The Brainerd School District is looking for people like you.
The district has already received about 10 applicants in a week to serve on an Advisory Task Force. The Brainerd School Board decided to form the task force to make recommendations about long-range planning. The school board then will consider the recommendations when it makes a decision about future facility and technology needs in the district.
Superintendent Jerry Walseth said this morning the school board is looking for 24-30 volunteers to sit on the task force. The district would like to have representation from all demographic areas in the school district, including Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Merrifield and Garrison.
Of the 30 members, Walseth said the board would like members representing diverse backgrounds, including government, technology, health care facilities and businesses in the area as well as other sectors of the community.
"There are no requirements for the volunteers," said Walseth. "We just want to have people from the whole demographic area."
He also said they would like participants who are passionate about education.
People who are interested in sitting on the task force should contact Carolyn Johnson in the district office at 828-5312 before June 30. Interested candidates will receive a packet of information that includes the history of the process undertaken by the board so far, guidelines and when the meetings will be held.
The board has agreed to have the task force meet for seven three-hour meetings in September, October and November with the goal of reporting its findings to the school board in December. The meetings have been tentatively set for Saturday mornings.
When asked why people in the district should be interested in volunteering for this task force, Walseth said: "We are a public school and the school district should reflect the needs and views of the patrons we serve."
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