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PR-B School District seeks public input for strategic plan. Residents asked to complete survey

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The Pine River-Backus School District is in the initial stage of developing a strategic plan. The school board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association to provide guidance and assist with the planning.

The school board is seeking input from school district residents and staff to help identify the school district's strengths and areas for improvement. School district residents and staff can give the school board feedback by completing a survey or attending a community forum Thursday, June 6.

The MSBA will analyze the information gathered from the survey and community forum to help identify school district strategic priorities.

There are four ways to contribute through a district survey:

• Provide input by filling out the online version of the "Pine River-Backus Strategic Planning Survey." Go to before 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, to fill it out.

• Stop by the Pine River-Backus School District Office at 401 Murray Ave. in Pine River to pick up a copy and fill it out. Completed surveys should be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, to the district office at the above address.

• Call Rita Sepin at 218-587-8005 to request a survey to be sent to your home, or request the survey via email by contacting

• Attend the community forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the high school media center.

The survey will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, June 7.

For more information about the survey or strategic planning process, contact MSBA's Jeff Olson at 507-934-2450 or