On December 13, the BHM School Board approved the tax levy for 2021 payable 2022. The approved tax levy represents a 2.21% decrease from the previous year. This means that assuming no change in property value, the average residential homeowner in BHM will see a reduction in the school portion of their property taxes of $63 for the 2022 tax year.
DES was recently validated as a Minnesota School of Excellence by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association for its commitment to modern teaching and learning. Principal Mat Nelson commented, "We have amazing, committed teachers and staff and I believe the #1 predictor of student success and the success of a school is the effectiveness of the people and our people are phenomenal educators who are committed to ongoing growth."
The BHM School Board appointed Ed Cox as the new Assistant Principal at Buffalo High School at their April 26th school board meeting. Ed Cox's appointment is effective July 1, 2021. Cox replaces Nick Guida who was recently appointed as the new BHS Activities Director.
Andrée Iden's appointment as the Principal at Tatanka Elementary STEM School (TESS) was approved at the April 26th school board meeting. Iden replaces Principal Don Metzler who will retire on August 10, 2021.
At the Monday, January 4 BHM School Board Special Board Meeting, the school board elected new officers for 2021. Melissa Brings was unanimously elected to serve as the next BHM Board Chair. The other board positions were also elected (unanimously) as follows...
The BHM School Board approved the appointment of Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal Nick Guida as the next BHS Activities Director (AD) at their Monday, December 14 school board meeting. Current director, Tom Bauman will be retiring in August 2021 after serving in the district for 21 years. He began his career in BHM Schools as the Buffalo Community Middle School (BCMS) Administrative Assistant and Activities Director in 2000, changing to BCMS Assistant Principal in 2001 and finally landing as the BHS Activities Director in 2002.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, three school board seats (each with a four-year term) will be up for election. District residents can file for candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and ending at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Please contact Anita Underberg at 763-682-8706 or email@example.com if you are interested in being a candidate for the Board of Education.
At the Monday, April 27 BHM School Board meeting, the board approved the appointment of Jeanna Miller as the next Parkside Elementary Principal. Miller will replace current principal Michelle Robinson who is set to retire on June 30 after 33 years of service in BHM Schools.