Independent School District 181


EducationDowntown Brainerd

About Us

Grades PK - 12 public education provider.
Here are some important things to know for March 18-27:
-MEALS: Free breakfast and lunch pick-up will be available from 11am-12:30 pm, March 18-27, 2020 to all children 18 years and under. See additional details including locations here:
-CHILD CARE: KinderClub, Fun ‘N’ Friend and Senior Leaders is not available during this closure. Child care is being offered to the children of parents working in critical professions (healthcare, emergency response, Brainerd Public Schools). If you qualify and indicated you need child care on the Community Needs Assessment survey, you should have received an enrollment form. Once we receive that, we will send you information about drop-off and pick-up. If you qualify and have this need but did not fill out the Community Needs Assessment or did not receive the enrollment form, please click the following link so we can get your child enrolled as soon as possible:
-BUILDING ACCESS: District facilities will be open on Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, from 8am-3:30pm, for families to pick up items from their children’s school. Only a limited number of people will be allowed in the building at a time.
-DEVICE PICK-UP: Families of middle school students will soon be getting information about how to pick up their devices from Principal Jon Anderson. Pick up will be Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, 8am-8pm.
-DISTANCE LEARNING: Families will be notified regarding how to access distance learning materials for March 30.

Rep/Contact Info

Jonathan Anderson
Angie Bennett
Human Resources
Charlie Campbell
Dir of Activities
Jeff Flaten
Buildings and Grounds Assistant
Heidi Hahn
Assistant Superintendent
Alison Hiltner
Volunteer Coordinator
Angie Hins
Accounts Payable
Janet Horn
Assistant to the Superintendent
Chris Kelly
Media Specialist
Norbert Klimek
Director of Transportation
Laine Larson
Marci Lord
Business/Director of Business Services
Timothy Murtha
Dir of Teaching & Learning
Sarah Porisch
Director of Technology
Cori Reynolds
Director of Community Education
Andrea Rusk
High School Principal
Karla Sand
Communications Manager
Reid Thiesse
Director of Buildings and Grounds