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Bessemer Schools to form foundation


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area School District is in the beginning stages of re-forming a friends and alumni foundation. Superintendent Dan Niemi updated the board of education on the progress at its meeting Monday.

“It’s a 501(c)(3) where people can make contributions or donations to the school,” said Niemi. According to Niemi the foundation will be similar to the one in place at Ironwood Area Schools.

The district previously had a foundation, but for some reason it lapsed, Niemi said.

Tracy Rowe, who teaches German and mathematics at the high school,...