaining flexibility in your schedule.  It is also an opportunity to contribute to the education of students in our community.

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

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Benson School Referendum 2018

Prepared and paid for by ISD 777

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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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