The school board of Independent School District #885 oversees the general operation and policies of the St. Michael-Albertville school district. The school board is comprised of six members elected at large. Elections for school board members are held every even year in November during the General Election. School board members serve a term of 4 years.
State law authorizes the school board to:
In general, the school board determines policies regarding the district’s schools, and these policies are then implemented by the district superintendent.
School board meetings are held the first and third Monday of the month except when there is a holiday, in which case the meeting would be held on the following Tuesday. Meetings are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in the board meeting room in the district office wing of the senior high school. School board meetings are open to the public.
The school board welcomes public input. As your elected representatives, we are tasked with representing the community’s concerns and interests about our district’s schools. Please note that the school board generally deliberates upon policy considerations facing the district.
There are many ways to communicate with the school board.
To ensure the effective administration of schools and prompt attention to individual concerns, we encourage you to initially refer non-policy issues, or concerns about an individual or student, through the following resources:
The superintendent can also assist district constituents in determining when an issue should be directed to the school board or refer your issue to the appropriate district personnel.
For a school board position, any person may be a candidate who is eligible to vote, will be 21 years old on assuming office, will have been a resident of the school district for 30 days before the election, and is not registered as a convicted sex offender. A sex offender who has been convicted of an offense for which registration is required under Minnesota Statute 243.166 is ineligible to become a candidate. (M.S. 204B.06, subd. 1.; M.S. 205A.06, subd 1b.)
To vote in a school board election you must be 18 years of age, registered to vote (or register at the polls,) and a resident of the school district in which you are voting.
2012 Election Information