Important Announcements

Safety of students is our number one priority. Therefore, starting Monday, October 1, 2018 backpacks/book bags are only permitted to carry materials to and from school. During school, these bags must be stored in lockers. Small gym bags to carry clothing to P.E. and small purses are acceptable. Sports bags can be kept in the locker rooms or in a teacher’s classroom with permission for the day. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.

 If you have purchased a 2017-2018 school yearbook, you can now scan the QR code located on the first page or the last page to access the video of highlights from May and June!

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Our Mission Statement

The Benton Area School District's mission is to provide an excellent education in order to maximize the potential of all students and prepare them to meet the challenges of work and life in an ever changing world.

Belief Statement

  • Student learning is the chief priority for the Benton Area School District.
  • All students can learn.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.
  • Exceptional students require special services and resources.
  • Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
  • Ongoing professional development of staff is vital.
Superintendent - James Geffken
Business Manager - Beverly Peterson
Curriculum Director - Coleen Genovese
Middle/Senior High School Principal-  Jennifer Allen
Elementary School Principal - Robert Cashman
Special Education - Lindsay Rado
Director of Buildings and Grounds - Jim Hartkorn
Director of Food Service - Kristin Stevenson
Director of Technology - Brady Hess
Dean of Students- Eric Kocher
Athletic Director - Bill Pasukinis


Benton Area School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employee practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, ancestry, disabling condition, or union membership. The district will make reasonable accommodations for identified physical and mental impairments that constitute disabilities, consistent with the requirements federal and state laws and regulations. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VII and IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Superintendent, Benton Area School District, 600 Green Acres Road, Benton, PA 17814.

 

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