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School Board Election Information

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Information for Prospective School Board Candidates

Several qualities of effective School Board members that have been identified by the Minnesota School Boards Association are: a conviction that public education is important; the ability to make decisions and communicate well with others; time and energy to devote to board business; respect for district staff; and ability to make decisions that are in the best interest of students and citizens.


In order to be eligible to be elected to the School Board a person must be:

  • at least 21 years old at the time the term of office begins
  • a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • an eligible voter, which includes the requirement that one is a citizen of the United States
  • not registered as a convicted sex offender.