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Superintendent's Message

On July 26th I became an official Badger!   I can honestly say that I am honored to be a part of the students, teachers, parents and community that together make “Badger Nation” a culture of pride and success.  At Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco we combine our culture with solid academics that empower ours students with the character, discipline, and skills they need to succeed.


Badger roots run deep here.  The quality education our students receive will benefit them for the rest of their lives.  Our Student Learning System is supported with six Core Beliefs: Educating the Whole Child, Relationships, A Culture of Support, Quality Systems and Networks, Facilities and Services that Meet Campus Needs, and Continuous Self Evaluation and Improvement.

Educating the Whole Child

Educating the whole child; academically, emotionally, and socially.  Students that are emotionally and socially healthy are "ready to learn" and will be successful in school and in the community.  Partnerships with entities that provide school based support services are essential for improving the lives of our students and their families.  


Positive and supportive relationships are essential for the growth and development of adults, children and families.  The development of relationships among and between education professionals, students and families is the foundation of great schools.  Positive student learning environments are based on mutual relationships, respect, and cooperation.

A Culture of Support

A high-quality education for all students requires consistent and continuous support that reinforces quality teaching and leadership in every school and every classroom.  An effective student learning system constantly promotes a culture of support by providing networks of service for teachers and principals.

Quality Systems and Processes

Effective student learning is a systematic process.  District, campus, and classroom actions are all systematic in nature.  All components of the system must be aligned and supported with networks that emphasize high quality teaching and learning.  It is imperative that the student learning system be both proactive and responsive to the needs of each school.

Facilities and Services that Meet Campus Needs

Facilities and the services associated with facilities are an integral part of the learning environment.  Safe, well maintained, modern learning spaces create environments that promote creativity, innovation and confidence in our students.  It is therefore vital that the learning facility be maintained at a standard of excellence every school day of the year. 

Continuous Self Evaluation and Improvement

As educators we must be committed to the dedication of continuous improvement, personally and collectively.  It is in the best interest of the entire organization if everyone is making a conscious effort to continually improve and reflect on performance.  


It’s our aim at Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco to work in unity with our community as we strengthen our schools.  We believe that strong schools invite new opportunities.  It’s a continual process that starts with us working together to produce confident, motivated graduates that are college and career ready.    Please use our website to become familiar with our school District or feel free to come by and visit our schools.





Mike A. Barrera, Ed.D.


Go Big Blue!!