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Please see the following water update from Dr. Herrera:
October 29, 2018

Dear BHAS Parents and Guardians,

As you may know, the district has restricted the use of water consumption fixtures until we have tested all buildings for lead and copper levels. Once the testing has been completed the district will report the findings and corrective actions that may be necessary.

In many cases lead does not come from the source of water but from a fixture. According to the report from the City, the water distributed to the district meets all drinking standards. However, there are situations where school drinking fountains, water taps, classroom faucets, and plumbing materials can contain lead that can contaminate drinking water. Therefore the district has restricted the use of water consumption fixtures until we have tested all buildings for water quality.  

At this time I would like take a minute to thank the following for their water donations. Thanks to Mayor Marcus Muhammad, Signature Toyota, Honor Credit Union, and Danetta Randolph Moore and her charity Exquisite Images, African American Art & Literature Gallery and the many private donors who have dropped off more than 5,000 water bottles for our staff and students. We are so touched by your generosity.

Thank you for your patience in this matter as we continue to work toward resolving the situation as quickly as possible. We will continue to update you as we learn more.


 Dr. Robert Herrera


Benton Harbor Area Schools

Signature logo Mayor donation Moore Honor

WOW! We are celebrating a surprise “Fortunate Friday” at BHAS! Thanks to Mayor Marcus Muhammad, Signature Toyota, Honor Credit Union and Dannetta Randolph-Moore and Family who delivered over 3,000 bottles of water to our schools today! We are so thankful for your generosity!!

Please see the following message from Dr. Herrera:

Benton Harbor Area Schools

1995 Union Avenue, Benton Harbor MI 49023

www.bhas.org | (269)-605-1000 |



October 24, 2018

Dear Benton Harbor Area Schools Parents/Guardians:

Here at BHAS, we are committed to ensuring our students and staff have access to safe drinking water. Based upon Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) reports, the City of Benton Harbor water supply has higher than acceptable lead levels in recent samples.  Therefore, the District is currently contracting with a certified testing laboratory to sample water locations throughout the District.  Until we have confirmed test results from every building, we will be providing the following safeguards for our students and staff:

  • Bottled water will be provided at every building for drinking
  • Food Service will be using bottled water in all buildings for food preparation.

Any questions regarding testing can be directed to Troy Boone, Chief Operations Officer, at (269) 605-1000.  To ensure you have the most current information, principals will continue to keep you apprised of details specific to their buildings.

We will continue to advise you of any updates via building principals, as they will have the specific details for each building.

For general information about water quality and sampling for lead at home you may contact your local water supplier or visit the Michigan DEQ website at www.michigan.gov/drinkingwater.



Dr. Robert Herrera


*Click here for additional information regarding lead sampling:
BH Water Response.pdf
Childhood Lead Poision info.pdf
EPA Flyer.pdf
State MI Water Response.pdf


Please see the following message from Dr. Herrera regarding Benton Harbor High School:

Benton Harbor Area Schools

1995 Union Avenue, Benton Harbor MI 49023

www.bhas.org | (269)-605-1000 |


September 28, 2018


Dear Benton Harbor Area Schools families,

Benton Harbor Area Schools is committed to the safety and security of all students.  Without a safe and secure educational environment students are unable to learn. While most students arrive seeking to excel, it has become apparent that a minority of students at Benton Harbor High School are not committed to the educational process, and their behavior has resulted in a significant disruption to the learning environment.

In order to protect those student willing and eager to learn, Benton Harbor Area Schools will take the following measures:

  1. Beginning Monday, October 1, 2018, the District will implement a new Student Code of Conduct with specific behavior expectations and corresponding consequences for non-compliance. These expectations and consequences will be communicated to students in their first hour classes on Monday. Copies of the materials will be mailed to parents, and will be made available to the community upon request.
  2. The District’s behavioral expectations will be strictly enforced in a fair and unbiased manner. Students will be held accountable for their actions. The District respectfully requests that parents emphasize the serious consequences that will result from disruptive behavior.
  3. Starting immediately, the District will strengthen security measures at the high school. Students who engage in disruptive behavior will be removed from the learning environment, pending the outcome of a due process hearing. The District will implement alternative pathways to learning for students who cannot meet the behavior expectations of the high school.

The District does not take these steps lightly. The District is solely focused on providing a safe and non-disruptive learning environment for students. Student safety is always the number one concern. Disruptions that effect student achievement will not be tolerated.

We have listened to the parents in the community who have asked for a safe and supportive environment. We will do everything in our power to make that happen. The District’s Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff are committed to you and your children. All we ask is that you support our efforts to keep your students safe.


Dr. Robert Herrera


Benton Harbor Area Schools


September 28, 2018.pdf

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Freshman Girls' Basketball Coach

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*** Sodexo Magic BHAS is hiring for various positions, including: Managers, Food Service Workers, and Monitors.

Interested candidates may fill out applications at
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Central Administration

1995 Union Ave
PO Box 1107
Benton Harbor, MI 49023-1107

Robert Herrera, CEO/ Superintendent
Patricia Robinson, Assistant Superintendent 
Todd Mora, Chief Financial Officer                         
Joshua VerHelst, Technology Director
Troy Boone, Chief Operations Officer                                    
Kelly Baptist, Supervisor of Human Resources                      

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