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Please visit our Covid-19 At-Home Resources page for enrichment activities for students.  There are no graded assignments, just fun activities to keep students learning during the closure.

Please visit the L.R. Appleman Elementary Facebook Page for daily challenges and information from the Elementary Principal, Mrs. Shupp.

Parents and students: If you are in need of mental health support while school is closed, you may email Mrs. Wright at jross@bentonsd.org.  She will then be in touch with you via email or phone call within several hours.
If there is any concern regarding self-harm, don not wait for her phone call, please call 911, our county's crisis system at 1-800-222-9016, or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Please read this article on why educating our students remotely is not as easily done as most would think.  It explains some of the legal issues that educators must deal with during these uncertain times.

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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.
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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