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BENSON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Area school districts have openings for tutors who are needed to help students get back on track after the upheaval of the pandemic.
Benson and New London-Spicer school districts added new performing arts centers to address the need for a sustainable way for their students to perform, and also for their communities' needs for an event space.
Former Redwood Valley star Mike Felt will take over for Adam Jensen
A teacher and coach formerly employed by Albany Public Schools pleaded guilty Monday to sexually assaulting a teenage student. The 32-year-old Melrose man was a standout athlete at Benson High School in the 2000s and was previously employed by MACCRAY Public Schools.

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School districts in the area have had students in their buildings most of the school year, and many employees have been vaccinated in the past month. School leaders say the vaccine has eased people's minds and should help keep kids in schools.
The state Department of Health releases a 14-day case rate for the state's counties each week, showing the number of new cases per 10,000 residents over the two weeks. In the past two months, rates have fallen steadily and are near the levels first seen when the report was first released last summer. The higher the number, the greater the risk that COVID-19 is spreading in a community. The case rate is one factor school districts can use to decide which learning model they will use.
The state Department of Health releases a 14-day case rate for the state's counties each week, showing the number new cases per 10,000 residents over the two weeks. The higher the number, the greater the risk that COVID-19 is spreading in a community. The case rate is one factor school districts can use to decide which learning model they will use.
The 14-day COVID-19 case rate issued each week by the state may be the most visible information, but it isn't the only thing used by school districts in deciding what type of learning to offer. State and local officials and regional advisory boards also play a role.
The Benson School District is reaching the finish line on $26 million worth of improvements, but it's only the start for the district as the new facilities are opening up new educational opportunities.
Dunwoody College of Technology Elizabeth Rivas of WIllmar received the Diversity & Inclusion award from the Minneapolis school.

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School districts in the area continue to announce their plans for reopening schools this fall.
The Minnesota Department of Education will tell public schools soon how they will be opening the 2020-21 school year. Surveys indicate that most families want their children to return to classes in school buildings.
After passing a referendum 671-191, school levy funds help team move to campus

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